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In this issue:

RE: FTE 97up - F-150 V6 HP Spec. & Dif. Ratio
FTE 97up - Orange Peel Paint Job
FTE 97up - RE:Re: Lariat computer(mpg reads high)
FTE 97up - Re: Bed Liner Cost
FTE 97up - Re: missing options (from manual)
FTE 97up - Re:re:re: No phantom option
Re: FTE 97up - Re: Bed Liner Cost
Re: FTE 97up - Orange Peel Paint Job
Re: FTE 97up - Orange Peel Paint Job
FTE 97up - Zone Manager?
FTE 97up - Re: Lariat computer
FTE 97up - Re: Southern liners
FTE 97up - Re: Bed Liners
FTE 97up - NEW TRUCK
Re: FTE 97up - Speed sensitive wipers??
Re: FTE 97up - NEW TRUCK
FTE 97up - F-Series NASCAR $2000 Rebate
FTE 97up - PSD Changes
FTE 97up - Warning: Bed Liners
FTE 97up - Bed Liners: URL listing on Yahoo
Re: FTE 97up - Warning: Bed Liners
Re: FTE 97up - Warning: Bed Liners
Re: FTE 97up - PSD Changes
FTE 97up - Trailer tow question
RE: FTE 97up - Trailer tow question
FTE 97up - Fw: Alternator with Power Stroke diesel
Re: FTE 97up - F-Series NASCAR $2000 Rebate
Re: FTE 97up - Trailer tow question
FTE 97up - F-Series NASCAR $2000 Rebate -Reply

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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 08:54:47 -0600
From: "Chris Patrick"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - F-150 V6 HP Spec. & Dif. Ratio

> I have just purchased a used 1997 F-150 XL V6 S/C 2WD 5SP. It works
> fine but I don't know what is the engine spec. - HP & torque and what
> is the Dif. ratio?
> Any helps is welcome.

the horsepower/torque numbers are in your owners manual, and your axle ratio
will be on your window sticker.

- -Chris Patrick
- 1998 F150 stepside v6
-210Hp
-260ft/#
-3.55 limited slip





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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 08:58:38 -0600
From: "Charles Abraham"
Subject: FTE 97up - Orange Peel Paint Job

I wonder what recourse you have about the paint job? Seems to me that
with all of the power of the internet, Ford's home page, and Ford's "800"
number, that there is still this great communication gap between Ford and
its customers.

Their home page has no email facility for complaints. And the "800" number
is basically a "hand holding" operation. They don't make it easy to contact
someone higher up with authority to do something about your problem. So
that leaves you at the mercy of your dealership.

And speaking from experience, their not all like Nathan.

Charles.

DanBrotzman wrote:

> orange peel paint
> Ford help line people have no shipping information.
>
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 10:56:07 -0500
From: "Mike McNany"
Subject: FTE 97up - RE:Re: Lariat computer(mpg reads high)

My 98 Expedition computer reads about 1/2 mpg high. Of course the longer I
average the closer mine gets.
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 10:59:42 EST
From: MarkS79255 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Bed Liner Cost

I paid ~$440 for a Rhino liner for a short bed F250LD. I got the grey color
they offer that matches the plastic bed rail top caps. They did a great job
and I am very pleased. The liner's added thickness to the tailgate where the
tailgate contacts the rubber bumpers on the truck body did cause some problems
with shutting the tailgate. It would shut but with difficulty. I chose to
reduce the liner thickness in a 1 sq. in. area on both sides where the
tailgate contacts the bumpers.
>>
While you are on the subject of spray-on liners, I would like to know
about what you guys paid for yours. I called a local
Rhino dealer and got a quote of $399. I want to be sure I'm getting the
best deal if I'm gonna pay that much!

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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 11:14:06 -0500
From: "Mike McNany"
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: missing options (from manual)

Snip concerning the radio on w/key off
on the Nav, why is the feature mentioned in the Expedition, LD F-series, and
SD F-series manuals?>

Rob, And the answer is................
Cut and paste brain fart!

