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2000 Ford F-150

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  • p928p928 Posts: 5
    I am about to order a Y2K F150 XLT Ext.cab Long Bed. Need info regarding the limited slip diff. and ratios - how is the mileage affected?
    Second, I always get my trucks w/manual trans. (have a '95 F350 w/a 5 sp. w/OD) but have heard
    a couple of negative postings about the manual on the 150. FYI, I am considering the heavy payload package. I really appreciate any help.
    Pete
  • There is a good site for F150 topics
    www.f150online.com
  • bslo33bslo33 Posts: 11
    I'd agree with the comment about smooth shifting auto. I've not been a fan of automatics. I've driven manual trany autos for 30 years. I'm really quite pleased with the auto in this truck. Even moving it into and out of drive and reverse is accomplished smoothly with out a lot of banging and clunking around.
  • barlitzbarlitz Posts: 752
    Has anybody seen or know about the 2000 F-150 4x4 supercab 4dr with a 5.8 engine, is that a new engine or is it just for this particular model,it is called an L.A west conversion,very sharp and mean looking truck,a dealer in my area got one and it was gone within a day,or is this the new sport model they have?
  • "...a 2000 f150 super cab 4x4 with a 5.8l engine"? I've not heard of a new truck with a 5.8l. The 5.8l engine is one of the last generation motors offered in Ford trucks. (up to 1996) If I'm not mistaken, the 5.8 was the same motor as the 351. (dimentionally, at least)

    I wish they WOULD offer it in the new trucks. I think its a better motor than the new stuff. Granted, gas mileage would suffer, and it wouldn't seem quite as "long-winded" out on the highway.

    This is also the same motor that was put in the 1993 f150 Lightning.

    keith24
  • bigsnagbigsnag Posts: 394
    The 351 is 5.7 L. I feel that the new motors are far superior to the old ones, save the 300 6 cyl.

    BTW, the new Lightning smokes the old ones.

    Kind of off the subject, but has anyone heard about a 6.1 L to go in the Mustangs?
  • 350 is the 5.7
  • modvptnlmodvptnl Posts: 1,352
    5.7 is 350, 5.8 is 351. Ford SVT or FRP or SVE whatever they are calling themselves did do a stroked 351(5.8l) out to a 6.1 it was a prototype. Salleen still does 351 mustangs that are EPA legal due to his small volume specialty vehicle status.
  • hutch7hutch7 Posts: 88
    I've been reading with interest the info on stress cracks on the doors of F-150's...so I just stepped outside to check my truck and sure enough...the paint is cracked on both the right and left sides exactly where the crack is supposed to be located, I assume the sheet metal is cracking under the paint. I'm off to the dealer in the morning to report this problem while the truck is still under warranty.Anyone know what Ford is doing about this problem?
  • p928p928 Posts: 5
    I'm ordering my new '00 F150 XLT EX.Cab LB - I always buy manual trannies but heard that the one on 150's are simply too weak. Anyone has any comments coming from experience? I plan to use the truck AS A TRUCK and don't want that thing to clunk out on me.
    Thanks
    Pete
  • modvptnlmodvptnl Posts: 1,352
    You (we) have entirely too much time on our hands. Ford calls it a 5.8, they used to put it on the window sticker as a 5.8 and even on the top of the fuel injected intake manifold it says 5.8, on the emission sticker on the valve cover it says; All together now........5.8. It has never been called 5.7. That has always been Chevy's 350. So damn the math, it's a 5.8.
  • bobh12bobh12 Posts: 140
    Where did this supposed 5.7L y2k Ford come from?
    I believe it is some after market mod, but why fool with making a 5.7L out of a 5.4L or whatever engine? If you are going to do that, may as well go for some big cubes, excuse me Liters, old habits are hard to break.
  • No question about the new Lightning vs. the 1993. However, about the new motors being superior to the old ones? I guess I'm just "old school" when it comes to these old Fords. (Chevys too, for that matter) I've got a '72 f100 lwb "Explorer", with a 360 V-8, c-6 auto, and a 1958 f100 with the original 223 straight-6, 3-speed on the column, and the old "round dial" am radio.

