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Old 01-17-2009, 01:33 PM
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Reaching out to the UK\

Just a quick one i was wondering if there was anyone on here from the UK or am i just flying solo?
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:05 PM
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apparently the answer is no. Thats sweet that you have a powerstroke over there though...that cant be common
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:57 PM
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Hi geoff, your not on your own mate. Just joined the forum a few hours ago. Well thats two of us then.........
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:59 PM
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Thats cool. Do they have ford lots over there or did you order those trucks!
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:00 PM
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Old 01-19-2009, 04:23 AM
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Hi, thanks for the welcome. There are Ford Lots over here but they don't sell trucks like the F series, not that I know of anyway. You have to import one or try & find one allready here. There are import dealerships that can get you one. The main problem with getting one is that you have to pay 22% import tax on a truck + all the other costs involved. You do see a few F150's over here. I have only ever seen two others like mine & they were on ebay & didn't sell as far as I know. I wanted one for years. I have had mine for just over a year now & it still excites me as much as that first drive home. It is mind blowingly awesome! I travel all over Europe in it & it performs like a dream. The only things that let it down a bit is the 4x4 is a waste of time. As I said on another post, I was backing up onto wet grass at a car show with one of my trailers with my Cadillac Hearse on board & as soon as the rear wheels were on the grass they just started spinning. I was in 4x4 low & the front wheels were still on the road. I was expecting the front axle to take up drive but it didn't. The other thing is the turn signal cancle! everytime I turn the wheel slightly it knocks the turn signal off. O yea the seats don't recline enough. Other than that she's perfect.
I did intend on taking the red & gold graphics & paint off & painting her just Black as I only do Black as a rule, but I've decided to leave her as she is.
I'm going to fit an HHO system soon & a Veggiestroke kit. That should help with the painfull part of owning a 7.3 litre V8 in the UK. I'll put some pics of her on here in a bit.
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Night crawler welcome to the site. Is your 4x4 switch on the dash or do you have a floor shifter? If its the switch on the dash I bet you have a leaky vacuum line going to your hubs on the front. If thats the case you would have to get out to lock the hubs in so the 4x4 works
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:39 AM
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Hi Dave, Arrr thats a very good point. I never thought of that. I will look into that. Thanks
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:52 AM
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Its usually a bad vacuum line or the rubber gasket on the hub itself is bad
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Old 01-19-2009, 06:35 AM
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Welcome from the UK, I didn't see any F series when I was in the UK and Ireland and thought it would be fun to take my Excursion over there and drive it around. How much is your fuel over there?
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