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97up-list Digest Mon, 05 Mar 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 030

In This Issue:
99 E-350 van questions
F-650
Re: Good Responses to Help-Ordering New F-350, Which
Re: 99 E-350 van questions
Re: F-650
Re: F-650
Re: Good Responses to Help-Ordering New F-350, Which Gear
Re: Help-Ordering New F-350, Which Gear Ratio to Get??
Re: Good Responses to Help-Ordering New F-350, Wh
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From: "joel taylor" <taylorjn hotmail.com>
Subject: 99 E-350 van questions
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 11:53:06


Hello gang. I just recently traded in my 97 F-150 for a 99 E-350 15
passenger van due to my e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g family. It has a 5.4 engine in it.
Are there any problems I should keep an eye out for or a place I can run the
VIN number? Also, how can I find out what model the tranny is, and what
ratio the rear is? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

                                  Joel Taylor
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From: "Mark Browning" <mab076 hotmail.com>
Subject: F-650
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 07:02:48 -0500


Did you guys see the F-650 yet, what a beautiful machine i love i want
one...

Mark Browning
F-150 2wd New trannie hehe
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From: "Strukel, Mike" <Mike.Strukel westgroup.com>
Subject: Re: Good Responses to Help-Ordering New F-350, Which
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 06:37:43 -0600


Keith,

My current truck is a 2001 F250 Crewcab Shortbox, V10, 4.30s, 2.5" BDS
leveling kit and 35 BFG All Terrains.  I would strongly suggest that you get
the 4.30s if you plan on a bigger tire.   I am getting about 10-11MPG in
town and 12 on the highway.   Power did not suffer too badly with the 4.30s
and the 35" tires.   On my last one (99 F250 V10, 3.73s and 35" BFGs) I did
get slightly better mileage, maybe 1.5 mpg, but I did suffer in the power
category.  That setup was fine while not pulling, but felt underpowered
while towing.

Get the 4.30s!

Mike Strukel
2001 F250, 2.5" BDS lift, 35x12.50 BFG ATs, Centerline Apache wheels, Xtang
Tonneau, Stull Grill, Catback Dual Exhaust

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From: Keith Veren [mailto:spectrum-ehs worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 10:42 PM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Good Responses to Help-Ordering New F-350, Which
Gear Ratio to Get?? Thank you!!


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So far, with the V-10 which I want (diesel would not like my typical driving
routes), the 4" front 1" rear "leveling lift", and taller tires, the 4.30
gears are getting slightly more positive responses.  In 1999 I had the V-10
with the 3.73s and I knew I could not put bigger tires on it without it
lugging or straining, especially with a load.  On the topic of mileage, any
gas SuperDuty, SuperCab, 8' bed is going to swill gas like a sailor on shore
leave, with the V-10 and the 3.73s in the '99 I only got 10 to 12 (5 when
plowing).  The 10 to 12 (more towards 10) was also mostly running empty.

I really appreciate everyone sharing thier opinions and experience, thank
you and keep sending them! (to the list or my e-mail)
spectrum-ehs worldnet.att.net


Keith

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Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 09:25:09 -0800 (PST)
From: Greg reifsnyder <yjtrendsetter yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: 99 E-350 van questions


Hello gang. I just recently traded in my 97 F-150 for a 99 E-350 15
passenger van due to my e-x-p-a-n-d-i-n-g family. It has a 5.4 engine in it.
Are there any problems I should keep an eye out for or a place I can run the
VIN number? Also, how can I find out what model the tranny is, and what
ratio the rear is? Any help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Joel Taylor

1 Well, Joel.  The 5.4 engine, if you've been watching the ford-enthusiats page, is plagued with oil leaks.  Being a 99, you might want to watch for the passenger side head leaking oil out of the rear of the gasket.  The gasket is the big problem.  Also, some of the 5.4's on cold startup, exhibit a slight knocking sound, which in time may escaelate into a fulltime rodnock.  As far as the transmission goes, you broably have a 4r70w (why?).  The other option is an E40D.  Both transmissions are excelent, and rarely have problems.   As far as the gear ratio goes, just look on the axle tag.  There will be a 4 number and letter string.  Resemblance:  "3L55", would be a 3.55 Ratio with a locker.
Any more que's, let me know... always glad to help.




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Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 09:26:19 -0800 (PST)
From: Greg reifsnyder <yjtrendsetter yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: F-650


Did you guys see the F-650 yet, what a beautiful machine i love i want
one...

