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97up-list-digest Wednesday, December 22 1999 Volume 02 : Number 342



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In this issue:

Re: FTE 97up - Exhaust in front of rear tire
RE: FTE 97up - Exhaust in front of rear tire
FTE 97up - Exhaust in front of rear tire
FTE 97up - Re: Engine Washing

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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 08:42:10 -0500
From: "Kenneth J. Nagy" ixtelecom.com>
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Exhaust in front of rear tire

I do remember reading in this list that there was a recall (I think
voluntary) to relocate the tailpipe from the front of the tire to the rear.

Ken

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From: Dave Shaffer iquest.net>
To: <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 22:33
Subject: FTE 97up - Exhaust in front of rear tire


> Two months ago I bought a 97 F-150 SB Extended Cab with 24K on it. I
> noticed it sitting on the Ford dealers lot that it had a brand spanking
new
> total exhaust system on it exiting behind the rear tire. I asked if the
> truck had been wrecked and they said no, that the reason for the new
> exhaust system was from a recall on some models that had the exhaust come
> out in front of the rear tire. I was wondering the real reason behind
this
> and was it in a recall or what? Anyway I bought the truck and just love
> it. Thanks.
>
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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 08:16:26 -0600
From: "Mike Auser" directwest.com>
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Exhaust in front of rear tire

This was also done to my truck (under warranty). The reason they moved the
exhaust is because the moisture from the exhaust would cause ice to build up
on the tire in the winter.


Mike
'97 Ford F-150

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[mailto:owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of Dave Shaffer
Sent: Monday, December 20, 1999 9:33 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Exhaust in front of rear tire


Two months ago I bought a 97 F-150 SB Extended Cab with 24K on it. I
noticed it sitting on the Ford dealers lot that it had a brand spanking new
total exhaust system on it exiting behind the rear tire. I asked if the
truck had been wrecked and they said no, that the reason for the new
exhaust system was from a recall on some models that had the exhaust come
out in front of the rear tire. I was wondering the real reason behind this
and was it in a recall or what? Anyway I bought the truck and just love
it. Thanks.

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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 08:31:37 -0600
From: "Doug Pogatetz" mw.3com.com>
Subject: FTE 97up - Exhaust in front of rear tire

Yes this was a technical service bulletin I too had the same issue on my 1997
F150 Supercab. The exhaust is not routed this way anymore from the factory.

This was called to my attention when I ordered a Catback stainless steel exhaust
system from Gibson.

I persued the issue with my local Ford dealer. I didn't buy it from them but
they have great service.

After all was said and done, the service manager agreed to pay for the complete
price of my Catback stainless steel exhaust system from Gibson! This was a
pleasant surprise. I expected maybe 50%. Of course I didn't get the check yet,
but I have faith.

BTW I did have my lugnuts changed as well.

Doug
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Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 22:33:04 -0500
From: "Dave Shaffer" iquest.net>
Subject: FTE 97up - Exhaust in front of rear tire

Two months ago I bought a 97 F-150 SB Extended Cab with 24K on it. I
noticed it sitting on the Ford dealers lot that it had a brand spanking new
total exhaust system on it exiting behind the rear tire. I asked if the
truck had been wrecked and they said no, that the reason for the new
exhaust system was from a recall on some models that had the exhaust come
out in front of the rear tire. I was wondering the real reason behind this
and was it in a recall or what? Anyway I bought the truck and just love
it. Thanks.

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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 02:30:34 EST
From: Wolvrin704 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Exhaust in front of rear tire

Yes, they told the truth. It was a recall, or maybe a TSB, I forget which.
The tailpipe in front of the wheel caused corrosion, got it on both of my
passenger wheels(due to rotation). I did not get the replacement exhaust, I
instead bought a flowmaster catback dual outlet for the sound as well as
looks.
Might want to check and see if they changed the wheel lug nuts, there is a
recall on those as well.

Jeff Craigmyle


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Date: Tue, 21 Dec 1999 21:10:46 EST
From: RRESTORE aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Engine Washing

In a message dated 12/21/99 5:33:37 AM Central Standard Time,
owner-97up-list-digest ford-trucks.com writes:

> John,
>
> I just simply go to the local power wash and select engine
> shampoo. I spray everywhere except into the air cleaner
> opening. When I am done and back home I use tire cleaner
> spray on the black plastic parts. BTW wash the engine first
> then the outside of the truck.
>
> Regards
>
> Jean Marc Chartier
Thanks to all who took the time to answer my questions on engine washing.
I got the point that it's OK to do it....just be carefull.
Merry Christmas to everyone!

John Mc
'97 F150 4.6 Flareside
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