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I'll be contacting FMC and relating this experience. Started off great and with high expectations but it went south fast.
As has been noted and should be readily apparent - it's ALLOCATION, stupid (not personal)! The system needs an overhaul.
Glad your rep went to bat for you. I wish mine had some months ago. Closing the barn door after the horse has escaped. Doesn't work.
traced mine on the bnsf to chicago. dealer said today that they already have the invoice and the stock #, only missing the truck. said it should be there literally any day. looking forward to hopefully being a "have"
Is that an XL that you built up to look like an XLT? (I notice you have the chrome front grill of an XLT, but the rims of an XL)
I have to admit, the reds/greens/blacks in the SD look WAY nice. I've always owned white trucks, and been happy with how well white paint holds up, and the few lower degrees in tempature in the hot Raleigh summers.
So, of course my SD is white.. The biggest downside to white is that my truck looks like every other contractors truck out there..
All: Finally got my spray-in liner done this week. Had the local line-x dealer do it. I am *really* happy with the results. The spray job is perfect as far as I can tell. It looks like it was put on at the factory! Highly recommended.
Please upload your SD pictures via FTP to ftp://viperle.dyndns.org/FordSD
You can access the pictures via
Stay Tuned Folks.....
00 F-350, SD,SC,V-10
gttl; ventvisors are great! They self stick install with sticky stuff that might as well be epoxy! It's not going anywhere.They look like they were installed by the factory. Keeps all the water away from you. Helps keep the wind noise down too.
No I don't normally get up that early but I coulden't sleep that day, thought the computer would put me to sleep, (Didn't work) oh well can't win them all. Let us know what you find out about your noise problems.
YOU post them -- does your WIFE ever read them ???
ARE YOU STILL ALIVE ???? Or are you walking around -- things feeling a little tight now days!!
Personally, I had a GREAT chuckle!!
Keep it UP -- so to speak!!
F350 SD V10 4X4 CC LWB Lariat, Camper Pkg., Tow Pkg.,Privy glass, ESOF,TT's,etc. Dark Toreado Red
Itchin to pick it up already!!!!
Bess, don't underestimate the beauty of the white truck. I've had metallic colored and two tone fords for a long time. They are very nice, but the new oxford white dually looks great, i love it!!!
As far as the other posts and allocation, west coast dealers must have a better deal. If you're looking for a PSD there are tons of 'em around here in a lot of configurations. If you can't find the one you want in california, you're too picky! V-10s are in short supply. They're putting all of them in the Excursion, which, at 40 to 50K is selling like hotcakes!
The picture post is a great idea! I'm sending mine now!
viperle (a.k.a, sunscreen)
GEEZ I would take it to a dealer with a better service garage and have them look at it.
work on it. If ford is telling them to sidestep an issue, they will. If they cannot identify a problem but believe one exists they will attack the easiest "possible" fixes which don't take long and get paid for under warranty with the most service time allowed, thats what they'll do.
As for taking their time to diagnose a hard to find problem, forget it. You're better off finding it yourself and demanding that they fix it. They are usually cooperative if they know that you know what the problem is but they won't spend a lot of time looking for it. They don't make any money that way.
They were sure they had my problem fixed because they had other trucks with similar symptoms fixed
with the same repair. Not so.
I really do need to take the truck there and drive it with the tech. Its sometimes hard to get them to do that but I'll give it a shot.
As for sidestepping problems, they do that plenty. If ford decides, for whatever reason not to address certain issues (Like my V10 "flutter") the dealer is encouraged to smile politley at the customer and tell him in the friendliest manner that EVERYTHING IS OK! YOUR TRUCK IS FINE AND RUNS GREAT! I have found that the people on these forums have more info than the dealers are willing to share. And it helps to have it.
Just remember, the dealer is not always your friend.
I wouldn't say the dealer isn't my friend, but I think they're concerned about trying to take steps to fix a problem they don't understand. and could probably just make matters worse..
Also, they don't want it to be 'lemoned' if you take it back consecutive times and they cant fix it..
I'm letting my 'flutter' go. The power is great, mpg is awsome (avg'ing over 16mpg now w/ mixed city/highway driving), and its not damaging the engine in any way.. I'd hate for them to 'break' something.
Y2K F250 SC XLT 4x2 5.4L 5sp 4.10LS (no digital picture yet)
I talked to the sales manager as well as my salesman and they are fully aware that I am flying down from AK. I do not however have a contract or for that matter anything in writing. I recieved a fax with the VIN# and all of the options. The agreed upon price which has been discussed a couple of times just to reinterate the number is a verbal agreement on the phone. I was very clear that the price agreed upon was the determining factor before I gave them a deposit. They assured me not funny stuff would be pulled. They do know I have purchased a ticket. I don't have anything in writing, I guess I should pursue that aspect in the next couple of days. Too bad we can't trust the dealerships. Keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well and I get my new SD.