You'll find small glitches like this in every vehicle manual if the time is
taken to look. And then there's the bonus features NOT mentioned in the
owner's manual like in the expedition how the rear seat radio controls work
with the CD player for 97 &98. Or how to program/deprogram the door autolock
feature in 97.
Mike


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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 11:25:50 -0500
From: "Mike McNany"
Subject: FTE 97up - Re:re:re: No phantom option

Ya know, the more I think about it, what good is it to have the radio be
able to continue playing for ten minutes after the key is out? If it were to
work with the doors open, it could serenade the Navigators owner while
unloading. Big deal! The power window function makes some sense but with my
daughter always jumping out so fast to avoid carrying anything into the
house I have to use the key again anyways to shut the windows.
Mike

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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 11:46:05 EST
From: RAMWORKER aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: Bed Liner Cost

Hi Guys,

For anybody in the D/FW, Texas area, I know a guy who has a $50
coupon for a Rhino liner. He bought the Rhino liner with it, but they didn't
take it from him, maybe you don't really need it? Maybe if you just
mention the coupon, they'll give you $50 off? He said he paid $407 for his,
less the $50, making a cost of $357. E-mail me privately if you're interested.

Best Regards,
Robert

In a message dated 3/11/99 10:04:52 AM Central Standard Time,
MarkS79255 aol.com writes:

> I paid ~$440 for a Rhino liner for a short bed F250LD. I got the grey color
> they offer that matches the plastic bed rail top caps. They did a great
job
> and I am very pleased. The liner's added thickness to the tailgate where
> the
> tailgate contacts the rubber bumpers on the truck body did cause some
> problems
> with shutting the tailgate. It would shut but with difficulty. I chose to
> reduce the liner thickness in a 1 sq. in. area on both sides where the
> tailgate contacts the bumpers.
> >>
> While you are on the subject of spray-on liners, I would like to know
> about what you guys paid for yours. I called a local
> Rhino dealer and got a quote of $399. I want to be sure I'm getting the
> best deal if I'm gonna pay that much!
>
> Frank Gallagher
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 13:26:44 EST
From: CERESJohnG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Orange Peel Paint Job

Another problem is that regardless of the orange peel, generally the factory
finish is better than anything available on the aftermarket unless you go to
IMRON or some such. I know, a few years ago when they started with water
based stuff, it was a disaster in some colors. All of the big three repainted
a bunch of vehicles, but that problem should be behind the. I would be afraid
that your repaint might be an Earl Scheib or low budget MAACO. Enough to get
you off their back until it's too late.

John G
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 11:24:28 -0800
From: JJ Thomas
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Orange Peel Paint Job

I was told that Ford contracted out their customer service (800 number).
It is not owned nor is it run by Ford. In dealing with them myself, I
found that they work from a script and have no free thought outside of the
script. In the couple of times I did call the number, they referred me
back to the selling dealer. IMHO, Fords customer service is about as
worthless as a new 4x4 with an empty fuel tank. Looks good but ain't worth
a s***.

Sorry for the rant. Had a bad experience today at my Ford Service dealer.
Will be calling the zone manager once I settle down a bit.

- -Julian

At 08:58 03/11/99 -0600, you wrote:
>I wonder what recourse you have about the paint job? Seems to me that
>with all of the power of the internet, Ford's home page, and Ford's "800"
>number, that there is still this great communication gap between Ford and
>its customers.
>
>Their home page has no email facility for complaints. And the "800" number
>is basically a "hand holding" operation. They don't make it easy to contact
>someone higher up with authority to do something about your problem. So
>that leaves you at the mercy of your dealership.
>
>And speaking from experience, their not all like Nathan.
>
>Charles.
>
>DanBrotzman wrote:
>
>> orange peel paint
>> Ford help line people have no shipping information.
>>
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 14:18:37 -0600
From: "Charles Abraham"
Subject: FTE 97up - Zone Manager?

Julian,

How does one get in touch with the "zone manager"?

Charles.

> Had a bad experience today at my Ford Service dealer.
> Will be calling the zone manager once I settle down a bit.
>
> -Julian

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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:17:34 -0500
From: RICK KANE
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Lariat computer

Thank you for the replies, guys. Judge, I have the outside temp feature
and it seems to be very accurate.
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 22:21:11 -0500
From: Gary & Nancy Brinck
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Southern liners

> Have any fellow Southerners had a few years worth of experience with either
> of the aforementioned products? Has there been any melting, sticking,
> staining, etc.?

