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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - 99 SD Stinky Heater
Re: FTE 97up - ADMIN: TruckTough.com
FTE 97up - Oil Level
Re: FTE 97up - 99 SD Stinky Heater
Re: FTE 97up - PSD '99
Re: FTE 97up - Oil Level
Re: FTE 97up - ADMIN: TruckTough.com
FTE 97up - RE: F150 Crew Cab
FTE 97up - Re: Tires: Dunlap Radial Rover P Metric & Wild Spirit
FTE 97up - Dual Exhaust Experiences?
RE: FTE 97up - Dual Exhaust Experiences?
Re: FTE 97up - PSD '99
Re: FTE 97up - Dual Exhaust Experiences?
FTE 97up - Super Duty
FTE 97up - Weight of an E40D, 4R100 or C6?
Re: FTE 97up - Super Duty
Re: FTE 97up - Super Duty
Re: FTE 97up - Weight of an E40D, 4R100 or C6?
Re: FTE 97up - '99 F150 fuel economy & fan clutch
FTE 97up - SD250 4X4 rear height
FTE 97up - Toolbox
Re: FTE 97up - SD250 4X4 rear height
Re: FTE 97up - SD250 4X4 rear height
Re: FTE 97up - 99 SD Stinky Heater
RE: FTE 97up - SD250 4X4 rear height
Re: FTE 97up - '99 F150 fuel economy & fan clutch

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Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 04:16:41 PST
From: "Frank Spor"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 99 SD Stinky Heater

>From experiences unrelated to Ford trucks, Put mouse traps under the
heater on the floor, and also under the hood....If you catch
somebody...I would suspect that you can figure out where home is....

Does your heater fan...rumble as it runs??

Frank

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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 07:35:25 -0500
From: Dorn Hetzel
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - ADMIN: TruckTough.com

Yeah, blows up with and ODBC error code "login failed" etc. (detail
abbreviated)

On Mon, Jan 04, 1999 at 11:29:03PM -0800, Michael D. Sheridan wrote:
> Ken Payne wrote:
> >
> > Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts list members:
> >
> > We have a new sponsor on our web site. Since the beginning,
> > our practice with web site sponsor has been to make a brief
> > announcement for 2 days (this is day 1 of 2).
> >
> > This sponsor is a little different from the others we've had...
> > they're having a $1000 giveaway!!!!!!
> >
> > TruckTough.com will enter you into their contest simply for
> > filling out a truck survey. I already did.... :-)
> >
> > Their site features:
> >
> > Surveys, knowledge, contests, trivia games, and information about
> > all brands of full size pickup trucks - You could win $1000 dollars!
> > Also: other prizes, sweepstakes, etc.
> >
> > They can be found at:
> >
> > http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.trucktough.com/start.cfm
> >
> > If you enjoy their site, we would like to you to let them know you
> > heard about them via Ford Truck Enthusiasts.
> >
> > Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program...
> >
> > Ken Payne
> > Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
>
> I don't know about anyone else by I get an error after I
> finish the first page and can't go on.
>
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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 06:39:28 -0700
From: "Matus, Scott A"
Subject: FTE 97up - Oil Level

I concur with remarking the dipstick. Why would anyone cut a dipstick tube?
That would introduce metal filings into the oil pan. I would not recommend
this to anyone without removing the tube before performing any
modifications.

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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 07:54:37 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 99 SD Stinky Heater

If it smells like animals its probably a mouse. Another possibility is
water and mildew. Your dealer should have some spray from Ford to put down
the cowel to kill mildew and eliminate the order.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.

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From: Matt Bailey
To: Ford Truck Mailing List
Date: Monday, January 04, 1999 10:13 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - 99 SD Stinky Heater


>Today was the third time I noticed a rancid smell coming from my heater, my
>truck is only three weeks old. It only seems to happen when the truck is
>cold or when it is first started, it's a awful smell sorta a cross between
a
>skunk and burnt hair ?
>Has anyone else ever had this happen?
>
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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 07:50:35 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - PSD '99

1. For the fuel gauge to reset the engine has to be turned off. This is
because of the Anti-Slosh features of the gauge to keep it from fluctuating
as the fuel moves inside the tank.

