97up-list-digest Tuesday, April 6 1999 Volume 02 : Number 084



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - Door Trim removal
FTE 97up - Re: Engine Check Light
Re: FTE 97up - Fuel Economy
Re: FTE 97up - Fuel Economy
FTE 97up - fuel
Re: FTE 97up - Rear Window Power Slider
Re: FTE 97up - fuel
Re: FTE 97up - fuel

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Date: Mon, 5 Apr 1999 08:48:21 -0400
From: Claude King
Subject: FTE 97up - Door Trim removal

Kids broke off the unlock button on rear door of my new 99psd CCab, and
manual states that you remove the power window switch by pushing forward
and up, then two screws one behind the switch and one behind the reflector
and trim pulls straight up. Anybody had one apart yet? Maybe doing speaker
replacement? Got 15mpg on first 26 gallons through it.

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Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 12:48:25 -0500
From: Glenn See
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Engine Check Light

Can someone tell what is involved in getting the engine check light turned
off? It came one just as I was turning over 50K. On the last other brand
PU I had the dealer wanted a handful of money saying all the services were
required by law. I am over fifty miles from my dealer. The truck is
running like it did when new.

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Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 13:34:17 -0700
From: Tiger
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Fuel Economy

>Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 08:52:47 -0800
>From: paul
>Subject: FTE 97up - Fuel Economy
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>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?

I'm rather jealous of all you who are getting 13+ MPG. I have a simple 98
F-150 SC XLT auto with 4.6L V8 and 3.55 LSD. I average 11 MPG in the city
with normal driving and no towing and no load. The dealer tells me that's
within specs and it must be because of the way I drive, so there's nothing
they can or will do about it. The fact is I got a lemon. I like the truck
other than the utterly sucky gas mileage and occasional acceleration surges
which of course the dealer was never able to verify.

So if you think you're bad off, there are always others worse off than you.

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Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 16:46:57 -0700
From: JJ Thomas
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Fuel Economy

At 13:34 04/05/99 -0700, you wrote (and I edited for brevity):

>The fact is I got a lemon.

Have you look into the lemon laws. What state are you in?

- -Julian - working through lemon law on a 98 Ranger

>>Date: Fri, 02 Apr 1999 08:52:47 -0800
>>From: paul
>>Subject: FTE 97up - Fuel Economy
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>>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?
>
>I'm rather jealous of all you who are getting 13+ MPG. I have a simple 98
>F-150 SC XLT auto with 4.6L V8 and 3.55 LSD. I average 11 MPG in the city
>with normal driving and no towing and no load. The dealer tells me that's
>within specs and it must be because of the way I drive, so there's nothing
>they can or will do about it. The fact is I got a lemon. I like the truck
>other than the utterly sucky gas mileage and occasional acceleration surges
>which of course the dealer was never able to verify.
>
>So if you think you're bad off, there are always others worse off than you.
>
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Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 23:20:42 -0500
From: Gary Miller
Subject: FTE 97up - fuel

All of this fuel economy with the psd is making me sick about my truck,
I have a 97 f150 4.2l v6 5spd with 3.08 gears, the best it has ever done
was 17.5 on a trip and around 10.5 in town, that is with nothing in it
or behind it. All of you out there with the psd and are getting 17mpg
(sounds good to me) out of them remember that you can tow about 10000#
more than I can. Gary


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Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 00:03:14 EDT
From: ATUMLAW aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Rear Window Power Slider

Let me know if you haven't ordered the power slider yet, If not, I'm pretty
sure I want in.

Thanks

Atilla Babacan
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Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 22:35:55 -0500
From: Glenn See
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - fuel

Gary,
These guys do not have to pass a lie detector test. I think that some get
their stats coming down the east side of the Rockies. Two fellows can drive
the same truck for a month, one will praise it to high heaven and the other
will curse it like a sailor. My 02's, driving habits affect mileage more
than any one item.

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Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 00:21:37 EDT
From: Dirtracr7 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - fuel

My 99 psd gets about 20 on the highway and 16 in the city.Plus the fact its a
crewcab dually. When I tow I get about 13 with a 26 ft enclosed trailer with
sprint car and supplies.
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