97up-list-digest Thursday, February 11 1999 Volume 02 : Number 037



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - Re: PSD compared to Cummins
FTE 97up - Multi Purpose bed cover, light snowplows
FTE 97up - Uns*bscribe
Re: FTE 97up - '99 SD Lariet Floor Mats
Re: FTE 97up - tool bins
FTE 97up - URGENT: New engine break-in help.
Re: FTE 97up - Chips for PSD
Re: FTE 97up - Superduty foglights
Re: FTE 97up - Chips for PSD
FTE 97up - Wiring Schematic
Re: FTE 97up - Superduty foglights
Re: FTE 97up - URGENT: New engine break-in help.
FTE 97up - Re: 97up - Chips for PSD
Re: FTE 97up - URGENT: New engine break-in help.
Re: FTE 97up - '99SD GVWR 250 vs 350
Re: FTE 97up - Superduty foglights
Re: FTE 97up - Superduty foglights
FTE 97up - Re: Spare tire lock
Re: FTE 97up - '99SD GVWR 250 vs 350
FTE 97up - Re: Lariat floor mats
FTE 97up - Bug shield--Paint front and back?
FTE 97up - Fast Idle & Engine Break
FTE 97up - ADMIN: A.R.E Tonneau covers and truck caps
Re: FTE 97up - Fast Idle & Engine Break
Re: FTE 97up - URGENT: New engine break-in help.

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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 07:45:44 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: PSD compared to Cummins

Yes it's the whole electronic system that makes the response better.

Nathan

- -----Original Message-----
From: Bud Feuless & Miki Magara
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, February 09, 1999 7:49 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: PSD compared to Cummins


>
>>Power- This is the Power Strokes big advantage. On paper the Power
Stroke
>>has more torque (500 Vs 460 for 5 speed Dodge), but the thing that makes
>the
>>Power Stroke so impressive is the throttle response. The Cummins has a
lot
>>of lag time and drives like most diesels. The Power Stroke is more like
>>driving a gas engine. When you hit the gas you go. The main reason for
>>this is the injection system. Cummins still uses a pump where the Power
>
>
>While I agree that an electronically controlled diesel fuel injection
system
>will produce quicker response than a typical injection pump, couldn't the
>SD's throttle response be at least somewhat related to the fact that it is
a
>"fly by wire" system, where there is actually not a mechanical linkage to
>the pedal, but an electronic one?
>
>- Bud


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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 10:32:36 -0500
From: "Mike McNany"
Subject: FTE 97up - Multi Purpose bed cover, light snowplows

I just got in a brochure from www.snowbear.com for their line of "personal"
snowplows designed for homeowners & small businesses.
They also have a "VersaCap", a hard tonnou cover that opens lengthwise from
the side or the middle. If you open from the middle it can prop itself up
for large loads (like a stake bed) and you can also connect the top front
and rear edges for use as a high rack. No idea on carrying capacity but this
looks like the best of all worlds for the general purpose truck user. But,
since I have an Explorer & Expedition and my only real truck is a 78 F150 I
won't be getting one.

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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 09:34:44 -0600
From: mwilliams Wheels.com
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 11:48:48 EST
From: JudgeR aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '99 SD Lariet Floor Mats

the mats should be made of carpet and match the rug ,they are very nice rich
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 15:10:51 -0600
From: Glenn See
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - tool bins

A few days ago there was a posting about tool bins for the new PU's. I just
looked at some very neat ones made by a small company in south Mississippi.
I saw some on 150 and a 350 that leave the bed the same width as between the
wheel wells. They are not cheap but very neat and leave the outside of the
box in it's original configuration. His 800 number is 800-269-1531 (W. N.
S. Inc.

I do not know the man but can get him in touch with you.
glennsee telapex.com


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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 16:58:21 -0600
From: "Mike Newell"
Subject: FTE 97up - URGENT: New engine break-in help.

I'm picking up my fist pickup tomorrow. A '99 F150 with 4.2L V6. What is the
best way to break-in the new engine. This truck will be primarily used as a
camping truck for my Boy Scout troop. It will pull a very light trailer and
some camping gear in the bed. It will get mostly highway use, some local in
town use.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Mike Newell
mnewell onr.com

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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 16:47:38 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Chips for PSD

The Warranty question is a little tough to answer. The chip maker will tell
you that it can't void the warranty, but if you were to loose a transmission
due to the extra power the engine produces would it be covered? Its probably
up to your dealer. You could ask them or the safer bet would be to remove
the chip if you had problems at any time and not tell them about it. If I
had to work on one I'd cover things under warranty despite the chip, but
other dealers could be different. Your odds are better if your getting it
worked on by the dealer that sold it.

