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97up-list Digest Sun, 05 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 022

In This Issue:
Re: Ford Engine Recall
Re: Ford Engine Recall
ADMIN: Mailboxes, slight delay
Heavy Duty Radiator
Extended Warranty


Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 07:11:11 -0800
From: Ralph Lindberg>
Subject: Re: Ford Engine Recall

At 8:54 AM -0500 3/4/00, Tom wrote:
>This sounds great, a noise which dissappears as soon as you shift into gear
>and as the engine warms up, so you would have to wait and listen for it, eh?
>The note indicates how to determine if the 4.6L is a Windsor -- I have an
>early 1999 6.8L -- does anyone know how to decode the VIN for that engine?
>(in the 8th position I have an "S")

You will note that it includes the 6.8l V10, but it's still the same
number, so your's isn't one

Ralph Lindberg ICQ 5988954
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From: "Vaughn (VDB)">
Date: Sun, 5 Mar 2000 10:51:08 4
Subject: Re: Ford Engine Recall

Sounds like the piston slap thing.
Which I had my 5.4 engine replaced
about a month ago and this "new"
engine sounds exactly the same as
the old one!!

Guess I'm going to take it back again.

99 F250 SD SB SC XLT 4X4 5.4

>This sounds great, a noise which dissappears as soon as you
>shift into gear and as the engine warms up, so you would have
>to wait and listen for it, eh?


Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2000 18:24:06 -0500
From: Ken Payne>
Subject: ADMIN: Mailboxes, slight delay

The free email boxes will be delayed until mid-week. I need a couple of extra days to get the sign screen ready.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts


Date: Sun, 05 Mar 2000 20:25:09 -0500
From: Clem>
Subject: Heavy Duty Radiator

Robert & Jim:

I had a 98 F150SC 4.6L 48 myself (until 2 weeks ago). Mine did not come
with the towing package and I upgraded it to one. The original factory
radiator was a one row radiator about 1" thick. The towing package
should have the heavy duty radiator which is about 2" thick and 2 rows.
After asking the dealer they said it was about $350 to get a super duty
cooling radiator. I went to a local radiator shop in Norfolk VA who got
me a heavy duty radiator for about $250 new. It is made by Jer-Dan
radiator as I remember and when I opened the box. the radiator said Ford
on it. Pretty easy to install - took about an hour. (anyone needing a
single row radiator, let me know - it's in my storage unit).

Recently traded in the 98 F150 on a 2000 F250 Lariat Diesel. Love the
truck and it will tow my 5,000lb trailer with enough guts to tow one
more behind that if I could! Love my new red beast!



Date: Mon, 06 Mar 2000 15:03:26 -0500
From: CnC>
Subject: Extended Warranty

I've got a 1997 Ford F150 4.6 V8 2 wheel drive pickup with mileage now at 32,000 and the warranty will expire this May or when I reach 36,000 miles. I've been giving serious consideration to buying an extended warranty policy. I found out that they ain't cheap. From a low of about $800 to a high of almost $1300. I've got some questions and I was hoping that some of you might be able to clarify this for me.

Did you get an extended warranty?
If so, did you get it from the Ford Dealer or elsewhere?
Which do you recommend for me?
Did you get a warranty for EVERYTHING or just the drive train?
Have you had any Claim Experience under your Extended Warranty?
Was it Good or Bad?

Thanks for your input.


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