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I rolled the window down today and listened VERY carefully when turning in the driveway at work where the "clunk" occurs if I go too fast. Go slow=no clunk. Go fast=clunk.
So... first the givens: I have the TT package,the camper package, and the extra sway bars. The clunk sounded like it came from the rear axle/stablizer bar area. Anyone else getting the clunk have that combo?
I wonder if the chassis is too stiff to adjust quickly to changes in torsional forces generated by a turn upward into another level?
All pickups twist a little in the chassis, that's why the body and the cab are not bolted together.Years ago I had an old '54 F100 that was limber as a wet noodle off in the fields when we hunted. I know new trucks are much stiffer, but.... could it be that the extra suspension pieces "clash a little" as the frame wiggles around, making a noise if they haven't got time to re-adjust to the new wheel/tire elevations of a turn?
Yes, I know about all the SUVs, etc. having a solid body, and darned if I know how the Excursions and Suburbans handle that twisting, because I know it happens.
But if you don't believe it happens in your truck, let someone else drive and watch the bed and cab move independently of each other, not much, but as Copernicus said, "it still moves."
Just a theory that I haven't heard put forth to explain unknown sounds and motions from underneath.
So the question is, do people without the stablizer bars or trailer towing package get the clunk?
Now...the power has improved noticably....acceleration at take off is a lot quicker.
Anyone out there that would know if my theory is correct??? or am I just CRAZY!!???
Then it adds the right amount of fuel to keep the optimal fuel/air ratio..
I'm not sure when/how often these calculations are performed, and whether the algorithm is a 'moving average' type or not. If it's a moving average, (maybe to avoid wide variations because of wind/weather conditions), then it could explain why it took some time for the computer to catchup with the k&n setup..
But this is just my WAS (wild [non-permissible content removed] speculation).
Rail dust has been discussed both here and extensively on www.ford-diesel.com , both what it looks like and possible solutions.
back from the body shop yesterday. Still a few spots left but looks better! They said they'd take it back in a couple days and finish up.
Watch out for surface scratching!
about the rail dust. We all seem to have the same opinion- FORD SHOULD COVER OUR TRUCKS IN TRANSIT!!
Six people who I know looked at the paint on their 2000 SDs after they listened to my griping about my rail dust. Three of the six had bad cases of it and didn't even know it! One vehicle was already seven months old.
truck is quieter and smoother riding than i had remembered when test-driving other similar trucks. will update on mileage when i get some numbers. most likely will be on a road trip next week to see the opening of the "new" tiger stadium (for you baseball fans) and that would be a 1,000 mile round trip.
for all the "havenots" i do confirm that the wait is worth it. thanks to all for the infinite amount of information which i picked up here. also, it does indeed ease the pain of waiting to read all of your posts. this is a very good site.
Good luck with truck. They say I should have mine in a week. I have my fingers crossed.00 350 SD SC XLT Woodland.
Call a call from CAC yesterday about my survey (supposedly to "verify" what I said). I "verified" it, especially the four month, two day wait. I got an apology (that's nice)for the delay. Maybe I'll get the duffel bag now. :-)
No real point to this post, just feeling conversational. Hang in there, all.
I'm still waiting, but have a supposed week of 4/17 delivery date. I am going to stir up an old topic about spray-in liners. LineX vs Rhino. There is now a Rhino dealer in the area. Went to talk with him today, but he was closed. I am a little wary as he is new so may not have a lot of experience. Nearest LineX dealer is in Mass. however, about 5 hours from me! I know it mostly depends on the experience of the person spraying, but any of you have thoughts on one brand over the other? I am willing to go the distance if it is a better choice.
Congrats Sherwoodfor! I am getting really excited as the days tick by.
00' F350 XLT, V10, Island Blue/Silver, 4x4, with everything except the snow plow package and the kitchen sink.
Ordered on 12/8/99...Took delivery on 4/7/00!!!
Did have rail dust, but dealer put vehicle through acid bath as part of their "prep" package, which I was able to negotiate for no charge.
Other than the shipping shimmeys (or whatever they are called) not being taken off the front springs, and the rear dome light not mounted right...everything is worth the wait!!!
Houston...we have contact!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm sorry, I just can't hold back the excitement. The wait was well worth it folks!
Thanks goes out to every one in this, and other forums that have help keep me sane.
It's a great day in San Antonio Texas!!!!!!!!!
Take a look!
I'm an almost have.....It's in, I've seen it, I've drove it, I like it and I get it Tuesday!!!
Ordered 12/21, built week of 3/13
y2k f250SD CC LB Lariat v10 auto 3.73ls 4x4 265s
trailer tow green/gold etc.
Anyone have advice on where to mount aftermarket rear speakers, subwoofer, amp, cd changer? Do see any speakers in rear doors. may be room under/behind rear seat. thanks.
I recall either a seperate forum under Edmunds Town Hall on this or a lot of discussion under trucks (not Ford specific). Suggest searching....