Mark Browning
F-150 2wd New trannie hehe


What' is so special about it?  Diesel?  :)
Yj TrendSetter



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From: "Mark Browning" <mab076 hotmail.com>
Subject: Re: F-650
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2001 12:33:28 -0500



It looks like a mini-18 wheeler its beautifull


>From: Greg reifsnyder <yjtrendsetter yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
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>Subject: [97up-list] Re: F-650
>Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 09:26:19 -0800 (PST)
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>Did you guys see the F-650 yet, what a beautiful machine i love i want
>one...
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>Mark Browning
>F-150 2wd New trannie hehe
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>What' is so special about it?  Diesel?  :)
>Yj TrendSetter
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From: "Keith Veren" <spectrum-ehs worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: Good Responses to Help-Ordering New F-350, Which Gear
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 12:29:56 -0500


Mike,
Thank you.  Sounds like you have had the same experience I did with my '99
SuperDuty with 3.73s.  I did not get a chance to put taller tires on it
because I knew that it would hurt the pulling power and lug the engine at
moderate speeds (unless I always turned off overdrive).  I do like hearing
that mileage was not drastically different with the 4.30s than the 3.73s.
My 3.73s, with the way I like to play with the accelerator, pretty much gave
me 10, maybe up to 12.  By the way, is your cat-back dual exhaust the Borla
rear-exit?  I had those on my last truck and everyone seemed to notice them
and like them, but I did not hear much difference in sound at all.

Keith


----- Original Message -----
From: "Strukel, Mike" <Mike.Strukel westgroup.com>
To: <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 7:37 AM
Subject: [97up-list] Re: Good Responses to Help-Ordering New F-350, Which
Gear Ratio to Get?? Thank you!!


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> Keith,
>
> My current truck is a 2001 F250 Crewcab Shortbox, V10, 4.30s, 2.5" BDS
> leveling kit and 35 BFG All Terrains.  I would strongly suggest that you
get
> the 4.30s if you plan on a bigger tire.   I am getting about 10-11MPG in
> town and 12 on the highway.   Power did not suffer too badly with the
4.30s
> and the 35" tires.   On my last one (99 F250 V10, 3.73s and 35" BFGs) I
did
> get slightly better mileage, maybe 1.5 mpg, but I did suffer in the power
> category.  That setup was fine while not pulling, but felt underpowered
> while towing.
>
> Get the 4.30s!
>
> Mike Strukel
> 2001 F250, 2.5" BDS lift, 35x12.50 BFG ATs, Centerline Apache wheels,
Xtang
> Tonneau, Stull Grill, Catback Dual Exhaust
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Veren [mailto:spectrum-ehs worldnet.att.net]
> Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 10:42 PM
> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [97up-list] Good Responses to Help-Ordering New F-350, Which
> Gear Ratio to Get?? Thank you!!
>
>
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> Support FTE - Check out our store:
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>
> So far, with the V-10 which I want (diesel would not like my typical
driving
> routes), the 4" front 1" rear "leveling lift", and taller tires, the 4.30
> gears are getting slightly more positive responses.  In 1999 I had the
V-10
> with the 3.73s and I knew I could not put bigger tires on it without it
> lugging or straining, especially with a load.  On the topic of mileage,
any
> gas SuperDuty, SuperCab, 8' bed is going to swill gas like a sailor on
shore
> leave, with the V-10 and the 3.73s in the '99 I only got 10 to 12 (5 when
> plowing).  The 10 to 12 (more towards 10) was also mostly running empty.
>
> I really appreciate everyone sharing thier opinions and experience, thank
> you and keep sending them! (to the list or my e-mail)
> spectrum-ehs worldnet.att.net
>
>
> Keith
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From: "Keith Veren" <spectrum-ehs worldnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: Help-Ordering New F-350, Which Gear Ratio to Get??
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 13:59:10 -0500


Yes, I agree with you that if I was going with the diesel, the 3.73 gears
would be the ones to get.  The diesel makes most of it's power at low RPMs,
and it does not like to reach high RPMs at any time.  However, with the V-10
that I plan to get, the power band is much more towards the higher RPM
range.  I really wish they offered the V-10 with the 4:10 ratio, why they do
not is a mystery to me.  Thank you for your response.

Keith
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Subject: [97up-list] Re: Help-Ordering New F-350, Which Gear Ratio to Get??


