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superduty-list Digest Tue, 26 Sep 2000 Volume: 2000  Issue: 034

In This Issue:
Re: 00 f250 problems
5W-20 motor oil.
motor oil
Re: motor oil
Re: motor oil
Re: motor oil

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From: Stan Wright <swright hpcisp.com>
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 12:06:38 -0500
Subject: Re: 00 f250 problems

Check out my truck page at http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.eurekaboy.com/f250.htm .  Scroll down
under modifications until you find the exhaust and airbox mods.  Click for
pictures.

Kyle Porter wrote:

> Stan
> What modifications did you do to the air intake box?  I have not seen any
> part numbers from K&N for my 97 PSD. Is your gibson exhaust from the
> coverter back ?
>
> Thanks
> Kyle
> 97 F250 HD PSD 4x4 XLT SC LWB Automatic
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Stan Wright [SMTP:swright hpcisp.com]
> > Sent: Friday, September 22, 2000 3:26 PM
> > To:   superduty-list ford-trucks.com
> > Subject:      [superduty-list] Re: 00 f250 problems
> >
> > My truck is just like your's, except a 1999.  I just put on a set of
> > Edelbrock
> > shocks, and the difference is amazing.  I have the heavy service
> > suspension, and
> > my stock ride was bouncy like you describe.  The new shocks got rid of the
> > bounciness, and it rides smoother and handles better.  I give them two
> > thumbs
> > up.
> >
> > I think you can get shift kits for the transmission since it's basically
> > an
> > E4OD.  Confirm that before you buy anything, though.  I have a Superchip,
> > Gibson
> > exhaust, K&N filter, and I modified the air intake.  I like the improved
> > performance.
> >
> > You should check out the forums at ford diesel com for info on what tire
> > will
> > fit.  That question has been discussed alot.  My next tires will either be
> > 285/75's or 295/75's, but my truck sets level from the factory since I
> > have the
> > heavy duty suspension.
> >
> > "Jeff AirboatFanatics.com" wrote:
> >
> > > I just bought a 2000 F-250 CC 4x4 V10 and have a few questions. I did
> > not
> > > get the overload springs in the back nor did I get the HD springs in the
> > > front. Therefore my truck sits lower than most. I did not get the 265
> > but
> > > rather the basic 235's because I am going to get some BFG AT KO's soon
> > but,
> > > what size will fit. According to Nat Tire I can get 33s but  my truck
> > does
> > > not sit as high as the average f250 4x4. I would assume that 285/75/16
> > would
> > > work but do not know.
> > >
> > > Also my truck seems to bounce/vibrate after an bumps in the road. My
> > dodge
> > > had this problem when the track bar bushings were going bad. Would the
> > > Edelbrock shocks clean this up or am I stuck witht the bounce?
> > >
> > > My leaf spring seem to squeek on any little bump(front mostly). My truck
> > > only has 2000 miles so it sould not squeek (YET). Is there something I
> > could
> > > grease to clear it up?
> > >
> > > I am overall not happy with the ride of this truck and coming from a 3/4
> > ton
> > > HD Dodge 4x4 with a cummins you would think that it would be MUCH better
> > but
> > > it is not that much better. I plan on adding Firestone Airbags in the
> > back
> > > to get a better loaded ride and possibly a set of Edelbrock performance
> > IAS
> > > shock (they are the best not rancho)
> > >
> > > Is the chip upgrade the only way to get the auto to shift harder? I have
> > > plenty of power to pull but the shift seems sloppy and could use a
> > little
> > > boost. The v10 overall is great with even 12 MPG now with 2k on the
> > engine
> > > although I have noticed the surge previously mentioned while under
> > loaded
> > > conditions albeit small but noticeable.
> > >
> > > I love the truck and will never stray from Ford again but it does have
> > some
> > > room for improvement.
> > >
> > > Jeff
> > > Jeff airboatfanati
> > >
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Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 14:01:18 -0500
From: Johnny <pappy007 swbell.net>
Subject: 5W-20 motor oil.

My 2001 F-250 5.4 gas engine requires 5W-20 MotorCraft motor oil. No,
this is not a misprint in my owners manual. The oil filer cap is also
marked 5W-20. I don't know what the older 5.4s requirements are but it
seems Ford has a new oil requirement for this engine. The Ford dealer
can order it for me $2.60/quart! No one else around Houston carries
this grade. Pep Boys, Wal-Mart, Auto Zone, Car Quest, etc. They cannot
even order this grade as it does not show on their computers.
I imagine that if Ford calls for it it will eventually show up at the
usual retail stores, but today you must go to your dealer! $$!!!

Johnny, Houston, Texas

Dragons slain, Damsels rescued.
No dragon too small, No maiden too fair, No reward too large.