Nathan

- -----Original Message-----
From: JPatte5238 aol.com
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Tuesday, February 09, 1999 11:18 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - Chips for PSD


>Yes, I have installed the Hypermax Chip (Superchip). I have not tested the
>power with any instrument, just with the seat of my pants. There is a big
>difference in acceleration and shifting of the transmission. I brought
mine
>from Mike Troyer
>(1-540-862-9515), call him for all of your questions. The chips are not
>cheap, Mike sells them for $395 bucks, if anybody finds a better deal,
please
>let the Up-List know. Nathan Bernard, can you let us know if chips voids
the
>warrantee.
>
>Thank You
>
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 16:50:41 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Superduty foglights

The fog lights aren't a factory option, but they are available from Ford
accessories. The part # is F81Z 15200 AA. I got one set when they came out
and they look like a good set up, but I haven't sold any because dealer cost
is close to $200.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Scot Evanson
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com ; Michael Ruth

Date: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 4:07 AM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Superduty foglights


>Could your please list the option number that contains these fog-lights on
>the F-350?
>
>TIA,
>SAE
>
>Michael Ruth wrote:
>
>> Hey all!
>> I have a 1999 F-350 Superduty with the factory foglights. I would like
>> to have them come on when I turn my parking lights also. Awhile back I
>> read a message that explained how to jump the wire to have this happen.
>> The headlight switch operates the foglights when you pull it out. There
>> are several wires back there. Can anyone help or suggest an alteration?
>> Thanks!
>> Mike
>> xplorit erols.com
>> 99 F-350 SD PS LAriat 4X4
>> 94 E.B. Explorer 4X4
>> 89 Bronco II XLT 4X4
>> 89 Merkur Scorpio
>> 88 Merkur XR4Ti
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 15:05:07 -0800
From: "Michael D. Sheridan"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Chips for PSD

Union Auto wrote:
>
> The Warranty question is a little tough to answer. The chip maker will tell
> you that it can't void the warranty, but if you were to loose a transmission
> due to the extra power the engine produces would it be covered? Its probably
> up to your dealer. You could ask them or the safer bet would be to remove
> the chip if you had problems at any time and not tell them about it. If I
> had to work on one I'd cover things under warranty despite the chip, but
> other dealers could be different. Your odds are better if your getting it
> worked on by the dealer that sold it.
>
> Nathan
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: JPatte5238 aol.com
> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Date: Tuesday, February 09, 1999 11:18 PM
> Subject: FTE 97up - Chips for PSD
>
> >Yes, I have installed the Hypermax Chip (Superchip). I have not tested the
> >power with any instrument, just with the seat of my pants. There is a big
> >difference in acceleration and shifting of the transmission. I brought
> mine
> >from Mike Troyer
> >(1-540-862-9515), call him for all of your questions. The chips are not
> >cheap, Mike sells them for $395 bucks, if anybody finds a better deal,
> please
> >let the Up-List know. Nathan Bernard, can you let us know if chips voids
> the
> >warrantee.
> >
> >Thank You
> >
> >John Patterson


The service manager this morning told me that almost any
problem that would develop with the super chip in there
would be blamed on the chip on my 99 2.5L and any other
Ford product.

I'll let it go as is.

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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 17:17:02 -0600
From: "NinjaRider"
Subject: FTE 97up - Wiring Schematic

This might be a long shot but does anyone have the wiring schematic for a
1997 Ranger XLT that they can email me? I am wanting to install a remote car
starter and I think that it would help to have a schematic.

Thanks in advance,
Peter.

1986 Kawasaki Zx1000R Ninja
1987 Ford Ranger XLT

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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 15:11:35 -0800
From: johny
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Superduty foglights

Does this kit use a separate switch, or is it a modifcation to
the existing SD light switch to turn on the fog lights?
Like the Expedition, in which you pull the light switch
to activate the fog lights.

- -john


Union Auto wrote:

> The fog lights aren't a factory option, but they are available from Ford
> accessories. The part # is F81Z 15200 AA. I got one set when they came out
> and they look like a good set up, but I haven't sold any because dealer cost
> is close to $200.



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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 17:21:40 -0600
From: "Christopher T. Patrick"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - URGENT: New engine break-in help.

