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97up-list Digest Wed, 09 Feb 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 001

In This Issue:
Re: oils and synthetics
Re: oils and synthetics
Clunk Question
Re: Bumper Suggestions?
Truck Mods
Re: Long term storage of 1999 F250 LD 4x4 SB 5.4L
Re: oils and synthetics
My first Oil Change
Re: Clunk Question
Re: My first Oil Change
Re: My first Oil Change
Re: oils and synthetics
Re: My first Oil Change
Re: Bumpers and chains
Re: My first Oil Change
F250SD
Oil Weight???, Was: My first Oil Change
Re: Oil Weight???, Was: My first Oil Change
Re: Oil Weight???, Was: My first Oil Change
Re: Oil Weight???, Was: My first Oil Change
No cool vent air
Re: No cool vent air
Re: No cool vent air
Re: F250SD

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From: "pennhead" bscn.com>
Subject: Re: oils and synthetics
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 06:17:47 -0600

I had a similar experience at Wal-Mart with my 4.2 V6, only it was using
Mobil 1 in bottles rather than bulk. I specifically requested for all the
empties to be returned to me, and when I got home, I drained any remaining
oil into one bottle. Bingo! I ended up with approx. 6 oz of Mobil 1 oil.
These guys at the lube shop won't sit and wait for every drop of oil to
drain from the bottle like you would do at home. Besides that, when I
checked the oil later, it was beyond full. Next time (if there is a next
time) I will specify ONLY 6 QUARTS, and I want the empties! I will then
drain all of them into one again, and add that to the engine if necessary.

Hope this helps.

Penn

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I have a question to all who might have an idea of
what is going on. I took my 2000 F150 V6 4.2 ltr. to
get an oil change at the Texico lub shop to change the
truck's oil. As come to the finish he explains to me
that he had to put 7 qtr. of oil to reach the full
marker on the dip stick. I was concern becuase the
manual says it only takes 6 qtrs. What the deal? I
call the dealer and he says that it only takes 6 qtrs.
I tell it to the man at Texico. I said to him, maybe
he needed to calibrate the pumps. He says it done
twice a week. The dip stick indicate that the levels
are fine. MY QUESTION IS!!!! Who is Right?

Ray


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> twelve years. But I will
> be facing one in a couple of months.
>
> The owner's manual says I'll need 16 quarts for my
> Powerstroke Diesel. What
> is a quart worth these days, the real stuff, the
> synthetic?
> --
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Subject: Re: oils and synthetics
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 06:21:14 -0600

I believe oil stick would have to be too short for this to apply.

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>tell the texaco guy to shove it , it only takes 6qts including filter. My
89
>F150 took same and it was still low on the stick but that was because they
>probably just used the same dam dip stick from cars and truck has a bigger
>pan., but i never put any more than i knew it took You want to see a filter
>have a look at a FL-1995.
> >
> > I have a question to all who might have an idea of
> > what is going on. I took my 2000 F150 V6 4.2 ltr. to
> > get an oil change at the Texico lub shop to change the
> > truck's oil. As come to the finish he explains to me
> > that he had to put 7 qtr. of oil to reach the full
> > marker on the dip stick. I was concern becuase the
> > manual says it only takes 6 qtrs. What the deal? I
> > call the dealer and he says that it only takes 6 qtrs.
> > I tell it to the man at Texico. I said to him, maybe
> > he needed to calibrate the pumps. He says it done
> > twice a week. The dip stick indicate that the levels
> > are fine. MY QUESTION IS!!!! Who is Right?


I recall a TSB for some Ford trucks about the oil-stick being too long,
could be the issue here

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From: "Allemand, Andre'" KMG.com>
Subject: Clunk Question
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 06:25:19 -0600

Hey everybody,

I have a F150 ext/cab. 32000 miles on it. When I proceed from a stop,
especially if my wheels or turned, I hear a clunk. It seems to be coming
from the right side. This happens in forward as well as reverse. I checked
my tires, they do not show any unusual wear. Got any ideas...

Boomer

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From: RSnovi aol.com
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 07:42:59 EST
Subject: Re: Bumper Suggestions?

In a message dated 2/8/00 11:05:36 PM Eastern Standard Time,
davesomers worldnet.att.net writes:


why dont you just get a winch that slides into receiver? I hear those work
great and a few companys have them. Or if you need the front bumper, check
out ranchand.com, thats what i am getting when i get one, there the best in
TX.

