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97up-list Digest Fri, 23 Jun 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 106

In This Issue:
Re: 99 Super Duty problems
98 XC ORP Twist
F250 LD SB SC 4x4 10,000km
Re: F250 LD SB SC 4x4 10,000km
another SD in the family!


From: "Harald">
Subject: Re: 99 Super Duty problems
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 13:00:16 -0700

The A/C thump is from a flapper door in the duct. My 99 had the problem,
but my y2k does not. There is a TSB to fix it.

The wheel torque is 140 to 155 ft/lbs. Standard practice is to set for
middle of the range, or 148 ft/lbs. More important than the actual torque
value is making sure all lug nuts are the same torque and tightened in the
proper sequence. The manual shows a tightening order. I prefer to go one
further by torqueing to a mid range value and then finishing up to the spec
torque. I haven't had any warped rotor on either truck. The 99 was built
in April 98. I believe the y2k has different brakes than the 99.


"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary
Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." -Ben Franklin


Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2000 16:51:31 -0400
From: roger e guilford>
Subject: 98 XC ORP Twist

When twisting my 98XC SB 4WD ORP, i sometimes get a "clunk" like the orp
anti-twist supports are moving..could they be loose?


From: "Ian R. Poyntz">
Subject: F250 LD SB SC 4x4 10,000km
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 23:31:45 +0800

F250 LD SB SC 4x4 10,000km

Has anyone ever had a single 'clacking' sound coming from their brakes when they first step on the peddle after driving for a while? It doesn't happen every time. Almost sounds like the same creaking noise you get when the exhaust system cools down except louder and harsher sounding. I am going in for the 10k checkup next week, but thought someone might have had the same sound solved which would help in my description with the dealer.

Thanks, Ian...



From: "Steve J. Hodson">
Subject: Re: F250 LD SB SC 4x4 10,000km
Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 12:36:41 -0400

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From: Ian R. Poyntz>
To: Ford <>
Date: Saturday, June 24, 2000 10:27 AM
Subject: [97up-list] 4R100 fluid change

How do I get the fluid out of the torque converter on my 99 F350SD?
Draining and removing the pan is easy but I find no plug to remove to drain
the torque converter. I find an inspection plug at the bottom of the bell
housing but no drain plug inside of this. Help???>


Date: Sat, 24 Jun 2000 22:40:15 EDT
Subject: another SD in the family!

Well today was the day the '97 'Burban 4x4 was sent to be someone elses
misery! I thought it might be a few weeks before the Excursion XLT 4x4 v10
made it to the drive way back home after a test session yesterday.

After only a few hours of pacing back and forth to sales managers office,
deal done, insurance the whole shabang. I was suprised, but not really mom
is a great negotiator when it comes to price, lol. She started laughing the
first number he brought back. I was surprised when i rode in it, the
Excursion really is a tank, i can think of all kind of stuff to put in it.

So now my immediate family is ALL FoMoCo!


1997 Exploder XLT ( reliable)
2000 Excursion XLT 4x4/ v10 / white/ leather/ TT mirrors (i want them!)
1999 F250 SD 4x4 PSD/ SC/ 2 1/2 front skyjacker kit installed this week!
1993 Mustang Cobra , too fast 4 most.


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