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97up-list Digest Wed, 12 Apr 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 052

In This Issue:
Re: CB Mount / Trim Removal
Re: CB Mount / Trim Removal
Computer Chip
Re: Computer Chip
ADMIN: Ford employee in Atlanta?
Re: CB Mount / Trim Removal
SD power steering noise/leaks
Re: SD power steering noise/leaks
Re: CB Mount / Trim Removal
Re: SD power steering noise/leaks
Re: SD power steering noise/leaks
Re: CB Mount / Trim Removal

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From: "Zinski, Steve" richmond.edu>
Subject: Re: CB Mount / Trim Removal
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 16:12:09 -0400

Why is everyone afraid to "drill a hole" in their trucks? A 2-way radio
antenna performs at its best when mounted directly to the sheet metal. This
provides a good ground plane and low SWR. By the way, thru-the-glass
antennas are the worst performing antennas that you can buy.

I find it humorous that most people opt for the mag-mount antennas instead
of drilling a hole and mounting their antenna properly. The mag-mount ends
up scratching the paint and leaving a big "circle" mark. The coax is
unsightly and tends to scratch the paint as well.

Drill a hole. Mount the antenna. It'll look and perform great. If you need
to remove it (i.e., carwash), then unscrew it and install the screw-on
weather cap. If you sell the truck, leave the antenna installed. It will NOT
affect the resale value of the vehicle. If you don't like the antenna any
more, then install a plastic hole plug.

Just my $0.02.

--Steve


DanBrotzman wrote:
> I am about to install a CB in my 99.5 F350 CC 4X4 PSD LB. I plan
> to route the antenna to the rear sliding window for a glass mount
> antenna. I realize this is not the best antenna for a CB but I
> can't stand drilling a hole anywhere.


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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 15:31:24 -0500
From: Tiny home.com>
Subject: Re: CB Mount / Trim Removal

Steve and the group,

I took Steve's advice and had a hold drilled at a local Motorola install
shop
I was suprised to see there were 2 other F150's getting installs for
local Police Depts.
Well it looks and work great
Just be careful under low hanging branches if you have a high antenna!

Thanks for your help Steve

Bryan "TiNy" Majoch
Training/Watch Officer Lake County Indiana E.M.A.


"Zinski, Steve" wrote:
>
> Why is everyone afraid to "drill a hole" in their trucks? A 2-way radio
> antenna performs at its best when mounted directly to the sheet metal. This
> provides a good ground plane and low SWR. By the way, thru-the-glass
> antennas are the worst performing antennas that you can buy.
>

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From: "Robert Benne" worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Computer Chip
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 13:26:17 -0700

FYI, a very close friend who puts many, many miles on his new F450 towing a
very large trailer installed a Superchip. He is very pleased from a
power/milage perspective. Only real problem is that the exhaust hose that
powers the turbo keeps blowing off effectively eliminating all power from
the turbo to the engine. He sez it sounds like a firecracker going off,
then the RPMs just die and the engine (obviously without the turbo) becomes
a gutless wonder. It is particularly dangerous on hills while trying to
pass 18 wheelers or other slower traffic. He is currently contacting
superchip to see what remedy there is for the problem, if any. Happens at
high RPM and max boost. Seems the boost is just too much for the clamp that
holds the hose in place.



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From: RSnovi aol.com
Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 18:07:16 EDT
Subject: Re: Computer Chip

In a message dated 4/12/00 4:42:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
Benne-Scottsdale worldnet.att.net writes:


since i know a few things about high boost applications in racing situations,
can tell a few things that work with some good results.

If you can make some sort of metal tab from one side to other of plastic
tube, this welded works ok, or convert the plastic to metal tube custom out
of exhaust tubeing which can be obtained from over the road truck dealer
usually, its not too hard to make one. Just some welding and a much more
solid piece will be in place.

Another idea is to use safety wire, they use it regularly in NASCAR and all
other forms to make sure things dont back out during high vibrations. It
works ok but will still give way under a real explosion, like N20 backfire
or metal failure,etc/

I know that space is tight in the, but get creative and i am sure something
will work, I have some other ideas but email me direct and i can elaborate.
I just have to go take a look at mine and see what is easiest for the
application.

