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97up-list Digest Thu, 23 Mar 2000 Volume: 2000 Issue: 035

In This Issue:
Re: PSD whine
SD mud flap ??
Re: SD mud flap ??
Axle identification
schap's 19.5"
Re: K&N Maintenance


From: "Lloyd Rantanen">
Subject: Re: PSD whine
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 12:36:32 -0700

What's the condition of your air filter? Maybe dirty or more restrictive than the original?

From: "Scott Matus">
Subject: Help Diagnose PSD Whine
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 07:37:58 PST

I'm curious if anyone has noticed the same conditions as I with a 1999 PDS

I remember when my truck was new I had commented that, "the PSD is a
'whiney' engine." I mean that you could clearly hear the whine of the turbo
at excelleration and especially decelleration.

Lately, at 22,500 Miles, I either am immune to the sound or the engine is
not producing the high pitched whine any longer.

Am I not hearing things correctly or does the sound of the PSD change with
time? Should I take it in for service?

Please supply your interpretation of your vehicle. Much Appreciated!

BTW - I have a 6-speed 4x4 Crewcab SRW, if that means anything.



Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 16:09:04 -0500
From: Bill>
Subject: SD mud flap ??

Seems I have seen part numbers listed for the Superduty
front and rear mud flaps. Does anyone have the numbers.
Dealer tells me they have no part numbers for flaps for the
Superduty. Are these flaps a molded flap? Thanks for any
help. Bill


Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 16:53:22 EST
Subject: Re: SD mud flap ??

In a message dated 3/23/00 4:09:51 PM Eastern Standard Time,

yes molded splash guard i am pretty sure about 30.....


Seems I have seen part numbers listed for the Superduty
front and rear mud flaps. Does anyone have the numbers.
Dealer tells me they have no part numbers for flaps for the
Superduty. Are these flaps a molded flap? Thanks for any
help. Bill >>


Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 16:55:36 -0500
From: Stan Wright>
Subject: Axle identification

I am trying to find out what axles my truck has in it....1999 F250
Superduty 4X4. Thanks.


From: davesomers>
Subject: schap's 19.5"
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 19:57:59 -0500

Does this imply that you are changing the wheels from 16 to 19.5?
Why didn't you go with F450 in the start then?
Where 'ya at, maybe I'll buy the 16"

-----Original Message-----
From: "Jeff Schapker">
Subject: Re: Rear Rims/Wheels for 99 SD PSD Dually
Date: Sun, 19 Mar 2000 14:17:38 -0600

In about two weeks I will have the four factory aluminum wheels, three steel
wheels( one which has a 235/85/16 General Grabber TR that has never been
used.) and six 255/85/16 Firestone AT's with 1400 miles on them. Here are
some pictures.


From: "Randy Kindler">
Subject: Re: K&N Maintenance
Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 18:44:32 -0700

>spray the oil very thin until the entire >filter becomes red
Personally, I prefer the kit that comes with the squeeze bottle instead of
the spray can. I just run a bead of oil along every pleat and let it spread
until the whole filter is pink. It takes longer than the spray, but is
easier to control the amount of oil applied, IMHO. I haven't had any
problems with over oiling in either of my vehicles. KOW (knock on wood)


Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2000 18:24:07 -0800
Subject: Brakes
From: Dave Santo>

Are there any owners of 2000 F-250 Superduty 4x4's (maybe 350's or 4x2's
also) on this list that have experienced hood shudder and/or steering-wheel
shudder at the "instant" JUST BEFORE your vehicle comes to a full and
complete stop? And, just as you take off from your complete stop, you can
kind-of feel it "sort-of" releasing, somewhat in the opposite direction?

When I got my SD last October, it had 8 miles on the odo. When I drove it
off the lot, I turned around and drove it right into the service dept. They
looked, listened and felt AND VERIFIED what I had told them the truck was
doing. They told me if it didn't go away in 700 or 800 miles to bring it
back and they would check it out. I did.

Result: "Can't find anything wrong. It's probably normal. If it's still
doing it at about 1,500 miles, bring it back in and we'll do a more complete
check." I decided not to bother with them (37 miles from the house) anymore.

At 2,000 miles I took it to another dealer (2 miles from the house). During
THIS test drive, the service person said he "kind of" felt it and that it
might be normal. He told me that when I bring it in for its first service
(3k) they'd check everything on the front end and make sure everything was

Well, this morning I took it in (3,042 mi.). After I had explained this
problem to the service-writer, he called the person who had test-driven the
truck with me at 2,000 miles. But, instead of driving MY TRUCK again, we
drove a newly-sold (not delivered yet) F-250 SD 4x4 that had pulled in
behind me. I only drove it 15 or 20 feet, applied the brakes, came to a stop

The service mgr.(?) that was with me said that the shudder I'm feeling IS
NORMAL. He said that the calipers/brake-pads are moving back and forth; that
he's experienced it in other trucks and in some cars too.

From my first '57 Ford (drum brakes, for sure) in 1968, through more than 20
cars/pickups, etc. since then, I HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED THIS SAME THING IN

So then, WHY are 2000 Ford F-250 SD's different than ALL the rest of any
other vehicles I've owned or driven in the last 32 years???

I called Ford Customer whatever, 1-800-392-FORD, and they told me that my
only recourse is to have the dealer call HIS district rep., or something
like that. CS said that the dealer is the only one who can do that. So, it
was useless to have called Ford in the first place.

When I returned to the dealer to pick up my truck, I asked the service mgr.
to call his rep. He said that there is NO ONE he can call for this kind of
problem. Then, he apologized for Ford having told me that there WAS someone
he could call. So, I thought I'd rely on this list, at least for now.

TIA for your responses.
Dave Santo


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