2. This is the cold weather feature of the '99 PSD. What happens is a
valve in the turbo closes and restricts the exhaust. The engine rev's up
and warms itself up. In addition to the increased RPM's you can tell this
is happening by standing by the tailpipe and listening. It makes a strange
"Vacuum cleaner" sound. Also, this doesn't just happen on cold startup, it
will happen any time the truck is idling and its cold out. If you touch the
brake it shuts this off.

Nathan Bernard

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From: JPatte5238 aol.com
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Monday, January 04, 1999 8:41 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - PSD '99


>I own a PSD and have a few questions.
>
>!. When I fill up the truck with diesel and leave the engine running, the
>diesel gauge does not move to the full mark. I have to shut the engine
down
>then restart to get the correct tank reading. Is this normal?
>2. In the colder weather, I have notice when the truck is idling or on cold
>startups, after about 2 minutes the engine will go from 600prm to 1200prm
>(approx.). Is this the fast heat up option doing this or is something
wrong?
>
>Thank You
>John Patterson


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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 09:00:13 EST
From: RAMWORKER aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Oil Level

Remarking the dipstick is certainly an appropriate response. But, if you wish
to cut the dipstick, just be sure to use a tubing cutter. No debris will be
introduced into your oiling system, and it makes a very clean cut.

Best Regards,
Robert

In a message dated 1/5/99 7:39:56 AM Central Standard Time,
Matus.Scott.A tci.com writes:

> I concur with remarking the dipstick. Why would anyone cut a dipstick tube?
> That would introduce metal filings into the oil pan. I would not recommend
> this to anyone without removing the tube before performing any
> modifications.
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Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 09:17:02 -0600
From: "Charles Abraham"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - ADMIN: TruckTough.com

Me too!

Charles.

Michael D. Sheridan wrote:

> Ken Payne wrote:
> >
> > Dear Ford Truck Enthusiasts list members:
> >
> > We have a new sponsor on our web site. Since the beginning,
> > our practice with web site sponsor has been to make a brief
> > announcement for 2 days (this is day 1 of 2).
> >
> > This sponsor is a little different from the others we've had...
> > they're having a $1000 giveaway!!!!!!
> >
> > TruckTough.com will enter you into their contest simply for
> > filling out a truck survey. I already did.... :-)
> >
> > Their site features:
> >
> > Surveys, knowledge, contests, trivia games, and information about
> > all brands of full size pickup trucks - You could win $1000 dollars!
> > Also: other prizes, sweepstakes, etc.
> >
> > They can be found at:
> >
> > http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.trucktough.com/start.cfm
> >
> > If you enjoy their site, we would like to you to let them know you
> > heard about them via Ford Truck Enthusiasts.
> >
> > Now returning you to our regularly scheduled program...
> >
> > Ken Payne
> > Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
>
> I don't know about anyone else by I get an error after I
> finish the first page and can't go on.
>
> Michael
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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 10:37:19 -0500 (EST)
From: fss altavista.net
Subject: FTE 97up - RE: F150 Crew Cab

>Ford just unveiled the F-150 Crew cab. The info is at

Wow! Sharp looking truck. Could the be the end of the SUV? I'd surely look at this as a true alternative to an Explorer, etc. Gotta be $5-10K less, too.



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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 11:13:20 EST
From: Gnfishin5 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Tires: Dunlap Radial Rover P Metric & Wild Spirit

I am looking for replacment tires for my 98 F150 4x2. The Wrangler AP's on
the truck are not the best tire.

