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97up-list-digest Sunday, July 18 1999 Volume 02 : Number 191



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - How to maintain my warranty when I don't use my Ford Dealer for service
Re: FTE 97up - How to maintain my warranty when I don't use my Ford Dealer for service
Re: FTE 97up - How to maintain my warranty when I don't use my Ford Dealer for service
FTE 97up - Re: 5.4 MPG
Re: FTE 97up - How to maintain my warranty when I don't use my Ford Dealer for service
FTE 97up - 99 F150 tachometer install

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 08:00:02 -0500
From: "Union Auto"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - How to maintain my warranty when I don't use my Ford Dealer for service

You can have anyone do your maintence work, just as long as it gets done.
Don't go extra miles on an oil change just because you have synthetic oil.
Otherwise you'll be fine.


Nathan

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Peter Taylor
To: Ford Truck List (E-mail)
Sent: Friday, July 16, 1999 1:34 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - How to maintain my warranty when I don't use my Ford
Dealer for service


> Short Version: I want to start using synthetic oil in my F150 and am
just
> trying to figure out how to maintain the warranty.
> The two possibilities I've come up with are taking it to my dealer's
service
> department and having them just check the other things or taking it to the
> mechanic I use and having them check the truck out.
>
> Does any one have any experience with this? Any Opinions?
>
>
> Long Version:
> - I haven't been to satisfied with the job that my dealer has been doing
> with the oil changes as well as the price.
> I can have my oil changed at Jiffy Lube for $5 less than the dealer, and
> after the last oil change at the dealer, the oil filter hadn't been
> tightened enough and was leaking oil.
>
> - I would like to try synthetic oil in my F150 (Mobil 1 oil and filter).
>
> - I don't have a lot of experience working on cars. I know the basics
(e.g.
> check/add fluids, check tires, etc.) but don't have the time to either
learn
> or actually do the misc servicing. If I can't figure out a way to have
> someone else check out the vehicle, I could get a book and learn.
>
> - This is my first new vehicle, and so I don't have a lot of experience
with
> dealers and service departments. I just want to make sure that if I have
> problems, within the warranty period, that Ford will take care of it.
>
>
> Thanks,
>
> Peter Taylor
> F150 LD SC Lariat 50th Edition.
>
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 06:40:26 -0700
From: Kent Tombs
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - How to maintain my warranty when I don't use my Ford Dealer for service

Hey nathan
Just out of curiosity what are your feelings regarding synthetic oil,
like how many miles before changing to synthetic etc etc.







Union Auto wrote:
>
> You can have anyone do your maintence work, just as long as it gets done.
> Don't go extra miles on an oil change just because you have synthetic oil.
> Otherwise you'll be fine.
>
> Nathan
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Peter Taylor
> To: Ford Truck List (E-mail)
> Sent: Friday, July 16, 1999 1:34 PM
> Subject: FTE 97up - How to maintain my warranty when I don't use my Ford
> Dealer for service
>
> > Short Version: I want to start using synthetic oil in my F150 and am
> just
> > trying to figure out how to maintain the warranty.
> > The two possibilities I've come up with are taking it to my dealer's
> service
> > department and having them just check the other things or taking it to the
> > mechanic I use and having them check the truck out.
> >
> > Does any one have any experience with this? Any Opinions?
> >
> >
> > Long Version:
> > - I haven't been to satisfied with the job that my dealer has been doing
> > with the oil changes as well as the price.
> > I can have my oil changed at Jiffy Lube for $5 less than the dealer, and
> > after the last oil change at the dealer, the oil filter hadn't been
> > tightened enough and was leaking oil.
> >
> > - I would like to try synthetic oil in my F150 (Mobil 1 oil and filter).
> >
> > - I don't have a lot of experience working on cars. I know the basics
> (e.g.
> > check/add fluids, check tires, etc.) but don't have the time to either
> learn
> > or actually do the misc servicing. If I can't figure out a way to have
> > someone else check out the vehicle, I could get a book and learn.
> >
> > - This is my first new vehicle, and so I don't have a lot of experience
> with
> > dealers and service departments. I just want to make sure that if I have
> > problems, within the warranty period, that Ford will take care of it.
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Peter Taylor
> > F150 LD SC Lariat 50th Edition.
> >
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>
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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 17:42:38 +0200
From: eh60ip mail.apcnet.com (Don Francis)
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - How to maintain my warranty when I don't use my Ford Dealer for service

Nathan needs to do his homework before he "directs" folks to change
synthetic oil as regularly as conventional oil. If there were no
advantages to synthetic oil (advantages like extended drain intervals)
then why do so many high performance applications call for it and why do
some companies exceed 20,000 miles between oil changes?

Help us out here Nathan. Why do you think that synthetic oil is no
different?

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 11:46:55 -0500
From: Glenn See
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: 5.4 MPG

Is there anyone out there who gets over 20 MPG in his 150 with a 5.4 engine?
If so how is it equipped? I think I have a friend who is not too good in
math.

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 12:53:52 -0500
From: "Karl Nyhus"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - How to maintain my warranty when I don't use my Ford Dealer for service

Don Francis wrote:

> Nathan needs to do his homework before he
> "directs" folks to change synthetic oil as
> regularly as conventional oil. If there were no
> advantages to synthetic oil (advantages like
> extended drain intervals) then why do so many
> high performance applications call for it and why
> do some companies exceed 20,000 miles
> between oil changes?
>
> Help us out here Nathan. Why do you think that
> synthetic oil is no different?


Number one, I think Nathan was "directing" folks to do what's best for their
warranty, which is to follow Ford's maintenance schedule.

Number two, I won't leave any kind of oil in my engine for more than 3000
miles. Waste products of various types get dissolved or suspended in the
oil. The filter can't get'em out. The only way to do that is to drain it and
replace it with fresh oil.

Karl Nyhus, Minneapolis, MN--1997 Pacific Green Ford F-150 SuperCab XL, SB,
4.6L V8, 4WD, 5-speed, 3.08, VDO tachometer, LT255/70R16D BFG All-Terrain
T/A on steel, Better Built toolbox, Line-X spray-in liner, rust-proofed,
undercoated

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Date: Sat, 17 Jul 1999 17:19:16 EDT
From: MrFixIt340 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - 99 F150 tachometer install

Anyone install a tach before?
I have the 99 V6 standard shift XL and would like to put a tach in to see how
hard I'm pushing it.
Dan

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