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From: "Rick Russell" <r.russell sk.sympatico.ca>
Subject: motor oil
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 18:37:56 -0600

I was thinking that I would use Mobil 1 oil in my new 6.9 once it is broken
in, but on the bottles it says its for gas engines, anyone have any
experience with this? is there a better synthetic oil for a diesel? the only
synthetic oil I have seen around here that's marked "for Diesels" is $34.95
for a 4 liter jug.
Rick Russell
78 Bronco Ranger XLT 400 C6
78 Bronco Custom 400 C6
86 F250 4X4 sc 6.9L  banks turbo 4 spd
lots of others that don't matter here
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www3.sk.sympatico.ca/rrussell


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From: "Bill McCall" <wldwilliam earthlink.net>
Subject: Re: motor oil
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2000 17:53:14 -0700

Diesel engines need a specific oil. Do not use oil meant for gas engines. I
don't know the specifics other than they are different. Synthetic is gonna
cost ya.

Bill McCall
Simi Valley, CA USA
ordered 7/15, build date 10/02, eta 10/30
'01 F250 Super Duty XLT Crew Cab 4x4 V10 Auto 4.30ls

> I was thinking that I would use Mobil 1 oil in my new 6.9 once it is
broken
> in, but on the bottles it says its for gas engines, anyone have any
> experience with this? is there a better synthetic oil for a diesel? the
only
> synthetic oil I have seen around here that's marked "for Diesels" is
$34.95
> for a 4 liter jug.
> Rick Russell



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From: "Jeff AirboatFanatics.com" <Jeff airboatfanatics.com>
Subject: Re: motor oil
Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 06:55:23 -0500

Delo is the best oil for Diesels (or so I have been told) In my past Dodge I
never had oil problems and oil analysis looked great. I know many who use
Mobil 1 in Diesels and do not have problems but I would stick with what is
tried and true. Delo is Cheap and has been the de facto for years with the
big rigs.

Jeff
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bill McCall" <wldwilliam earthlink.net>
To: <r.russell sk.sympatico.ca>; "Super Duty Ford Trucks"
<superduty-list ford-trucks.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 7:53 PM
Subject: [superduty-list] Re: motor oil


> Diesel engines need a specific oil. Do not use oil meant for gas engines.
I
> don't know the specifics other than they are different. Synthetic is gonna
> cost ya.
>
> Bill McCall
> Simi Valley, CA USA
> ordered 7/15, build date 10/02, eta 10/30
> '01 F250 Super Duty XLT Crew Cab 4x4 V10 Auto 4.30ls
>
> > I was thinking that I would use Mobil 1 oil in my new 6.9 once it is
> broken
> > in, but on the bottles it says its for gas engines, anyone have any
> > experience with this? is there a better synthetic oil for a diesel? the
> only
> > synthetic oil I have seen around here that's marked "for Diesels" is
> $34.95
> > for a 4 liter jug.
> > Rick Russell
>
>
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Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2000 10:21:51 -0700
From: johny <johny netapp.com>
Subject: Re: motor oil

Whether you have a 7.3L PSD or a 6.9 L ford diesel....

On www.ford diesel com, the typical consensus for non-synthetic is Delo 400 or
Rotella T. Synthetic folks like amsoil or redline. I think there is a Heavy duty

version of Mobil 1. There are others.
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.ford diesel com/faq/1999faq/

I mostly use Delo 400, because that's what the local Costco stocks.
I also change every 3000 miles, so synthetic's kind of costly for that.
Once I ran 5000 miles with no issues. I know others that run non-synthetic
at 5000 mile change intervals.  The stories the synthetic folks use is to run
longer change intervals to offset the cost.  Pick your poison...

What's key is the API ratings for diesels, and the anti-foaming agents.

Since the Heui injectors are driven by the high-pressure oil pump, oil integrity

is important for good engine operation. Breakdown of the foaming agents, may
translate to rough idle, and rough engine running..

Motocraft Oil filters FL-1995 can be had at the local walmart for under $10.00.
Such a deal :-).

Jeff AirboatFanatics.com wrote:

> Delo is the best oil for Diesels (or so I have been told) In my past Dodge I
> never had oil problems and oil analysis looked great. I know many who use
> Mobil 1 in Diesels and do not have problems but I would stick with what is
> tried and true. Delo is Cheap and has been the de facto for years with the
> big rigs.
>
> Jeff
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Bill McCall" <wldwilliam earthlink.net>
> To: <r.russell sk.sympatico.ca>; "Super Duty Ford Trucks"
> <superduty-list ford-trucks.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, September 26, 2000 7:53 PM
> Subject: [superduty-list] Re: motor oil
>
> > Diesel engines need a specific oil. Do not use oil meant for gas engines.
> I
> > don't know the specifics other than they are different. Synthetic is gonna
> > cost ya.
> >
> > Bill McCall
> > Simi Valley, CA USA
> > ordered 7/15, build date 10/02, eta 10/30
> > '01 F250 Super Duty XLT Crew Cab 4x4 V10 Auto 4.30ls
> >
> > > I was thinking that I would use Mobil 1 oil in my new 6.9 once it is
> > broken
> > > in, but on the bottles it says its for gas engines, anyone have any
> > > experience with this? is there a better synthetic oil for a diesel? the
> > only
> > > synthetic oil I have seen around here that's marked "for Diesels" is
> > $34.95
> > > for a 4 liter jug.
> > > Rick Russell
> >


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