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97up-list-digest Thursday, December 30 1999 Volume 02 : Number 350



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In this issue:

FTE 97up - ADMIN: Charity Event (HELP!)
FTE 97up - Re: Shop Air
FTE 97up - Amsoil Filter on PSD??
RE: FTE 97up - Expedition steering squeak
FTE 97up - Warranty
Re: FTE 97up - Warranty
RE: FTE 97up - Warranty
FTE 97up - Re: Expedition steering squeak
FTE 97up - Posting to the 97-up list
Re: FTE 97up - Re: Expedition steering squeak

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Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 09:24:42 -0500
From: Ken Payne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Charity Event (HELP!)

Due to a late start, and low contributions, the annual charity
event has been extended to January 14th. Following is the
original announcement... Please help us out, both causes are
very worthy of your support.

The Association of Ford Truck Enthusiasts (AFTE), the non-profit
club made up of Ford Truck Enthusiasts (FTE) users, is holding
their first annual charity event (actually, their second, though
they were not yet organized as a club them).

This year, AFTE is raising funds for two causes:

1. a list member's son who is a paraplegic and could really
use a decent laptop with voice recognition software. He
became disabled last year and needless to say, he's not
in the best of spirits. I think we can bring a little
joy into his life.
2. the Georgia LoRiders, a long standing Ford truck club,
is raising money for the family of a child found in the
family swimming pool. The child is brain damaged and the
father must stay home to take care of him because the mother
is VERY pregnant. AFTE is going to donate any money left
over from item 1 to the Georgia LoRiders for this family.

There are three ways you can donate:

1. Send a check or money order to:
Association of Ford Truck Enthusiasts
re: Charity Drive
Box 562
Tecumseh, MI 49286-0562

2. Via credit card on the web. The FTE web site is set up
to take credit cards. We're going to add an item to the
cart for this. You'll be able to select any amount you
want. All funds will be forwarded to AFTE for their
drive. The address is:
www.motorhaven.com

3. Via credit card on voice mail. FTE's phone number is
770-806-1955. Leave name on card, type of card, card
number, expiration date and amount to donate. Also,
PLEASE leave an address so we can mail a receipt to you.
All funds will be forwarded to AFTE for their drive.
This number is busy in the evenings!

The laptop purchase receipt and the check cut to the Georgia LoRiders
will be scanned and placed on the web site so everyone will know their
donations were well spent. There will be zero administration costs.
All money will be spent for the charity. We're trying to raise at
least $1500.

Regards,
Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts

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Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 09:39:50 EST
From: JDavis1277 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Shop Air

Ted,

For the slight difference in cost, you may as well install 3/4 inch pipes. I
would use galvanized vs plastic for durability as well as burst pressure
safety.

An important feature you don't want to forget is to install an air dryer in
your system. Even if you live in New Mexico, service it often or better yet,
get a dryer with automatic blow-down. Something else to consider is to run
your piping to your connections on a slight down hill grade with no low
spots. You don't want water collecting in low spots and causing problems
later. Spend the money for high quality quick disconnects. Cheap ones will
fail soon. An inline oiler at a couple of outlets can be very useful for
pneumatic tools. Just make it a dual outlet with one side dry and the other
oiled so you can use the location for convenience air as well as tool air.

A more economical approach would be to use a long air hose with a retractable
reel arrangement. If you will not be using the air in your shop often, the
convenience of a pipe distribution system may not be worthwhile.

Whatever approach you use, get good stuff. Cheap stuff just wastes your time
and money.

Good luck,

Butch
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Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 09:46:06 EST
From: JDavis1277 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Amsoil Filter on PSD??

I'm trying to get my arms around the concept of adding an Amsoil oil filter
to the PSD. I'm not saying it's a bad idea or that it is harmful, I don't
know. But it seems to me to be an unnecessary expense. That Ford filter on
the PSD sure looks large enough to me.

I assume (always dangerous) that the oil and filters will continue to be
changed according to Ford and Navistar recommendations?

What's the purpose?

Thanks,

Butch
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Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 09:32:40 -0600
From: "Mike Auser" directwest.com>
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Expedition steering squeak

Hi Terry. I suspect the pitman arm has gone as it did in my '97 F-150. I
talked to a service guy about it and he said Ford had a problem with these.
He wasn't sure what the exact problem was because they weren't allowed to
take them apart (they needed to be sent into the Ford lab for study). The
part itself isn't that expensive and is fairly easy to install. You may
want to do this yourself if you are mechanically inclined.


