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fordtrucks-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 75

Today's Topics:

Re: 97 F350 pulls [LenJG aol.com ]
RE: Engine sizes. [mcat epix.net ]
Re: Engine sizes. [mcat epix.net ]
auto tranny [yhtlines surfari.net ]
Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg) [LenJG aol.com ]
HUH?!? [Charlie Allison
Advice for rebuilding 360 [bigric mail.utexas.edu (Richard Che]
Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg) [thelambs earthlink.net ]
Re: Two 9" Rear Questions [Dan Wentz ]
Re: 76 360 info [LenJG aol.com ]
Re: 2 Questions [LenJG aol.com ]
Re: '88 Bronco II (XLT) Wiring Diagr [LenJG aol.com ]
Re: Engine sizes. [MLawing616 aol.com ]
RE: auto tranny [DC Beatty
Re: Backup lights don't work [LenJG aol.com ]
Re: backup lights don't work [LenJG aol.com ]
Re: Engine sizes (all years) [Karl Cunningham ]
PowerStroke Break-In [Jay Chlebowski ]
Re: Two 9" Rear Questions -Reply [Don Grossman ]
Ford tech address ["Erik J. O'Daniel"
Re: Engine sizes. [mcat epix.net ]
Re: PowerStroke Break-In [Michael Fischer
Re: F-250 w/302? [pmm2 lehigh.edu (PATRICK M MURPHY) ]
Re: PowerStroke Break-In [Larry Wiandt ]
93 F150 Xcab Driveline Vibration ["Levesque, Andy"
engines [Stuart Varner

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 22:16:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: LenJG aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 97 F350 pulls
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Just a thought, you might have a cracked or broken leaf in the spring pack.
That can sometimes happen to even a new spring if it wasn't properly heat
treated. Another thought that comes to mind is the U-bolts that attach the
spring to the TTB might be loose which would allow the axle to move around a
bit on the spring and cause it to pull to one side.This is a little food for
thought that might point you in the right direction.Good luckand keep us
posted on what you find out.
Len

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 97 21:11:11 PDT
From: mcat epix.net
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Subject: RE: Engine sizes.
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Randy,
Your right, I forgot the boss351c, and Ieven own one , must have been
that mind fart thing! 377 should have been 370. Da #$% key board. Also
forgot the 312 supercharged. Flatheads were221-239-255 and a linclon
flatty 300something found in F5&6&7s.
Garry
--- On Mon, 28 Apr 1997 16:48:12 -0700 Randy Collins
wrote:

>I would also include the 351 Boss, CJ and H.O. The 429 S.C.J.. Wasn't
there also a 370 or was that the same as a 377?
>Ken
>Try this for engine sizes, 221-260-289-302-351w, 239-272-292-312,
351c,351m-400,
332-352-352hp-360-361edsel-390-390hp-410-427-427tp-427sohc-428-428cj-scj-33
0hd-330md-359-361-389-391FEs. Mel series383, 462 477 534. 385 series, 429
429cj,460, 377trk, 429trk, Boss429.I belive the Mel series may include
more but I can't find one of my books. The 6s also include 144, 170,
240,300 allgood motors in there own place.

>
>
>Randy Collins
>Boise, Idaho
>rcollins micron.net
>
>1975 Ford Supercab Longbed Muscle Truck (mostly in pieces)
>Soon to have the following Randy installed options:
>F250 4WD 460 C-6
>
>
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: mcat epix.net [SMTP:mcat epix.net]
>Sent: Monday, April 28, 1997 3:40 PM
>To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
>Subject: RE: Engine sizes.
>
>

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Name: Garry
E-mail: mcat epix.net
Date: 4/28/97 Time: 9:11:11 PM

427 Fe powered 56 F-100 Wild by design
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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 97 21:28:26 PDT
From: mcat epix.net
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Engine sizes.
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Ford Performance by Pat Ganahl Has one section that details Sohc. Old
Hot Rod mags. Check public libary. Old OHO manual has specs and tuning
info. These were hellish motors and would run the pants off the Hemi.Too
bad nascar outlawed them, but they proved themselves in drag racing.
Garry
--- On Mon, 28 Apr 1997 17:56:29 +0000 Don Grossman
wrote:

