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97up-list Digest Sun, 18 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 101

In This Issue:
Re: Brite box
Re: Buzzer Help
tire pressure
Re: tire pressure
Re: Buzzer Help
Re: Wheel question
Re: Wheel question
Re: Wheel question
Re: Wheel question
dead truck???

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Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 20:11:47 -0400
From: RICK KANE netzero.net>
Subject: Re: Brite box

The Brite box is the answer to your question, Dennis. They are
available for nearly all vehicles I've been told. There are other units
priced around $20-$30 for other trucks but I couldn't locate one for the
F-250 SD. Other than being pricey ($99) the Brite box is great, and a
snap to install.
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From: tvsjr sprynet.com
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 05:58:27 -0500
Subject: Re: Buzzer Help

From what I can gather, there is a small problem with killing the speaker
(actually probably a piezobuzzer) in these trucks. They can be used for
some programming and diagnostic info. I know my '97 Expedition uses the
piezo to confirm autolock programming, among others. I have found the same
module, and have given some thought as to tearing the box apart and
installing a switch on the device to enable or disable the piezo. That way,
you could leave it disabled, but if you took the truck in for service, you
could enable the buzzer.

Terry

At 11:06 PM 06/17/2000 -0600, you wrote:
> Has anyone successfully tackled and killed the Ignition Key Buzzer. I
>can't stand the darn thing so I started searching and found the chime
>box......But, FORD appears to have made it indestructable. Surely one of you
>ingenius tinkerers can help with this. My ears are still ringing from
>chasing that Chime Box under errr..... above the Fuse panel.
>
>Gary
>2000 Superduty F-250 Supercab
>
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Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 08:13:53 -0400
Subject: tire pressure
From: "Steve and Caryl Baron" rcn.com>

I would have thought that Ford would deliver a vehicle with approximately
proper tire pressure. I purchased a gauge a couple of months ago, blew it
the first time I tried to read the pressure, and finally, at 3600 miles got
a new 0-100 lb. gauge. I found 80 pounds in the back tires, and 60 in the
front ones.

My Ford service manager, eyeballed the van, which is 7000 pounds -7500
pounds I'll guess, with its camping conversion and diesel, and when asked
said "40 pounds is right". But since he didn't have a clue about the
fuel/water separator (I'm glad he is only the manager) I've my doubts.

I suppose the best question is: at what pressure will get the most even tire
wear? I wonder why Ford delivered the van at such high pressure?

2000 F350 RB Van, 7.3 diesel, 54 gal fuel capacity, 16 gal water, cabinets.
--
Steve Baron New York, NY baronny rcn.com

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From: CERESJohnG aol.com
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 10:56:21 EDT
Subject: Re: tire pressure

The vehicles are delivered with high pressure on the haulaways to minimize
bounce against the tiedowns. Dealer just didn't bother to set the pressure.

There should be a sticker/decal/plate on one of the door frames or the glove
box that gives the reccomended pressure. The owners manual should give you
the location.

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From: "Chris B." mediaone.net>
Subject: Re: Buzzer Help
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 08:40:00 -0700

Hi Gary,
I'm in the same boat. On all of my past F-150's, I've been able to either
remove the buzzer itself or electrically disable it. These new 2000 trucks
have made it darn near impossible to even get to the buzzer. It seems to be
located above the fuse panel, like you mentioned. I'll be damned If I can
get to it.

Anyone????? HELP!!!! This thing is driving me crazy. Thanks.

Chris B.
----- Original Message -----
From: GARY GADWA ruralnetwork.net>
To: <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2000 10:06 PM
Subject: [97up-list] Buzzer Help


> Has anyone successfully tackled and killed the Ignition Key Buzzer. I
> can't stand the darn thing so I started searching and found the chime
> box......But, FORD appears to have made it indestructable. Surely one of
you
> ingenius tinkerers can help with this. My ears are still ringing from
> chasing that Chime Box under errr..... above the Fuse panel.
>
> Gary
> 2000 Superduty F-250 Supercab
>
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From: "Steve J. Hodson" mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Wheel question
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 16:44:48 -0400

Jeff and all: It's time to replace the OEM 265-75-16's on my F-350 (with
stock 16x7 rims). I've read from a number of folks that they had no
problems running BFG's 285-75's on the stock rims. Did you have problems
with yours? Why would you not recommend larger than 275's on the OEM rims?
-----Original Message-----
From: RSnovi aol.com aol.com>
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 8:47 AM
Subject: [97up-list] Re: Wheel question


