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97up-list Digest Mon, 05 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 091

In This Issue:
Re: F250 4x4 tires
Re: CRACK
Re: Engine oil change freq.
Help! Door Crack
Re: Help! Door Crack
Re: Help! Door Crack
Re: The Dreaded Door Crack & ROOF CRACKS
Re: The Dreaded Door Crack & ROOF CRACKS
Re: Engine oil change freq
What oil are you running in your diesel?
Re: Engine oil change freq

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Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 11:36:41 -0700
From: johny netapp.com>
Subject: Re: F250 4x4 tires

> 1. Is this Goodyear tire really an inferior tire
> 2. On rough roads with a camper is it better to drive with the max rated tire pressure or will less pressure equate to less flats

As Ross notes. Run them at higher pressure. If you are running full GVWR, thenconsider running at max pressure. Lower pressures, can translate to higher
temperatures, which increase the likeliness of tire failure.

Unloaded, run them near 75% of the max rating.

> 3. What is the best tire for the job
> 4. Will I really increase fuel consumption and confuse the trucks computer if I put a larger tire on the truck. This is what Goodyear has said.
>

If you have an automatic, shift points change too. Affects performance.The larger you change the tire size, the more you will notice it.

If you are running something like a SD with a Powerstroke, also pay attention to
the weight ratings of the tire *and* wheel. Some of the fancy wheels can't even
handle the weight of just the truck. :-).

For my purposes, I'll switch to BFG all-terrains when the next tire change is in order.

> I have heard that Michelin and Hancock tires make a good rough road tire. Opinions?
>
> Thanks for the input.
>
> Ian...
>




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From: "Mark Browning" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: CRACK
Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 14:42:34 EDT



My f150 99 xlt is crack as well and if you guys never wrote it i might have
never looked there thanks and im bringing it in after work today with the
messages i have recieved from you all...

thanks Guys

Mark
99 F150 XLT 2WD...
Silver Bullet...
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Date: Mon, 05 Jun 2000 11:56:27 -0700
From: johny netapp.com>
Subject: Re: Engine oil change freq.

Another difference. The PSD also uses the oil to fire the fuel injectors.

Unless you are using Synthetics, have you noticed the engine run
rougher as you got closer to 5000 miles on the oil change?
I've heard that happen, but have no personal experience in that.

I change pretty regularly at 3000, and I think I got close to 4000 miles on
one change.

Any stats on the anti-foaming agents in the oil? That might be one of the areas
that would indicate some issues with the oil.

In your usage, 5000 miles between oild changes might be just fine.


DJBurry aol.com wrote:

> Engine oil analysis
>
> We have all the talk about changing our oil & filter at 2500, 3000 or 5000
> miles. At what interval should be change our oil and how should we determine
> the change interval? I had a 97 PSD (currently own a 2000 PSD) and changed
> the oil at 5000 mile internals. The PSD diesel engine holds 15 quarts of
> oil, including filter. It was my opinion that having 15 quarts of oil in the
> engine, the engine oil can hold and suspend the dirty contaminants, so I
> elected to change my oil at the 5000-mile internal. Most gas engines only
> hold 5-6 quarts of oil, 1/3 the amount of a PSD.




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From: "Browning, Charles W. (Charlie)" bv.com>
Subject: Help! Door Crack
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 16:53:24 -0500

Help!

My warranty is going to expire in 8 days and I have developed the infamous
door crack on my 1997, F-150, 4x4, Supercab. Does anyone have the official
Ford notice? The three dealers I have called in my area don't have a clue.
Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Charlie Browning
* browningcw bv.com


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From: "Peter Taylor" vantageinc.com>
Subject: Re: Help! Door Crack
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 16:03:56 -0600

It's SSM #12071

-----Original Message-----
My warranty is going to expire in 8 days and I have developed the infamous
door crack on my 1997, F-150, 4x4, Supercab. Does anyone have the official
Ford notice? The three dealers I have called in my area don't have a clue.
Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Charlie Browning
* browningcw bv.com


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From: "Rivera, Max" compaq.com>
Subject: Re: Help! Door Crack
Date: Mon, 5 Jun 2000 15:13:49 -0700

what you need to do is go to the dealer and have them officially recognize
the crack, I took my truck in with only three days left on the warrenty and
what he did was give me his busness card with his signature, date and milage
on the truck. I than took my truck back at a later date and was honored.
He also made a appointment for me to return and get the crack fixed.