After i get back from Hotlanta this weekend front 2 1/2 skyjacker front
leveling lift is going on!


Ross S.
1999 F250 SD/PSD/SC/ 4x4

<<

FYI, a very close friend who puts many, many miles on his new F450 towing a
very large trailer installed a Superchip. He is very pleased from a
power/milage perspective. Only real problem is that the exhaust hose that
powers the turbo keeps blowing off effectively eliminating all power from
the turbo to the engine. He sez it sounds like a firecracker going off,
then the RPMs just die and the engine (obviously without the turbo) becomes
a gutless wonder. It is particularly dangerous on hills while trying to
pass 18 wheelers or other slower traffic. He is currently contacting
superchip to see what remedy there is for the problem, if any. Happens at
high RPM and max boost. Seems the boost is just too much for the clamp that
holds the hose in place.
>>

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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 22:16:37 -0400
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Ford employee in Atlanta?

If anyone on the lists is a Ford employee in the Atlanta
area, please contact me at kpayne ford-trucks.com. I'm
hoping to arrange an FTE member tour of the Atlanta plant
in July or August.

Thanks,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts




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From: SUGGSRD aol.com
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 00:20:22 EDT
Subject: Re: CB Mount / Trim Removal

Steve that is fin if you don't have to carry anything that goes over the cab
like campers, ladders, long boards and the like. If one has these type of
concerns what is the next best antenna.

Bob S.

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Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 23:50:51 +0100
Subject: SD power steering noise/leaks
From: Kirk Werner Werner.org>

I have a '00 F350 V-10. In the past couple of weeks I've noticed that when I
have the steering wheel cranked fully in either direction, the power
steering pump makes a low level whining/moaning. I didn't think too much of
it initially, because I've hear other vehicles with power steering do this
and thought it was just the nature of the beast...but then I had the hood up
looking around and there was a noticeable amount of fluid spilled or
splattered around the power steering reservior, and on the hoses underneath.
I checked the fluid level and it seems to be fine, so I don't know where the
fluid has all come from, and why the pump would be making a noise if the
fluid level has not dropped. It goes into the dealer for them to check on
Friday. In the meantime, has anyone else encountered this?

Kirk


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From: "Strukel, Mike" westgroup.com>
Subject: Re: SD power steering noise/leaks
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 07:18:08 -0500

Kirk,


Could this be your problem?????


Power Steering Cooler Damage: 99/2000 F-SuperDuty
Some trucks built prior to 1-5-00 may exhibit a P/S cooler leak due to
impact damage. There is a revised cooler which will relocate the mounting to
above the bumper line. it is advised to add an additional hose clamp to the
lower cooler inlet--position the spring clamp over the barb area of the
cooler nipple and install a worm gear clamp between the spring clamp and the
cooler. Broadcast Message #8265.
Revised P/S Cooler: YC3Z-3D746-BB


Mike Strukel




-----Original Message-----
From: Kirk Werner [mailto:Kirk Werner.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 5:51 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] SD power steering noise/leaks


I have a '00 F350 V-10. In the past couple of weeks I've noticed that when I
have the steering wheel cranked fully in either direction, the power
steering pump makes a low level whining/moaning. I didn't think too much of
it initially, because I've hear other vehicles with power steering do this
and thought it was just the nature of the beast...but then I had the hood up
looking around and there was a noticeable amount of fluid spilled or
splattered around the power steering reservior, and on the hoses underneath.
I checked the fluid level and it seems to be fine, so I don't know where the
fluid has all come from, and why the pump would be making a noise if the
fluid level has not dropped. It goes into the dealer for them to check on
Friday. In the meantime, has anyone else encountered this?

Kirk

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From: "Zinski, Steve" richmond.edu>
Subject: Re: CB Mount / Trim Removal
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 08:46:14 -0400

Good question. If drilling a hole is out of the question (preferably dead
center of your cab roof), then the next best solution is to go with a
quality mag-mount. Use a thru-the-glass mount only as a last resort.