Have been leaning toward the Dunlap Radial Rover P Metric in a Highway M/S
tread design. A local and well respected Goodyear dealer can't or won't
obtain the Dunlaps and strongly recommends the Wild Spirit tires in a light
truck highway M/S tread design. Since I have dealt with him for many years I
would like to continue to do so. The price for the two tires are similar.

Does anyone have any experience with the Dunlap or Wild Spirit tires to give
me some advice. Perhaps in a 235 x75 R16 there are other tires to consider.
Highway ride, noise are important. My most non-highway use is on "hard"
sand/gravel roads in Minnesota getting to boat ramps. And, pulling my boat
out of the ramp--which the limited slip differential suffices.

Thanks for any advice

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Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 10:42:05 -0600
From: Jeff Hagen
Subject: FTE 97up - Dual Exhaust Experiences?

I'm curious what experiences any of you have had installing dual exhaust on
a LD/SD. What would you expect to pay? Are there any warranty issues? A
local muffler shop here is advertising $200 for cat back dual exhaust, with
chrome tips. Thanks.

Jeff Hagen
98 F150 XLT SC ORP 5.4



At 02:08 AM 1/5/99 -0500, you wrote:
>List,
> I have a 99 F250 SD 4x4 auto w/V10. I wanted more power and better
>m.p.g. so I had a muffler shop remove my
>exhaust system from the cat converter back. I had them replace it with just
>a straight 3" pipe routed the same as
>the parts that were removed.


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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 11:07:51 -0600
From: "Strukel, Mike"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Dual Exhaust Experiences?

I did the cat back exhaust on my last truck (Dodge 1500) and will be doing
it on my F250SD. There are really a couple of routes which you can go:

1. Complete aftermarket exhaust - Borla, etc. This will be quite
expensive. Expect to pay $400 plus for parts.
2. Muffler delete - You can have a custom shop make you a cat back system
with no muffler. This sounds good,
but in my opinion it is too loud. This should be less than $200
installed
3. Custom cat back with a muffler such as a Superturbo, Flowmaster, etc.
This will give you slightly better (louder) sound than
stock and supposed increased performance/mileage. Expect to pay
$200 - $300 installed.
4. Custom cat back with a glass pack. This is the route I went before
and will do on my new F250SD. I think the sound is
about the right volume without being annoying. Expect to pay about
$200 for this option.
Keep in mind that there are different quality glass packs.

As far as the chrome tips, I would caution anyone who lives in the rust
belt to pay the extra $50 and put stainless tips on in place of the chrome
ones. My chrome ones started to rust in about a month after install.
Unless you want to clean/polish them at least once a week in the winter,
they will not last.


Hope that helps,

Mike Strukel
99 F250SD V10

> -----Original Message-----
> From:Jeff Hagen [SMTP:jhagen he.net]
> Sent:Tuesday, January 05, 1999 10:42 AM
> To:97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject:FTE 97up - Dual Exhaust Experiences?
>
> I'm curious what experiences any of you have had installing dual exhaust
> on
> a LD/SD. What would you expect to pay? Are there any warranty issues? A
> local muffler shop here is advertising $200 for cat back dual exhaust,
> with
> chrome tips. Thanks.
>
> Jeff Hagen
> 98 F150 XLT SC ORP 5.4
>
>
>
> At 02:08 AM 1/5/99 -0500, you wrote:
> >List,
> > I have a 99 F250 SD 4x4 auto w/V10. I wanted more power and better
> >m.p.g. so I had a muffler shop remove my
> >exhaust system from the cat converter back. I had them replace it with
> just
> >a straight 3" pipe routed the same as
> >the parts that were removed.
>
>
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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 12:26:31 EST
From: RSnovi aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - PSD '99

In a message dated 99-01-05 09:01:19 EST, you write:


ok then its not just my imagination, i thought i heard something yesterday!

