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97up-list Digest Wed, 27 Sep 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 170

In This Issue:
Re: Shock upgrade: IAS shocks
5.4L with rough idle
Re: 5.4L with rough idle
Re: 5.4L with rough idle
fifth wheel weight

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From: "Clarke, Gary" <Gary.Clarke per-se.com>
Subject: Re: Shock upgrade: IAS shocks
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 10:06:11 -0400

Thanks Hans for sharing your experiences with your truck in regards to
spending money on shocks (attempting to alleviate the same problem as I
have) and the K&N are box.

A little too late for me as I have already ordered a set of the Monroe
Reflex shocks for my 99 F150.  Fortunately they are a lot less expensive
than the Edelbrocks, only $119.85 delivered from www.a1performance.com and
that's with one of the shocks free in Monroes buy 3 get one free deal that
runs through next month.  I'll post the results after they arrive and I
install them.

As for the air box, I can relate with you 100%.  I put one on my last car, a
95 4runner, and after two months was soooo happy to re-install the original
box because the noise drove me nuts!  No power gain at all.  I may try just
the K&N filter on my F150 though, just for the sake of being able to clean
it instead of buying new ones.




Hans.Feuss wrote:

Mainly because of the comments made on this list and believing the chest
thumping in the Edelbrock ads, I had the  IAS shocks installed on my '98
F150 SC STX about 3 months ago, with 20K (miles) driven. My reason for
changing the shocks was, as stated before on the list,  to eliminate the
rear end hop over certain road surfaces.

I now feel, that I should have put the money in the bank and invested it
instead! Also, the option to return the shocks isn't really there, if you
don't have the facilities to do the changeover yourself. If you have to
rely on a mechanic, forget the money back feature.

In terms of truck ride: weight in the box will help somewhat, but logic
dictates, that there is a (gas)price to pay.

I have resigned myself to the fact, that the truck is really not a
sportscar nor a limo, and will always provide a truck's ride(which I am
generally happy with). I am not going to kid myself again, that low budget
'mods', will provide a dramatically enhanced "driving experience".

The easiest $500. to save is not to buy any of the air filter kits and to
stay with your stock shocks until they really need replacement. I have the
K&N kit and the IAS shocks, and the truck goes neither faster nor
smoother, just louder. IMHO, not the money worth I spent.




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From: "Clarke, Gary" <Gary.Clarke per-se.com>
Subject: 5.4L with rough idle
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 10:14:09 -0400

Remember my 99 5.4L with the rough/lumpy idle?

Well it was back at the dealer the other day, I even took in the TSB that
talks about a "vibration at idle" and how to correct it by warming up the
engine, loosening the engine, transmission and exhaust mounts then
re-torqueing
them.

When I went back to collect my truck, the dealer told me that they had seen
this before and this procedure did not correct the problem, they had had to
replace all of these mounts, and had ordered the same for my truck.

It's going back in tomorrow to have said mounts replaced (providing they
arrive today).  I'll keep ya'all posted with the results when it's done.


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From: "Mark Blume" <markmizzou hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: 5.4L with rough idle
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 14:36:10 GMT

Gary -- that is correct -- the engine balance did NOT correct my rough
idle. -- let me know on the motor mounts!


>From: "Clarke, Gary" <Gary.Clarke per-se.com>
>Reply-To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
>To: "'97up-list ford-trucks.com'" <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
>Subject: [97up-list] 5.4L with rough idle
>Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 10:14:09 -0400
>
>Remember my 99 5.4L with the rough/lumpy idle?
>
>Well it was back at the dealer the other day, I even took in the TSB that
>talks about a "vibration at idle" and how to correct it by warming up the
>engine, loosening the engine, transmission and exhaust mounts then
>re-torqueing
>them.
>
>When I went back to collect my truck, the dealer told me that they had seen
>this before and this procedure did not correct the problem, they had had to
>replace all of these mounts, and had ordered the same for my truck.
>
>It's going back in tomorrow to have said mounts replaced (providing they
>arrive today).  I'll keep ya'all posted with the results when it's done.
>
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From: "Runyon, Charlie" <runyonc FTSCPAC.NAVY.MIL>
Subject: Re: 5.4L with rough idle
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 10:15:04 -0700

Gary
 I've seen allot of traffic pertaining to this topic and I have to say that
changing the motor mounts doesn't sound to me to be the answer. If they are
softer, the motor will still idle ruff but you won't feel it. If tighter,
you'll really feel it then.
 In my opinion, I would go after your fuel injection. Seems to me that if
they are not equal one may be dirty.

Charlie

Charlie Runyon
Code-213PH
FTSCPAC-DET Pearl Harbor
808-473-0032

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Clarke, Gary [SMTP:Gary.Clarke per-se.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, September 27, 2000 4:14 AM
> To: '97up-list ford-trucks.com'
> Subject: [97up-list] 5.4L with rough idle
>
> Remember my 99 5.4L with the rough/lumpy idle?
>
> Well it was back at the dealer the other day, I even took in the TSB that
> talks about a "vibration at idle" and how to correct it by warming up the
> engine, loosening the engine, transmission and exhaust mounts then
> re-torqueing
> them.
>
> When I went back to collect my truck, the dealer told me that they had
> seen
> this before and this procedure did not correct the problem, they had had
> to
> replace all of these mounts, and had ordered the same for my truck.
>
> It's going back in tomorrow to have said mounts replaced (providing they
> arrive today).  I'll keep ya'all posted with the results when it's done.
>
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From: "Ray and Diane" <tworites home.com>
Subject: fifth wheel weight
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 17:34:54 -0400

Maybe someone can tell me how to figure out
how much my f-350 supercab superdutydeisel
can pull(fifth wheel trailer) just curious,I currently
pull one that weighs around 9000 lbs. dry weight.
Thanks for any help you can give me.
Ray Wright
tworites home.com


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