RS
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I am looking for suggestions for bumpers for my 99 F350 DRW.
In the front I'm looking to mount a 12K winch, and would like a pushbar /
headlight protection system too. This is a diesel, so I have to keep some
air flowing up there.
In the rear I want to put a winch too (I have a Warn XD9000i but this may
be too high profile) and still have a 2" Class IV or V receiver.(1000
tongue, 10000trailer)
Right now I have the factory receiver and the space from the top of it to
the tailgate when open only clears the XD9000i by 3/8". Maybe if the
bumper has an inch more drop to the receiver, and I'll get rid of the
factory receiver? [The primary use of the rear winch will be to pull stuff
into the trailer, but I want it to be beefy enough that it can also back me
out. By the time I pay for the truck and the bumpers, I'm not sure there
will be enough money left to buy a new winch] The truck is a dually and I
liked a rear bumper I saw that wrapped around to help protect the fenders.
I know, I want everything. I started to design one to build a rear bumper
myself,but started getting nervous about engineering the 2" receiver load.
What have other people seen?
Dave Somers
longhairbigfoot.com

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From: "Scott Matus" hotmail.com>
Subject: Truck Mods
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 06:04:41 PST

You sound just like me. I had my truck in the garage for mods for 7 months
before I started to drive it. Way to go!

I put on longevity mods-

Inner and under coating
REAL Gauges not the Idiot gauges like the Oil pressure
Filters on all fluids PS/Brake, Trans, Coolant, Oil-bypass
Sheepskin seat covers
and 900W stereo system

Write me if you have any questions,

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From: George Rigney wsnelson.com>
Subject: Re: Long term storage of 1999 F250 LD 4x4 SB 5.4L
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 08:17:48 -0600

I often have one or the other of my cars sitting for months. I would
recommend changing the oil after three months, and I would have your friend
actually drive the truck a few miles. If it sits for too long, the tires
may develop a flat spot.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ian R. Poyntz [mailto:poyntziname.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 12:45 PM
To: Ford
Subject: [97up-list] Long term storage of 1999 F250 LD 4x4 SB 5.4L



Hi All:

I've been reading this email list for months and now I have a question.

I often store my 1999 F250 4x4 5.4 L truck in a heated garage for 5 months
at a time. A friend runs the engine for 15 minutes once a month and also
puts it in drive for a few minutes to circulate transmission fluid. Would
anyone suggest that I do more (or less) to preserve the vehicle? Also,
would you recommend that the oil be changed just because it is old and the
vehicle has been sitting?

Thanks,
Ian...



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From: jmannliving.com
Subject: Re: oils and synthetics
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 08:21:18 -0600

Pennhead would be correct. A long stick would have indicated the engine was
full prematurely, there for using less oil.

One sure way to determine how much oil is in the truck would be to drain the
pan as well as remove the oil filter and drain it into the same container.
Then using a measuring device (oil containers with the visible scale on one
side, or may be an old Rubbermade pitcher with fluid ounces on the side)
measure the volume of oil. Or you could just get the Service manager to
maybe write something up that says his Ford train service techs never add
more the 6 qt. of oil to a 4.6 and that if the Texaco lub shop did so there
was either an error in the measurements or they over filled the engine
thereby possibly causing harm.



-----Original Message-----
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To: 97up-listford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Re: oils and synthetics

I believe oil stick would have to be too short for this to apply.

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Sent: Tuesday, February 08, 2000 9:52 PM
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Subject: [97up-list] Re: oils and synthetics

I recall a TSB for some Ford trucks about the oil-stick being too long,
could be the issue here

Ralph Lindberg ICQ 5988954


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From: jmannliving.com
Subject: My first Oil Change
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 08:33:49 -0600

I've had my 2000 F150 5.4 for about two months.

- At what mileage point should I get the factory oil changed??
- Is there any reason not to go to Mobile 1 at this point?
- Where will I find the best price on Mobile 1 oil?
- What weight in Mobil 1? (Austin, TX, 70 degrees now will be 100 this
summer)
- Change filter every time, or every other time?
- Who makes the best READILY available Oil Filter?

Ok, Let that wisdom fly!

Joe

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From: "Noll, William E(Z01981)" apsc.com>
Subject: Re: Clunk Question
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 07:36:22 -0700

I had it a while ago. Take it to the dealer (if it's still under
warranty). They'll replace some bushings (but don't ask me where). It's
covered.