Ross Smith
99 F 250 PSD/SC/ 4x4

1. For the fuel gauge to reset the engine has to be turned off. This is
because of the Anti-Slosh features of the gauge to keep it from fluctuating
as the fuel moves inside the tank.

2. This is the cold weather feature of the '99 PSD. What happens is a
valve in the turbo closes and restricts the exhaust. The engine rev's up
and warms itself up. In addition to the increased RPM's you can tell this
is happening by standing by the tailpipe and listening. It makes a strange
"Vacuum cleaner" sound. Also, this doesn't just happen on cold startup, it
will happen any time the truck is idling and its cold out. If you touch the
brake it shuts this off.

Nathan Bernard
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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 12:30:21 EST
From: RSnovi aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Dual Exhaust Experiences?

In a message dated 99-01-05 12:11:43 EST, you write:

just FYI i found a company in IL that is makein 5 in. exaust Cat-Back for 99
PSD, think there called Hypermax, some other items too.

Ross Smith
99 F250 PSD/ SC/ 4x4

I did the cat back exhaust on my last truck (Dodge 1500) and will be doing
it on my F250SD. There are really a couple of routes which you can go:

1. Complete aftermarket exhaust - Borla, etc. This will be quite
expensive. Expect to pay $400 plus for parts.
2. Muffler delete - You can have a custom shop make you a cat back system
with no muffler. This sounds good,
but in my opinion it is too loud. This should be less than $200
installed
3. Custom cat back with a muffler such as a Superturbo, Flowmaster, etc.
This will give you slightly better (louder) sound than
stock and supposed increased performance/mileage. Expect to pay
$200 - $300 installed.
4. Custom cat back with a glass pack. This is the route I went before
and will do on my new F250SD. I think the sound is
about the right volume without being annoying. Expect to pay about
$200 for this option.
Keep in mind that there are different quality glass packs.

As far as the chrome tips, I would caution anyone who lives in the rust
belt to pay the extra $50 and put stainless tips on in place of the chrome
ones. My chrome ones started to rust in about a month after install.
Unless you want to clean/polish them at least once a week in the winter,
they will not last.


Hope that helps,

Mike Strukel
99 F250SD V10
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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 11:35:16 -0600
From: chevroletsilverado juno.com (Joe Thomson)
Subject: FTE 97up - Super Duty

Does anyone have a F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 with the PSD? I am looking in to
puchasing one of these trucks when I get my license and have the money.
The Crew Cab is only $2,000 more than the SuperCab, and for the extra
space, I am thinking go for it. How much did your truck cost. Options??

Joe T.
ICQ #27232272
AIM NAME- JThomson54

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Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 09:34:34 -0800
From: johny
Subject: FTE 97up - Weight of an E40D, 4R100 or C6?

I tried this on the 96 list and didn't get any responses.
So, I'll try again here...

Anyone know the ball park "dry" weight of an E40D, 4R100 or C6
transmission is? I was looking at some allison transmission
data, and the "little ones" weigh in at 535 lbs.

I'd believe it's less, but was curious, by how much.

thanks,
- -john




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Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 13:23:42 -0500
From: ryana allensysgroup.com (Ryan Allen)
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Super Duty

At 12:35 1/5/99 , you wrote:
>Does anyone have a F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 with the PSD? I am looking in to
>puchasing one of these trucks when I get my license and have the money.
>The Crew Cab is only $2,000 more than the SuperCab, and for the extra
>space, I am thinking go for it. How much did your truck cost. Options??

You know, Joe, I hate to reply to this, BUT there is NO SENSE in purchasing
a crew cab if you're only 16. For god's sake, save your parents the money,
and just buy a loaded F150 4x4 XLT. The Super Duty isn't for you. I was
going to buy one myself and researched the whole gas vs. diesel issue,
until I decided that the extra cost of the truck (albeit not much more),
the fuel, and the maintenance of the F250 SD wasn't worth it. For most of
the offroading I will do, the heavier 250 SD will be a hindrance rather
than a help. Most (not all, but most) of the hauling and towing will be OK
with the F150 since I won't do it every day (like a working SD would) so I
settled for a smaller, more useful truck.
Unless you plan to haul 3000 lbs. a day in the bed, or tow a fifth wheel
back and forth to school, the SD will probably be over kill for you.