I've had a Speedliner in my F250 SD since last August and it is terrific!
No softening in hot sun and no fade. And the textured surface is cooler
than painted metal - enough so that it can be comfortably touched, sat
upon, etc. whereas the painted metal surface gets uncomfortably hot in the
full sun.
- --
Gary Brinck...
in Florida's Ocala National Forest
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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 21:27:47 -0600
From: "Ronald Palmer"
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Bed Liners

I currently have a 1998 F150 with the Line X liner in it. I paid $350.00 in
Southern Louisiana. One thing that I liked about my installer was that he
removed the tailgate access panel and sprayed it serparately.....making it
easier to access if repairs are needed down the road.....he also removed all
of the tie-downs before spraying. The Rhino is more rubbery than the Line-X
was the reason that i did not get it. It would seem more prone to being torn
or punctured than the Line-X if something were slid across it the wrong way.
I however live in Southern Louisiana......so cold weather is not a problem
for me. So far I am very pleased with the Line-X.....it has been in the
truck for about 6 months......truck is 7 months old. The Line-X has a very
uniform finish and leaves all of the body details and contours just the way
they are. In a previous truck I owned.....I had a speedliner sprayed in it.
It had a much rougher surface than the Line-X. I don't know if it was just
the particular installer that I had or what. My advice is to go visit the
dealers in your area......and see what you like best.

My .02 Cents

Ron




> Date: 3/9/99 2:30:53 PM Eastern Standard Time
> From: George.Rigney WSNelson.com (George Rigney)
> Sender: owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Reply-to: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com ('97up-list ford-trucks.com')
>
> Neat demo. However, I live in the Deep South, where it rarely freezes.
I'm
> more concerned about the performance of Rhino vs. LineX when exposed to
the
> hot Louisiana sunshine. I don't want to load up my bed on a sizzling
summer
> day and find that my cargo has become a permanent addition to my truck.
> Have any fellow Southerners had a few years worth of experience with
either
> of the aforementioned products? Has there been any melting, sticking,
> staining, etc.? I'm going to call and make an appointment this week, so
> fast replies would be appreciated.


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Date: Thu, 11 Mar 1999 22:34:26 +800
From: bwat wa.freei.net
Subject: FTE 97up - NEW TRUCK

My '99 F250 SD V10 4X4 should be here next week! Had not heard about the computers
being off on MPG, what are you folks getting, based on real calculations?
I am having an extenable bumper out on due to a long camper, plus I'll be pulling
a 17ft boat.
Anybody heard of Torklift;s SuperHitch? Not sure what I need/want to do for
the extended trailer hitch. IDEAS?? ANybody put a deflector on the front &
windows and had them painted to match the truck? Did you have all of them "backpainted"
or? I am also
tossing around the idea of a blown in liner..Rhino? around $400 I'm told..

Thanks, bwat, from Wet Washington
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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 09:08:07 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Speed sensitive wipers??

The Super Duty doesn't have the Speed sensitive wiper feature. The
F-150/250LD XLT and Lariat have it. I've tried doing the steps for turning
it on and off with little success, but if you time your wipers sitting still
and check them at 60 MPH you'll see a slight difference.

Nathan Bernard
Union Auto, Inc.

- -----Original Message-----
From: Gordon Croft
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, March 03, 1999 9:58 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - Speed sensitive wipers??


>I have a '99 F250 SD XLT and was reading, with interest, the discussion
>a while back about the wipers being speed sensitive - the faster you
>drive the less "dead" time they have when they are on intermittent.
>
>Mine do not!
>
>So I took it into the local dealer here (in Canada) and they said (after
>about 2.5 hours working on it) that the truck does not have this
>feature!!
>
>Is this true? Are these things an option that I don't have or is it
>just that they can't figure it out???
>
>How can I tell for sure if the truck should have this and what should I
>tell the dealer to do, to make it work?
>
>Thanks,
>Gord


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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 07:34:56 -0800
From: George Passidakis
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - NEW TRUCK

I've not heard of the SuperHitch.