    Its just my opinion, but the old motors seemed more able to work like you needed them to. Granted, the only experience with the new motors I've had was towing a buddy of mine's drag car with his 97 f150. It had the 4.6l motor. It didn't have any trouble pulling the trailer, but it just didn't seem as "gutsy" as his old truck. (1995 f150, 5.0l, automatic.)

    The drag car: 1987 Buick Grand National, 10" slicks, Stage III alum. v-6, Garrett turbo! This thing is just evil!! And best of all, its completely street legal, licensed, and driven probably 3 times a week. (to get groceries, you know!)

    keith24
  • barlitzbarlitz Posts: 752
    The 5.8 was a mistake it was actually a 5.4 the salesman made a mistake,the photo ad I was looking at was a LAwest conversion on an f150, very sharp looking I think they have a web site with a photo of a red one www.lawest.com. As for the lightning I had a black 99 very nice and very fast it had the 5.4 reworked with an eaton supercharger I was undefeated in street racing but the truck had a lot of little problems,front end,moldings were plastic and coming lose,scraped a rim $450 to replace,rear window molding leaking, and the truck would have been useless in winter.Traded for an F250 4x4 4dr supercab lightduty with the 5.4.This truck is great and you feel you could get anywhere with it. Good Luck with your new trucks.
  • afs11afs11 Posts: 87
    What made you buy a Ford over the other brands? Please no stupid responses.

    Thank you,
    AFS
  • OK guys and gals heres the scoop on how a ford enthusiast namely me, is getting screwed by ford.
    And before I start I want to say I do not think the salesmen and dealership involved are responsible for events that took place.
    On 5/28/99 I placed my order for my 2000 F-150 regular cab Flareside 4x4, 4.6 v8,sport package pickup. I was told that I could expect the vehicle in or around the beginning of sept. which was great cause thats when the lease on my 96 bronco was over, that would be perfect timing. But as sept drew closer I found out about a hold ford put on the sport package I ordered. so then I extended my lease on my bronco for one more month but on the first of October I returned the bronco cause I was told the F-150 would be in at the end of October. my registration was due on the bronco along with the monthly payment. so I decided I might as well rent a car for the month while I wait for my new truck. the cost when I figured it out was about the same. so from hertz I rented a contour se. (you see I even rented a ford in good faith!)now the fun starts I the found out the ship date of my truck was pushed back until the end of November so I was stuck with the contour for bit longer. then around the end of November I found out it was pushed to the week of December 6. Ok fine I waited patiently but now I wanted to see about maybe ford helping me out with splitting the cost of the rental car. no can do was the response. ok fine so then I found out that my truck was shipped on November 29 and it would be here around the 14 of December. but still no sign. I then found out that the truck was shipped from Ontario the 29th then sat in holding when It came into America for awhile and then finally on the 10th was plopped on a truck and going to California with an ache in my heart. so now I finally know its on the way I still would like some help paying for the rental car. now I did not realize this but ford owns hertz. I am buying a ford, I had a ford, and I am renting a ford from a ford owned company and still they are being reluctant to help me out just little. what is that all about? is this how ford really thinks of all the people who buy ford products I think I might not deal with ford anymore after this deal is made. I just don't feel ford cares for its clients when I comes down to a personal level and thats not the type of company I like to deal with. if anyone has a comment, suggestion,similar experience or information I would like to hear from you.
    disappointed in ford,
    ericr
  • bobh12bobh12 Posts: 140
    That is quite a story and certainly not a happy one. The hold on Sport 4X4s is true, they couldn't supply the "Sport Cloth" seats. I know, I ordered mine on 25 June and it was delivered on 27 Oct. Why do I have mine and you don't have yours? I believe it comes down to dealer allocation, your dealer didn't have the allocation and lucky for me mine did, mine was built in Kansas City yours in Ontario, don't really know what difference if any that makes. Seems to me the decision to end the lease and rent a car was yours and not Ford's. I extended my lease for 6 months twice, once last Feb because Ford gave me $150 to extend it, and Again in August when my Y2K hadn't been delivered. During that time frame I also got a new registration, and am transferring the Tags to my new one. So, bottom line, I believe the reason you don't have your truck is Dealer allocation (My dealer went to the regional manager in early Oct to get my Priority bumped up, and they had the allocation.). I know this isn't what you want to read, but I don't believe Fords owes you anything
    because you ended your lease and rented a car. I never let mine go until the new one is ready for me to pick up. I turn it in and drive off in the new one. Sorry, I don't want to start a war or hard feelings, just my opinion, and I know there are others out ther that will be the other way. Wish you luck, and know you will love the truck.
    Bob
  • Thanks for the reply im beyond starting any wars so no worries there. I really did end the lease assuming that it would be on time. when it came down to the cost of the reg. which in california is not cheap and the monthly payment
    i thought i would break even and not have to worry about anything happening to the bronco while i waited to return it. i didnt even think about asking ford for a litle help until the end of november came around. but i did make the call and bob you are right about that. i guess thats why i dont go to vegas a lot i am not a good gambler. oh well my birthday is the 21st of dec maybe it will show up on tuesday for that. that would actually be kind of cool.by the way bob where did you get your ford from was it california too?
  • modvptnlmodvptnl Posts: 1,352
    Sorry about the wait but two things to remember are you didn't have your truck payment or insurance payment. So while you were with out the truck you wanted how much were you hurt financially?
  • modvptnlmodvptnl Posts: 1,352
    One thing that sucks about California reg. (at least 4 years ago when I still lived there ) is they don't allow you to transfer reg. or give you credit. So if you pay $500 in Jan. for your plates and trade in Feb. you're out the total fees. The new owner of your old vehicle pays a transfer for the current reg. One of the many reasons I moved.
  • yes that is true about not having the payments or insurance payments. the rental car is costing about $600 a month like i said the reg and car payment in oct would have cost that but the car payment and insurance for nov and dec would not be that much.
  • bobh12bobh12 Posts: 140
    Eric
    Bought mine from Courtesy Ford in Denver. Hopefully you will get a nice birthday present (Your Truck!!). I'm not a good gambler either, and have somewhat adopted a "don't believe it until I see it" philosophy on such matters. I have had vehicles come in 6-8weeks early, and as in my last deal took 4 months. Good Luck, and Happy Birthday.