At 04:58 PM 2/10/99 -0600, you wrote:
>I'm picking up my fist pickup tomorrow. A '99 F150 with 4.2L V6. What is the
>best way to break-in the new engine. This truck will be primarily used as a
>camping truck for my Boy Scout troop. It will pull a very light trailer and
>some camping gear in the bed. It will get mostly highway use, some local in
>town use.
>
>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>
>Mike Newell
>mnewell onr.com

there are many theorys.. the most important one being in the manual.

I subscribe to the "an engine broken in fast will be fast theory",
while others belive not to come even close to redline for the first 500 miles.

the one thing that is common to almost all is avoid keeping it at a steady
rpm for the first 500 or so miles. if you do highway driving, adjust your
speed often from say 60 to 80 every mile or so..
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 17:42:37 -0600
From: Sven Setterdahl
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: 97up - Chips for PSD

>
> Subject: FTE 97up - Chips for PSD
>
> Yes, I have installed the Hypermax Chip (Superchip). I have not tested the
> power with any instrument, just with the seat of my pants. There is a big
> difference in acceleration and shifting of the transmission. I brought mine
> from Mike Troyer
> (1-540-862-9515), call him for all of your questions. The chips are not
> cheap, Mike sells them for $395 bucks, if anybody finds a better deal, please
> let the Up-List know. Nathan Bernard, can you let us know if chips voids the
> warrantee.
>

If you bought it from Mike Troyer, then it's not a Hypermax chip. He sells
Superchips products, not to be confused with ADS Superchip.

For more info on all these chips the sites are:

Superchips: www.superchips.com

ADS Superchip: www.superchip.com

Hypermax Engineering: www.cl.ais.net/hypermax/

As far as warranties go, no aftermarket part can void a factory warranty unless it
can be proved that the part in question caused the failure. For example, if your
radio stops working the can't refuse warranty service because you install the
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 19:12:00 -0500
From: "Keith Veren"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - URGENT: New engine break-in help.

Agreed. Do not let the engine run (or idle) at the same speed (RPMs) for a
long time (e.g., do not set the cruise control for 60 and cruise for 2
hours). I always break-in my new engines by driving them fairly strongly
but not more than 90% of redline and I am always keeping the gas pedal
moving constantly throught the throttle positions (but not much full
throttle). Doing so ensures that the engine parts won't "wear-in" or
"burn-in" to a specific speed, instead they will "seat" generally and be
functional over the whole range of speeds equally. This method was tought
to me by a good friend and mechanic who works on jets for Nothwest Airline
and is an NTSB investigator for plane accidents. I do not know for sure his
method is optimal, but I do know that he knows motors.


Keith




- -----Original Message-----
From: Christopher T. Patrick
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 6:27 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - URGENT: New engine break-in help.


>At 04:58 PM 2/10/99 -0600, you wrote:
>>I'm picking up my fist pickup tomorrow. A '99 F150 with 4.2L V6. What is
the
>>best way to break-in the new engine. This truck will be primarily used as
a
>>camping truck for my Boy Scout troop. It will pull a very light trailer
and
>>some camping gear in the bed. It will get mostly highway use, some local
in
>>town use.
>>
>>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>>Mike Newell
>>mnewell onr.com
>
>there are many theorys.. the most important one being in the manual.
>
>I subscribe to the "an engine broken in fast will be fast theory",
>while others belive not to come even close to redline for the first 500
miles.
>
>the one thing that is common to almost all is avoid keeping it at a steady
>rpm for the first 500 or so miles. if you do highway driving, adjust your
>speed often from say 60 to 80 every mile or so..
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>360 ci ______| _||___\____
>Th400 (|==== |_____| ___ | |]
>SOA (>| = \___________/ = \____|=
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 18:16:43 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '99SD GVWR 250 vs 350

I did some research and F-250 and F-350 SRW use the same frame, axles, and
brakes. The only difference I can find is the rear springs.

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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 18:22:23 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Superduty foglights

The kit includes a new headlight switch with the pull for fog feature just
like the F-150 and Expedition. The lights are the projector style with a
glass lens over the top.

Nathan

- -----Original Message-----
From: johny
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 5:30 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Superduty foglights


>Does this kit use a separate switch, or is it a modifcation to
>the existing SD light switch to turn on the fog lights?
>Like the Expedition, in which you pull the light switch
>to activate the fog lights.
>
>-john
>

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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 16:40:13 -0800
From: johny
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Superduty foglights

Thanks. I was wondering about that.
I pulled apart my SD light switch and noticed that it was set up
to handle some extra electronics (well plug connectors).
I then looked at an Expedition.
>From the exterior, the SD panel and Expedition are different.

