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97up-list-digest Tuesday, October 5 1999 Volume 02 : Number 269



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - Re:used 97 F-350
Re: FTE 97up - a question/concern about my truck
Re: FTE 97up - a question/concern about my truck
Re: FTE 97up - Is welding the crack in driver door OK or should I ask for a n...
Re: FTE 97up - Is welding the crack in driver door OK or should Iask for a n...
[none]
FTE 97up - transmission temp guage
Re: FTE 97up - a question/concern about my truck
Re: FTE 97up - Help Info needed
Re: FTE 97up - a question/concern about my truck
FTE 97up - Help Info - Tires
Re: FTE 97up - Extreme Boost
FTE 97up - What about tint for a new door?

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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 08:26:42 -0400
From: "Lee Haefele"
Subject: FTE 97up - Re:used 97 F-350

>, if that is I buy it. What I
>would like to know is.. What kind of problems have those of you with
similar
>vehicles have been having. Warranty work done, denied, what you wish you
>had done or gotten with the vehicle. What kind of MPG can I expect?
>Maintenance cost? Thanks in advance for any info you may provide.
The brake rotors are near the end of their life, at this point, also the
pads. Check carefully for any tiny cracks in the rotors. If they are
replacing axle seals, ask for new brake shoes, the oil soaked ones will
never be any good.
Lee Haefele

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Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 07:30:41 -0700
From: Gene Ball
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - a question/concern about my truck

Bill, I would never run 70-80 in drive for any long distance in drive!
I f you are going to run the engine that high you maybe able to shift into
overdrive? How much does your boat weigh?
When I tow my boat at 65-75 mph I'm in overdrive on (flat highway)
I will then shift in and out of overdrive manually according to the road!
For instance I will try to gain a little speed before I get to a hill,
So the truck dose not strain at the top!
Just my opinion with my truck? your boat weight?
Gene

TRITON46L aol.com wrote:

> 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: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 09:21:09 EDT
From: Wolvrin704 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - a question/concern about my truck

I don't know if your RPM's were to high but I do know that the oil pressure
gauge is a dummy gauge. It either reads were it normally does or it reads
nothing at all. The temp gauge is a normal gauge though.

Jeff
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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 09:37:39 EDT
From: Wolvrin704 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Is welding the crack in driver door OK or should I ask for a n...

Where is this special service message. I just checked out the listing of
technical service bulletins at the NHTSA and it ad nothing about cracked
doors. Many other minor door problems but nothing about the crack. By the way
I do have the crack on the drivers side and it does have rust in it.

Jeff
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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 08:48:39 -0500
From: "Mike Fairleigh"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Is welding the crack in driver door OK or should Iask for a n...

The ssm I mentioned was posted several weeks ago by Nathan. SSM's are not
recalls, and so are probably not found at sites such as NHTSA's.

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

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> Where is this special service message.


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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 10:57:23 -0400
From: "Steve"
Subject: [none]

>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,
Before I heard about SSM 12071 ,that specifies replacing the door, my
dealer tried to weld the crack in my door. Within a week it cracked again
and started rusting. Before they tried to fix it the crack was not rusting
at all. Right now they have my truck and are replacing the entire door. I
will post to the list when I get my truck back.

Steve
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.geocities.com/Baja/Mesa/9131


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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 10:15:53 -0500
From: "Michael Ray Jones"
Subject: FTE 97up - transmission temp guage

Unless I'm not remembering the test right, the new Chevy's have a
transmission temp guage.

>
>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.
>


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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 11:58:25 EDT
From: TRITON46L aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - a question/concern about my truck

i don't know what the boat and trailer weigh for sure. i would guess around
3000 lbs. i doubt it's any more than that. i have been told by a few
people around here not to tow in overdrive regardless of how flat it is.
back home in pennsylvania, we never towed in overdrive much at all because
there aren't many flat areas along I-80 or I-79 that i can recall of. so
that's why i thought that towing in overcrive might mess up my tranny. i
have no towing package, so i thought i would be safe and tow totaly in
overdrive.
maybe i have no clue.

thanks for any answers,
Bill
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Date: Mon, 04 Oct 1999 10:00:49 -0700
From: johny
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Help Info needed

Erik Marquez wrote:

> 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.

If you've been slogging thought the tons of info on the ford diesel site....

In summary, the things you need to have picked up are:
- - religious oil changes 3000 miles.
- - Oil filters from Walmart are the best price.
- - Rotella or Delo 400 is a very popular oil on www.ford -diesel. com

- - fuel filters from DIS
- - Should check the fuel flow regulator (could be clogged/partially clogged up)
(this is not an issue on the 99's)

- - check the coolant levels. Need to check the DC4A levels to
avoid cavitation.

- - If you have the A4OD, you have a separate set of Care and feeding tips.


I have a 99 F350 SC 4x4 PSD 4R100 built back on 6/98. As far as truck
engines go, big time fun.

- -john

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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 13:57:49 -0400
From: "Ron,Marge,Ted"
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - a question/concern about my truck

Hi all,
Concerning the oil gauge being a dummy gauge or no better than an idiot
light, does anyone know if there is a replacement sending unit that would
enable the oil gauge to become a true pressure reading unit?
Ron
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> I don't know if your RPM's were to high but I do know that the oil
pressure
> gauge is a dummy gauge. It either reads were it normally does or it reads
> nothing at all. The temp gauge is a normal gauge though.
>
> Jeff
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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 11:44:38 -0700
From: "Robert Benne"
Subject: FTE 97up - Help Info - Tires

I agree that the original Firestone tires aren't worth much. I use my 99 SD
CC 4x4 V10 Lariet to pull a large stock trailer. 24 miles of rock/dirt road
one-way to the highway. When I bot the truck, it did not come with the
tires ordered so had the tires changed out. Went to a Dunlop Radial Rover.
Although only D range, I have had superb wear and NO FLATS ( a constant
problem with the firestones due to tread design which locks in stones/rocks
and you end up pushing them through the tire). The reason I went with the
Dunlops is that the fleet salesman I dealth with sells SD's to the local
copper mines. Their trucks run on hard rock all day long and factory tires
only last 9-11M miles. Everything they order now are outfitted with Dunlops
as part of the new car prep before it leaves the dealer. Much tougher tire,
much longer life in severe conditions and terrific on the highway. I concur
with 17M miles now there is a lot of tread left. I've been very pleased
with them. Just my 2 cents....


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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 1999 21:08:45 EDT
From: KCochran1 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Extreme Boost

The 97's didn't have an intercooler, therefore didn't need the extra plumbing.


In a message dated 9/27/1999 8:04:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
johny netapp.com writes:

> I don't know what the turbo plumbing looks like on a 97 PSD, but I wonder
> if they have they have the flexible interconnects like the 99's. I bet they
> don't, which is why I almost never hear about this.
>
> Anyone with knowledge of the 99 and 97 PSD can comment?
>
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Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 00:18:03 EDT
From: Fordman4L aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - What about tint for a new door?

I have discovered the famous crack in the driver's door of my '99 F-150.
The windows on my truck are tinted and I also have a set of wind visors on
the truck. I have been following the posts on this subject closely and I
would like to get a new door, if it does not have the same stress lines on
it. However, I don't have the money at this time to put tint on the new
window or to put a new wind visor on the new door. I would really appreciate....


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