I know that Reese makes the TITAN CLASS V hitch that is available with
extension tubes. I will be getting one when I get a Lance camper on my new
F-350. Lance dealers have information on the Titan. If you go to
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lancecamper.com/ and order their literature they include a
section on towing with your camper and the ratings of the extension hitches.

George

At 03/11/99 10:34 PM, you wrote:
>My '99 F250 SD V10 4X4 should be here next week! Had not heard about the
>computers
>being off on MPG, what are you folks getting, based on real calculations?
>I am having an extenable bumper out on due to a long camper, plus I'll be
>pulling
>a 17ft boat.
>Anybody heard of Torklift;s SuperHitch? Not sure what I need/want to do for
>the extended trailer hitch. IDEAS??

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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 15:27:02 -0600
From: "Charles Abraham"
Subject: FTE 97up - F-Series NASCAR $2000 Rebate

Nathan, Edmund's New Car Buyer's Guide on the web shows a $2000
rebate on NASCAR F-Series trucks.

What F-Series trucks qualify for this rebate?

Would my Super Duty on order or my co-worker's Lightning on order
qualify?

One would think definitely his Lightning because it's in the news as Ford's
official NASCAR truck.

Charles.



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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 15:13:09 -0700
From: "Matus, Scott A"
Subject: FTE 97up - PSD Changes

This references the changes that were posted about the changes to the PSD
after Jan 1, 1999. I inspected a post Jan 1 vehicle to see as many changes
as I could visually. This is what I had found.

*Obviously the Catalytic Converter is gone.
*The New style air box is used (anyone get a notice from Ford yet on
the conversion?) I have not.
*The intake from the Intercooler to the manifold is now wrapped in
heat protector. I'm sure that this will drop the temperature of the intake
air by a few degrees. There should be no heat absorption from the engine
now.

Has any one found out more about any Engine Mods Ford had Navistar do the
Post Jan 1 engine?
I would like to know.

Has anyone had Porting and Polishing of either intake or exhaust on a diesel
in the past? Are any performance increase by these measures? I can see a
definite need for porting, but will polishing help in the intake for
performance?

I have found a supplier of an insulating heat shield for the intake pip if
anyone is interested, just e-mail me.

Give me your comments.

Thanks,

Scott Matus
1999 F350 PSD built 9-17-98
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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 17:34:14 -0700
From: William Rau
Subject: FTE 97up - Warning: Bed Liners

RE: SAFETY ALERT: PICKUP TRUCKS WITH BED LINERS...

I just found this Web Page about fire hazards of filling gas cans in bed
liners:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.familycar.com/pickup.htm

Here are the excerps I cut from the article:
Chevron USA has reported several instances of metal gas-cans exploding
while being filled in the backs of pickup trucks at service stations. In
a warning
published in Chevron's Marketing Bulletin 36-1904, Chevron said the
insulated effect of the plastic liners found in the back of many pickup
trucks prevents the
static charge generated by gasoline flowing into a metal can from
grounding. As the charge builds, it can create a static spark between
the can and the gas
nozzle. Chevron is advising that all cans should be placed on the ground
away from vehicles and people when being filled.

WARNING - DEATH/ACCIDENT ON REFUELING CANS INSIDE BED LINERS
My daughter, an electrical engineer who is attending a seminar in Boston
this week, called me this AM to have me alert her father of possible
death/injury when
fueling a gas can that is sitting in the back of a pickup truck with a
bed liner. (We own a truck with a dealer supplied bed liner and have
boats, ATVs, and a
lawn mower which would mandate fueling a gas can). A flame specialist at
this seminar told me that there have been 23 injuries/deaths because of
pickup truck
owners fueling a gas can/tank that is sitting in the back of their
pick-up truck without removing it. Apparently the bed liners do not
provide a ground and the
fuel generates static electricity that can cause the fumes to ignite.
This specialist said that there was pressure on the bed liner
manufacturers to put a warning
label on their product. With the selling of so many pick-ups, of which
many customers buy a dealer installed liner, I thought it best to draw
attention to this
claim for further investigation.
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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 17:41:04 -0700
From: William Rau
Subject: FTE 97up - Bed Liners: URL listing on Yahoo

While searching for Scorpion bed liners... I came across this URL list
for bed liners.