Good luck,
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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 12:48:34 -0000
From: "Greg Gilmore"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Super Duty

That may be a difficult find based upon long lead times. Some parts of the
country seem to have more while other regions are dry. You may want to
check out http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://forddirect.com has a back up source to your local dealer.
Good luck!
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From: Joe Thomson
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 5:49 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - Super Duty


>Does anyone have a F-250 Crew Cab 4x4 with the PSD? I am looking in to
>puchasing one of these trucks when I get my license and have the money.
>The Crew Cab is only $2,000 more than the SuperCab, and for the extra
>space, I am thinking go for it. How much did your truck cost. Options??
>
>Joe T.
>ICQ #27232272
>AIM NAME- JThomson54
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Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 13:21:17 PST
From: "Frank Spor"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Weight of an E40D, 4R100 or C6?

I know that with a great deal of effort, I used to be able to lift a
C-6....Minus the Transfer case, but including the converter.

I would guess it is less than 200 LBS (last one I lifted was A 1977)

Frank



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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 13:27:09 -0800
From: Ken Peterson
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '99 F150 fuel economy & fan clutch

>
>I just ordered an electric fan for my F-150. I'm going to yank the
>engine-driven fan and install the electric as soon as time and weather
>permit.
>
>Danny

What did you order?
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1998 F-250LD Lariat, extended cab, short bed, 4X2, 5.4l, class-3 tow options
LT245X16/steel rims, 4W disks + ABS, load-leveling rear suspension.
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Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 18:05:57 -0800
From: Gene Ball
Subject: FTE 97up - SD250 4X4 rear height

Super Duty F250 4X4 crewcab shortbed.
Can I get some suggestions how to lower this thing!
And do it right! Just the back!
I am thinking about pulling out the blocks between the axle and spring
and replacing them with 2wd pads? Will this work, how far will this drop
it?
I have heard something about vibration when the back is lowered?
Is this due to the angle of the rear axel, can the axle be shimed up or
down to copensate for this?
Or better yet does anyone make a kit to do this, that is trouble free?
Thanks for any and all advice!
Gene Ball

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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 18:16:00 -0600
From: "Brad McPeak"
Subject: FTE 97up - Toolbox

Hello All,
Does anyone know if the 97 and up F-150's have the trouble with the bed
splitting when a cross bed tool box is used? I have a 99 short bed and
would like to install a toolbox. But I know of many older trucks (96 back)
including heavy duty's that have split from top to bottom where the
toolbox is mounted. Thanks. Brad
Brad McPeak
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From: Gene Ball
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 6:08 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - SD250 4X4 rear height


>Super Duty F250 4X4 crewcab shortbed.
>Can I get some suggestions how to lower this thing!
>And do it right! Just the back!
>I am thinking about pulling out the blocks between the axle and spring
>and replacing them with 2wd pads? Will this work, how far will this drop
>it?
>I have heard something about vibration when the back is lowered?
>Is this due to the angle of the rear axel, can the axle be shimed up or
>down to copensate for this?
>Or better yet does anyone make a kit to do this, that is trouble free?
>Thanks for any and all advice!
>Gene Ball
>
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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 19:42:22 -0500
From: "Keith Veren"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - SD250 4X4 rear height

I plan to raise the height of the front of my F-350 4X4 SuperDuty SuperCab
Longbed to achive a more level appearance and ride when unloaded, but to
each his own.

