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97up-list Digest Mon, 13 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 028

In This Issue:
Re: mileage
Mileage
Re: Mileage
Re: Mileage
Headache racks
Re: Headache racks
ADMIN: Web based email is now working
Re: K&N
Re: K&N

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From: MadPoodle aol.com
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 11:17:32 EST
Subject: Re: mileage

>Main difference will probably be that you have a 3.73 as opposed to the
F350's having 4.10's

Ahh, our 350's have the 3.73 also. with the PSD, I see no need for the 4.10.
We pull up to 17,000 lbs behind them, and 13,000 behind my 250, no problem!

Scott

99 F250SC PSD 6 Spd

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Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 20:44:11 -0500
From: Clem earthlink.net>
Subject: Mileage

Hey folks. I just bought a used (6,000 miles) F250 SC PSD w/auto. A
couple questions that I wish I'd paid attention to over the last year
when I had my 98 F150.

First the good part - mileage. Have not taken it on a trip yet - but
around town getting 16.5mpg with very poorly timed traffic lights in VA
Beach.

Now the questions..... As I got it used, didn't have the window tag.
Looked at the rear end and one of the tags said 4.09 on it. I didn't
see anything that indicated a 3.73 or 4.10 rear end. Anyone know if a
4.09 rear end comes on a F250 SD as an option for Y2K? All the
brochures I have seen only list the 3.73.

Second - Okay... matter of opinion but what are feelings about brands
of motor oil to use? I know I should and will be using 15W-40 Diesel
rated oil. Most of what I see around here are Shell Rotella-T and
Chevron Delovac. Anyone got any feelings one way or another? I use
Mobil-1 in my Gas burners but am not going to buy 4 gallons of the stuff
every 3k miles.

Clem.....


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Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 18:30:15 -0800
From: johny netapp.com>
Subject: Re: Mileage

Being a SRW, you only get 3.73. At the mileage you are getting, it must be
a 2x4.

For non-synthetic oil, Rotella-T and Delo-400 are probaby the 2 favorites
on www.ford -diesel. com. I happen to use Delo-400 as that's what
the local Costco sells at a decent price about $33.00 for a 6 gal pack.
At 27K on my 99, it seems to be just fine.

If you are new to diesels, you owe yourself a look here:
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.ford -diesel. com/faq/1999faq/

But be warned, there's a lot to read :-).

Also there is a fairly low bandwidth email list here:
www.onelist.com/subscribe/PowerStroke

-john

Clem wrote:

> Hey folks. I just bought a used (6,000 miles) F250 SC PSD w/auto. A
> couple questions that I wish I'd paid attention to over the last year
> when I had my 98 F150.
>
> First the good part - mileage. Have not taken it on a trip yet - but
> around town getting 16.5mpg with very poorly timed traffic lights in VA
> Beach.
>
> Now the questions..... As I got it used, didn't have the window tag.
> Looked at the rear end and one of the tags said 4.09 on it. I didn't
> see anything that indicated a 3.73 or 4.10 rear end. Anyone know if a
> 4.09 rear end comes on a F250 SD as an option for Y2K? All the
> brochures I have seen only list the 3.73.
>
> Second - Okay... matter of opinion but what are feelings about brands
> of motor oil to use? I know I should and will be using 15W-40 Diesel
> rated oil. Most of what I see around here are Shell Rotella-T and
> Chevron Delovac. Anyone got any feelings one way or another? I use
> Mobil-1 in my Gas burners but am not going to buy 4 gallons of the stuff
> every 3k miles.
>
> Clem.....




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From: RSnovi aol.com
Date: Mon, 13 Mar 2000 21:50:46 EST
Subject: Re: Mileage

In a message dated 3/13/00 8:48:07 PM Eastern Standard Time,
wahoofan earthlink.net writes:

<<
Hey folks. I just bought a used (6,000 miles) F250 SC PSD w/auto. A
couple questions that I wish I'd paid attention to over the last year
when I had my 98 F150.

First the good part - mileage. Have not taken it on a trip yet - but
around town getting 16.5mpg with very poorly timed traffic lights in VA
Beach.

Now the questions..... As I got it used, didn't have the window tag.
Looked at the rear end and one of the tags said 4.09 on it. I didn't
see anything that indicated a 3.73 or 4.10 rear end. Anyone know if a
4.09 rear end comes on a F250 SD as an option for Y2K? All the
brochures I have seen only list the 3.73.
--
4.10 or 3.73 usually i think you can get 4.30 or 4.56

Second - Okay... matter of opinion but what are feelings about brands
of motor oil to use? I know I should and will be using 15W-40 Diesel
rated oil. Most of what I see around here are Shell Rotella-T and
Chevron Delovac. Anyone got any feelings one way or another? I use
Mobil-1 in my Gas burners but am not going to buy 4 gallons of the stuff
every 3k miles.

either is probably fine.

