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Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-31-2004, 09:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Chipster
Most of the plugs loosen. Never-seez was not...

Most of the plugs loosen. Never-seez was not used during the install. I've seen one other truck with a single loose plug but that was many years ago.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-31-2004, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Chipster
Why do spark plugs loosen?

4.9L six cylinder...new spark plugs continue to loosen. What causes this, and what should I do to prevent it?
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 04-28-2004, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Chipster
For me it came down to expectations. I reasoned...

For me it came down to expectations. I reasoned that I would be very satisfied with a new Ford, and that these OEM shocks would return the truck to that condition. Since I purchased at 65K miles, I...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 04-28-2004, 05:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Chipster
These are for 2WD but are HD. List price is $44...

These are for 2WD but are HD. List price is $44 each, $20 less than Bilstein, same as Monroe Reflex, $10 more than Monroe Sensatrac, $10 less than Rancho RSX, $20 less than Rancho RS9000X, $40 less...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 04-27-2004, 09:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 850
Posted By Chipster
FYI: Motorcraft HD Shocks Good

82K miles on original shocks. Priced some pricey aftermarket shocks. Viewed some Monroe shocks firsthand. Decided to stick with Motorcraft HD shocks ASH 143 front, ASH 144 rear. Installed this...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 03-17-2004, 05:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,920
Posted By Chipster
The dipstick may have readings for cold and hot...

The dipstick may have readings for cold and hot fluid. Use appropriate one.
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 02-17-2004, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,134
Posted By Chipster
Master Cylinder Symptoms, Please

Please post symptoms of a failing master cylinder. I am concerned that I don't have adequate braking power, and after 80K miles and seven years, something may be wrong with the system. Based on...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 02-05-2004, 08:19 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,650
Posted By Chipster
Dropping tailgate destroys the desired airflow...

Dropping tailgate destroys the desired airflow across the bed. The turbulent but stagnant bubble behind the cab that blends the flow downward and rearward over the rear roof edge goes away when you...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 02-05-2004, 06:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,920
Posted By Chipster
I don't think anyone is against Mercon V. Ford...

I don't think anyone is against Mercon V. Ford clearly states that Mercon V should not be used in some early transmissions. However, your use of AAMCO synthetic blend means that you purchased an...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 02-05-2004, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 485
Posted By Chipster
H9 code is 9.75 inch.

H9 code is 9.75 inch.
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 02-04-2004, 09:20 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,650
Posted By Chipster
What you've seen is that the front half of the...

What you've seen is that the front half of the tonneau is in a turbulent mish-mash of air, while the air flowing over the roof drops onto the rear half. The engineering paper describes a drag...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 02-04-2004, 08:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,650
Posted By Chipster
A tonneau is better than an open bed. I have an...

A tonneau is better than an open bed. I have an engineering paper describing tests of various types of tonneaus and they really reduce drag. Believe it or not, the best tonneau is a rear half...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 02-04-2004, 08:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,920
Posted By Chipster
Shudder is caused by a complex interaction of...

Shudder is caused by a complex interaction of static and dynamic clutch friction and torque. The fluid change to Mercon V may only have replaced fluid that aged prematurely and had a friction...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 02-04-2004, 06:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By Chipster
Just put an official Motorcraft BXT-65-850 in my...

Just put an official Motorcraft BXT-65-850 in my 97 F150 and love it. Cranks like a zig-zagging wild man. Fits exactly right, uses the same hold-down block, and was only $92. Biggest problem was...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 F150 02-04-2004, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Chipster
Just put an official Motorcraft BXT-65-850 in my...

Just put an official Motorcraft BXT-65-850 in my 97 F150 and love it. Cranks like a zig-zagging wild man. Fits exactly right, uses the same hold-down block, and was only $92. Biggest problem was...
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