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97up-list Digest Wed, 15 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 030

In This Issue:
Re: K&N
Re: Flowmaster (was K&N)
Trailer tow mirrors
Re: K&N
Re: Help: 98 F150 front-end noise
(no subject)
transmission question
Date of Manufacture
Re: (no subject)
Re: (no subject)

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From: "Christian Bagley" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: K&N
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 12:15:56 EST

It just does. My 98 Ford Escort ZX2 did the same thing when I put a K&N
filter in it. It dropped about 300 RPM's.


>
>Ok, silly question.. I thought that automatic transmission and torgue
>converters locked up pretty solid at crusing speeds.. So, how is it
>possible that changing an air filter, no matter how much more powerful it
>makes the engine, could possibly change the engine rpm for a given crusing
>speed?
>

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From: jmann living.com
Subject: Re: Flowmaster (was K&N)
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 11:47:41 -0600

Jeff, and folks,

FYI, there is a difference between the standard 50 series Flowmaster and
what I mentioned, the 50 Series SUV Performance muffler. The standard 50 has
a 4 inch casing and the SUV Performance version has a 5 inch casing. As
Flowmaster's site says, "Available in a larger case as 50 Series
SUV-Performance." It breathes better and is a bit quitter. But you may not
need it in a 4.6L.

Joe





-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff [mailto:jeffbaker prodigy.net]
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 4:05 AM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Re: K&N

Joe,
Not sure about the torque converter. I do have an
automatic tranny. This may
be the difference when it kicks into overdrive. I just
figured that the extra
air flow would allow the engine to not work so hard. There
is definetly more
umph in the 2000-3000 rpm range. Not a major amount,
although it is noticable.

Thanks for the advice on the 40 series Flowmaster. I got
a price quote from
a local shop yesterday and the guy had a 40 series 3" single
inlet/ 2 1/2" dual
outlet. I think I'll try to find someone with a 50 series in
stock. The muffler
shop that right now Flowmaster has the factory shut down.
They are re-tooling
for a new 80 (8000) series muffler they have coming out.

I'm hoping to get the muffler installed today or
tomorrow. Going up to
Darlington this weekend for the race and would like sound
GOOD when I get there.
I'll let you know how I like it, and I'm sure I will.

Jeff

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From: "Sandy Swallow" orionre.com>
Subject: Trailer tow mirrors
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 10:37:35 -0800


Scott,
You installed a telescoping mirror on your Super Duty?
The dealer told me the telescoping feature was deleted, due to problems with the mechanicals.
So what mirror did you install? Was it a Ford part? If so do you have a part #?
Thanks
Sandy


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Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 12:20:24 -0800
From: denton sprague oregontrail.net>
Subject: Re: K&N

I noticed pretty much the same in my '98 V8 Explorer...it tends to go into
overdrive much sooner....

washer wrote:

> Ok, silly question.. I thought that automatic transmission and torgue
> converters locked up pretty solid at crusing speeds.. So, how is it
> possible that changing an air filter, no matter how much more powerful it
> makes the engine, could possibly change the engine rpm for a given crusing
> speed?
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff [SMTP:jeffbaker prodigy.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 14, 2000 2:13 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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Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 20:48:50 -0800
From: Jean Marc Chartier sympatico.ca>
Subject: Re: Help: 98 F150 front-end noise

kline002 wrote:
>
> I have a 98 F150 extended-cab 4X4 which has a terrible front end squeak. It
> appears that it is coming from the lower ball joint, which is a sealed joint
> with no grease fitting. Talked with two others that had this same problem but
> had no solution. A mechanic said that there was nothing that could be done,
> that it was stupidity on fords part. Any help would be welcomed. Thanks,
> BAMAFORD
>
> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> Paul S. Kline
> Dept. of Geology
> The University of Alabama
> P.O.Box 870338
> Tuscaloosa, Al. 35487-0338
> Office: 205-348-9293
> kline002 bama.ua.edu or geophys worldnet.att.net
>


Paul,

Some owners have had success in using a syringe with
grease, others have drilled and installed a self tapping
zerk grease fitting. You could also look at after market
for one with a grease fitting. Good luck.

Regards

Jean Marc Chartier

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Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 19:49:36 -0700
From: Vince Hanson tritel.net>
Subject: (no subject)

Can someone please tell me where to locate the exact date of manufacture
on a 99 350 psd ?


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From: jmann living.com
Subject: transmission question
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 08:12:13 -0600

Ok, so I'm exiting the freeway the other day, onto what we affectionately
call an access road here in Texas (they run parallel to the freeway and you
don't often immediately come upon a light), as I enter the access road
something (another drivers actions) causes me to let of the gas. In doing
so, obviously, the RPMs drop and the coast clutch engages. Well then, and
almost immediately I might add, something causes me to suddenly mat the gas
pedal, which did not turn out to be such a pleasant experience. What
happened next I could only describe as a NUTRAL DROP! The engine revved up
into what I can only imagine to be the 4000+ RPM range BEFORE the
transmission/coast clutch engaged. When the drive train once again grabbed
hold of the rear wheels it was like someone had struck me from behind. The
truck lurched forward with a BANG! Hell, I looked back to see if there were
any parts on the ground.

The truck is a 2000 F150 5.4L SC FS 4x4 with a 4R70W transition. I was
moving along at about 40mph and in 2x4 mode. This has happened more than
once, and usually occurs when I've just let off the gas and then decide to
get back on it hard for one reason or another.

Any ideas or remedies would be greatly appreciated. And YES, I would have
got the 4R100 had I had the option. I suspect the Coast Clutch.

Joe
Austin, TX

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From: "Sandy Swallow" orionre.com>
Subject: Date of Manufacture
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 07:21:39 -0800


Vince
I found the date located on the GVWR tag located on the door jam.

I have a question to the list also.

Does any one know where to find the curb weight of the truck? Mine is a 2000 350 PSD CC 4 x 4.

Sandy


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From: "Noll, William E(Z01981)" apsc.com>
Subject: Re: (no subject)
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 09:14:58 -0700

Believe it or not, it is probably hand written in magic marker
somewhere under the hood, in a very obvious location!

-----Original Message-----
From: Vince Hanson [mailto:viniee tritel.net]
Sent: Wednesday, March 15, 2000 19:50
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] (no subject)


Can someone please tell me where to locate the exact date of manufacture
on a 99 350 psd ?



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From: DJBurry aol.com
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2000 15:26:01 EST
Subject: Re: (no subject)

Date of Manufacture is on the driver side door info. sticker. It will give
month/year. All psd's are manufactured in Louisville, KY...

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