Mike Auser
'97 Ford F-150

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From: owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com
[mailto:owner-97up-list ford-trucks.com]On Behalf Of tvsjr sprynet.com
Sent: Tuesday, December 28, 1999 11:12 AM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com; expedition intellisys.net
Subject: FTE 97up - Expedition steering squeak


Greetings all-

I have a '97 Expedition 4x2 XLT which, over the past few months, has
developed a severe steering squeak. The squeak seems to be causing no
detriment to components, and steering feel is still great. However, the
loud squeak is not good when one wants to be stealthy. The noise occurs
lock-to-lock during steering, changing but not disappearing with turning
speed. It's not a power steering pump (I think) because once the turning
action is complete and the wheels are setting at a certain angle, the
squeak ends. Eventually, after a couple hundred miles worth of driving (in
warm weather), it quiets down. Also, the squeak appears not to be present
at high speeds, but I could just be missing it due to road noise, not to
mention that I'm not doing radical steering at 60mph ;-). Anyway, has
anyone had this problem on their vehicle? And, more importantly, does
anyone know how to cure this problem?

Thanks
Terry


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Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 14:49:01 -0600
From: "Bill Bowen" intellisys.net>
Subject: FTE 97up - Warranty

I've got 35,100 miles on my '98 F-150 and am thinking about extending the
warranty. Talking to my Ford dealer, I can get a warranty for 100,000 miles
for about $1350. Their 75,000 mile version was about $1100. I also got an
online quote from 1Source for their Platinum Plan for $1102 for 75,000
miles. Anyone got any suggestions, warnings, words of advice, etc? I'm going
to have to buy it soon since I've got only 900 miles left but don't want to
make a hasty decision. Thanks.

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Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 16:20:35 EST
From: DJBurry aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Warranty

Warranty info...You can purchase warranties cheaper at places other than the
dealer. They mark the warr. up 100%. Call Warranty Administrators in
Arvada, Colorado and ask about pricing. 303-420-7488. This company officed
next to me for 8 years, I know them well, good people...Any questions call
me..Dave Burry..303-425-1100
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Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 13:33:07 -0800
From: "Craig, Dennis" intel.com>
Subject: RE: FTE 97up - Warranty

I got my 7 year through my credit union for 750$, which was about 1/2 what
the dealer offered it for.
dc

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From: DJBurry aol.com [mailto:DJBurry aol.com]
Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 1999 1:21 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Warranty


Warranty info...You can purchase warranties cheaper at places other than the

dealer. They mark the warr. up 100%. Call Warranty Administrators in
Arvada, Colorado and ask about pricing. 303-420-7488. This company officed

next to me for 8 years, I know them well, good people...Any questions call
me..Dave Burry..303-425-1100
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Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 20:34:13 -0800 (PST)
From: Art Verling excite.com>
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Expedition steering squeak

This has happened to a friend. Every time I rode in his truck it had this
loud noise from the power steering. It was like that for 3 months. He had to
have his power steering burped. If I remember he had to remove the PS cap
and turn the steering wheel lock to lock numerous times until a bubble
popped.
I would ask a mechanic if you know one since the truck is new.
Art Verling

art.verling excite.com





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Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 23:44:19 EST
From: Idahoan22 aol.com
Subject: FTE 97up - Posting to the 97-up list

I receive the digest version of this list, but cannot figure out how to post
to it. Can you help me? I must be having a Chevy moment!

Thanks,
Steve C
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Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 00:34:36 -0600
From: tvsjr sprynet.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - Re: Expedition steering squeak

I'll check on that. Actually, the truck is not new- it's a 97 with 173,000+
miles on it currently.

Terry

At 08:34 PM 12/29/1999 -0800, you wrote:
>This has happened to a friend. Every time I rode in his truck it had this
>loud noise from the power steering. It was like that for 3 months. He had to
>have his power steering burped. If I remember he had to remove the PS cap
>and turn the steering wheel lock to lock numerous times until a bubble
>popped.
>I would ask a mechanic if you know one since the truck is new.
>Art Verling
>
>art.verling excite.com
>
>
>
>
>
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