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Subject: 97up-list-digest V2 #351
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97up-list-digest Friday, December 31 1999 Volume 02 : Number 351

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In this issue:

FTE 97up - PSD Oil concerns
FTE 97up - Re: Amsoil Filter
FTE 97up - 97 Club Wagon Rear AC
FTE 97up - an off the wall subject......
FTE 97up - Frustrated at the Body Shop



Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 06:42:18 PST
From: "Scott Matus">
Subject: FTE 97up - PSD Oil concerns

The MAIN reason for the Amsoil or Permacool dual remote bypass filter system
is, "to protect your engine". This topic has been thrown about on so many
newsgroups. Permacool is much cheaper.

If you were to get the specifications for the stock Ford filter I doubt that
it filters any less than 25 microns. And this is not an absolute rating,
which means that it "may" filter down to 25 microns. In reality it passes
oil debri that is much larger - 35 or 60 microns.

Using a remote bypass you can effectively remove these oil contaminants.
The two filters will use, 1)full flow filter and 2) an absolute filter. The
full flow is much like the stock in characteristics. The Absolute filter
will have a rating that will not pass contaminants of a certain size say 5,
10, 15 micron. This reduces the flow rate through the filter, this is why a
full flow filter is used in tandem.

We have not even discussed the real evil to your engine - SOOT. These
cleaner burning diesels are not passing that much soot as earlier engines.
It is required to pass certain Clean Air standards. If this Soot is not
exiting the exhaust pipe, then, "Where it the soot going?" Thats right, IN
YOUR OIL. Soot loading of engine oil will be a topic that will be getting a
grat deal of attention in the future.

Its your engine, do with it as you wish. I want the extra protection.


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Date: Wed, 29 Dec 1999 09:46:06 EST
Subject: FTE 97up - Amsoil Filter on PSD??

I'm trying to get my arms around the concept of adding an Amsoil oil filter
to the PSD. I'm not saying it's a bad idea or that it is harmful, I don't
know. But it seems to me to be an unnecessary expense. That Ford filter on
the PSD sure looks large enough to me.

I assume (always dangerous) that the oil and filters will continue to be
changed according to Ford and Navistar recommendations?

What's the purpose?



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Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 09:45:10 -0800
Subject: FTE 97up - Re: Amsoil Filter

The addition of a by-pass filter removes particles much too fine for the
standard oil filter to catch. The by-pass filters are good for about
25000 miles. To avoid going up in flames, I won't comment on regular
oil and filter change intervals.
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Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 09:22:47 -0600
From: "Low, Ted">
Subject: FTE 97up - 97 Club Wagon Rear AC

I have a 97 E-350 Club Wagon with rear AC. It doesn't respond to the
temperature knob on the front unit. Also, the rear unit only has fan speed
control, so I assume the temp should run off the front unit. Any ideas,
short of a dealer tearing into my interior side panels?
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Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 14:38:33 EST
Subject: FTE 97up - an off the wall subject......

i got the new FOUR WHEELER feb. 2000 issue today in the mail. i saw the
tahoe Z71 as the winner of the 2000 four wheeler of the year award. what
throws me off about this magazine is what the magazine is about and what it
reports about.

from what i have read on this magazine, it talks about hardcore four
wheeling. it doesn't bring anything really up on the subject of nice quality
rides and stuff like that. in my opinion, i think of four wheeling like
this- straight axles, stiff suspension, big gas guzzling engines. trucks
that can pull houses off their foundations and go wheelin' through the
toughest terrains.

but i'm getting mixed signals on this.
my point is this: i read the article on the comparison of the 6 suvs. they
gave the tahoe Z71 the trophey. i kind of the the new chevys and gmc, but
not as much as the new fords.
my point i'm trying to make out of this whole volume i'm writing is the
magazine soley talks about hardcore 4x4s. then they award the trophey to the
tahoe because it has a nice anti hip breaking grandma suspension with off
road capabilites that are very good.
at the end of the excursion article they said that for a hefty hauler, with
one hell of a chassis for work, the excursion would have cleaned house.

in my opinion, 4x4s should be rough riding vehicles with awesome chassis.
not something my grandma would wanna take on her 78th birthday to go hunting

but you all know what they say about opinions...

any comments are welcome.

99 f-150 sc 4.6L
new one soon to come
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Date: Fri, 31 Dec 1999 00:27:43 EST
Subject: FTE 97up - Frustrated at the Body Shop

I own a '99 F-150 XLT that had the famous crack in the door. After having it
welded twice, I finally talked the manager at the body shop into putting a
new door on the truck and I just got it back today. I now have a large
scratch and about 15-20 dings in the paint on the hood along with it. I have
no ideal where they came from because I waxed my truck about a week before I
put it in the shop and did not see anything like that. I baby this truck and
I am outraged at whatever they did to the hood. What could they have done to
cause this at the body shop? If anyone has an idea please let me know. I am
fed up with the treatment that I receive from the manager there but I think
we are going to have a nice talk tomorrow. Now I know why I couldn't pick it
up until 5 pm. They had just left and the key was in the truck.

Daniel Moore
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