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#495082 - September 08th 2011 10:43 am Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
wookee Offline
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Registered: April 14th 2003 12:00 pm
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Some times you just have to get in there with a small scraper/putty knife and scrape off the heavy crud build up.Then use the chemicals.

I worked at a self serve car wash for a few year when I was a pup.Saw allot of guys come in and use the bays to clean engines.Never saw any one crack a manifold.....
I did have to clean up the freaking grease they left behind.....LOL

......Wookee
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#495083 - September 08th 2011 11:06 am Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
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I have pressure washed numerous motors dozens of times while the motor was running. Never any damage.
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#495515 - September 09th 2011 7:57 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
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Loc: South Dakota
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!! I wonder why I am on this planet sometimes!!!!! I got the thermo housing in... started it up.. got her warm to open the thermo... and I noticed the screw in plug leaking. So i shut her down.. tighten that damn screw and guess what??? BUsted the sensor clean off the pipe heading to the heater core!!! I go to restart and she just cranks and cranks and cranks.. well after a few she fired with a heavy smell of fuel. *Sigh* Nothing goes right for me .. *puts kick me sign on back* have at it boys... and girl...
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1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
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#495519 - September 09th 2011 8:12 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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The coolant temp sensor is a critical component of Fords EFI system. I am not surprised it wouldn't start ad then ran really rich. It should be fairly cheap and easy to replace, especially on a 300.
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#495526 - September 09th 2011 8:28 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Ya I have been doing research on this thing. I found out there is a single pole for the gauge, and then there is this sensor. I found it at Oreilly's for $15 and change. I'll get it swapped out tomorrow.. its been a long day!!

This sensor is even critical with the speed density system?
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***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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#495533 - September 09th 2011 8:46 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
Reed Offline
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Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
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Loc: Fircrest, WA
Absolutely. Both the speed density and MAF systems rely on the engine temp sensor as one of the three or four core sensors to establish the parameters of timing and injector pulse width.
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#495539 - September 09th 2011 9:01 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
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So that explains why the ol girl just cranked. Ok next Q, how do I adjust the start up idle speed? She feels like she hits 2500 or so at a cold start.
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Jeremy is my name, but most people refer to me as ASSHOLE!!

***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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#495543 - September 09th 2011 9:11 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Registered: October 02nd 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 3301
Loc: Maryville, TN
High idle can be a vacuum leak and/or throttle position sensor failure.
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#495590 - September 09th 2011 11:32 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
Reed Offline
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Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 8494
Loc: Fircrest, WA
Yep. Not much you can do on a fuel injected motor. The computer controls everything. I would start hunting for a vacuum leak like maples suggests.
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#495603 - September 09th 2011 11:51 pm Re: My FREE '87 Econo I drove 350 miles home (57 Pics) [Re: piscespokerbrat]
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Registered: June 13th 2011 11:39 pm
Posts: 1020
Loc: South Dakota
Vacuum leak - check! I'll go over everything before I start the ol girl tomorrow (after I replace that *insert many curse words here and new ones I make up* sensor that snapped clean off). Why is it you think a simple job that *should* take x amount of time turns in a 5 day ordeal. Sheesh! Ah well, I can't wait to drive her again.. missing my foot rest and clutch!
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Jeremy is my name, but most people refer to me as ASSHOLE!!

***UPDATED 12/14/11***

Shit for sale -
1987 Ford Econoline 300 six 4spd on the floor - $1,200
Impco CA100 Propane Carb (direct bolt to the slant 6 manifold) $100
1986 Extended Cab Mazda Truck - Runs, drives, smokes, rust free - $650
Leer Canopy - fits 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $350
Bedliner with "Mazda" for 93+ Ranger/Mazda Trucks $100
Brand new Goodyear 235/75/15 Silent Armor tires $400

Free shit -
GIRLFRIEND!!!!!!!

Any info or pics needed, PM me please!



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