    "modvptnl",
    In Colorado plates are pricey too, but the good news is when you get a new vehicle you can transferr the plates and they credit you for the unused time on the new regisrtation.
  • modvptnlmodvptnl Posts: 1,352
    Same thing in Nevada. It just makes sense.
  • bobh12bobh12 Posts: 140
    "AFS"
    I bought a Ford F-150 4X4 Ext Cab Eddie Baurer in 1995 (traded 1993 Buick great car, no problems, ) We needed a truck and my wife worked for a Ford dealer, bought for "A Plan". Traded 1993 GMC Jimmy
    (nice vehicle, no problems)for 1996 Ford Windstar (lease)my wife had since moved to a different Ford dealer so was at "A Plan" again. Traded 1995 Ford
    F-150 (no problems great truck) for 1997 F-150 4X4
    Ext Cab Lariat, lese and "A Plan" again. Lease up on Windstar ( had a minor problem with power steering pump, replaced no problems after). Leased 1998 Eddie Bauer Expedtion, "A Plan again" I liked the 97 F-150 so much I never drove an EXPY before mine was delivered to me, still have it, about 17,000 miles,only problem I've had is rear wiper motor died, replaced no problems since, great SUV. Just replaced 97 F-150(no problems other than the famuos lug bolts, loved that truck, lease up) with a Y2K F-150 Ext Cab Sport 4X4. My wife no longer works for a dealer, she is now in real estate, so will try and explain why I bought the Y2K F-150. Obviously the reason I bought/leased the 1995-1998 was price, and the fact I had good luck with them, liked them, and was treated well by service departments of which there were three, was a good part of the rationale. The reason
    I leased the Y2K, was really loved the 97, and had had good reliability and performance from the other Fords I had. Even though I could no longer get the "A Plan", when I went to my salesman in the Fleet department at the last place she worked, (and where we got everyone except the 95) to order my Y2K I said "What kind of price am I looking at?" He said. "Invoice, plus I'll throw in mud flaps etc." So it has been a combination of price that I couldn't beat anywhere, or no haggle at Invoice and good reliability and treatment. Believe me if I had had problems with them, I would have looked at other brands even though I couldn't get an "A Plan deal" I know this is long, but tried to answer your question. Have 2000 miles on the new one and no problems, much better and smoother than the 97, of course more power and torque also (both 5.4Ls).
    Bob
  • I'm real close to ordering 2000 F150 XLT Super Cab Flareside with a manual trans and the Sport Group. Have any of you had problems with the manual? I'm told that I cannot get the elec shift on the fly to 4x4,is this a problem? Do you feel that the Sport Group is worth the $?
  • stan11stan11 Posts: 12
    I've had my 2000 F150 XLT SB Stylecab 4X4 5-sp manual for about a month, and so far I like the transmission. As you mentioned earlier, the manual tranny does exclude you from the electronic transfer case, but it also limits you to the 4.6L engine. In my opinion, if you are partial to a manual, the trade-off is reasonable. My last truck was a Tacoma. Although the stick movement between gears is less "notchy" in the Toy, the clutch-throttle coordination in the F150 is smoother to operate.
  • bobh12bobh12 Posts: 140
    I bought a Y2K "Sport 4x4" because I wanted the 17 inch Aluminum Alloy Wheels and did not want to pay the then higher price for the "4X4 Off Road" package. I also wanted a "different look" which you get with the "Sport", as the bumpers are color keyed, not chrome like the rest of the 150 line. The down side is you are limited to four colors:
    White, Black, Silver and Bright Red, and you can not get two tone paint. It took four months to get mine, ordered on 25 June, delivered to dealer on 27 Oct, after Regional Manager got involved. I don't know how the availability is now. The hold up at that time was the fabric for the seats, it has a different design than the others. Also the only available interior color is Dark Graphite. Barring the delay etc. I like it, and feel it was worth the money, to me anyway. Good Luck.
    Bob
  • Any thoughts on XL vs XLT in 4wd SC 2000? I did a run up on the options and it looks like if you can live without the power windows/locks and carpet of the XLT, you can get about the same thing for 2200 less in a XL. the only thing I would miss is the 17 " wheels and maybe 4 wheel disk/abs? Anyway to factory order the abs disk brakes and 17" tires/rims?

