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97up-list-digest Monday, October 4 1999 Volume 02 : Number 268



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - a question/concern about my truck
Re: FTE 97up - Help Info needed
Re: FTE 97up - Help Info needed
Re: FTE 97up - Help Info needed
Re: FTE 97up - a question/concern about my truck
FTE 97up - Is welding the crack in driver door OK or should I ask for a new door?
Re: FTE 97up - Is welding the crack in driver door OK or should I ask for a new door?
Re: FTE 97up - Is welding the crack in driver door OK or should I ask for a new door?

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Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 22:17:51 EDT
From: TRITON46L aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - a question/concern about my truck

we towed our boat to Lake Arbuckle today, by way of I-35. i have a 99 f-150
4.6L v-8 3.55 reg axle. no towing package. my tachometer read between
2900 and 3400 rpm, speed dependent of course. the 4.6 has a peak torque of
like 290 lbs-ft 3200 rpm i think. i was concerned that mthat was
too high of an rpm to be cruising at with the overdrive off. my speed was
around 70-80(5). the engine ran great, no overly heating, the temp needle
stays where it normally does. my oil press gauge was the same way.
so i guess it was no big deal that i was running at that high of an rpm.
i guess i'm just paranoid with my new truck. it's got 6,000 miles. on it.
it's a 4x2.


any comments or concerns i would appreciate.

Thanks, Bill
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Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 21:48:14 -0500
From: "Sven Setterdahl"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Help Info needed

> Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Help Info needed
>=20
Try this website. It should have all the info you ever wanted and then =
some.

www.ford -diesel. com

Sven


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Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 19:09:19 -0800
From: "Erik Marquez"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Help Info needed

- -----Original Message-----
From: pennhead
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Help Info needed


>Erik,
>
>I don't have any answers to your questions, but I would like to offer
>congratulations on your newly procured truck. I have a mere F150, pretty
>meager when compared to the F350, but I have always admired the bad boy
>PSD's. Heck of a truck.
>

Penn, Thanks. It's been fun so far, fixed a few "used rental truck" problems
today.

This is a basic truck, other than idle control and full heater package,
options are few a far between. Looking at two sets of tires for it now,
winter set w/studs and a rest of the year set. It will go in to the dealer
on Monday for a front cover (near the dampner) oil leak. but other than that
it is looking good. I will put some new shocks and a right tierod end on it
next weekend and that should finish the needed fixes. Now on to wanted stuff
:-)

Erik Marquez
bronco78 mosquitonet.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.mosquitonet.com/~bronco78
Home of the BB decal and a great 97 F350 CC PSD 4x4

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Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 19:13:12 -0800
From: "Erik Marquez"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Help Info needed

- -----Original Message-----
From: Sven Setterdahl
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Date: Sunday, October 03, 1999 7:06 PM
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Help Info needed


>
>> Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Help Info needed
>>
>Try this website. It should have all the info you ever wanted and then
some.
>
>www.ford -diesel. com
>
Sven

Thanks, been there a lot over the last few weeks. Man I have learned a lot.
My base on mechanical knowledge is pretty good, been a mech for most of 16
years. But the ford PSD is new to me.

Erik Marquez
bronco78 mosquitonet.com
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.mosquitonet.com/~bronco78
Home of the BB decal

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Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 23:46:43 EDT
From: CERESJohnG aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - a question/concern about my truck

Bill;

You were not having a problem. People forget the peak torque and HP ratings
are done with wide open throttle. As long as you were not having to run wide
open run at the speed you were running at this should not be an issue on the
engine.

More of concern might be the automatic although you rightly ran it out of OD.
The transmission does not like heat generally and unfortunatly none of the
mfr's supply a transmission temp gage. Similarly, you can't really tell if
you are pushing the limits without one. SO, if you are concerned, a
transmission temp gage is a good investment. Then you can tell whether or not
you need to go the extra distance for an auxiliary transmission cooler. If
you do this trip a lot especially in the summer heat, the cost for the added
peace of mind is really minimal.

John G
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Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 21:23:13 -0700
From: "Ron Kunzelman"
Subject: FTE 97up - Is welding the crack in driver door OK or should I ask for a new door?

Dear 97-up owners,

After following this list for a few days I discovered that the driver's door
on my '97 F150 SC 4x4 is cracked just where you guys say it cracks. I took
it to the body shop of Frontier Ford in San Jose CA and they made an appt to
weld up this crack and refinish it. The body shop manager told me that this
was the first time he had ever seen this problem, and his solution was
simply to weld up the crack.

A few days ago on this list I recall that somebody said that Ford's approved
repair is to *replace* the door, not just weld up the crack.

Should I insist on a *new* door, or will the welding approach be OK?

I'd appreciate your comments and suggestions.

Many thanks,
Ron

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Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 00:30:53 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Is welding the crack in driver door OK or should I ask for a new door?

At 09:23 PM 10/3/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Dear 97-up owners,
>
>After following this list for a few days I discovered that the driver's door
>on my '97 F150 SC 4x4 is cracked just where you guys say it cracks. I took
>it to the body shop of Frontier Ford in San Jose CA and they made an appt to
>weld up this crack and refinish it. The body shop manager told me that this
>was the first time he had ever seen this problem, and his solution was
>simply to weld up the crack.
>
>A few days ago on this list I recall that somebody said that Ford's approved
>repair is to *replace* the door, not just weld up the crack.
>
>Should I insist on a *new* door, or will the welding approach be OK?
>
>I'd appreciate your comments and suggestions.
>
>Many thanks,
>Ron

Ron,

I don't know about this. Standard convention is that drilling
a hole at the end of a crack will prevent it from spreading.
A weld will simply re-crack because the stress is still there.

Ken

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Date: Sun, 3 Oct 1999 23:45:29 -0500
From: "Mike Fairleigh"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Is welding the crack in driver door OK or should I ask for a new door?

You might want to refer them to Ford's Special Service Message #12071.

Mike Fairleigh
mikef sky.net
...Always remembering our veterans.

- ----- Original Message -----
From: Ron Kunzelman
To: 97up-list
Sent: Sunday, October 03, 1999 11:23 PM
Subject: FTE 97up - Is welding the crack in driver door OK or should I ask
for a new door?


> Dear 97-up owners,
>
> After following this list for a few days I discovered that the driver's
door
> on my '97 F150 SC 4x4 is cracked just where you guys say it cracks. I
took
> it to the body shop of Frontier Ford in San Jose CA and they made an appt
to
> weld up this crack and refinish it. The body shop manager told me that
this
> was the first time he had ever seen this problem, and his solution was
> simply to weld up the crack.
>
> A few days ago on this list I recall that somebody said that Ford's
approved
> repair is to *replace* the door, not just weld up the crack.
>
> Should I insist on a *new* door, or will the welding approach be OK?
>
> I'd appreciate your comments and suggestions.
>
> Many thanks,
> Ron
>
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>

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