I'll probably go with Rhino or Line-X... but I'm still researching which
would serve as the best investment for my new F350!

regards,
Bill
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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 16:59:07 -0800
From: "Neil Plocek"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Warning: Bed Liners

Most good quality bed liners come with a warning label warning of the static
electricity problem.

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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 17:13:46 -0800
From: "mlester"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Warning: Bed Liners

I received my F250 PSD with Factory Bedliner about a month ago and there is
a large sticker attached to the left rear side window advising us not to
fill gas cans inside the bed of the truck.

Martial
- -----Original Message-----
From: William Rau
To: FordTRK Enthusiast
Date: Friday, March 12, 1999 4:42 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - Warning: Bed Liners


>RE: SAFETY ALERT: PICKUP TRUCKS WITH BED LINERS...
>
>I just found this Web Page about fire hazards of filling gas cans in bed
>liners:
>
> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.familycar.com/pickup.htm
>
>Here are the excerps I cut from the article:
>Chevron USA has reported several instances of metal gas-cans exploding
>while being filled in the backs of pickup trucks at service stations. In
>a warning
>published in Chevron's Marketing Bulletin 36-1904, Chevron said the
>insulated effect of the plastic liners found in the back of many pickup
>trucks prevents the
>static charge generated by gasoline flowing into a metal can from
>grounding. As the charge builds, it can create a static spark between
>the can and the gas
>nozzle. Chevron is advising that all cans should be placed on the ground
>away from vehicles and people when being filled.
>
>WARNING - DEATH/ACCIDENT ON REFUELING CANS INSIDE BED LINERS
>My daughter, an electrical engineer who is attending a seminar in Boston
>this week, called me this AM to have me alert her father of possible
>death/injury when
>fueling a gas can that is sitting in the back of a pickup truck with a
>bed liner. (We own a truck with a dealer supplied bed liner and have
>boats, ATVs, and a
>lawn mower which would mandate fueling a gas can). A flame specialist at
>this seminar told me that there have been 23 injuries/deaths because of
>pickup truck
>owners fueling a gas can/tank that is sitting in the back of their
>pick-up truck without removing it. Apparently the bed liners do not
>provide a ground and the
>fuel generates static electricity that can cause the fumes to ignite.
>This specialist said that there was pressure on the bed liner
>manufacturers to put a warning
>label on their product. With the selling of so many pick-ups, of which
>many customers buy a dealer installed liner, I thought it best to draw
>attention to this
>claim for further investigation.
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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 20:29:01 EST
From: RSnovi aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - PSD Changes

In a message dated 3/12/99 5:16:33 PM Eastern Standard Time,
Matus.Scott.A tci.com writes:

i now have 5 in eshaust on my 99 built around the same time as yours , not a
whole lot of difference but the turbo does seem to be boosting more i think i
may have lost a bit of low end but will gain it back once i dump the cat.

RS


Date:3/12/99 5:16:33 PM Eastern Standard Time
From:Matus.Scott.A tci.com (Matus, Scott A)
Sender:owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com
Reply-to:97up-list ford-trucks.com
To:97up-list ford-trucks.com ('F 97 - New')

This references the changes that were posted about the changes to the PSD
after Jan 1, 1999. I inspected a post Jan 1 vehicle to see as many changes
as I could visually. This is what I had found.

*Obviously the Catalytic Converter is gone.
*The New style air box is used (anyone get a notice from Ford yet on
the conversion?) I have not.
*The intake from the Intercooler to the manifold is now wrapped in
heat protector. I'm sure that this will drop the temperature of the intake
air by a few degrees. There should be no heat absorption from the engine
now.

Has any one found out more about any Engine Mods Ford had Navistar do the
Post Jan 1 engine?
I would like to know.

Has anyone had Porting and Polishing of either intake or exhaust on a diesel
in the past? Are any performance increase by these measures? I can see a
definite need for porting, but will polishing help in the intake for
performance?

I have found a supplier of an insulating heat shield for the intake pip if
anyone is interested, just e-mail me.

Give me your comments.

