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Jun 25, 2002 (10:28 am)
I was washing the 2001 F250 last night and decided to use window cleaner on the windshield to clean it. While up there, I noticed that right along the black seal across the top, there are a few spots where it looks like (oh what's the right word?) underside pitting? Like the glass was chipped on the underside before it was put in. It wasn't in just one spot either. I can take pictures and post them on my website and post a link here. (I just got my first digital camcorder and forgot about using it to show this.) I noticed this on both sides of the windshield. I only noticed it across the very top. Anyone else notice theirs with the same problem? Now that I've worried a bunch of F250 owners...
#751 of 768 Bed cover shells
Jul 30, 2002 (7:29 am)
Looking to get a shell top for the bed of a F250 XC SB. Any advice on who is better and fits better. Since looks are in the eye of the beholder, I'll have to judge that for myself. What are the expected prices?
#752 of 768 F-250 Popping/Suspension Noise
Jul 30, 2002 (10:33 am)
I have a '00 F250 Crew Cab w/ a PSD and have had very poor luck at fixing a "popping" or "clunking" sound from the underbody. My dealer has replaced the cab mounts, spring isolators several times and somettimes it's better, but still comes back after time. Any Similar problems or issues???
#753 of 768 Popping noise
Jul 30, 2002 (1:53 pm)
Same problem with my '01 F250 SC PSD. I notice it more when it's cold or going over large bumps that require a lot of travel. I also notice it over small bumps when I'm loaded down. Doesn't sound pretty. Haven't done anything to fix it yet.
Jul 31, 2002 (8:50 am)
My '00 350 CC 4x4 has been popping, clunking and thunking since it was new. I have 50k on it now. The noise originates in the front suspension, on the passenger side. Mostly it seems to occur when I make a sharp right turn into an uphill ramp, like a driveway, or when I have backed out of a parking space with the wheels cut hard over - when I start moving forward, I get a clunk. The dealer replaced some components in the springs (brackets and such) under a technical service bulletin, which helped at first, but it still clunks.
Lately, I've been wondering if it might be the front driveshaft, since it almost always occurs just AFTER I've been in reverse (and turning).
Jul 31, 2002 (9:24 am)
I have vague memory of a thread having to do with ball joints and noises on '99 and '00 models. I think it had more to do with alignment/steering wander problems, but I kinda remember folks complaining of front end noises too that went away with ball joint replacement. The joints are supposedly permanently lubed, but were drying out or prematurely wearing or something like that.
I have an '01 F350 CC, 4x4. Had problems from day one with loose cab mounts ( which were properly tightened after a couple of attempts). Also had popping/creak noise from front springs on slow speed bumps and also noticed it like JDTopper said on off-camber turns. Dealer put on spring tip isolators at 15K service and it's been quiet for the past six weeks. I think some folks have upgraded front end to "x-springs" from F450s to help level the truck better and in an attempt to get rid of the noise.
Aug 12, 2002 (7:48 am)
2001 F250 SC SB 4x4 PSD
Two weekends ago we drove from Gardnerville, Nevada (near Carson City and Lake Tahoe) down to Yosemite National Forest. Drove around the forest and into Medesto then back home over Ebbetts Pass. A scary road. Not trailer friendly. No middle line and just wide enough for two vehicles. Just had camping stuff in the back and no trailer.
I did the calculations for my trip and I was expecting something around 18 MPG but it was an amazing 24.6 MPG! I've never done so well. That's almost as good as my '97 Grand Prix.
Aug 13, 2002 (6:18 am)
Must've been all that thin mountain air - made the truck lighter. What'd you do, keep it in neutral and coast down all the mountains?
I am honestly jealous. I just filled up with 36 gals of gas at $1.51. Travelled 470 miles on relatively flat roads and got ~13 mpg with V10, 4x4, CC,LB. I suppose I could learn to tolerate diesel exhaust.
#758 of 768 Re: Gas Milage
Aug 13, 2002 (5:21 pm)
I had to put it in first and second most of the way down the mountain just to keep from going too fast. Didn't want to burn up the brakes. I could have done that really easy.
The cheapest diesel fuel I can find around here (but still a well used place) is $1.43. It's usually $1.39. Gas prices and mileage were key factors in the purchase. Even though I knew I wouldn't use it to it's full potential most of the time.