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superduty-list Digest Wed, 23 Aug 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 016

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Re: control on highway
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Diesel Headers
Re: Diesel Headers
Unlocking Hubs

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From: "Bill McCall" <wldwilliam earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: control on highway
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2000 13:23:59 -0700

sounds like a steering stabilizer might help you out some...

Bill McCall
Simi Valley, CA USA

>                     Looser steering and brake - control in general is
> looser - I had to be very careful whenever I did
> lane changes because it seemed it was too fast and was nearly out of
> control - so it makes me wonder if ...........
>                     Is everyone's 2000 model looser than the 99's were or
is
> there something we did get/not get with this model I am not aware of that
> would cause this difference?



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"Dash rattle in air-bag area"
Posted by tobyw on 08/20/2000 18:18:41
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"RE: Test driving a SD 4x4 V-10 and have questions!"
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"RE: Gauge info desired"
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"RE: Gear ratio for new F250"
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"RE: Gear ratio for new F250"
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"RE: More details and quetion of F-150 vs F-250"
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"460cid hp"
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"Dash rattle"
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"RE: More details and quetion of F-150 vs F-250"
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"RE: 00 SD intake restriction."
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"RE: More details and quetion of F-150 vs F-250"
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"RE: gear selection"
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"RE: gear selection"
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"RE: Gear ratio for new F250"
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"RE: V-10 Identification"
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"RE: gear selection"
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"RE: Help Me with this V10 Noise and Symptoms"
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"RE: Changes to the 2001 V10"
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"RE: Gear ratio for new F250"
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http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/superduty/583.html#17

"RE: Gear ratio for new F250"
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http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/superduty/583.html#18

"RE: More details and quetion of F-150 vs F-250"
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"A Cat-Back Exhaust That Works For My V-10"
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"89 F250 Superduty 4X4"
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Messages posted in Diesel
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"Fuel Mileage?"
Posted by Ray D on 08/21/2000 00:47:00
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"RE: Fuel Mileage?"
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"RE: Diesel F-150 rumor"
Posted by ExcursionPSD on 08/23/2000 15:02:26
http://www.ford-trucks.com/dcforum/diesel/166.html#2



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From: DanBrotzman <no1windo frontiernet.net>
Subject: Diesel Headers
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 08:13:15 -0500



>
>Subject: Headers and Exhaust question
>Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2000 12:00:25 -0400
>
>Hi Folks
>
>Do headers and larger diam. exhaust system work well on a Diesel?
>
>Is there a performance increase with the improved flow comparable to on a
>gas engine?
>
>Is back pressure more iportant on a Diesel?
>
>Can someone make recommendations as to headers and exhaust for a currently
>stock 7.3 Diesel.
>
>Thanks In Advance
>
>Brian
>1991 F350 XLT Lariat Crew Cab 7.4 Diesel 4x4 DRW Centurion Conversion
>
>
>
>Brian, a non-turbo charged diesel will respond to headers just as a gasoline engine would. And yes, a free plowing exhaust system will also help. I have seen headers for non-turboed 6.9 and 7.3 diesels in some of the off road magazines. As far as free flowing exhaust systems there are a number of systems available from manufactures such as Borla, Gibson, Banks, or your local custom exhaust bender down the street. For the diesels a minimum of 3.5" is recommended, and 4" exhaust is prefered. Your biggest bang for the buck on older non-turboed diesels is to add a turbo. Adding a turbo will require a free flowing exhaust as well. Once you have a turbo installed you can play with fuel delivery volume to gain 15-20% in power easily. Beyond that you will notice a considerable increase in tail pipe black smoke under aggressive accelleration.
>If your engine is already turbo charged a free flowing exhaust will help a small amount as it would with any engine. Adding headers to a turbo charged engine is not a feasible option, it can and has been done, but it is far from practical. With a turbo charged diesel the more fuel you burn, the faster the turbo spins, and the faster it spins the more intake boost pressure you can build, and with more boost you can burn more fuel, and buring even more fuel will make the turbo spin faster generating more boost...and so on. The ratio to fuel burned and turbo speed/boost is not linear so you do reach a point of diminishing returns. Sorry for the windy thread, hope this helps.
>Diesel-Dan
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From: "F350 habs.com" <f350 habs.com>
Subject: Re: Diesel Headers
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 10:54:14 -0400

> >Brian, a non-turbo charged diesel will respond to headers just as a
gasoline engine would. And yes, a free plowing exhaust system will also
help. I have seen headers for non-turboed 6.9 and 7.3 diesels in some of the
off road magazines. As far as free flowing exhaust systems there are a
number of systems available from manufactures such as Borla, Gibson, Banks,
or your local custom exhaust bender down the street. For the diesels a
minimum of 3.5" is recommended, and 4" exhaust is prefered. Your biggest
bang for the buck on older non-turboed diesels is to add a turbo. Adding a
turbo will require a free flowing exhaust as

> >If your engine is already turbo charged a free flowing exhaust will help
a small amount as it would with any engine. Adding headers to a turbo
charged engine is not a feasible option, it can and has been done, but it is
far from practical. With a turbo

Dan, thank you for the reply.  The more info the better as I am trying to
learn everything I can about my new truck.

I am currently non-turbo, and I am unsure as to whether a turbo is in my
future or not.  This is probably due to a lack of knowledge.  I would be
most concerned about making things to difficult for me to work on.

If a free flowing exhaust works on both turbo and non-turbo then this would
be a safe mod at this time.  I get the impression that I should not bother
with headers if I am considering a turbo, but it would be a good mod if I am
to stay non-turbo.

My question then (finally) is how difficult and how much  is it to add a
turbo to a stock 7.3 diesel, and what problems could I face down the road as
far as maintainence go if I went turbo?  Would this make it too difficult
for a hobby mechanic to still do the basics?

BTW my truck passed "SMOG" emissions test yesterday with no problems.
(Ontario, Canada)

Brian
1991 F350 XLT Lariat Crew Cab 7.3 Diesel 4x4 DRW Centurion Conversion


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From: Alevinson aol.com
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 2000 23:20:22 EDT
Subject: Unlocking Hubs

My wife and I just ordered a 01 Excursion Limited PSD 4x4.  As you can
imagine, we're very excited!  It should be here near the end of September.
Now for the question.  The dealer told us we had to back up 10 ft to unlock
the hubs.  I asked him why you could manually lock the hubs and he said to
have "instant 4x4 without having to drive a few feet."  I'm just thinking out
loud here, but if I use the 4x4 and then turn it off, but don't back up then
the hubs should stay locked in right?  Can anyone explain this to me.  I
don't know if I like this setup.  My D**ge Ram goes right in and out without
any backing up......

Alex

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