97up-list-digest Saturday, August 8 1998 Volume 01 : Number 176



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Re: FTE 97up - 1997 F-150 5.4 liter
Re: FTE 97up - 1997 F-150 5.4 liter
FTE 97up - 99 SD
FTE 97up - Quality
FTE 97up - SITES YOU MAY NEED now
Re: FTE 97up - SITES YOU MAY NEED now
Re: FTE 97up - SITES YOU MAY NEED now
FTE 97up - Need some advice

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Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 15:00:27 EDT
From: BigFords1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 1997 F-150 5.4 liter

A few days ago I said that My 5.4 hasn't had any problems yet, I forgot to
knock on wood. Right after I got off the computer I drove 200 miles to a
small town in Idaho. On the way there i couldn't help but notice the whine
from 900 rpm to 1,100 rpm, then it fades off from 1,100 to 1,200. Then I was
drivng down a dirt road with the windows down and I heard a squeaky fan belt.
Sure that can probably fixed with a little oil here a rag there, but, what is
the whining around 1,000 rpm?!



David
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Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 17:47:28 EDT
From: RAMWORKER aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 1997 F-150 5.4 liter

Hi David,

This is just a guess since I haven't heard it, but I would guess
transmission.
Most all transmissions have a slight whine that is usually only evident under
very quiet (radio off, at night) ambient conditions at low RPM, of course at
mid or high RPM, there is too much engine noise to hear this whine. Remember
that a noise does NOT always indicate a problem.
As far as the belt goes, the best solution is generally replacement.

Best Regards,
Robert

In a message dated 8/7/98 2:02:16 PM Central Daylight Time, BigFords1 aol.com
writes:


the whining around 1,000 rpm?! >>
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Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 16:43:17 -0700
From: Dave Sturtze
Subject: FTE 97up - 99 SD

Just received my 99 250 SD SC LB 4 WD V10 Laramie
WHAT A GREAT TRUCK '''This is coming from someone who had a 97 2500 HD
CC LB 2 WD EX CAB 5.9 DO*G* R*M that was a piece of ---- it started
vibrating at 45 mph from the right rear when it had 39 miles on it and
after 10 months, 13k miles , 30 trips to the dealer 5 sets of rims and 4
sets of tires the dealer announced that the warranty was void because I
had put after market tires and rims on it ( at 10k miles) and they
couldn't find the problem ( " probably just harmonics" " after all it is
a truck not a car it will ride rougher " and my favorite " ALL long bed
trucks ride like this"). I considering taking my new FORD to the DO*G*
service dept. and letting ride in a REAL long bed truck that doesn't
vibrate. imho Ford has a real winner here and the dogs are chasing their
tails now.

Dave Sturtze
99 V10 250 Lariat Super Cab LONG BED 4 WD with the works
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Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 18:00:33 -0700
From: "George Jeffers & Ione Maddox"
Subject: FTE 97up - Quality

shane o. conger wrote

I have a 98 F-150 supercab, 4x2 sb 4.6l, auto. and I have about 6500
miles on it. I have to say I am very pleased with initial quality. The
only thing I have had go wrong is the driver side mirror is loose in the
housing and rattles a little. The dealer has a new one ordered. I get
17.5 mpg average and 19.5 to 20.5 on trips. Great truck.

I would agree. I have the same configuration but with the 4.2l & 3.55
gears. At 10K miles no problems of any sort, although my mileage isn't
quite as good.

George Jeffers

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Date: Fri, 7 Aug 1998 21:42:30 EDT
From: ROBBCWZ aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - SITES YOU MAY NEED now

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Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 22:01:38 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - SITES YOU MAY NEED now

The question is, why are you advertising our site (Ford Truck
Enthusiasts) on the list produced by Ford Truck Enthusiasts?
Seems kinda weird. Just wondering out loud...... :-)


At 09:42 PM 8/7/98 EDT, you wrote:
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Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 22:28:06 -0400
From: "jmc.chartier"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - SITES YOU MAY NEED now

Ken Payne wrote:

> The question is, why are you advertising our site (Ford Truck
> Enthusiasts) on the list produced by Ford Truck Enthusiasts?
> Seems kinda weird. Just wondering out loud...... :-)
>
> At 09:42 PM 8/7/98 EDT, you wrote:
> > F-150 Online - The Unofficial
> >Enthusiast Site...
> >Ford Truck Enthusiasts - The Internet's
> >Leadi...
> >www.ford-trucks.com/faq.html
> > List mail address: f150list hitchhikers.net
> >
> > List/Digest Commands can be found at F-150 Online
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Ken,

The same thing was posted to the F-150online list. I guess he was just trying
to be nice to both lists???

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier

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Date: Fri, 07 Aug 1998 22:00:17 -0500
From: larryboz
Subject: FTE 97up - Need some advice

Hey everyone,

I am new to the list and am possibly going to buy a new Ford F-150 or a
F-250 Super duty. My main questions are that I think the F-250 might be
more than I need but I have always been one to buy the best I can for my
money. I have done some pricing around and I can get a Super duty for
almost the same price I can get a F-150 for so my questions are as follows.
Can you order a super duty with 3.73 gears with the 5.4 5-speed? I really
want a 5-speed but do not need the 4.10 gears that come with the superduty.
Since I want a 5-speed I am not sure the F-150 will do. See I want to lift
the truck and put 35" tires on it and since I want the 5-speed I would have
to order a 4.6 in the F-150 and I am not sure how this small motor will
handle the bigger tires, what do you guys think? Should I just say to hell
with the 5-speed and order a F-150 with the new 5.4 for '99? I need to have
4 wheel drive, supercab. Let me know your thoughts. Oh I forgot to tell
you that I currently have a '96 1/2 ton Dodge Club Cab and I have had a lot
of trouble like the steering column going out leaking oil and transmission
fluid and brakes failing at 30K highway miles so to say I am not going to
buy a Dodge again. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated.


Larry
larryboz kc-primary.net

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