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97up-list Digest Thu, 01 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 087

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Re: Vibration (grinding) while accelerating 2,1
Compasses - when will it end

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From: "Craig, Dennis" intel.com>
Subject: Re: Vibration (grinding) while accelerating 2,1
Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2000 14:03:42 -0700

I had to take my truck back to get the correct Y pipe installed, and after
driving off the lot I noticed it was still vibrating. GEEZ. Low unemployment
sucks. Oh, and they dropped my O2 sensor and broke it so I had the Service
Engine Soon light on.

I requested to have the shop foreman drive with me, and he followed up more
closely than the wonderful "service assistants". They had to reweld one of
the heat shields. He informed me that around August Ford will be coming out
with an updatd Y pipe that fixes this issue and additional noises at 2200
RPM. however, my truck is again quiet.

dc

-----Original Message-----
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Dennis,
Here is the NHTSA web site for recalls and TSB's on specific vehicles. Hope
this helps. http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/cars/problems/
BamaFord

>
>I had it in the shop and the Ford dealership initially tried replacing the
>exhaust manifold brackets with no help. I asked the dealer this morning
what
>the issue was and he said FoMoCo didn't know, and that there was a TSB on
>it, anybody have the TSB?
>
>thanks, dennis

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Date: Fri, 02 Jun 2000 09:52:53 -0400
Subject: Compasses - when will it end
From: "Steve and Caryl Baron" rcn.com>

Mark MacDonald has got it right. (See below). I started with a question a
few days ago, and have gotten almost 100% consistent responses. Everyone on
this Post Site works for Garmin. Looks I will also, in a couple of weeks.

But, back to Mark. My 60th birthday is just a faint memory, now, probably
because once I crossed 60, every recent memory got faint. After a full dozen
years without a vehicle (except for six leg-powered bikes), I have a vehicle
now with everything. Well, almost everything. With luck, it will be the last
vehicle I buy. What is everything? In order:
Deed to a parking space
Leather covered front seats with power lumbar (install later this month)
4 x 4 conversion
Diesel engine
Auxiliary fuel tank with constant read gauge advising fuel in both tanks, 54
gallon capacity ($120 C$ to fill in Canada)
Genuine walnut trim interior
CB Radio (OK, maybe dumb, but the weather radio is worth having)
The usual interior stuff: auto, a/c, radio/CD/cassette, power windows,
remote door locks
Black aluminum running boards
Security system including pager
Bike rack
Camping stuff: pop top for overhead sleeping; 2 12 volt batteries, outlets
center and rear for 110 V, for 12 V, 5 reading lights plus kitchen lights,
fan, 2 burner propane stove, 12 V refrigerator, carpeting, day-light shades,
porta potty, hot and filtered-cold running water, cabinets, couch, window
screens, etc.

Certainly I "need" a GPS also.

I think I'll wait till the factory tires wear out before replacing them with
BFG AT's. ---But that will be a question in 2002!

I won't feel truly competitive with NASA until I have a big telescope.

Steve Baron

Date: Wed, 31 May 2000 18:13:04 -0300
From: Mark MacDonald onlinesupport.pe.ca>
Subject: Re: Compasses, GPS, etc

And after all, there is no "fun factor" if you don't equip your truck with
more equipment than NASA... :)

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