97up-list-digest Monday, April 5 1999 Volume 02 : Number 083



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Re: FTE 97up - RE: 97up-Oil Drain Valve
Re: FTE 97up - F250 '99SD Rear View Mirror -Reply
FTE 97up - Fog Lights
RE: FTE 97up - Fog Lights
FTE 97up - ADMIN: Web site updates

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Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 10:40:10 -0400
From: Gerry Meloche
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - RE: 97up-Oil Drain Valve

97up-list-digest wrote:

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> FTE 97up - F-450
> FTE 97up - RE: 97up-Oil Drain Valve
> FTE 97up - Re: fuel filter
> FTE 97up - Re: PSD Fuel Filter
> Re: FTE 97up - Fuel Economy
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> Date: Sat, 03 Apr 99 11:37:17 -0400
> From: tony.zuber sbaonline.gov
> Subject: FTE 97up - F-450
>
> Dan Healy
> I have a F-450 and use it primarally for towing 14000# 5th wheel. I
> built 11' special bed for that use. The truck with fuel etc weighs
> 10000#. I get 9mpg pulling and 13mpg unloaded. Have PSD and AT, and
> 4.88 gears and very satisfied after 7500 miles.
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> Your message:
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> Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 06:23:54 -0800
> From: Dan Healy
> Subject: FTE 97up - F-450 or 550
>
> Anyone have a 450 or 550? I am considering trading in a 96 Dodge 3500
> (Nothing but HEADACHES) for a new 450 or 550, I primarily carry ro\ck,
> dirt and was wondering if anyone had one and what there comments are? I
> want a Diesel...
> Thanks D Healy http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.healysland.com
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> Date: Sat, 3 Apr 1999 12:44:41 EST
> From: BIRRENG aol.com
> Subject: FTE 97up - RE: 97up-Oil Drain Valve
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> Do U use this in place of the oil drain plug? Isn't it in danger of getting
> knocked off by stumps or rocks etc?

Gerry M



> Hope this works. Long time reader, first time poster.
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> I just installed Fumoto's oil drain valve on my "99 PSD. It will make future
> oil changes easy next time. The valve has a locking notch to prevent
> accidental opening. I was lucky that Fumoto's office is close to where I
> live, I paid $15.98 plus WA. Tax for mine. Put they will ship any where for
> $2.00. Fumoto Engineering of America
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> 12328 Northrup Way
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> Bellevue, WA. 98005
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> Ph. (425) 869-7771
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> Fax.(425) 869-2558
> Love reading your postings
> Gary Birrenkott
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> Date: Sat, 03 Apr 1999 19:54:32 -0800
> From: RICK KANE
> Subject: FTE 97up - Re: fuel filter
>
> I order mine from Diesel Injection Services in Texas. They are the same
> ones Ford sell, at 1/4 the price. DSI are on the web.
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> Date: Sat, 3 Apr 1999 22:15:36 EST
> From: MadPoodle aol.com
> Subject: FTE 97up - Re: PSD Fuel Filter
>
> OEM element made by Racor. We use Racor extensively in our business, and have
> found aftermarket replacements to be vastly inferior. Not office now, but
> remember number is a Racor Interceptor #. Dealer should be able to locate. If
> needed, msg me and I'll look it Monday
>
> Scott
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> Date: Sat, 03 Apr 1999 20:56:52 -0800
> From: JJ Thomas
> Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Fuel Economy
>
> Doesn't Denver switch to Oxygenated (the spell checker got that one!) Fuels
> seasonally? Did your mileage drop right after the switch?
>
> I left Denver about 10 years ago. The oil boom went bust, and so did my
> job. I have thought about returning, but never made it back.
>
> - -Julian
>
> At 10:30 04/02/99 -0800, you wrote:
> >What rear end do you have? 3.73 or 4:10? Tire size 215 or 235?
> >What's your RPM at 65? Are you over 2000 RPM? If yes, that could
> >partially explain your milage. Also check your tire pressure. Try 70-75% of
> >rated max pressure.
> >Do you have 4x4 w/wout auto hubs? Automatic?
> >And I hope your doing the milage calculations other than the trip
> >computer...
> >
> >Granted, you have a much larger wind profile, but 14 seems a bit on the low
> >side.
> >
> >Depending on the answers above, you may want to then look into
> >the engine side of things.
> >
> >I have a 99 4x4 SC Short bed w/ Auto SRW. 265 tires 65lbs. Gets
> >14-16 around town, 19+ from San Jose to Los Angeles (relatively unloaded)
> > 67 or so mph (1950 RPM), and as high as 20.8 coming back from Las Vegas
> >via Death Valley (speeds below 55 MPH) Truck unloaded, w/ full tank
> >weighs 7000 lbs.
> >
> >Also check out http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.ford -diesel. com (jasons new/improved site)
> >
> >paul wrote:
> >
> >> I'm rather jealous of all of you who are getting 17mpg and up with your
> >> diesels. I have a '99 F350 PSD crew cab, dually and over the first 3500
> >> miles I get right at 14mpg (plus or minus 0.3) empty with 80/20
> >> hwy/town, and right at 10mpg (plus or minus 0.5) towing a 10.5-11.5k
> >> 5th wheel (depending on whether full or empty H20). I drive very
> >> conservatively, 60-65mph empty and 58 mph towing, with smooth
> >> accelleration at all times. The truck is completely stock with the
> >> excpeption of Roll-a-Long cosmetics. Any thoughts on what might be
> >> causing this and whether this is enough difference to go looking for a
> >> problem?
> >>
> >> Thanks
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Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 15:59:40 -0400
From: Paul
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - F250 '99SD Rear View Mirror -Reply

