97up-list-digest Thursday, April 29 1999 Volume 02 : Number 111



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RE: FTE 97up - High RPMs
RE: FTE 97up - High RPMs -Reply
Re: FTE 97up - High RPMs
FTE 97up - low mileage problem
FTE 97up - LS- How does it worK??????
FTE 97up - LS/windows/ question on bigger trailer

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Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 08:37:11 -0500
From: George Rigney
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - High RPMs

Brent,

How long does it stay at 2100 rpm? I haven't noticed how high the needle
jumps at the instant of starting, but it goes right back down and idles at
900 rpm. I was told at the dealership not to press the accelerator when
starting; just turn the key. Do you live in a cold climate? Perhaps it is
just warming up. If you just sit there, does it kick down after a minute or
two? We didn't get our truck until early February, by which time the lows
are in the 50's where I live. Just a few ideas. Post some more info and
perhaps someone can help.

Regards,
George

1974 Gran Torino Elite 351W
1984 LTD Crown Victoria 302
1999 F250 SD CC V10

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From: bwat wa.freei.net [mailto:bwat wa.freei.net]
Sent: Tuesday, April 27, 1999 5:27 PM
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Subject: FTE 97up - High RPMs


When I start my '99 V10, it revs to 2100+ rpms. It has done this
from day one...it now has 1600 miles on it after about 6 weeks.
To those in the know..many of you out there..does anyone think
this is too high? I run down the freeway at less rpms than that!

Thanks, Brent
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Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 12:34:12 -0400
From: GEORGE CROLL
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - High RPMs -Reply

My V-10 starts without any gas pedal even in the low 30's and high 20's. Idles at about 1100 drops to 900 or so
after warm up. If it jumps to 2100 at first start up it does not stay for more than a second or two.
George Croll
EPA-OAR-ARD
(202)564-0162
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Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 19:44:07 -0400
From: Bill
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - High RPMs

Mine also starts at a very high RPM 2000+, but only for a
second or two, then drops back to about 1000 RPM's where it
will run for several minutes before dropping back to the
warm idle speed. I personally don't see any problem.

bwat wa.freei.net wrote:
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> When I start my '99 V10, it revs to 2100+ rpms. It has done this
> from day one...it now has 1600 miles on it after about 6 weeks.
> To those in the know..many of you out there..does anyone think
> this is too high? I run down the freeway at less rpms than that!
>
> Thanks, Brent
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Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 21:03:30 -0400
From: "Pete Elliott"
Subject: FTE 97up - low mileage problem

Date: Tue, 27 Apr 1999 06:47:43 -0400
From: "Marue, Mike"
Michael,

Wish I had a good suggestion, other than to ask about your driving habits.
I have a 1999 F-150, V6, manual transmission and 3.08:1 differential. I'm
getting around 20 MPG driving to and from work, soccer games, Cub Scouts,
Girl Scouts, and various other "dad stuff". Some of the commuting is
Interstate, but it is rush hour interstate. Your mileage sounds low, unless
you have different gearing (ie. 4.10 and up) or have put on monster tires of
some kind (mine are standard 235/70 r16 -- boring, but efficient). I
noticed a significant seat of the pants performance difference around 2000
mi. and better fuel efficiency too.

You might check the basic stuff, if you haven't yet, like air filter, spark
plugs, etc...

Good Luck,

Pete

p.s. just to brag a little -- we loaded about 3/4 ton of logs (for a Cub
Scout project) into my 1/2 ton V6 F150 the other day. It handled it with
absolutely no problem. Who needs a SuperDuty PSD??? ;-) (yeah yeah, I
know, someone who wants to load 2 tons of logs and pull another seven tons
behind!)



Subject: FTE 97up - LOW MILEAGE

I HAVE A 1997 F-150 WITH THE V-6.
I ONLY GET 15 MILES TO THE GALLON.
BOTH ON THE HIGHWAY AND IN THE CITY.
IS THERE ANY THING I CAN DO TO BETTER MILEAGE?
Michael Marue
Maruemi pbworld.com
609-734-7023




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Date: Wed, 28 Apr 1999 19:49:30 PDT
From: "Max ."
Subject: FTE 97up - LS- How does it worK??????

My 250 SD PSD has a L.S. 3.73 axle. The other day took the truck out
to the drag strip and ran it. However, I was surprised when the right
wheel just spun and smoked when I 'power braked' the truck. Took the
truck to the dealer, who says thats normal, and that anything over
(now get this) 27 ft.lbs will cause the right wheel to spin and the
axle not limit slip. His advice to me was anytime the wheel breaks
loose, let off the diesel, and try to just ease into the throttle.
This kinda makes getting the L.S. useless and a waste of money. and
the darn truck makes 510 ft lbs. Is this guy for real or am I getting
the big brush off????????????????????????

Also my MPG and miles to empty gauges on the roof console will
sometimes say 0 miles to empty or a mpg average of 26mpg (I could
only wish). The service writer said that they called the Ford
engineers, and the the two are for gas engines only and not designed
for diesels and only for decoration.

Lastly, does the radios on anyone's SD stay on after turning off the
key for a few minutes, like the way the windows still work for a
while until the door is open.

Any info is much appreciated...Thanx

Max
'99.5 F-250 SD PSD CC
'I Still Love This Truck'

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Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 02:33:03 EDT
From: RSnovi aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - LS/windows/ question on bigger trailer

In a message dated 99-04-28 22:51:06 EDT, you write:


i know i was wondering the same thing, it finally rained here in FL today
after many weeks of no rain, and i was feeling a slight difference in turning
w/ my F250SD PSD 4x4. The limited slip seems almost like a locker, seeming
to want to slip and then catch when you give power.
I know whats the deal with the windows? i noticed the nice feature of window
roll down by accident (key off), pretty nice.

Also it looks like i will now be pulling a 28' Pace Enclosed trailer to World
Ford Challenge race in Joliet, IL in a few weeks, this is quite a bit more
than i usually pull compared to my open car trailer of a total weight of
around 4-5k(80 mph). I am thinking just under 10k fully loaded with car and
equipment, anyone have any tips for pulling with 99 F250SD PSD/SC/4x4/142wb
,for air pressure adjustment or driving?

TIA
Ross Smith
99 F250 PSD/SC/4x4



Date:99-04-28 22:51:06 EDT
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My 250 SD PSD has a L.S. 3.73 axle. The other day took the truck out
to the drag strip and ran it. However, I was surprised when the right
wheel just spun and smoked when I 'power braked' the truck. Took the
truck to the dealer, who says thats normal, and that anything over
(now get this) 27 ft.lbs will cause the right wheel to spin and the
axle not limit slip. His advice to me was anytime the wheel breaks
loose, let off the diesel, and try to just ease into the throttle.
This kinda makes getting the L.S. useless and a waste of money. and
the darn truck makes 510 ft lbs. Is this guy for real or am I getting
the big brush off????????????????????????

Also my MPG and miles to empty gauges on the roof console will
sometimes say 0 miles to empty or a mpg average of 26mpg (I could
only wish). The service writer said that they called the Ford
engineers, and the the two are for gas engines only and not designed
for diesels and only for decoration.

Lastly, does the radios on anyone's SD stay on after turning off the
key for a few minutes, like the way the windows still work for a
while until the door is open.

Any info is much appreciated...Thanx

Max
'99.5 F-250 SD PSD CC
'I Still Love This Truck'

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