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  1. bcnv7.3
    08-20-2011 11:07 AM - permalink
    bcnv7.3
    smokey read somewhere in her that you posted a sticky about correct procedure for bleeding brakes can not seem to find it can you please help thanks bcnv7.3
  2. Ecoman
    06-16-2011 02:25 PM - permalink
    Ecoman
    I have 2011 f-250 and bough it new and have put 49000
    Miles on it I have what has been said to be the Death Wolble I have taken it in and they say everrhing is good they have changed out the steering dampener but it still has the wobble can anyone help me
  3. prater199
    03-16-2011 09:31 AM - permalink
    prater199
    smokey im not sure if my rear is a 10.5 or a 10.25 and i ordered a 10.25 ring and pinion set will it work?
  4. 5Rvers
    02-01-2011 09:51 PM - permalink
    5Rvers
    Hi Smokey,

    Hi,

    I'm looking at getting a DP-Tuner for my 2K F450. I sent James from DP Tuner an email about getting a custom tune. I provided my truck information and mentioned that I have the Ford AIS and he told me that "the AIS is for Severe duty applications and is way out of its range on any truck that is not completely stock 100%. So unless you drive on a ranch or dusty roads every minute of every day that filter is way too restrictive and will actually hinder performance with our chip."

    He recommended that I replaced my AIS with an AFE. Do you think I would have any issues if I kept my AIS? I'm looking at getting the DP-Tuner F5 chip.

    Thanks in Advance,
    Lou
  5. SmokeyWren
    01-24-2011 05:55 AM - permalink
    SmokeyWren
    2001 F250 diesel has a GCWR of 20,000 pounds, but that's not your limiter. Your limiter is the 8,800 pounds GVWR.

    If GCWR were your limiter, the max 5er you could tow without exceeding the GCWR would be around 12,500 pounds. (20,000 pounds GCWR minus 7,500 pounds weight of the wet and loaded tow vehicle before you backed up to the 5er.)

    But if your wet and loaded tow vehicle weighs 7,500 pounds, that leaves only 1,300 pounds for max hitch weight before you're overloaded. A 5er with 1,300 pounds hitch weight will have around 16% to 18% hitch weight, so call it 17%. 1,300 divided by 0.17 = 7,647. So any 5er that grosses more than about 7,647 is going to overload your tow vehicle over the GVWR of the tow vehicle.
  6. Justjammin
    01-23-2011 02:49 PM - permalink
    Justjammin
    Smokey,
    I hope you can clear things up for me regarding 5th wheel towing capacity with my 2001 F250 7.3. I have been reading these and other forums on this subject and the more I read the more confused I get, you seem to have a firm grasp of the reality.

    I have had a couple of 5th wheels, boats and so on, most all of them under 7k, So the tow ratings hasn't been a concern. I'm looking to purchase a 5th wheel that is @ 11.5k with a 14k gross. my owners manual says I'm good to go fo 12.5k,others are ! 13.5k and up to 16k, sheesh.
    I'm subtracting my 8800gvw from the 20k cgvw and come up short of the 12.5k. (I have no intention of loading this unit up any past 12.5k) I really don't want to push the limits here, I just don't know where the limits are.
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  8. SmokeyWren
    08-17-2010 02:16 PM - permalink
    SmokeyWren
    Sorry, Joe, but I'm no good at diagnosis. When I have a suspected problem, I let my local Ford dealer take care of it. I stopped working on my vehicles when they did away with the points in the distributor. But I still have a dwell meter in case my brother needs help with his '65 Mustang.
  9. vinegrove73
    08-17-2010 11:01 AM - permalink
    vinegrove73
    hi smokey. My name is Joe you do know alot about trucks. so I come right to the point. noise in rear end. 3.73 10.5 rear end. last week changed fluid 75w140 and one bottle of friction modifer. noise still there. rolling in neutral no noise put in first gear and a little push on gas pedal there is the noise, once I put more pressure on pedal noise goes away. (yes it is a 6speed) 1999 7.3 with 68000 miles. otherwise truck runs fine. friend of mine says that big nut on rear end might came loose. I know you don't have much to go on. but I wait for your response before dealership. P.s when I changed the fluid no shavings just good old nasty oil. thanks buddy. Joe would you sent e-mail Hiljoach@aol.com just in case I can't find you on this site. I,m a new member still learining. see ya
  10. rcklnhunter
    08-02-2010 01:59 PM - permalink
    rcklnhunter
    Hi Smokeywren,

    You seem to be very knowledgable so I thought I would a question if you don't mind. I think you posted on a previous thread a suggestion on ordering a truck with the snow plow package which makes the truck's front end at maximum factory height. I liked the idea since I was thinking about getting the truck leveled. What is done to the truck on the snow plow package and how much of an effect does it have on ride quality? I'll never use a snow plow I would just like to run a slightly larger tire for added clearance. I really don't want to do an aftermarket leveling kit I like the idea of keeping it stock.

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    My Sierra Blanca in the sig pic was a great pickup for 11.5 years. I sold it a coupla years ago. I drove a hand-me-down 2003 F-150 SuperCrew 4.6L 2V for a while, but it was unacceptable for towing more than a rowboat. Replacement is a 2012 F-150 EcoBoost SuperCrew Lariat that tows my 5,000-pound TT like a dream.

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