RS
>>

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From: "Ian R. Poyntz" iname.com>
Subject: Headache racks
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 12:25:20 -0800


Good Day All:

Has anyone found a good source of aluminum 'headache' racks for the light duty, super cab, short box F250 4X4? I need to buy some racks to carry aluminum ladders (and canoes - more fun) this summer and I thought there might be some nice stock racks out there. Otherwise I have to have them custom made.

Thanks, Ian...



CLICK HERE TO REPLY: poyntz iname.com

Life is precious, love what you do !


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From: RSnovi aol.com
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 01:17:32 EST
Subject: Re: Headache racks

In a message dated 3/13/00 11:24:52 PM Eastern Standard Time,
poyntz iname.com writes:


all depends on $, i would try thumbing through aftermarket dealers catalog
for a F150 and see what they have that might work.

RS
<<
Good Day All:

Has anyone found a good source of aluminum 'headache' racks for the light
duty, super cab, short box F250 4X4? I need to buy some racks to carry
aluminum ladders (and canoes - more fun) this summer and I thought there
might be some nice stock racks out there. Otherwise I have to have them
custom made.

Thanks, Ian...
>>

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Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 02:01:52 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Web based email is now working

I finally worked out the kinks with the free Ford Truck
Enthusiasts web based email. Before I activate any
accounts, I ask that you visit the sign up page at
http://www.ford-trucks.com/nwmail/index.html

You don't need to fill in the form if you've previously
sent me an email requesting an account. If you don't
agree with the terms and conditions there, please let
me know by this weekend. The terms and conditions contain
mumbo-jumbo needed as a CYA for me, especially in this
crazy world. As with most ISP AUPs, its only there for
the occasional bad apple.

If you have not emailed me a request for web based email,
you can use the form to sign up for an account. I have
over 150 (no kidding!) accounts to activate and will
activate 10-20 per day over the next several days. When
your account is activated, you'll receive instructions.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts




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From: "Jeff" prodigy.net>
Subject: Re: K&N
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 05:13:29 -0500

Jeff,
I just put a K&N replacement filter in my 97 F150 4.6L SC SB 4x4.
Immediately I noticed that at 65 mph the rpms dropped almost 200 when cruising.
I'm not sure what the generation 2 system is.

By the way, can anyone recommend a good bolt on cat-back muffler. I mainly want
the low rumble sound, but I also DO NOT want to loose any low end torque. I have
looked at the Flowmaster 70 series, Borla/Gobson swept side and a couple of
others. I would like a dual exhaust setup, but right now I'm leaning towards a
single inlet/dual outlet setup. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Also, I do
not have a problem paying $200 - $300 dollars for one.

Thanks, Jeff Baker


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From: jmann living.com
Subject: Re: K&N
Date: Tue, 14 Mar 2000 10:44:57 -0600

Well, if I'm not mistaken, I believe that most torque converters these days
are or the "locking" type. If that's true I would find it odd that your
RPM's dropped by 200. Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to say you're full
of it.

As for the cat back system. I run a Flowmaster 50 series SUV Performance
muffler (single in / dual out) on my 2000 5.4L 4x4 and it sounds sweet!!
It's NOT to loud (and trust me, they put a two chamber 40 series on there
first and DAMN was it loud) at all when idling or cruising, but it will get
the attention of your neighbors about 4000 RPMs. But like I said, normal
driving with this model results in a nice low, mellow rumble. Hell, it
almost sounds stock at idle.

Joe
Ausitn, TX

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff [mailto:jeffbaker prodigy.net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 4:13 AM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Re: K&N

Jeff,
I just put a K&N replacement filter in my 97 F150 4.6L
SC SB 4x4.
Immediately I noticed that at 65 mph the rpms dropped almost
200 when cruising.
I'm not sure what the generation 2 system is.

By the way, can anyone recommend a good bolt on cat-back
muffler. I mainly want
the low rumble sound, but I also DO NOT want to loose any
low end torque. I have
looked at the Flowmaster 70 series, Borla/Gobson swept side
and a couple of
others. I would like a dual exhaust setup, but right now I'm
leaning towards a
single inlet/dual outlet setup. Any and all suggestions are
welcome. Also, I do
not have a problem paying $200 - $300 dollars for one.

Thanks, Jeff Baker

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