97up-list-digest Monday, September 21 1998 Volume 01 : Number 219



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - Cold Starts Continued
FTE 97up - Re: Electronic Control Unit ( ECU )
Re: FTE 97up - puddles
Re: FTE 97up - Terrible Cold Starts
FTE 97up - ADMIN: Web site updates

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Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 07:34:46 -0400
From: "Joel Sturm"
Subject: FTE 97up - Cold Starts Continued

Hi,

Regarding cold starts, I meant starts after the truck is sitting over night
or for several hours during the day. This is with summer air temperatures.
This is what is so strange about it.

It is true, though, that this starting problem began about a month after I
had the exhaust upgrade done. It's probably a coincidence though.

Thanks for the advice, but the problem probably isn't related to the
exhaust. Where do I do from here? Any Ford techs reading this?

Joel Sturm

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Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 09:08:47 -0000
From: "John R. Mohme"
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Electronic Control Unit ( ECU )

I installed a custom programmed Superchip (Superchips, Inc., Longwood, FL,
(888) CAR-CHIPS) in a MER3 5.4L in my F-250SD approximately 3K ago. The
performance was significantly increased as was verified on a chassis dyno.
Shifts are crisper, not harder, mileage is unaffected, acceleration,
especially under load or up a grade, is noticeably improved.

We've done 1 on 1 comparisons to an identically equipped 250SD, additionally
(even the same color), and the $270 expense with the day spent over at
Superchips was obviously worth it. They have chips for most 5.4 ECU's and
the V-10 and PSD's. The improvements on the PSD's are quite amazing.

Continued thanks, Nathan, for your input.

John R.

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Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 14:43:15 EDT
From: F150DML aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - puddles

In responce to your inquiry regarding the puddles left by your vehicle I can
say this is normal. Especiall since its been a hot summer. Depending on how
hot/humid and the intensity you set your ac on will affect how much it drips.
If its 90 degrees and you have your ac on high for an extended period of time
it is going to drip extensively.
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Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 14:47:26 EDT
From: F150DML aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Terrible Cold Starts

I just sold my '97 F-150 with a 4.2 I had the same problem. I work for a Ford
Dealer in Atlanta and a tech told me he though it was a air vaccume sensor
problem. It does not seem serious only a pain in the rear. Your best bet is
to let your local Ford dealer look at it. By the way I now own a '97 F-150
XLT 4X4 offroad with a Triton V8. I love it although my 4.2 was an extended
cab which was nice.
David
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Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 16:49:22 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Web site updates

Sept 20th Ford Truck Enthusiasts web site updates:

1. Several links have been added.
2. Correction made to formula in carb tech article.
3. Following added to pictorial:
1978 F100 Ranger
1995 F350
1989 F150
1988 Bronco II
1971 F250


Later,
Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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