>Where can I find more information on the 427 sohc ?
>--
>Don Grossman
>duckdon pacific.net
>
>It's hard to do 90 on a speed limit budget.......
>
>65 Ford F-150 4x4 (soon to be 72 Mustang)
>63 Ford F-250 4x4
>
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Date: 4/28/97 Time: 9:28:27 PM

427 Fe powered 56 F-100 Wild by design
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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 19:38:51 -0700
From: yhtlines surfari.net
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: auto tranny
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Recently acquired an 88 4X F150, with a 302 and auto for my son. Once we
got through the frozen fan clutch (jeez, those fans really make a lot of
noise when they're locked and running!) I realized that it was shifting hard
into 3rd under part throttle acceleration or after accelerating upward and
letting off the gas. I mean very hard. I plan to take it to a shop for fluid
change and adjustment ( if any available). Any ideas, as in bad vacuum
modulator etc (what ever that is!). Or did I get a bad deal and have a bad
tranny? (125,000 miles).
Dave Lampert

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 22:40:48 -0400 (EDT)
From: LenJG aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg)
Message-ID:

To address your tire rollout question. This is how much ground the tire
covers with one complete revolution. To get tire rollout all you need is a
tape measure and some sort of a marking device (i.e. a piece of shool board
chalk) or something else that you can put a mark on the tire and on the
ground with. what you do is put a mark on the tire sidewall close to the
ground and a mark on the ground at the same spot. Then you roll the tire
forward one complete turn and put another mark on the ground were the mark on
the tire meets the ground at the same relation as it was before. then you
take your measureing device and measure between the two marks on the ground
and this is what is called tire rollout. This information can be very helpful
in determining a variety of things such as the right gear ratio to run with
your given tire rollout or weather you should changed to a different tire
size to achieve the performance or fuel mileage that you are looking for with
the gear ratio that you already have. I hope this answered your question.
Len


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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 22:00:46 -0500 (CDT)
From: Charlie Allison
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: HUH?!?
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Removing heads on an FE to change the intake? HUH?
I just swapped two and got no closer to the heads than loosening the
rocker shafts and removing
push rods.

Twenty MPG?!? HUH?
M motor 14 mpg when dropped from C-130! Burning premium!

'66 Mustang!?!?! HUH???

Just a few questions...

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 22:07:00 -0500 (CDT)
From: bigric mail.utexas.edu (Richard Cherico)
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: Advice for rebuilding 360
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Thanks to everyone who lent advice on the bearings for my 360. I've decided
to go ahead with the rebuild, and I've got some plans as well as some questions.
I plan to enlarge the oil passages for better flow, as well as put in a
stronger oil pump and a windage tray. I'm probably going to do some porting
on the heads and have hardened seats put in.
Now for the questions
-Does anybody recommend a good oil pump for the FEs?
-Does anybody recommend a windage tray?
-Does anybody recommend bearings?
-Valve train components?
I'm also considering using a 390 crank. Any pros/cons to either the 360 or
390 setups?

bigric mail.utexas.edu
'68 Ford F100 Custom Cab Flareside 360 FE
'66 VW Beetle 1300->1500

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 22:10:54 -0500
From: thelambs earthlink.net
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 351M Mileage Master (20+ mpg)
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LenJG aol.com wrote:
>
> To address your tire rollout question. This is how much ground the tire
> covers with one complete revolution. To get tire rollout all you need is a
> tape measure and some sort of a marking device (i.e. a piece of shool board
> chalk) or something else that you can put a mark on the tire and on the
> ground with. what you do is put a mark on the tire sidewall close to the
> ground and a mark on the ground at the same spot. Then you roll the tire
> forward one complete turn and put another mark on the ground were the mark on
> the tire meets the ground at the same relation as it was before. then you
> take your measureing device and measure between the two marks on the ground
> and this is what is called tire rollout. This information can be very helpful
> in determining a variety of things such as the right gear ratio to run with
> your given tire rollout or weather you should changed to a different tire
> size to achieve the performance or fuel mileage that you are looking for with
> the gear ratio that you already have. I hope this answered your question.
> Len
>
>
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I have a 78 bronco with a new 351m auto what is the correct tire rollout
for better mileage I now get about 12mpg

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 20:27:29 -0700
From: Dan Wentz
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Two 9" Rear Questions
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>I'll add a couple ideas here one I have a 49 f-100 you have a great
>chunk with a 300:1; however, your housing is too wide. I think toy'll
>find that this will be more that a simple shave so here is a solution.
>Find a Junked uot shorty ranger or bronco the 5 foot long ones the 9"
>housing and axles you need are there and are perfect size.