Alan,
I fixed mine today. The directions and pictures were perfect and everything
came apart (and went back together) perfectly. I put a dab of silicone
sealer on the back of the bottom mirror tabs to keep them in place but
other than that I went by the directions. Well worth it!

At 07:36 PM 4/1/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Paul wrote:
>>
>> Alan,
>> Check out the page below at Diesel Injection Services site for a mirror
fix:
>> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.dieselpage.com/art0299mf.htm
>>
>Thanks; I've looked at that. It's on my list of things to do when I feel
>like breaking something!
>
>Alan Hepburn
>


At 07:36 PM 4/1/99 -0800, you wrote:
>Paul wrote:
>>
>> Alan,
>> Check out the page below at Diesel Injection Services site for a mirror
fix:
>> http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.dieselpage.com/art0299mf.htm
>>
>Thanks; I've looked at that. It's on my list of things to do when I feel
>like breaking something!
>
>Alan Hepburn

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Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 15:53:24 -0700 (PDT)
From: Adry Gimenez
Subject: FTE 97up - Fog Lights

I got a 99 F-350, CrewCab, Dully, Lariat, and I been looking for a pair of hologen beam fog lights for it. I`m looking for something small enough that will fit in the open space between the tow hooks. Any recomindations?????

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Date: Sun, 4 Apr 1999 19:17:43 -0400
From: "William Suarez"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Fog Lights

Ford has a kit available from the Accessories catalog. I've checked them out
myself at a local dealer. They retail for $250.00 and include a new
headlight switch, wiring, etc. They mount on either side of the front
license plate holder and are about 3 inches in diameter.

I've been looking for someone "local" that has installed them so I can get
an "users" opinion myself.

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> Subject: FTE 97up - Fog Lights
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>
>
> I got a 99 F-350, CrewCab, Dully, Lariat, and I been looking for
> a pair of hologen beam fog lights for it. I`m looking for
> something small enough that will fit in the open space between
> the tow hooks. Any recomindations?????
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Date: Sun, 04 Apr 1999 21:41:53 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Web site updates

Following additions have been made to the web site:

- -Pictorial updated:
1998 F150 STX XLT
1965 F100 Camper Special
1978 F150 XLT 4x4
1978 F150 4x4
1999 F350 Superduty PSD
1968 F250 airport staircase truck

- -Central Arkansas Pickups added to clubs link page.

Ken Payne
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