    Any of you go with the XL 4WD SC?

    I was thinking of getting the sport option on the XL with 16 inch 255 or do a aftermarket swap. What do you think? I know i would need some way to set the speedometer up switching from 16-17 wheels in an aftermarket swap..

    thanks in advance for your input

    Smokey
  • bobh12bobh12 Posts: 140
    Well, I will give you my two cents. You may save $2200 now, but I suspect you will lose more than that at trade in or resale time. I believe the only way you can get 17 Inch wheels and tires is on the XLT or Lariat. To make that change after market would be very expensive and would really eat into your $2,200 savings. I don't know the actual price, but have heard that the 17 inch tires are very expensive. If you go with the XLT, Option Code 508A gives you Air and Four Wheel Disc
    ABS at no charge. The standard brakes on the XL are Front Disc and Rear Drum. I personally would never go below the XLT ( I have one now), but that's me. Good Luck
  • Thanks for the feedback. I have to wait to awhile anyway to be sure I don't get laid off - rumors started flying last week. Maybe by March, things will firm up and I can make a 25k decision. I sure would like to get those 17 inch wheels - makes a big 'looks difference' Do you have 4Wd? I never owned one before. It is a streach for me to get it cause I live in south Texas and am a city slicker now. I plan to keep the truck for years, and HOPE to get up to the Great North West / Seattle, Portland area in the next year or two. Thats where I think I could use the truck. Way off topic but I do appreciate the words on XL/XLT.
    Adios,
    Smokey
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