Yeah, I've been told that 73-79 F100 rear ends are exactly right--spring
perches are even in the right place. I was just asking because I already
have the Torino rear end--if it was just a little off I'd use it to save a
few bucks. If it's way off, then I'll get an F100 9".

Thanks for the input.

~Dan

1992 Ford Mustang LX
1950 Ford F1, 351C-2V
Check out my F1 page: http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.GeoCities.com/MotorCity/3623

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 23:28:43 -0400 (EDT)
From: LenJG aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 76 360 info
Message-ID:

To answere your second question first any FE engine will bolt right in to
your truck. The 390 is a good choice for power to fuel ratio since it gets
about the same fuel mileage as the 360 with more power right form the get go.
As for your first question, I did these thing to my '71 F-100 360 C6 combo
and neted between 4 to 6 MPG. First I put a good set of equal length headers
(Hooker), Dual exhaust 2 1/4 inch all the way out the back (use mufflers of
choice) I used a set of 22 inch glass packs that I had lying around, and then
toped the engine off with an Edlebrock Performer 390 intake with a Edlebrock
600 cfm carb., and a good free flowing air cleaner. This combo neted a
noticeable amount of power and took my fuel mileage from 8 to 10 mpg to 12 to
16 mpg depending on how I drove it. This was on a stock cam, a set of 3.25
gears, and a set of 295 50 R15 BFG,s mounted on a set of 10 inch rims. I was
pleased, power was up and so was fuel mileage. This, from the best I can
remember, cost me about $1000.00 maybe a little more.
Len
P.S. I am still running the stock points and condensor so you might do a
little better with the electronic distributor that your truck should already
have in it.

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 23:43:42 -0400 (EDT)
From: LenJG aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: 2 Questions
Message-ID:

Well I can understand what you mean by having it checked by somebody other
than a Ford dealer but from past conversations with other people on this
matter you are better off taking it to a Ford dealer to have it checked out
because they seem to not want to cover things under warranty if someone else
does the work. This is just what I have heard but have not experienced it
myself. If you are in doubt about your local dealer then I would try another
dealer in your area. All Ford dealers have to honer your warranty even if you
did not buy it there.
Len

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 23:49:03 -0400 (EDT)
From: LenJG aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: '88 Bronco II (XLT) Wiring Diagram
Message-ID:

I can direct you to a Hanes repair manual. They have a fairly complete
wireing diagram in the back of the book. You should be able to pick one up at
your local auto supply store. This should cover your power windows.
Len

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 23:58:51 -0400 (EDT)
From: MLawing616 aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Engine sizes.
Message-ID:

the 351

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Date: 28 Apr 97 23:56:14 EDT
From: DC Beatty
To: "'INTERNET:fordtrucks lofcom.com'"
Subject: RE: auto tranny
Message-ID:

Dave,
Do you know what tranny is in it? Is the hard shifting a new thing or has it
always done it? If you bought this used, it may have a rebuild on the tranny,
and thus a shift kit may have been installed, making for harder shifting.
I just replaced the 2nd gear band in my Maverick C-4 and it hits 2nd pretty
hard. Modulators do go bad, and this can cause a change in shifting. Some of
them can also be adjusted.

A fluid change can tell a-lot about internal condition ( i.e. if there's big
chunks of metal in their, you are soon to become a pedestrian). While they are
under there changing the fluid out and adjusting it, they can probably tell you
if it has been rebuilt or if the modulator is bad, out of whack, etc.