-----Original Message-----
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Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 05:25
To: '97up-listford-trucks.com'
Subject: [97up-list] Clunk Question


Hey everybody,

I have a F150 ext/cab. 32000 miles on it. When I proceed from a stop,
especially if my wheels or turned, I hear a clunk. It seems to be coming
from the right side. This happens in forward as well as reverse. I checked
my tires, they do not show any unusual wear. Got any ideas...

Boomer
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From: George Rigney wsnelson.com>
Subject: Re: My first Oil Change
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 08:51:56 -0600



I've had my 2000 F150 5.4 for about two months.

- At what mileage point should I get the factory oil changed??
I changed mine at 1000 mi, 2500 mi, had the dealership change it at 5000 mi,
changed it myself again at 5003 mi (dealership overfilled it and used the
wrong oil), and I now change it every three months (which is around
1700-2000 mi).
- Is there any reason not to go to Mobile 1 at this point?
Many on this list have reported that the Triton engines take a long time to
break in. You may want to wait a year to switch to synthetic.
- Where will I find the best price on Mobile 1 oil?
- What weight in Mobil 1? (Austin, TX, 70 degrees now will be 100 this
summer)
- Change filter every time, or every other time?
I always change the filter every time. Filters cost $3 and are as hard to
change as a light bulb.
- Who makes the best READILY available Oil Filter?
You can find Motorcraft (Ford OEM) at Wal-Mart, AutoZone, etc. I don't
remember the web site, but I've seen a comparison that showed Motorcraft to
be an excellent filter.

Ok, Let that wisdom fly!

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From: RSnoviaol.com
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 10:24:19 EST
Subject: Re: My first Oil Change

In a message dated 2/9/00 9:50:22 AM Eastern Standard Time,
George.RigneyWSNelson.com writes:

<<
I've had my 2000 F150 5.4 for about two months.

- At what mileage point should I get the factory oil changed??
I changed mine at 1000 mi, 2500 mi, had the dealership change it at 5000 mi,
changed it myself again at 5003 mi (dealership overfilled it and used the
wrong oil), and I now change it every three months (which is around
1700-2000 mi).

2500-3000 MILES

- Is there any reason not to go to Mobile 1 at this point?

NO
Many on this list have reported that the Triton engines take a long time to
break in. You may want to wait a year to switch to synthetic.
- Where will I find the best price on Mobile 1 oil?

PROBABLY BIG CHAIN STORE , I DONT KNOW IF SAMS HAS IT.

- What weight in Mobil 1? (Austin, TX, 70 degrees now will be 100 this
summer)

15W-50 , I WHAT THEY MAKE I THINK.

- Change filter every time, or every other time? EVERY TIME

I always change the filter every time. Filters cost $3 and are as hard to
change as a light bulb.
- Who makes the best READILY available Oil Filter? MOTORCRAFT

You can find Motorcraft (Ford OEM) at Wal-Mart, AutoZone, etc. I don't
remember the web site, but I've seen a comparison that showed Motorcraft to
be an excellent filter.

Ok, Let that wisdom fly!
>>

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Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 10:28:10 -0800
From: Jean Marc Chartier sympatico.ca>
Subject: Re: oils and synthetics

Ray Garcia wrote:
>
> I have a question to all who might have an idea of
> what is going on. I took my 2000 F150 V6 4.2 ltr. to
> get an oil change at the Texico lub shop to change the
> truck's oil. As come to the finish he explains to me
> that he had to put 7 qtr. of oil to reach the full
> marker on the dip stick. I was concern becuase the
> manual says it only takes 6 qtrs. What the deal? I
> call the dealer and he says that it only takes 6 qtrs.
> I tell it to the man at Texico. I said to him, maybe
> he needed to calibrate the pumps. He says it done
> twice a week. The dip stick indicate that the levels
> are fine. MY QUESTION IS!!!! Who is Right?
>
> Ray
>

Ray,

You should ultimately trust the person who will honour your
warranty.
The reading is correct at mid point in the hash mark. I had
refund from Cosco for overfilling my crankcase. I had to
insist that it was overfilled and demand my money back for
the extra litre ( Canada ). The owners manual helped a lot
when I showed him the correct amount of oil to use.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier

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From: George Rigney wsnelson.com>
Subject: Re: My first Oil Change
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 09:54:30 -0600


- What weight in Mobil 1? (Austin, TX, 70 degrees now will be 100 this
summer)

15W-50 , I WHAT THEY MAKE I THINK.

The manual recommends 5W-30. 10W-30 is probably an acceptable substitute,
but 15W-50 would have a much higher viscosity at all temperatures. Maybe
that's for a diesel?