But it looked like what "was behind the curtain" could be
similar, if not the same. Would you know if the internals are the same?
Meaning, is the little circuit board inside the switch the same from
factor as an Expedition and Super Duty?

Your answer could dictate whether it's a trip to the salvage yard
or a dealership :-).

Very clever engineering and assembly type issues were done on
this switch.

As usual, thanks Nathan.

- -john

Union Auto wrote:

> The kit includes a new headlight switch with the pull for fog feature just
> like the F-150 and Expedition. The lights are the projector style with a
> glass lens over the top.
>
> Nathan
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: johny
> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Date: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 5:30 PM
> Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Superduty foglights
>
> >Does this kit use a separate switch, or is it a modifcation to
> >the existing SD light switch to turn on the fog lights?
> >Like the Expedition, in which you pull the light switch
> >to activate the fog lights.
> >
> >-john
> >
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 20:44:18 -0500
From: RICK KANE
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Spare tire lock

The part number for the 99 SD spare tire lock is F75Z-1A380-BA.
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 20:48:40 -0500
From: "Keith Veren"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '99SD GVWR 250 vs 350

Nathan, I presume you mean the '99 F-250 SuperDuty, not the '99 F-250.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Union Auto
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 7:25 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '99SD GVWR 250 vs 350


>
>I did some research and F-250 and F-350 SRW use the same frame, axles, and
>brakes. The only difference I can find is the rear springs.
>
>Nathan Bernard
>
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 20:47:35 -0500
From: RICK KANE
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Lariat floor mats

In January, mine came through with heavy carpet type mats. They are
very nice but the fronts had to be replaced with heavy rubber due to
east coast mud and sand.
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 20:54:40 EST
From: Mlotsp aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Bug shield--Paint front and back?

I recently purchased a clear Lund bug shield for my 1998 F-150. I wanted the
bug shield to match the color of my truck, and was under the assumption that
it was to be painted on the backside only. I have been told by many that if
the front of the shield is painted, the paint would chip. When I picked up
the shield I found out that it had been painted on both sides. The owner of
the body shop said that due to the sharp curvature of the Lund shield, the
spray gun cannot get inside the curve to paint it uniformly without the paint
running. He said that he puts a flex aide in the primer and then paints the
shield. He said it won't chip. He assured me if it does chip he will repair
or replace the shield. He also gave me the option of giving my money back for
the shield and the paint job. The owner knows a friend of mine well and comes
highly recommended as running a good, honest business. Does anyone have any
experiences with the painted Lund shields for the Ford F-150? I haven't
decided whether to get my money back or keep the shield as is. Anyone's
opinions on their shields being painted on the back only, or front and back
would be appreciated. One thing I don't like is that the Lund emblem has been
painted over. Thanks again.

Mike Lotspeich
St. Louis
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 22:58:27 EST
From: Alevinson aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Fast Idle & Engine Break

Has anyone has any experience with a Fast Idle system for a PSD? What purpose
does it serve besides quicker warmup times?

How about engine breaks? Any comments?

Alex Levinson
alevinson aol.com
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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 23:15:15 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: A.R.E Tonneau covers and truck caps

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Date: Wed, 10 Feb 1999 22:18:11 -0700
From: Dale Ellis
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Fast Idle & Engine Break

It will also keep your engine from cooling too much during prolonged idling.

Dale Ellis

At 2/10/99 08:58 PM, you wrote:
>Has anyone has any experience with a Fast Idle system for a PSD? What purpose
>does it serve besides quicker warmup times?
>
>How about engine breaks? Any comments?
>
>Alex Levinson
>alevinson aol.com
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Date: Thu, 11 Feb 1999 00:22:24 -0600
From: Glenn S See
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - URGENT: New engine break-in help.

On Wed, 10 Feb 1999 16:58:21 -0600 "Mike Newell"
writes:
>I'm picking up my fist pickup tomorrow. A '99 F150 with 4.2L V6. What
>is the way to break-in the new engine............
>
>Mike Newell
>mnewell onr.com
>

When I picked up my new '98 F150 SC w/4.6L I asked the dealer the same
thing. His advice was to drive it normally, since even on cruise control
the throttle position varies enough without having to make a conscious
effort to continually be changing it. So I set it on cruise and drove
650 miles home with 2 stops for gas. With 16000 miles on it now mileage
has been 17-18 mpg on every tank since the first one and oil consumption
is less than what I can read on the dipstick between oil changes (3000
mile).

My opinion is worth what it costs, but I think the variation in internal....


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