If you want to lower the rear on the 4X4, go to the 1999 F-SuperDuty
250/350/450/550 Volume 1 Workshop Manual, page 204-02-27 and follow the
procedures for removing the springs (if you pay to have someone else do it,
you should get a copy of this section of the manual and give it to them).
You have a choice or re-arching the springs at a spring shop, and/or
removing some leaves, and/or changing to a customised rear shackle, and/or
removing any spacer blocks between the springs and the axle mounting plate.
(Or, like I am going to do, you can raise the front).


Keith




- -----Original Message-----
From: Gene Ball
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, January 05, 1999 7:05 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - SD250 4X4 rear height


>Super Duty F250 4X4 crewcab shortbed.
>Can I get some suggestions how to lower this thing!
>And do it right! Just the back!
>I am thinking about pulling out the blocks between the axle and spring
>and replacing them with 2wd pads? Will this work, how far will this drop
>it?
>I have heard something about vibration when the back is lowered?
>Is this due to the angle of the rear axel, can the axle be shimed up or
>down to copensate for this?
>Or better yet does anyone make a kit to do this, that is trouble free?
>Thanks for any and all advice!
>Gene Ball
>
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Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 21:33:51 -0500
From: tsaint erols.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - SD250 4X4 rear height

There is a service bulletin on lowering the rear end of the '99 SD's. It
involves replacing the spacers, u-bolts, brake lines and shocks. It is a
warranty item and will be done by the dealer at no cost to you. It lowers
the truck about 4 inches at the tailgate.

At 06:05 PM 1/5/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Super Duty F250 4X4 crewcab shortbed.
>Can I get some suggestions how to lower this thing!
>And do it right! Just the back!
>I am thinking about pulling out the blocks between the axle and spring
>and replacing them with 2wd pads? Will this work, how far will this drop
>it?
>I have heard something about vibration when the back is lowered?
>Is this due to the angle of the rear axel, can the axle be shimed up or
>down to copensate for this?
>Or better yet does anyone make a kit to do this, that is trouble free?
>Thanks for any and all advice!
>Gene Ball
>
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Date: Wed, 6 Jan 1999 01:08:21 EST
From: FISHNG1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 99 SD Stinky Heater

I have had my PSD for about 2 months and I still get that exact same smell.
I posted this and a few other problems that I had a while back. When I had it
in service to replace an injector, I told them that exact description. When I
got the truck back, they said that the smell was a normal diesel exhaust
smell. I still don't believe that, and why would I be getting an exhaust
smell at 60 mph going down the freeway?
Let us know as I will if we get any real answers.

Steve Ng....FishNg1 aol.com
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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 1999 22:11:13 -0800
From: "Jose A. Fernandez"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - SD250 4X4 rear height

I recall reading about complications RE the service bulletin mentioned
below, but I don't recall the specifics of those complications.
Comments from folks with better mental and/or electronic archives?

From: tsaint erols.com

There is a service bulletin on lowering the rear end of the '99
SD's. It involves replacing the spacers, u-bolts, brake lines and
shocks. It is a warranty item and will be done by the dealer at no
cost to you. It lowers the truck about 4 inches at the tailgate.

>Super Duty F250 4X4 crewcab shortbed. Can I get some
>suggestions how to lower this thing! And do it right! Just the
>back! I am thinking about pulling out the blocks between the
>axle and spring and replacing them with 2wd pads? Will this
>work, how far will this drop it? I have heard something about
>vibration when the back is lowered? Is this due to the angle
>of the rear axel, can the axle be shimed up or down to
>copensate for this? Or better yet does anyone make a kit to do
>this, that is trouble free? Thanks for any and all advice!
>
>Gene Ball
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Date: Tue, 05 Jan 1999 22:36:48 -0800
From: Tiger
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '99 F150 fuel economy & fan clutch

>Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 16:06:29 -0500
>From: "Larry Hackler"
>
>On a trip on the interstates (only one major grade of 5% for 8 miles) at
>between 60 & 65 mph I got 16.6, 17 & 17.4 mpg. I have a '99 F150, 4x4,....


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