>In a message dated 6/13/00 5:42:39 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
>jeffbaker prodigy.net writes:
>
>
>well tell that guy to take a valve stem and smoke it. The F250s come with
>265/75/16 stock and i have a 285/75/16 on it, althought i wouldnt recommend
>over a 275/75/16. I am going to a 8" rim in a few months. On the speedo I
>didnt seem to notice a whole lot of difference between a 265 and 285 speedo
>wise, but once i get my new GPS will check it for differences.
>
>RS
><<
> Hey everyone,
> I was talking with the goodyear dealer the other day about a set of
>Wrangler
> AT/S tires for my 97 F150 4x4. For some strange reason Goodyear does not
make
> this tire in a 255/70 for a 16 inch wheel. So, I was considering going to
the
> 265/70 (as opposed to the 245/70). The tire guy said that the tire would
not
> look right on a 16x7 wheel. Is he right, or just jerking me around? Has
>anyone
> got this size tire mounted on a 7 inch wide wheel?
>
> Also, since my truck is set up for the 255/70 16, what is involved (forthe
> dealer) to change the speedometer setting to a 265/70 16? I would like to
go
>to
> the slightly bigger tire and would appreciate any advise.
>
> Thanks, Jeff
> '97 F150 4x4 Lariat SC SB 4.6L
> Magna Flow muffler, K&N Air Charger Filter
> >>
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From: RSnovi aol.com
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 17:48:42 EDT
Subject: Re: Wheel question

In a message dated 6/18/00 4:40:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
hodsonsj mindspring.com writes:


well if its a 4x4 I wouldn't really recommend it for 285/75, it does create
alot more "push in the corners" as i would call it. I am going to switch to
a 16x8 which is ideal by the BFG chart on the website. In a month or two,
probably some of the Eagle Alloys they look almost like XLTs i have now but a
inch will make a world of difference. 275/75/16 would be the most I would
recommend, since I have 285 right now. I had previously spoke to about 10
different mfg's of wheels and tires (incuding BFG rep) to get their separate
opinions.

I am readying my self to finally put my front lift 2 1/2 kit on! Since i
have a week off to get aligned and in case anything strange comes up. Anyone
have any suggestions or torque specs i need to know for leaf springs or track
bar, let me know.
I will be getting RS9000s before the end of month deal goes out. Was that
deal someone got on the list for 60. all 3+1 free?

thanks
Ross S
<<
Jeff and all: It's time to replace the OEM 265-75-16's on my F-350 (with
stock 16x7 rims). I've read from a number of folks that they had no
problems running BFG's 285-75's on the stock rims. Did you have problems
with yours? Why would you not recommend larger than 275's on the OEM rims?
-----Original Message----- >>

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From: "Steve J. Hodson" mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: Wheel question
Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 19:39:55 -0400

I'm not sure I know what you mean by "push in the corners". Did you have
trouble with uneven tread wear ? How many miles did you get out of the
set? Any significant impact on handling e.g. steering wheel oscillation,
need to install a steering damper, balancing problems?
-----Original Message-----
From: RSnovi aol.com aol.com>
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Sunday, June 18, 2000 4:49 PM
Subject: [97up-list] Re: Wheel question


>In a message dated 6/18/00 4:40:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>hodsonsj mindspring.com writes:
>
>
>well if its a 4x4 I wouldn't really recommend it for 285/75, it does create
>alot more "push in the corners" as i would call it. I am going to switch
to
>a 16x8 which is ideal by the BFG chart on the website. In a month or two,
>probably some of the Eagle Alloys they look almost like XLTs i have now but
a
>inch will make a world of difference. 275/75/16 would be the most I would
>recommend, since I have 285 right now. I had previously spoke to about 10
>different mfg's of wheels and tires (incuding BFG rep) to get their
separate
>opinions.
>
>I am readying my self to finally put my front lift 2 1/2 kit on! Since i
>have a week off to get aligned and in case anything strange comes up.
Anyone
>have any suggestions or torque specs i need to know for leaf springs or
track
>bar, let me know.
> I will be getting RS9000s before the end of month deal goes out. Was that
>deal someone got on the list for 60. all 3+1 free?
>
>thanks
>Ross S
><<
> Jeff and all: It's time to replace the OEM 265-75-16's on my F-350 (with
> stock 16x7 rims). I've read from a number of folks that they had no
> problems running BFG's 285-75's on the stock rims. Did you have problems
> with yours? Why would you not recommend larger than 275's on the OEM
rims?
> -----Original Message----- >>
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Date: Sun, 18 Jun 2000 18:58:18 -0500
Subject: Re: Wheel question
From: Glenn S See juno.com>

Check for compatibility at www.tirerack.com

Steve

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From: "Mark Browning" hotmail.com>
Subject: dead truck???
Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 06:48:15 EDT

Hi I was wondering if someone out there can help me... My 99 f-150 (no
warranty) is sitting dead t home today.. i tried to satart it and it went
click thats it just a click.... So i check the fuses there all good and the
then i checked the battary its good, the silenoid and it has power but the
wire that leads into the starter has no power?? i just bought a new viper
alarm 21/2 weeks ago could it be the starterkill or the silenoid is
screwed??? somebody please help me thanks....

Mark
99 F-150 2WD 4.2l
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