97up-list-digest Monday, November 23 1998 Volume 01 : Number 287



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - Re: Econoline
FTE 97up - Turbo Cool Down
FTE 97up - ADMIN: 1999 F-100 Supernationals, Pigeon Forge
FTE 97up - 350--or--250?
FTE 97up - Resonance vibration
RE: FTE 97up - cost differance?

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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 11:07:11 EST
From: JDavis1277 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Econoline

I don't believe the diesel in the econoline has the aftercooler.

Thanks, Butch Davis-
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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 12:59:58 -0800
From: Rod Loewen
Subject: FTE 97up - Turbo Cool Down

I've been interested in the discussion around cool down times. All
engines that have been working hard need time to cool down before shut
down. To get rid of cylinder hot spots. Turbos are a special
consideration and I have installed a pre/post lube pump on my PSD. I do
not run more than 30 secs. post lube because, like Butch Davis says,
simply the time to park out truck and idle a minute is enough time to
cool. But the turbo does spin down after the engine dies so I like to
make sure to lube the bearings during that spin down time. However the
seals in the turbo are designed to work with the turbo spinning and
after it's stopped the seals may not hold and the seals may be damaged.
I think the bigger consideration is the pre lube. I will not crank my
truck till the guage registers oil pressure. Especially after an oil
change, this allows the pre lube pump to fill the filter and bring lube
to the bearings before cranking.
I've got to admit I've taken most of my ideas here from running 2000 hp
Waukesha V16's. 9390 cubic inch. They believe this is the best way to
protect a $1,000,000 package so I figure if its good enough for them, it
sure can't hurt my Ford!
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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 15:16:31 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: 1999 F-100 Supernationals, Pigeon Forge

The 21st annual F-100 Supernations, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee,
is scheduled for May 13-16, 1999 at the Grand Hotel.

This show features both old and new trucks and is the largest
show of its kind. Last year, over 800 trucks were registered
in the show. Ford Truck Enthusiasts had very good attendance,
especially since it was our first year. We had 32 people (not
including spouses) from our group there. Already we are nearly
double the size we were in April of 98. We're hoping to have
over 100 people attend in 1999.

As many of you may know, several of us are trying to incorporate
a non-profit Ford truck club. We hope to have this together
by the show. Regardless of whether or not this happens by then,
we'd like to put together a committee to plan for the event.

If you would like to be part of the planning, and/or you plan to
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Full information about the show will appear on the web site events
guide this evening.

Regards,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 17:23:02 -0600
From: boblutz
Subject: FTE 97up - 350--or--250?

Trying to price out a superduty, super cab, 4x2,srw,powerstroke.
my question is, "what's the $1500 extra cost between F350 and F250
besides
the rear springs and the 350 badge?

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Date: Sun, 22 Nov 1998 19:29:57 EST
From: Dalgor aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Resonance vibration

I bought a 1998 F150 Supercab shortbed XLT with the smaller V8, automatic
transmission, and 4x4. When the tachometer is within the range of 1500 to
2000 rpm and the transmission is engaged, a very noticable resonance vibration
can be heard in the cab. For short trips I can ignore it, but on trips longer
than 30 minutes, the sound is driving me up the wall! The shop foreman at my
dealer compared my truck to another very similar in year, make, model, size of
engine, etc., and it too had the same low frequency tone in the same rpm
range. The foreman stated that there was nothing the dealership could do and
Ford would not compensate them if they did try it. There was nothing about
this resonance as a problem on the dealer's computer.

Those of you with the 1998 F150, do you experience the same resonance? And
if so, do I just live with it or is there something that can be done about it?
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Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 00:52:01 -0600
From: scott anderson
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - cost differance?

>===== Original Message From boblutz =====
>For a 1999 superduty ford charges $1500 more for a f350 over the same
>F250. 2x4
>other than rear springs what's in the extra cost.
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350's generally have larger and heavier rearends, heavier springs, and a
taller block that sits on the rear axle to give the tires some added
clearance.

Scott Anderson


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