Category: Repair & Maintenance

The Jury’s Still Out on the 2015 Ford F-150’s Insurance Costs

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When Ford announced it was going to make its 2015 F-150’s body out of aluminum, several things became clear. For instance, the fact that the Blue Oval was serious about reducing its workhorse’s weight. However, one matter remains clouded in mystery: whether or not the completely redesigned light-duty pickup will cost more to insure than its 2014 predecessor.

BFGoodrich Presents BUILDUP A 1969 F-250 Restoration Project

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Ford truck enthusiast CharlaineC has taken on a wonderful project. She picked up a 1969 F-250 — named “Pearl” — that, though it needs a lot of help to get it to its former glory, both runs and drives. The rig has over three hundred thousand miles on it, which is to be expected for a truck that is over forty years old.

Ford Aerospace Division: Tanks for the Memories

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If you have been following my posts you may have seen that I spent my last three years at Ford (2004-2007) working as an automatic transmission cooling engineer. I also started my engineering career working on cooling. I worked for Chrysler Defense, Inc., as an automatic transmission engineer from 1980-1982. Early in 1982 we were […] More »

HOW IT WORKS The Lowdown on Sway Bars

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You look under your truck and see those bars going across from one control arm to another. They attach by a set of links and move with the suspension. Those bars are your sway bars and they have a big job being attached to your truck. We’ll discuss this in a quick look into them […] More »

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