Let us know,
DC Beatty
1967 F-100 352
1974 Maverick 302


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Recently acquired an 88 4X F150, with a 302 and auto for my son. Once we
got through the frozen fan clutch (jeez, those fans really make a lot of
noise when they're locked and running!) I realized that it was shifting hard
into 3rd under part throttle acceleration or after accelerating upward and
letting off the gas. I mean very hard. I plan to take it to a shop for fluid
change and adjustment ( if any available). Any ideas, as in bad vacuum
modulator etc (what ever that is!). Or did I get a bad deal and have a bad
tranny? (125,000 miles).
Dave Lampert


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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 00:09:32 -0400 (EDT)
From: LenJG aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Backup lights don't work
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Your backup light switch should be located someware close to were the shifter
goes into the transmission. It will have a small switch that is screwed into
or is held in place by a little clamp that will have either one or two wires
running to it. Sometimes all that happens is the connector has slipped off
the terminal and just needs to be pushed back on or the switch needs to be
replaced. Also check the fuse it could be blown.
Len

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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 00:44:20 -0400 (EDT)
From: LenJG aol.com
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: backup lights don't work
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The backup light switch is located on the stearing colum about six inches
from the firewall were it goes through. It looks like a little slide bar. It
is attached with two screws that hold it to the colum and yes there is a
little bit of adjustment room at the screw holes. My experience is from my
'71 custom with C6 auto. I was having the same problem so I took it out. Once
I had it out I took it apart very carefully and found the contacts in it were
burned and dirty. So I cleaned the contacts and put it back together, put it
back in the truck. This is when I discovered it could be adjusted a small
amount because I could not get it to start afterwards, come to find out this
is also the neutral safety switch so the truck will only start in park and
neutral. I messed around with it till I could get it to start in park and
neutral and the backup lights then worked like a champ. Due to years of wear
and tear the colum is a bit worn up higher inside close to the lever and it
sometimes has to be moved around a bit to get it to either start or for the
lights to come on when it is in the correct gear. I am not sure if there is a
replacement for this switch or not but when you go in to ask about it I would
ask for a neutral safety switch and not a backup light switch. I am not sure
if your local parts would even list it as a backup light switch but more
likely as a neutral safety switch. Here I go rambling on again. Sorry for the
long message.
Len

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 22:07:16 -0700
From: Karl Cunningham
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Engine sizes (all years)
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Hi Ken --

The sizes listed in my factory Ford parts book for 1957-1963 are as follows:

6's -- 144, 170, 223, 262
V8's -- 272, 292, 302, 332, 401, 477, 534
Dagenham Diesel -- 4cyl -- 220
6cyl -- 330

Cummins Diesel -- 6cyl -- 588, 672, 743, 855
8cyl -- 784

Those are some BIG engines.

If you'd like the applications, I'd be glad to look them up. Also, there
are differences like M/D, H/D, etc. I've got quite a bit of info on '57-63
stuff. Just let me know if you want more info.

Karl Cunningham
karlc cnsii.com
1960 F250 factory 4x4 w/292


At 10:59 AM 4/28/97 -0500, you wrote:
>Please email me all the Ford/Mercury truck engine types that you
>know of as I want to cover as many of them as possible. Send
>email to: payne platinum.com

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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 00:18:17 -0500
From: Jay Chlebowski
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: PowerStroke Break-In
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Howdy All:

I'll keep it short & sweet! Just sold my 97 Dodge Cummins (man, what a
disaster of a truck) and am picking up my F350 Crew Cab 4x4 PowerStroke
tomorrow (I guess tonite...it's 12:15 am) evening. Any advice on how to
break in the engine? I'm not sure if I want to break it in like my Cummins
(medium loads, varying revs, hook a trailer up after 1000-2000 miles), or
what -- never owned a V8 diesel.

Any & all advice is appreciated!


Best Regards,
Jay

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Date: Mon, 28 Apr 1997 22:41:07 +0000
From: Don Grossman
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Two 9" Rear Questions -Reply
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Randy Zeilinger wrote:

>
> 3.25:1?!?!? And I got grief for 3.55's w/ 35's?
>
> Randy Z

4.10's w/12-16.5's

--
Don Grossman
duckdon pacific.net

It's hard to do 90 on a speed limit budget.......

