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97up-list-digest Friday, August 6 1999 Volume 02 : Number 209



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - auto tranny slipping?
FTE 97up - Power pulleys
FTE 97up - Filter Efficiency
FTE 97up - Rear Axle (?) Clunk
FTE 97up - Exhaust Manifolds
FTE 97up - "Super" Duty? -Reply
RE: FTE 97up - What's new in Super Duty trucks in 2000
RE: FTE 97up - What's new in Super Duty trucks in 2000 -Reply
Re: FTE 97up - '97 Factory Molded Running Boards (Cab Steps) -Reply
RE: FTE 97up - '97 Factory Molded Running Boards (Cab Steps) -Re ply
Re: FTE 97up - Power pulleys
Re: FTE 97up - Power pulleys
FTE 97up - excursion sighted?
Re: FTE 97up - Filter Efficiency

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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 06:56:38 -0700
From: "Steve J. Hodson"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - auto tranny slipping?

I think what your noticing is the torque converter not being fully "locked
up". In some instances this can be annoying but it is designed in to the
transmission control codes in your computer to allow engine rpm to build
into the stronger part of the torque curve before the full load is applied
to the engine. You can buy aftermarket computer chips to change the
conditions under which the transmission will change the degree of slip to
better suit your needs if you want to.
- -----Original Message-----
From: Tom Leonard
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Wednesday, August 04, 1999 6:06 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - auto tranny slipping?


>I have a light duty 1999 F250 with the 5.4 lit. and a 44e transmission.
>On long steep hills I have noticed that the trans downshifts from 4th to
>3rd at about 2000 rpm. In 3rd, with a steady throttle, the rpms go to
>about 3300 and after 5 to 8 seconds drop to 3000 rpm. I can feel the
>tranny slipping before fully locking into 3rd. Around town it seems to
>shift firmly. I've only noticed this slow engagement on fast, long,
>steep hills.
>
>I have never owned an auto tranny before and my truck has only 4000
>miles. Is this slipping normal? Any I already regretting not saving
>$1000 and getting a 5 speed?
>
>Thanks, Tom
>
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Date: Thu, 05 Aug 1999 07:58:38 -0400
From: Dean Baruffi
Subject: FTE 97up - Power pulleys

Anyone install power pulleys on an F-150 with a 5.4L?
I'd like to know what pulleys were changed (Crank, Alt, water pump), Who
you bought them from and were you given the number of the new belt needed?

Thanks,

- -Dean


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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 07:52:05 -0500
From: DanBrotzman
Subject: FTE 97up - Filter Efficiency

Talked to a friend the other day who sells Amzoil products. He claims =
the Amzoil spin on oil filter for my 99.5 PSD will filter down to 4 =
microns. My question is ... what size particle does the FoMoCo 1995 =
filter out? I am about due for an oil change and would like to find a =
filter that filters out the smallest particles possible. Does anyone =
have information or experience with add-on by-pass filters for the 99.5 =
PSD?=20
Dan - Wisconsin

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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 09:13:56 -0400
From: "Joel Sturm"
Subject: FTE 97up - Rear Axle (?) Clunk

Hi,

My '97 F-150 4.2 2WD LB Auto has a rear-end (I think) clunk.

It can be heard as a clunk and feels a bit "springy". It occurs on
decceleration, when the transmission downshifts from second to first.

I can't tell if it is coming from the diff, the tranny, or a u-joint.

It seems to be intermittent, occurring about fifty percent of the time. Load
weight is not a factor.

Is this a normal event, or do I visit the dealer?

Thanks in advance.

J. Sturm

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Date: Thu, 05 Aug 1999 09:11:35 -0400
From: Dean Baruffi
Subject: FTE 97up - Exhaust Manifolds

Can Anyone tell me if the exhaust manifolds for a 1997 F-150 with a 5.4L
are the exact same as a 1999 F-150 with a 5.4L?

I was thinking about making alterations to the stock exhaust manifolds
rather than buy headers. Someone has a pair from a 1997 F-150 that they
are selling but I want to know what changes have been made to these on the
5.4L in the past 3 years.

Any help will be appreciated.

- -Dean Baruffi


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Date: Thu, 05 Aug 1999 09:33:44 -0400
From: GEORGE CROLL
Subject: FTE 97up - "Super" Duty? -Reply

Probably bent a tie rod if the end of the log hit between the two front tires. I would bet that your alignment is off as
well. You should be able to just look and see if the tie rod is bent in the middle. You can easily straighten or get a
new tie rod.
George Croll
EPA-OAR-ARD
(202)564-0162
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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 09:30:32 -0500
From: Wright Buford S CNIN
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - What's new in Super Duty trucks in 2000

I found this on Dejanews. Looks like HP and torque are up for Y2K.