Maximo Rivera
GCSC
Compaq Computers
Work Phone # 1-800-255-5010
Fax # 512-432-2748

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little
temporary
Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Ben Franklin




-----Original Message-----
From: Browning, Charles W. (Charlie) [mailto:BrowningCW bv.com]
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2000 4:53 PM
To: '97up-list ford-trucks.com'
Subject: [97up-list] Help! Door Crack
Importance: High


Help!

My warranty is going to expire in 8 days and I have developed the infamous
door crack on my 1997, F-150, 4x4, Supercab. Does anyone have the official
Ford notice? The three dealers I have called in my area don't have a clue.
Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Charlie Browning
* browningcw bv.com

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From: "Mark Browning" hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: The Dreaded Door Crack & ROOF CRACKS
Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 07:48:25 EDT

Hi Again...

I went to ford dealer last night after work and the body shop guy told
me i have to use my extended warranty which i bought 2 months ago when i
purchased my use 99 xlt 2wd from them, there are not taking any
responsibilties for the crack even with the articles i pick up on the net...
because they never seen or heard anything about it... What should i do?

And i just read another messages about roof cracks what should i look for
and where exactly.. (i know the roof) but where? and anyone else have a hard
time with this? Thanks.

Mark Browning
mab076 hotmail.com
99 XLT 2WD 4.2l V6
Silver Bullet..


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From: CERESJohnG aol.com
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 08:38:27 EDT
Subject: Re: The Dreaded Door Crack & ROOF CRACKS

There was posted on the site awhile back a Ford Notice to dealers of some
sort on this problem. It was not a TSB, but a lower level notice that doesn't
get publically disseminated. It's here in the archives somewhere, possibly
Ken may have a better way to locate it. Suffice to say, Ford will handle it
under the 3/36 but beyond that no. NHSTA won't have anything because it's not
a safety issue from their point of view. The vehicle will not get disabled as
a result of this.

My point is that the Ford documentation is obscure, Ford really doesn't want
to fool with this, the dealer sure doesn't, and everyone can basically plead
ignorance about the issue until the 3/36 milestone goes away..

BUT. There is FORD documentaion out there addressing this problem. You might
try FORD customer service. You might find a helpful soul there that will gide
you, dont bet the farm on this though.

JG

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From: MongoCaver aol.com
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 12:51:54 EDT
Subject: Re: Engine oil change freq

There are a couple of reasons in my book for changing the oil at 3000 miles.
1. In a gas engine when the engine reaches operating temp. for a goodly
amount of time most of the contaminants (ie leakage past rings) boil off.
That doesn't happen in a diesel engine because the leakage is much more oily,
diesel. So your oil gets thinner and thinner.
2. From what I was told by Diesel Injection here in Lubbock the fuel system
is powered by oil now. They recommend that the oil be kept as clean as
possible.
Just my opinion
James

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From: MongoCaver aol.com
Date: Tue, 6 Jun 2000 13:01:20 EDT
Subject: What oil are you running in your diesel?

I have a 2000 F-350 7.3 diesel and its time for its first oil change.
Course we are talking the right type of oil, 15W-40 CG-4/SH.
But what brand are you running and why?
Shell, Delo, etc?
Not all oils are the same. I ran a fuel injection shop for 10 years and
heard a lot of storys. And have rebuilt a few motors in my time. Amazing
what the wrong oil can do to an engine.
Anyway I would appreciate your input.
Thanks
James

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Date: Tue, 06 Jun 2000 10:46:31 -0700
From: johny netapp.com>
Subject: Re: Engine oil change freq

> 2. From what I was told by Diesel Injection here in Lubbock the fuel system
> is powered by oil now. They recommend that the oil be kept as clean as
> possible.

Yes. I've recently read in the Power Stroke Registry, that the high pressure
oil pump gets the pressure up to 300 Ft/lbs. (that's the square looking device
on top of the block, just in front of the fuel filter housing).

Shell Rotella, and Delo 400 are fine oils especially if you are changing at
3000 miles. Amsoil seems to be a popular synthetic.

Check the faq on http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.ford -diesel. com they pretty much say the same thing.

I use Delo 400, because the local Costco has them in 6 gallon pack
at about $30.00 30K miles on a very happy 1999 SD.


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