65 Ford F-150 4x4 (soon to be 72 Mustang)
63 Ford F-250 4x4

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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 02:58:10 +0000
From: "Erik J. O'Daniel"
To: FORDTRUCKS lofcom.com
Subject: Ford tech address
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Can anyone give me an address for someone at Ford who could possibly
tell me how to tell the difference between a 272 and a 292, and, more
specifically, the year and possibly the model of car that a 292 came
out of?

I've looked, and looked, and looked at that engine and the only
numbers I find are cast into the water pump, which probably doesn't
help me.

Erik O'Daniel

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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 97 05:12:48 PDT
From: mcat epix.net
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The 221-351 are all modern smallblks not even related to the "Y" blks.
The small blks replaced the"Y"s.
Garry
--- On Mon, 28 Apr 1997 23:58:51 -0400 (EDT) MLawing616 aol.com wrote:

>the 351
block
>
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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 07:33:10 -0400
From: Michael Fischer
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Jay Chlebowski wrote:
>
> Howdy All:
>
> I'll keep it short & sweet! Just sold my 97 Dodge Cummins (man, what a
> disaster of a truck) and am picking up my F350 Crew Cab 4x4 PowerStroke
> tomorrow (I guess tonite...it's 12:15 am) evening. Any advice on how to
> break in the engine? I'm not sure if I want to break it in like my Cummins
> (medium loads, varying revs, hook a trailer up after 1000-2000 miles), or
> what -- never owned a V8 diesel.
>
> Any & all advice is appreciated!
>
> Best Regards,
> Jay
>
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I have a '86 F250 6.9 diesel with 178000 miles on it. I've talked to
many different people about proper break in. All have said that should
have "set" the rings by either towing or placing a large weight and
pulling it up a hill bringing the engine to full load. Since I didn't do
this I don't know if this will work. All I know is that I burn a qt. of
oil every 1000 miles since it has been new, and a cat mech. told that I
didn't set the rings. I have collected alot of info. on the 6.9/7.3
diesels if you or anybody else would like to write.---thanks for reading
Al

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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 07:32:09 EDT
From: pmm2 lehigh.edu (PATRICK M MURPHY)
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: F-250 w/302?
Message-Id:

Ken,

The truck is an 89, it is an XL trim package.

Pat

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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 08:04:19 -0400
From: Larry Wiandt
To: fordtrucks lofcom.com
Subject: Re: PowerStroke Break-In
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At 07:33 AM 1997/04/29 -0400, you wrote:
>Jay Chlebowski wrote:
>>
>> Howdy All:
>>
>> I'll keep it short & sweet! Just sold my 97 Dodge Cummins (man, what a
>> disaster of a truck) and am picking up my F350 Crew Cab 4x4 PowerStroke
>> tomorrow (I guess tonite...it's 12:15 am) evening. Any advice on how to
>> break in the engine? I'm not sure if I want to break it in like my Cummins
>> (medium loads, varying revs, hook a trailer up after 1000-2000 miles), or
>> what -- never owned a V8 diesel.
>>
>> Any & all advice is appreciated!
>>
>> Best Regards,
>> Jay
>>
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>I have a '86 F250 6.9 diesel with 178000 miles on it. I've talked to
>many different people about proper break in. All have said that should
>have "set" the rings by either towing or placing a large weight and
>pulling it up a hill bringing the engine to full load. Since I didn't do
>this I don't know if this will work. All I know is that I burn a qt. of
>oil every 1000 miles since it has been new, and a cat mech. told that I
>didn't set the rings. I have collected alot of info. on the 6.9/7.3
>diesels if you or anybody else would like to write.---thanks for reading
>Al
>
>
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I have a 93 F350 Crew Cab 4x4 with the 7.3L. I didn't do anything to break
it in and I have no problems with it. I burn about one quart of oil
between oil changes which is not enough to bother adding oil. The owners
manual said it would get away with about that so I consider it normal.

Good luck with the truck, I really like mine!

Larry

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Date: Tue, 29 Apr 1997 08:24:52 -0400
From: "Levesque, Andy"
To: "'FORDTRUCKs lofcom.com'"
Subject: 93 F150 Xcab Driveline Vibration
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