6.8L V-10 310 HP 4250 and 425 ft/lb 3250

Isn't a 5-speed standard equipment? 'Four Wheeler' did a test with the
V-10/5-speed combination. They liked it.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alex Peyzner [SMTP:alex reachout.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 1999 4:21 PM
> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: FTE 97up - What's new in Super Duty trucks in 2000
>
> If this subject has been discussed already I would appreciate any pointers
>
> to a Web site or archives.
>
> I'd like to know what is new and different in Super Duty trucks for the
> year 2000.
>
> Do they have a more powerful v10 now? Is the v10 available with a stick
> shift yet?
>
> Appreciate any replies.
>
> -Alex
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Date: Thu, 05 Aug 1999 11:01:53 -0400
From: GEORGE CROLL
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - What's new in Super Duty trucks in 2000 -Reply

While the 5 speed is standard it is a very hard option to find, particularly in a XLT or Lariat. My guess is that you
would need to order an XLT or Lariat in manual if you wanted one.
George Croll
EPA-OAR-ARD
(202)564-0162
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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 12:50:26 EDT
From: ATUMLAW aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '97 Factory Molded Running Boards (Cab Steps) -Reply

In a message dated 8/4/99 10:18:26 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
Robby.Owens okc.boeing.com writes:


shim like things too and I can't figure out where they go either >>

If these are the ones I had from Ford, then the shims go between the mounting
frames and the truck.

I'll look and see if I have the instructions from mine, I put these on my old
truck.

VTY

Atilla
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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 12:40:48 -0500
From: "Owens, Robbie A"
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - '97 Factory Molded Running Boards (Cab Steps) -Re ply

Ahh, man thanks, I pray you still have the instructions, or pictures or
something. I'm hanging by a thin line here.
Thanks, and please let me know if you find anything!
Rob Owens
Boeing Aerospace Operations
Buyer
Navy E-6 Program
405-739-4874

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> From: ATUMLAW aol.com[SMTP:ATUMLAW aol.com]
> Reply To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
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> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: Re: FTE 97up - '97 Factory Molded Running Boards (Cab
> Steps) -Reply
>
> In a message dated 8/4/99 10:18:26 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Robby.Owens okc.boeing.com writes:
>
>
> shim like things too and I can't figure out where they go either >>
>
> If these are the ones I had from Ford, then the shims go between the
> mounting
> frames and the truck.
>
> I'll look and see if I have the instructions from mine, I put these on my
> old
> truck.
>
> VTY
>
> Atilla
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Date: Thu, 05 Aug 1999 14:39:14 EDT
From: "Christian Bagley"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Power pulleys

Same question for the 4.6L.


>From: Dean Baruffi
>Reply-To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: FTE 97up - Power pulleys
>Date: Thu, 05 Aug 1999 07:58:38 -0400
>
>Anyone install power pulleys on an F-150 with a 5.4L?
>I'd like to know what pulleys were changed (Crank, Alt, water pump), Who
>you bought them from and were you given the number of the new belt needed?
>
>Thanks,
>
>-Dean
>
>
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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 14:16:37 -0700 (PDT)
From: Dan Gaudenti
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Power pulleys

Same question for the 4.2L.

Actually, I may be able to answer for the 4.2L soon. I found that a crank
pulley can be bought for $80. Since it is only a crank pulley
replacement, I would expect to have to also replace the belt.

Danny


> Same question for the 4.6L.
>
> >
> >Anyone install power pulleys on an F-150 with a 5.4L?
> >I'd like to know what pulleys were changed (Crank, Alt, water pump), Who
> >you bought them from and were you given the number of the new belt needed?
> >
> >Thanks,
> >
> >-Dean


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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 22:24:48 EDT
From: RSnovi aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - excursion sighted?

Well as is sit here watching the PowerStroke 200 IRP, i seem to notice a
Green looking vehicle Excursion, leading the pace truck(SVT lightning). Who
has some info on this machine my mom is really wanting one after this week
she has spent about 700. on '97 GMC burban 1500 4x4, brakes, starter, now its
asking for axle seals 85K. Jeez!! All it pulls is a hosre trailer, i
guess those thing just last like the old ones.

Please someone pass some news or availibilty on this monster so i can tell
her to go order one.

thanks
RS
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Date: Thu, 5 Aug 1999 22:36:08 -0500
From: Glenn S See
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Filter Efficiency

I use to work with high efficiency particulate air filters (HEPA) on
special ventilation systems (clean rooms, etc.) and the filter mfg
information indicated that particles 3 microns in size were the most
difficult to trap. Anything bigger was captured by direct impingement
and anything smaller was trapped due to diffusion within the filter media
so the filter rating was based on the 3 micron size efficiency. I don't
know if this translates directly to oil filters but I suspect there is a
rough correlation. If you try to filter out too small a particle I would
imagine the pressure drop through the filter would be unacceptable.

Websites with interesting info regarding automotive oil:

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.govictory.com/oil_facts.htm

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lubrizol.com/referencelibrary/lubtheory/index.htm#top

http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.lubrizol.com/referencelibrary/lubtheory/adduse.htm....


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