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97up-list Digest Mon, 21 Aug 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 148

In This Issue:
Re: should I buy the extended warranty?
Hydro Winch
Re: Hydro Winch
Break Pad Recomendations
Re: should I buy the extended warranty?
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From: "Ron,Marge,Ted" <rmtsadu sunlink.net>
Subject: Re: should I buy the extended warranty?
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 21:41:03 -0400


----- Original Message -----
From: Joe Stewart <jstewart purepacket.com>
To: <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2000 9:03 AM
Subject: [97up-list] should I buy the extended warranty?
> Any comments/suggestions from anyone else who has or hasn't gotten the
> extended warranty? Did you need it?
>
> Thanks,
> Jay
>
> 98 Ford F150 (tow truck)
> 97 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX (race car)
>
> =============================================================
> >
> Hi Jay,

   I don't know if I will be any help but here goes! I also have a 98 F-150
SC 4.6L 4x4 that I love. Have it just over 2 years now with 22K on it. Only
problem I ever had with it was the back window leaked which they replaced
under the 3/36 warranty. It has been an awesome truck, and if it keeps going
this way, it looks like I won't need the extended warranty which I purchased
when the truck was new. HOWEVER, my wife's 94 Explorer is a different story.
Just in the last year, we had a new AM/FM cassette replaced, new radiator
installed, new automatic 4x4 hubs, O2 sensors, and a EGR position sensor.
All costly items which were covered under the extended warranty.....whew! We
are now on our own with the Explorer as the extended warranty has expired in
July. Now all the above are probably not out of the ordinary, but when it
all hit in one year, I was glad we had the extended plan. We do still love
the Explorer too, so I guess it all comes down to how lucky you are with
vehicles and if you are a gambler!


Ron


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From: "Scott Matus" <mr_scsi hotmail.com>
Subject: Hydro Winch
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 03:03:17 GMT

Tell 'em George.  I usually drive with the Parking Brake off, but it could
be done.  I like to keep my Brake pads and enjoy the improved gas milage.

Scott.
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From: George Rigney <George.Rigney wsnelson.com>
Subject: Re: hydro winches
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 15:17:02 -0500

If you're using the winch to pull yourself out of trouble, it's a lot
tougher if the wheels won't roll.

Best Regards,
George

1974 Gran Torino Elite 351W
1999 F250 SD CC V10
2000 Ranger

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Funk [mailto:bfunk33 uswest.net]
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2000 3:31 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Re: hydro winches



Why would applying the brake make a hydraulic winch work harder?
It would seem that since the powertrain is not engaged, and the parking
brake
only brakes the rear wheels, it should have no effect on the PTO.
Bill

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From: George Rigney <George.Rigney wsnelson.com>
Subject: Re: Hydro Winch
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 08:48:29 -0500

To show you what a smart guy I am, I once drove for a week with my parking
brake partially on!  I thought I was having engine trouble because as soon
as I took my foot off of the gas, the car would coast VERY QUICKLY to a
stop.  After I checked things under the hood for a while, I decided to check
the suspension.  I went to put the parking brake on before jacking the car
up and... oh, what's this?  I had to crank 'em back by hand before I could
even get the drums off.

Best Regards,
George

1974 Gran Torino Elite 351W
1999 F250 SD CC V10
2000 Ranger

-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Matus [mailto:mr_scsi hotmail.com]
Sent: Monday, August 21, 2000 10:03 PM
To: bfunk33 uswest.net; 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Hydro Winch


Tell 'em George.  I usually drive with the Parking Brake off, but it could
be done.  I like to keep my Brake pads and enjoy the improved gas milage.

Scott.
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From: George Rigney <George.Rigney wsnelson.com>
Subject: Re: hydro winches
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 2000 15:17:02 -0500

If you're using the winch to pull yourself out of trouble, it's a lot
tougher if the wheels won't roll.

Best Regards,
George

1974 Gran Torino Elite 351W
1999 F250 SD CC V10
2000 Ranger

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Funk [mailto:bfunk33 uswest.net]
Sent: Sunday, August 20, 2000 3:31 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Re: hydro winches



Why would applying the brake make a hydraulic winch work harder?
It would seem that since the powertrain is not engaged, and the parking
brake
only brakes the rear wheels, it should have no effect on the PTO.
Bill

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Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 13:11:38 -0500
From: Steve #1 <f-150 swbell.net>
Subject: Break Pad Recomendations

    I know this has been discussed before, but i wasn't paying
attention. :-)  It's time for me to change the front pads on my 99
4X4.  What brands should I look into, or stay away from.
    Also, are there any special tools needed for to change the pads?
        TIA,
          Steve #1


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Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 15:13:23 -0400
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: Re: should I buy the extended warranty?

At 09:03 AM 8/21/00, you wrote:
>I recently bought myself a 98 F150 4x4 Off Road, and it is an awesome truck,
>I love it. :)
>
>When I bought it, there were 28,000 miles on the truck, so it was still
>under the factory warranty, I was trying to make a certain payment, so I
>skipped the $1100 or so extended warranty. After a few months of ownership,
>I am rapidly approaching the magical 36,000 mile mark where my warranty runs
>out, and the price of an extended warranty goes through the roof.
>
>So, should I go ahead with the extended warranty now? The truck is running
>just fine, and I can't find a thing wrong that would require a trip to the
>dealer at this point. On the flipside, though, fixing anything on the truck
>will be expensive after this.
>
>Any comments/suggestions from anyone else who has or hasn't gotten the
>extended warranty? Did you need it?
>
>Thanks,
>Jay

Jay,

First I'll start by saying I'm admittedly biased because we have a
third party selling warrantees through the web site.

Now my opinion.... I always wait towards the end of the standard
warranty period and then go by my gut feeling vehicle based on how
the vehicle has held up so far.  After-market extended warrantees
are almost always 20-60% cheaper than a factory warrantee and with
the way Ford has been treating Ford techs, I think the service is
as good or better.  Many times, the services offered are broader
too.  There are several sites on the net put out by Ford techs
complaining that Ford isn't paying them enough to get the job done
properly such as www.flatratetech.com.  Read it and judge for
yourself.

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts



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