The reason I've broken my silence is that I recently learned that the trailer tow package option is now standard on all Super Duties and that the sliding read window and privacy glass options are now standard on all Super Duty Lariats. I'm not exactly sure when this change took effect, but I thought those waiting on orders or contemplating on placing orders might want to know. I suggest those interested follow up with their dealer for more information.
Sorry about the long post. But it is my first one.
I would appreciate any email to [email protected]
last tank = 13 mpg= 50/50 city/hwy
The sound you describe is different from any other I've heard described..
I like the warming up the prepped surfaces and putting the coating on hot/warm, seems to stay put very well.
The coatings have taken alot of abuse, forklifts, skidsteer buckets, T-posts etc.
I certainly think they are worth a look.
Go up the chain at the dealership. They *can* find out where it is. Tell 'em you need to know (gotta sell another vehicle, financing, some other excuse).
Ordered some Catch-alls today and I need to find a topper. I like the A.R.E's but there's no dealer near by. Any suggestions? I Don't want the huge windows or anything fancy, just cab-high and a 12v light.
What does rail-dust look like so I can check for it? - My truck is White ( I hope ) so it should be easy to see.
Almost A Have! - Ordered 2/17
Bought gas here in OKY land the other day for $1.17 a gallon for 87 octane.
That projection I made last week that I figured I'd be getting 55 MPG with the V-10 by this time next year ........ well ..... I may have to re-calculate .... just got 12.2 mpg this last tank!!! Of course the hauling I had to do may have affected it .... had to pick up a bag of bird seed for Murtle Fay's feathered friends. Happy Motoring!
jjones673. What is your setup? Do you have a 4x4, and if so, do you have the 4.30ls. I let a ford tranny mechanic look at my clunking over the weekend, and he said that it was probably normal. 1st gear is deffinately a granny gear he said. What are your shift points? I have been going by the manual, but I'm not quite sure that they apply to my drive train setup. I have been shifting around 2300 to 2500 in every gear. Maybe this is to high. My mechanic freind said that it was geared so low, that he could start out in 5th gear, and it did not shake, rattle, or roll. (not that he recommended that!). He told me that I had bought one big a** truck, more like a tractor!
I suspect that I shift around 2500, but have always driven by the seat of my pants: you know, you can just tell when the engine wants to shift. I thought about a lower gear ratio to go with the slip, and man am I glad I stayed with the 3.73. I've never driven at 40 mph in 5th gear before. I wish I had a couple more gears for 70-80 mph.
My wifes birthday is the 15th - She's getting a leather captains chair! (Passenger side!) Don't Tell!
y2k f250SD CC LB Lariat v10 auto 3.73ls 4x4 265s
trailer tow green/gold etc.
unless your wife is a REAL automotive afficionado, I'd get her something more for her birthday than a nice seat on her side of your vehicle. Unless you LIKE sleeping on that couch all alone and cold....
Front Porch Philosopher
SUV, Pickups, & Aftermarket and Accessories Host
"Something nice for your wife's car is NOT the same as something nice for your wife.
Hubrex2- You are absolutely right about the gas prices and consumption here in the good 'ol USA. We are really spoiled with our gas prices and our desires for bigger and bigger vehicles. Of course, all of us have an excuse for owning such beasts...horse hauling, constuction, ranch work...so we'll point that greed fingure at other people!
Hope you get truck soon, mine should be here Fri.
Good luck with truck and more importantly,Gifts!
00 F-350 SD, SC, Any Day!!!
By the way, bnsf.com has been great! I watched my truck go through IL, MN, ND, and in to MT! It's now off the train, a two hour drive from here, and will be shipped the rest of the way on a truck - ASAP.
Is it too late to order the 00 ?? If so, how much more would one expect a 01 to be? Not much? Don't worry, it's worth it? Or what?
1. how long is the break-in period re:mileage on these psd's? when will it plateau?
2. who among you has switched to synthetic oil for their psd?
adubahbi - enjoy the new truck!
mainecowgirl - is yours on the way?
european fuel prices- we don't realize it, but most other countries are much closer to socialism than the u.s.. the reason gas prices are so much higher in europe is that the government taxes the bejesus out of them, not because there is some "extra" shortage in existence
goleta- try mossey ford in san diego, talk to ken. they have boatloads of sd's, and will sell you one right now @ 1500-1800 over invoice. if you order, i think they'll get close to invoice.
baseball fans - the new tiger stadium (they want to call it comerica park, i won't) is a beautiful facility. appears to be well thought out for all concerned. even has a nice view of the detroit skyline. attended with brothers and father. we had all gone to the last game at the "old" tiger stadium, so we thought we ought to attend this one. the tigers actually won despite 38f and snow/drizzle.
sorry this is so long, bye.
Thanks again! Not having a Wal-Mart is lame.
sherwoodfor; sounds like breakin can be anywhere from 5-10K miles. Sounds like some folks go synthetic early (1-5K) while other wait until later (5-10K). I think we're gonna wait until about 10K but the bypass filter will go in at 4K (the next oil change).