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97up-list-digest Wednesday, December 1 1999 Volume 02 : Number 323



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - Re: Tune-up
FTE 97up - F150 Running Board/Step Choices
Re: FTE 97up - F150 Running Board/Step Choices
FTE 97up - PSD Waste Gate / Back Pressure
FTE 97up - Dissapearing
Re: FTE 97up - Dissapearing
Re: FTE 97up - Dissapearing
Re: FTE 97up - Dissapearing
FTE 97up - Science Theory
Re: FTE 97up - Science Theory

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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 07:49:46 -0500
From: Jean Marc Chartier
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: Tune-up

Carl Krueger wrote:
>
> My 97 F150 has approx. 70,000 miles on it. I just had to get a tune-up
> on it.
> I thought they were supposed to be able to go to 100,000 before any
> tune-up was necessary. All the mileage is basically highway. Has
> anyone experienced a similiar problem with their F150?
>
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Carl,

Why did it need a tune up? If it needed new plugs,
should they not be covered for free?

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier

PS. I used to trade in my vehicles when the ash tray was
full, but now I trade when it needs a tune up.. ;-)
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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 08:06:07 -0500
From: Michael
Subject: FTE 97up - F150 Running Board/Step Choices

Hi All,

I recently took delivery of my 2000, F150 Supercab 4X4 Lariat, but it
had no steps or running boards on it. (I found it on the lot locally)

Several manufacturers offer steps and or boards but I'm looking for
user's recommendations from this group before I purchase a set. I really
like the Ford - Oval Tube Steps that now come on the newer model Trucks and
SUV's but they are near $450.00 at my local dealer and that does not
include installation.

Does anyone have the new Dee Zee Black Guardian Steps or the Dee Zee
Back Road Oval Tubes installed on their trucks or Suv's and if so, do you
like them and were they bolted to the body or the frame ?

I prefer the black or anodized aluminum look since I have two-tone
paint with gold on the bottom and don't want silver tubes against the gold.

OK, what do you guys have and recommend and who gives us the best
prices for this Ford Truck Group ?????????

Thanks in Advance,
Mike Cape Coral, FL

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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 08:36:04 EST
From: DJBurry aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - F150 Running Board/Step Choices

Hello Mike,
I have been in Cape Coral many times....Dad lived on Pine Island for years, I
had made many trips to SW Florida. Hey, back to the important stuff.... I
have a 00 F-250 SD/PSD/CC/Lariat/Shorty and the running boards I like are
from J-J Supply outta Calif.....www.info j-jent.com...the web address. They
have a lot of cool stuff, kinda pricey, but very well made. Well, dont catch
to many Snook, they should be coming up in the shallows shorty....Cya...Dave
Burry...Denver

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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 07:51:29 -0600
From: DanBrotzman
Subject: FTE 97up - PSD Waste Gate / Back Pressure

Sunday I drove my 99.5 PSD F350 in temperatures below 32 degree F for =
the first time. I expected the idle to speed up during warm up but did =
not expect to hear the waste gate (?) open after the engine was nearly =
completely warmed up. Or maybe I was hearing the back pressure valve =
closing while I was driving. This happened at slower speeds, below 45 =
mph. My question is, is this normal to hear what sounded like escaping =
turbo boost intermittantly when the engine was nearly completely warmed =
up? After the temp gauge read about half way between "C" and "H" it did =
not do this any more. I checked the blue hoses connecting the inter =
cooler tubes together and they all seem firmly connected. Any comments?

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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 19:33:30 -0500
From: Alan
Subject: FTE 97up - Dissapearing

Does anyone have any idea why my coolant keeps disappearing (about an
inch below add) every 5k miles.The dealer has pressure tested 2 times
and says nothing is wrong. Also I have had to fill my power steering
fluid 3 times (about 2 oz) in appx 16k miles. No visible leaks there
either. Is this normal for a 99 PSD.
Thanks

Alan

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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 20:12:13 -0600
From: Kevin Jerome
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Dissapearing

Have you checked your oil to see if it is milky or frothy? Hopefully
not, but the only other place for the coolant to go is into the block
through a crack.

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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 20:26:34 -0600
From: tvsjr sprynet.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Dissapearing

But a crack in the block would show a serious drop in system pressure
during pressure tesing, provided that the dealership didn't lie to you or
screw up during the testing.


At 08:12 PM 11/30/1999 -0600, Kevin Jerome wrote:
>Have you checked your oil to see if it is milky or frothy? Hopefully
>not, but the only other place for the coolant to go is into the block
>through a crack.
>
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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 23:27:17 -0800
From: Glenn See
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Dissapearing

over the years I have lost more coolant through the radiator cap than any
other place. If you have not already, check the pressure cap.

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Date: Wed, 01 Dec 1999 04:38:24 -0400
From: "Steve and Caryl Baron"
Subject: FTE 97up - Science Theory

Science Theory:

Noting that forests and pick-ups are close to many of our hearts and souls,
I couldn=B9t resist passing along these high minded theories of some of our
better scientific minds.

(Subject: Newtonian Mechanics)--The earth may spin faster on its axis due t=
o
deforestation. Just as a figure skater's rate of spin increases when the
arms are brought in close to the body, the cutting of tall trees may cause
our planet to spin dangerously fast.

(Subject: Probability Theory)--If an infinite number of
rednecks riding in an infinite number of pickup trucks fire an infinite
number of shotgun rounds at an infinite number of highway signs, they
will eventually produce all the world's great literary works in Braille.

Hope I'm not getting into too much trouble. :)
- --
SteveBaron New York, NY baronny rcn.com
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Date: Wed, 1 Dec 1999 04:06:56 EST
From: TRITON46L aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Science Theory

very funny. i like that

bill
TRITON46L aol.com
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