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From: "Rivera, Max" compaq.com>
Subject: Re: Bumpers and chains
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 07:59:41 -0800

I have a 97 f150 with a Maap bumper(not factory). Problem i have is trying
to connect my safty chains from my boat trailer. I would like some
suggestions, it is a small outboard 15', so i can probly use the ball hitch
on the bumper.

thanks

Maximo Rivera
GCSC
Compaq Computers


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From: "Keith Veren" worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: My first Oil Change
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 11:05:03 -0500

1. Change it soon.
2. Some say rings are seated by now and Mobil-1 is OK, others say wait to
10,000 miles or so.
3. I go with Mobil-1 after 1,000 miles and have never had any compression,
ring, valve or other problem associated with unseated rings.

Keith


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From: living.com>
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Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 9:33 AM
Subject: [97up-list] My first Oil Change


> I've had my 2000 F150 5.4 for about two months.
>
> - At what mileage point should I get the factory oil changed??
> - Is there any reason not to go to Mobile 1 at this point?
> - Where will I find the best price on Mobile 1 oil?
> - What weight in Mobil 1? (Austin, TX, 70 degrees now will be 100 this
> summer)
> - Change filter every time, or every other time?
> - Who makes the best READILY available Oil Filter?
>
> Ok, Let that wisdom fly!
>
> Joe
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From: "Douglas Petschow" metlife.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 11:52:37 -0500
Subject: F250SD



Glad to see the list is back up. Just wanted to let everyone know that my
F250SD finally came in after waiting 8 months. I picked up the truck Thursday
night and God am I happy. One question for the list, the dealer told me that
there is no break in period with this truck. Is this true? TIA. I also want
to pay a special thanks to Nathan for helping me try to locate another F250SD.
I ended up going with the original dealer who finally got a scheduled date for
me. I can not express in words how helpful Nathan was and how much of an asset,
in my opinion, he is to this list. Thanks again Nathan.





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From: "Christian Bagley" hotmail.com>
Subject: Oil Weight???, Was: My first Oil Change
Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 12:04:16 EST

What weight oil is safe for these engines? The service people at my local
dealer said that 10W30 would run the risk of producing sludge in the engine
and they said absolutely stay with 5w30. Are these people crazy or what?


Chris in VA



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From: RSnoviaol.com
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 12:18:10 EST
Subject: Re: Oil Weight???, Was: My first Oil Change

In a message dated 2/9/00 12:05:50 PM Eastern Standard Time,
c_bagleyhotmail.com writes:

I know some of the modular motors are calling for a lower weight oils

RS

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Date: 2/9/00 12:05:50 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: c_bagleyhotmail.com (Christian Bagley)
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What weight oil is safe for these engines? The service people at my local
dealer said that 10W30 would run the risk of producing sludge in the engine
and they said absolutely stay with 5w30. Are these people crazy or what?


Chris in VA



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From: "Strukel, Mike" westgroup.com>
Subject: Re: Oil Weight???, Was: My first Oil Change
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 11:19:19 -0600

Ford issued a service bulletin for ALL gas powered engines:


Service Bulletin Number: 99-8-16
Bulletin Sequence Number: 642
Date of Bulletin: 9905
NHTSA Item Number: SB606420
Make: FORD TRUCK
Year: 1998
Component: ENGINE
Summary: FORD MOTOR COMPANY NOW RECOMMENDS SAE 5W-30 VISCOSITY GRADE FOR
SERVICING ANY FORD GASOLINE-POWERED VEHICLE REGARDLESS OF MODEL YEAR.


Mike



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From: Christian Bagley [mailto:c_bagleyhotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 11:04 AM
To: 97up-listford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Oil Weight???, Was: My first Oil Change


What weight oil is safe for these engines? The service people at my local
dealer said that 10W30 would run the risk of producing sludge in the engine
and they said absolutely stay with 5w30. Are these people crazy or what?


Chris in VA



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From: George Rigney wsnelson.com>
Subject: Re: Oil Weight???, Was: My first Oil Change
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 11:33:08 -0600

If you look at a viscosity chart, you will see that 10W-30 has a very
similar profile to 5W-30. It is slightly more viscous, even at high
temperatures. When I brought my SD in for an oil change, they used 10W-30
in place of 5W-30, and when I pointed this out they said that was fine and
that Ford approved of the substitution because of our hot climate. I didn't
investigate this any further, but I didn't buy it. I now do my own oil
changes and I always use 5W-30. I don't know about sludge buildup, but a
more viscous oil may not penetrate into tight clearances as well and it may
change the size of the hydrodynamic wedge that your crankshaft rides on,
which will affect lubrication flow between the journal and bearing.