I want to post my pics! But I aint smart enough to figure out how to do it! I've taken the digital pictures, NOW WHAT?
hubs using ESOF, leaving them on Auto. But, you
do have the option of manually locking the hubs
so that everything up front except transfer case
is engaged then when you do switch to 4wd (using
the same on dash dial) it'll engage. The
purpose, from what I understand, is that if
the electronically controlled vacuum hub locking
system ever fails, you can still engage in 4wd,
or if you want to engage/disengage quickly (using
the same dial). But of course, even though t-case
's not engaged, it's not good to leave it locked
when not in 4wd -- however, I've read that if you
haven't used 4wd in a while, it's good to lock
the hubs and drive around the street just a little
to lube the front gears.
gtt1... wind noise? you really shouldn't be getting any. of course, we probably couldn't hear it anyway with the psd "sounding" off the way it has a habit of doing all the time.
psmith13... that's not so "bad". we are the way we are, right? if one is unable to wait & one can purchase just about what one actually wants at a fair price (that's still some 3k$ off the list... depending upon config) then so be it. what is important is that YOU are happy with the deal. on that note, you ought to get something faxed to you in writing that's been signed by an authorized agent of the dealership. it's just the way the world goes around nowadays.
ffd804... 5 months waiting for a build is ludicrous. the dealer NEVER did have any allocation (or the "greeds" have taken over & they've sold "your" vehicle a coupla times over). there's dealerships in the country with excellent allocation (where we purchased ours is just one of many). look for a truck ONLY dealership.
tom169... off topic (ought to have directed to your email but your bio has it privatized). look at the camera owners manual. it ought to tell you the "how to's". if not, see my profile & send me a note via email (the note will automatically include YOUR email address (this automated inclusion can be overruled but few bother to do so)). note that I only "check-in" here once or twice a week now so it will be a few days b4 getting back with you.
Brutus: We got down your way this weekend. Roads from Healy to Houston had been Zamboni'd, then slush in Wasilla. My truck is trashed from all the slop/salt/sand. You take your sleds out at all?
Ah ... the anonnimity of the Internet.
northpole1 ... I would be happy to send one to you. Hope you are talking about the short 15 inch antenna! EMAIL your house address to [email protected]
Have to give dealer thumbs up for going to bat for
me after much persuasion. Ordered 00 F-350 SD,SC V-10 12/11/99 Still unsch.Don`t where dealer found it, but I`ll take it!
Hope you have luck finding one you want. Did you check at Clark in Hudson or Klaben in Kent or even Mullinax( they have 3 large stores in this aera)
I was the anonymous post earlier, 10 weeks start to finish. I'm a have, and it was worth the wait. Hat's off to Ford. Good luck to you all.
650 miles on it and I'm getting 16.9 combo of freeway and around town.
So heres a couple questions/discoveries?
The radio reception and CD quality on the "premium sound system" ain't that great. My pioneer deck with Crutchfield ordered spkrs did better in my old '74 with road noise. Any chance that the FM reception is an adjustment needed (like old car radios needed. Any tips on it or the speakers?
Discovered two things, good and bad. The factory put on a great Class 5 hitch (order said class 4)that has the slots to the sides for camper tiedown bars. That's a good thing because the bumpers are too flimsy to tie down to. I can flex them just by pushing on the tie down turnbuckle. Getting the type that go into the hitch sides tomorrow.
Was surprised that my 8'camper (which only settled my '74 3/4 inch, set the Superduty down 2 1/2". Guess thats how you get the soft ride. Truck pulls the trailer like a dream. Hauling camper and 3 horses this weekend will be good first trip.
Dealer service is great. Today without a nod they ordered a replacement back seat because of a fabric flaw underneath. No pressure to buy extended warranty or protective treatments.
Any suggestions for that first servicing. The diesel mechanic at dealer suggested I do it myself (if interested) at 4,000. He said the oil and oil filter change is all it would need this first one. Is that all? Haven't even crawled underneath to see how many fittings for lube there are. All input welcome. Love this truck.
You should all love this. My truck was build 2/28 and had confirmation that it was on the "ramp" as of 3/7. Here it is 3 weeks later, dealer said no telling when he will get it, he says it still says it is in the N.J. lot waiting to get to him should be any day (heard this story 2 weeks ago). Does anyone know what happens once it reaches "the ramp" in N.J.? I have exhausted my avenues to track this vehicle. Can anyone supply a tele. # or internet site to track? My salesman is usless and he is the manager of the dealership. I have the vin but am on the 17th week and very antsy at this point.
250 sd lariat cc sb 4x4 ls 3.73 v10 auto
thankyou for any help or info
I dropped the oil and filter at 1K miles. It'll go synthetic at 3K miles.
Anonymous, haven't heard this '5 days to deliver' before. Mine was 8 days railhead to dealer. If the vehicle is at the railhead, sounds like it's waiting for a hauler to move it to the dealer. SDs (and more particularily dualies) don't fit in every spot on a vehicle transport. If there are alot of trucks to move, it could take awhile. If you can find out the name of the vehicle transport company, they *might* have a web page (Healey does but you needed some info to access the transport status).
Almost exactly 17 weeks from order to delivery. Now to put it to work: manure, river rocks, pinons.