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97up-list Digest Thu, 25 Jan 2001 Volume: 2001  Issue: 010

In This Issue:
Re: exhaust brake
Re: Subject: Cracking doors and rattling engine-98 150
Re: Cracking doors and rattling engine-98 150


Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 09:46:21 -0600
From: Scot Cline <>
Subject: Re: exhaust brake

Ford Truck Enthusiasts List Server wrote:

> From: "Ray and Diane" <>
> Subject: exhaust brake
> Date: Mon, 22 Jan 2001 17:58:33 -0500
> Has anyone had a exhaust brake installed
> on there diesel truck,I pull a rather heavy fifth wheel
> with my 1999 f-350 supercab superduty 4 wheel
> drive truck,and I'm looking for a little extra braking help.
> If so how much was the cost of brake,how much to install
> it?What name brand did you purchase,do you like it?
> Thanks for any response,Ray

I have the Western Diesel Turbo Brake, and it works great.  Alot of
people on have it and I haven't seen one complaint.
They cost about $ 475

I don't know what the install costs, I did it myself.  It is really pretty
easy, except for hooking up two wires by the turbo. Then its not hard,
just not much room and you have to be on top of the motor.

It works with a dash mounted switch.  If on, your cruise won't work, but
2 seconds after letting off the gas the brake engages gently.  I haven't pulled
a heavy load with it in mountains yet, but coming down off a 11,500 ft pass
in Colorado, I touched the brakes twice.  The brake did the rest, and this was
with heavy traffic (they were doing construction up there).  Go to
and check out the forums.


Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 10:17:12 -0800 (PST)
From: JA Turner <>
Subject: Re: Subject: Cracking doors and rattling engine-98 150

From: "Randy Goolsby" <>
Subject: Cracking doors and rattling engine-98 150
Date: Thu, 25 Jan 2001 06:44:04 -0800

Hey List,
In the next week or so I'm heading to the local Ford dealership to do
battle with the Service Dept. and I need some info. Figured you guys
could help.
First, has FoMoCo actually acknowledged that the door cracking problem
exists? Is there a TSB or recall notice number associated with this
problem that could be used as ammo by me to get the dealerships
attention, possibly streamlining the "stupid look" process?

To answer your first question there is a TSB (but I don't know the
number). I have my 99 Lariat scheduled for a new door under warranty at
Peachtree Ford in Atlanta. The Body Shop Mgr, Chris Allen, only had one
question - When would you like us to replace the door?...
He also explained that that the door part number was a new design that
required a new seal, and repainting the complete side of the truck. The
two-tone metal flake cannot be exactly matched and supposedly will be
noticeable if just the door panel is repainted. He showed me one that
he was currently working on and it looked slightly different with a
thicker lip and seal.

If there is a stupid look you are at the wrong dealership. You need to
go to another dealer that is focused on customer service past the
initial sale.

How many of us would be willing to drop another $30K on a truck that
has obvious design flaws for one of the same make. (By the way I traded
a 78 F-100 XLT 4x4 for this Lariat, I don't trade trucks often but I
demand a quality product).

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Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2001 20:36:52 EST
Subject: Re: Cracking doors and rattling engine-98 150


I did a search today of ALL TSB's on the '98 F150 with a 4.2L engine.  There
wasn't anything about cracking doors or rattling engine noises.  I was using
AllData but it is a little bit dated (3rd Quarter 2000).  When the upgrade
arrives for the 1st Q 2001 I'll check again, since anything that may have
happened in the last few months wouldn't have been on the search I did.


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