Thanks,

Scott Matus
1999 F350 PSD built 9-17-98
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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 20:44:27 -0500
From: Bill
Subject: FTE 97up - Trailer tow question

I've read thru the Superduty literature and can't find the
answers I need for 5th wheel trailer tow. With the
following F-250 how heavy a 5th wheel trailer will it tow
and how much weight on the pin will it take. F-250 SD,
Supercab, V10, 4.30LS, Auto trans, with trailer tow package,
2 wheel drive, in my books there is a - under this truck.
Does anyone know the weight of the above listed truck?
Thanks, Bill

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Date: Fri, 12 Mar 1999 20:21:03 -0600
From: Todd Styles
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Trailer tow question

the brochure has this truck listed at 14,300 trailer weight for 5th wheel.
they don't recommend anything over 10,000 with receiver/drag type of trailer
for this unit. no information regarding pin weight.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:Bill [SMTP:kg8aw ismi.net]
> Sent:Friday, March 12, 1999 7:44 PM
> To:97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject:FTE 97up - Trailer tow question
>
> I've read thru the Superduty literature and can't find the
> answers I need for 5th wheel trailer tow. With the
> following F-250 how heavy a 5th wheel trailer will it tow
> and how much weight on the pin will it take. F-250 SD,
> Supercab, V10, 4.30LS, Auto trans, with trailer tow package,
> 2 wheel drive, in my books there is a - under this truck.
> Does anyone know the weight of the above listed truck?
> Thanks, Bill
>
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Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 07:47:21 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: FTE 97up - Fw: Alternator with Power Stroke diesel

- -----Original Message-----
To: unionaut adiis.net
Date: Friday, March 12, 1999 3:01 PM
Subject: Alternator with Power Stroke diesel


E349

What alternator do you get in a Super Duty with a Power
Stroke? My ordering guide lists 130 amp, but the parts information
calls it a 110 amp. Was there a change over? If so what date did it
change? Thanks. -- Nathan Bernard, Union Auto, Inc. e-mail:
unionaut adiis.net

Nathan,

Ford Truck Engineering says that when you order an Econoline with the
7.3L POWER STROKEr diesel V-8, you get a 115-ampere alternator. When
you order a Super Duty F-Series Truck with the same engine, you get a
110-ampere alternator.

Ford Truck Engineering says that the alternator ratings were revised
after the Ordering Guides were printed. There is no 130-ampere
alternator, say the engineers.

Thanks for your question; keep them coming! Good Selling!


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Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 07:51:21 -0600
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - F-Series NASCAR $2000 Rebate

It would be on 1998 F-150 XL NASCAR editions. I thought it was $1500 but it
might be more on a regional basis.

Nathan

- -----Original Message-----
From: Charles Abraham
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com ; kowalskr

Date: Friday, March 12, 1999 3:34 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - F-Series NASCAR $2000 Rebate


>Nathan, Edmund's New Car Buyer's Guide on the web shows a $2000
>rebate on NASCAR F-Series trucks.
>
>What F-Series trucks qualify for this rebate?
>
>Would my Super Duty on order or my co-worker's Lightning on order
>qualify?
>
>One would think definitely his Lightning because it's in the news as Ford's
>official NASCAR truck.
>
>Charles.
>
>
>
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Date: Sat, 13 Mar 1999 09:41:52 -0500
From: "Keith Veren"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Trailer tow question

Typical pin (tongue) weights are 10% of trailer weight (e.g., 8,000 lb.
trailer has a tongue weight of 800 lb.)


Keith


- -----Original Message-----
From: Todd Styles
To: '97up-list ford-trucks.com'
Date: Friday, March 12, 1999 9:23 PM
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Trailer tow question


>the brochure has this truck listed at 14,300 trailer weight for 5th wheel.
>they don't recommend anything over 10,000 with receiver/drag type of
trailer
>for this unit. no information regarding pin weight.
>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bill [SMTP:kg8aw ismi.net]
>> Sent: Friday, March 12, 1999 7:44 PM
>> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>> Subject: FTE 97up - Trailer tow question
>>
>> I've read thru the Superduty literature and can't find the
>> answers I need for 5th wheel trailer tow. With the
>> following F-250 how heavy a 5th wheel trailer will it tow....


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