In conclusion, the differences are slight. There may be no measurable
effect in using 10W-30 instead of 5W-30. Since they're the same price, why
not use the 5W-30 since your manual recommends it?

Regards,
George

1974 Gran Torino Elite 351W
1984 LTD Crown Victoria 302
1999 F250 SD CC V10

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From: Christian Bagley [mailto:c_bagleyhotmail.com]
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 11:04 AM
To: 97up-listford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Oil Weight???, Was: My first Oil Change


What weight oil is safe for these engines? The service people at my local
dealer said that 10W30 would run the risk of producing sludge in the engine
and they said absolutely stay with 5w30. Are these people crazy or what?


Chris in VA



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Date: Wed, 09 Feb 2000 11:48:11 -0700
From: Scott Phillips nm.net>
Subject: No cool vent air

Hi listees! Question #1: Is there an archieve of old posts that I can
look at to see if my questions have been asked before......and if so how
do I access them?

Now the real question: My 1998, Explorer only blows hot air through the
vents. Even when turned all the way to cool, air coming out on any
setting except AC, is hot.....any suggestions to this auto-challenged
individual!

TIA

Scott Phillips
'98 Explorer, V8
Santa Fe, NM


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Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2000 14:12:09 -0800
From: Jean Marc Chartier sympatico.ca>
Subject: Re: No cool vent air

Scott Phillips wrote:
>
> Hi listees! Question #1: Is there an archieve of old posts that I can
> look at to see if my questions have been asked before......and if so how
> do I access them?
>
> Now the real question: My 1998, Explorer only blows hot air through the
> vents. Even when turned all the way to cool, air coming out on any
> setting except AC, is hot.....any suggestions to this auto-challenged
> individual!
>
> TIA
>
> Scott Phillips
> '98 Explorer, V8
> Santa Fe, NM
>

Scott,

Welcome to the club. My wife's 99 does the same thing.
The only time it doesn't is when the weather is cold.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier

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From: "Zinski, Steve" richmond.edu>
Subject: Re: No cool vent air
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 14:58:44 -0500

My Honda Accord had the same problem. Turned out that the linkage to the
heater core shutoff valve was not aligned correctly. This allowed hot
coolant to flow through the core. A simple adjustment fixed the problem.

--Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: Jean Marc Chartier [mailto:jmc.chartiersympatico.ca]
Sent: Friday, February 11, 2000 5:12 PM
To: 97up-listford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Re: No cool vent air


Scott Phillips wrote:
>
> Hi listees! Question #1: Is there an archieve of old posts that I can
> look at to see if my questions have been asked before......and if so how
> do I access them?
>
> Now the real question: My 1998, Explorer only blows hot air through the
> vents. Even when turned all the way to cool, air coming out on any
> setting except AC, is hot.....any suggestions to this auto-challenged
> individual!
>
> TIA
>
> Scott Phillips
> '98 Explorer, V8
> Santa Fe, NM
>

Scott,

Welcome to the club. My wife's 99 does the same thing.
The only time it doesn't is when the weather is cold.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier
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From: "Keith Veren" worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: F250SD
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2000 19:39:54 -0500

All Ford owners manuals (in fact just about any manufacturer's owner's
manuals) I have read say:

1. do not tow or snow plow the first 500 miles (some say 1,000 miles).

2. for the first 500 miles or so vary your speed, don't just set the cruise
control at 62 at run the first 500 miles like that.

3. Don't glaze your brakes by doing a high-speed "panic" or "racing" type
of stop before your disks and rotors (or if they still install them, drums
and shoes) are broken in.


Keith


----- Original Message -----
From: "Douglas Petschow" metlife.com>
To: <97up-listford-trucks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2000 11:52 AM
Subject: [97up-list] F250SD


>
>
> Glad to see the list is back up. Just wanted to let everyone know that my
> F250SD finally came in after waiting 8 months. I picked up the truck
Thursday
> night and God am I happy. One question for the list, the dealer told me
that
> there is no break in period with this truck. Is this true? TIA. I also
want
> to pay a special thanks to Nathan for helping me try to locate another
F250SD.
> I ended up going with the original dealer who finally got a scheduled date
for
> me. I can not express in words how helpful Nathan was and how much of an
asset,
> in my opinion, he is to this list. Thanks again Nathan.
>
>
>
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