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> I would order the 3.73 gears... that is what I have.  I had a 97 PSD with
> 4.10 gears and had to put a Gear Vendors overdrive on it, which reduced
the
> rear end to 3.20 and it worked great.   The Power strokes have so much
power
> the 3.73 is adequate.  A friend ordered a PSD with 4.10 cuz he has a 11
> camper and thought he needed the extra low gearing and he is sorry sorry
> sorry.  At 75 mph you will turn 2650 RPM with 4.10 and 2000 RPM with 3.73.
> Plus the lower gears can wear your engine out quicker cuz you are turning
> extra rev's.  I live in Colorado and run the mtns with my PSD and I can
run
> over all the "Yupmobiles Euro Boxes" going up the passes, towing my
> snowmobile trailer fully loaded in over drive...(no lie).  I have a Super
> Chip in my PSD, it has all the power your ever dreamed about.  Good
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From: "Strukel, Mike" <Mike.Strukel westgroup.com>
Subject: Re: Good Responses to Help-Ordering New F-350, Wh
Date: Mon, 5 Mar 2001 14:18:11 -0600


Just put a Flowmaster 50-truck series muffler on it.   3" input dual 2.5"
output.  The tubing was custom built at a muffler shop.   I am very happy
with it.   Nice low rumble at idle, noticeable but not obnoxious at
acceleration.   Quiet at highway speeds.

Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Keith Veren [mailto:spectrum-ehs worldnet.att.net]
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 11:30 AM
To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
Subject: [97up-list] Re: Good Responses to Help-Ordering New F-350,
Which Gear Ratio to Get?? Thank you!!


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Mike,
Thank you.  Sounds like you have had the same experience I did with my '99
SuperDuty with 3.73s.  I did not get a chance to put taller tires on it
because I knew that it would hurt the pulling power and lug the engine at
moderate speeds (unless I always turned off overdrive).  I do like hearing
that mileage was not drastically different with the 4.30s than the 3.73s.
My 3.73s, with the way I like to play with the accelerator, pretty much gave
me 10, maybe up to 12.  By the way, is your cat-back dual exhaust the Borla
rear-exit?  I had those on my last truck and everyone seemed to notice them
and like them, but I did not hear much difference in sound at all.

Keith


----- Original Message -----
From: "Strukel, Mike" <Mike.Strukel westgroup.com>
To: <97up-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Monday, March 05, 2001 7:37 AM
Subject: [97up-list] Re: Good Responses to Help-Ordering New F-350, Which
Gear Ratio to Get?? Thank you!!


> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Support FTE - Check out our store:
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> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
> Keith,
>
> My current truck is a 2001 F250 Crewcab Shortbox, V10, 4.30s, 2.5" BDS
> leveling kit and 35 BFG All Terrains.  I would strongly suggest that you
get
> the 4.30s if you plan on a bigger tire.   I am getting about 10-11MPG in
> town and 12 on the highway.   Power did not suffer too badly with the
4.30s
> and the 35" tires.   On my last one (99 F250 V10, 3.73s and 35" BFGs) I
did
> get slightly better mileage, maybe 1.5 mpg, but I did suffer in the power
> category.  That setup was fine while not pulling, but felt underpowered
> while towing.
>
> Get the 4.30s!
>
> Mike Strukel
> 2001 F250, 2.5" BDS lift, 35x12.50 BFG ATs, Centerline Apache wheels,
Xtang
> Tonneau, Stull Grill, Catback Dual Exhaust
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Keith Veren [mailto:spectrum-ehs worldnet.att.net]
> Sent: Sunday, March 04, 2001 10:42 PM
> To: 97up-list ford-trucks.com
> Subject: [97up-list] Good Responses to Help-Ordering New F-350, Which
> Gear Ratio to Get?? Thank you!!
>
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------
> Support FTE - Check out our store:
> http://www.motorhaven.com/
> ----------------------------------------------------------
>
> So far, with the V-10 which I want (diesel would not like my typical
driving
> routes), the 4" front 1" rear "leveling lift", and taller tires, the 4.30
> gears are getting slightly more positive responses.  In 1999 I had the
V-10
> with the 3.73s and I knew I could not put bigger tires on it without it
> lugging or straining, especially with a load.  On the topic of mileage,
any
> gas SuperDuty, SuperCab, 8' bed is going to swill gas like a sailor on
shore
> leave, with the V-10 and the 3.73s in the '99 I only got 10 to 12 (5 when
> plowing).  The 10 to 12 (more towards 10) was also mostly running empty.
>
> I really appreciate everyone sharing thier opinions and experience, thank
> you and keep sending them! (to the list or my e-mail)
> spectrum-ehs worldnet.att.net
>
>
> Keith
>
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Date: Wed, 07 Mar 2001 21:25:54 -0500
From: Ken Payne <kpayne ford-trucks.com>
Subject: ADMIN: Need year/models of all Ford/Merc/Lincoln


Fellow Ford Truck Enthusiasts members, in anticipation of
the upcoming launch of our new web site, FTE is in need of
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Example:

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We need every group you can possibly think of, including full
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Please submit these ASAP to kpayne ford-trucks.com.  I will
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