--Steve


-----Original Message-----
From: SUGGSRD aol.com [mailto:SUGGSRD aol.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2000 12:20 AM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Re: CB Mount / Trim Removal


Steve that is fin if you don't have to carry anything that goes over the cab

like campers, ladders, long boards and the like. If one has these type of
concerns what is the next best antenna.

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Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 09:09:28 -0700
From: Jay Murphy asu.edu>
Subject: Re: SD power steering noise/leaks

I have - on my 2000 F250 SD at 200 miles. Dealer replaced the pump.
Apparently, lots of SD owners have the same problem.

Jay

-----Original Message-----
From: Kirk Werner [mailto:Kirk Werner.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 3:51 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] SD power steering noise/leaks


I have a '00 F350 V-10. In the past couple of weeks I've noticed that when I
have the steering wheel cranked fully in either direction, the power
steering pump makes a low level whining/moaning. I didn't think too much of
it initially, because I've hear other vehicles with power steering do this
and thought it was just the nature of the beast...but then I had the hood up
looking around and there was a noticeable amount of fluid spilled or
splattered around the power steering reservior, and on the hoses underneath.
I checked the fluid level and it seems to be fine, so I don't know where the
fluid has all come from, and why the pump would be making a noise if the
fluid level has not dropped. It goes into the dealer for them to check on
Friday. In the meantime, has anyone else encountered this?

Kirk

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From: "Keith Veren" worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: SD power steering noise/leaks
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 15:14:36 -0400

Never take a power steering unit "lock-to-lock" and hold it at either
extreme. If you hold it at one or the other extreme, you will hear a
screech and soon you will damage you vehicle. When turning, if you reach
the end of the turning ratio and hear a screech, back-off just a little so
the power steering pump is not trying to "do the impossible" (bend the
frame).

Keith


----- Original Message -----
From: "Kirk Werner" Werner.org>
To: <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 6:50 PM
Subject: [97up-list] SD power steering noise/leaks


> I have a '00 F350 V-10. In the past couple of weeks I've noticed that when
I
> have the steering wheel cranked fully in either direction, the power
> steering pump makes a low level whining/moaning. I didn't think too much
of
> it initially, because I've hear other vehicles with power steering do this
> and thought it was just the nature of the beast...but then I had the hood
up
> looking around and there was a noticeable amount of fluid spilled or
> splattered around the power steering reservior, and on the hoses
underneath.
> I checked the fluid level and it seems to be fine, so I don't know where
the
> fluid has all come from, and why the pump would be making a noise if the
> fluid level has not dropped. It goes into the dealer for them to check on
> Friday. In the meantime, has anyone else encountered this?
>
> Kirk
>
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From: "Steve J. Hodson" mindspring.com>
Subject: Re: CB Mount / Trim Removal
Date: Thu, 13 Apr 2000 16:46:18 -0400

Has anyone thought about replcing their AM/FM factory antenna with a CB
antenna and then using a through the glass mount for the AM/FM signal? In
many parts of the country their are so many near strong stations that an
inefficent AM/FM antenna might not hurt reception much and the through the
fender hole might be a good mounting site. Mostly I listen to one public
radio station and CD's so I could loose a few weak stations and not care.
-----Original Message-----
From: Zinski, Steve richmond.edu>
To: '97up-list ford-trucks.com' <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Date: Thursday, April 13, 2000 7:45 AM
Subject: [97up-list] Re: CB Mount / Trim Removal


>Good question. If drilling a hole is out of the question (preferably dead
>center of your cab roof), then the next best solution is to go with a
>quality mag-mount. Use a thru-the-glass mount only as a last resort.
>
> --Steve
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: SUGGSRD aol.com [mailto:SUGGSRD aol.com]
>Sent: Thursday, April 13, 2000 12:20 AM
>To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>Subject: [97up-list] Re: CB Mount / Trim Removal
>
>
>Steve that is fin if you don't have to carry anything that goes over the
cab
>
>like campers, ladders, long boards and the like. If one has these type of
>concerns what is the next best antenna.
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