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fordtrucks80up-digest Digest Volume 97 : Issue 67

Today's Topics:

Re: HELP ON BRONCO II [ILuvTruks aol.com ]
Re: 460 mileage ["L Gordon"
Delayed Reverse - '89 Bronco II [Jeffrey Scott Gaines
RE: Pre Oiler for Powerstroke ["DAVID MUMMERY"
Tire pressure for F-350 Powerstroke ["Todd A. Muccilli"
Hit 1000 members today!!! [Ken Payne ]
Re: 302 rebuild [jlester naxs.com (Jason Lester) ]
Re: Delayed Reverse - '89 Bronco II [ILuvTruks aol.com ]
Re: Bronco II [Ezekial ]
Re: Hit 1000 members today!!! ["Ted Lister"
RE: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 [Larry Smeins ]
stalling Bronco II [Stibbard ]
My Explorer Needs a New Transmission ["James D. Tuton"
Re: stalling Bronco II [Gardner ]
Testing injectors.... ["Ryan Penner" ]


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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 20:01:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: ILuvTruks aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: HELP ON BRONCO II
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Hey,

I had the same problem on my 86 Bronco II. I have 150k miles and things got
worn down and dirty. What you need to do first, is to buy yourself two brand
new cans (big) of Carb cleaner, (especially) if you have the 2.9L EFI. Make
sure that the cans have the little spray tube thing (you know, like on WD40)
Take off the air cleaner, and take off the throttle body (4 bolts) I think
you will see from there your problem. Clean the whole intake. You will see
little passage ways in there. Those are extremely important (Vaccum lines
etc.) Take a Q-tip and git the grime out of there (after spraying). Trust
me, use both cans, at least one and a half if yours is as dirty as mine was.
Next, clean the actual throttle body, including the buterfly itself. If you
have a chemical solvent (like Napthelene) or some kind of heavy duty cleaner,
I would soak it in there for a while, too. ( just make sure you take off the
throttle position sensor before you get fluids and chemicals all over it)

If that doesn't solve your problem, the Throttle position sensor is your
problem. I know the 86's had some kind of re-call or prone to failure but
i'm not sure about the 88's.

It solved my problem, so give it a try, worst thing happens, you get a clean
throttle body and waste 20 minutes. It may do it still for a day after you
cleen it, but don't worry, that's just the computer re-adjusting itself.
Hope I can help, and let me know how it turns out.

Later,
Clay
1986 Bronco II XLT 4x4

P.S. after you're done, you may want to check where your idle is set (it's
that screw on the throttle body) and check your trans fluid level (if you
have a high rpm while you drive)




> Hi,
>
> I have an 88' Bronco II and have noticed a strange thing lately.
>When I
>start my engine, the idle "lopes".. that is to say it revs.. then after a
>few seconds of warming, finds its low spot. Problem is, the low spot is
>too low! Then it revs.. (from 750 to about 1100 rpms) and then falls back,
>stalling 9 times out of ten.
>


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Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 22:33:33 +800
From: "L Gordon"
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Subject: Re: 460 mileage
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Having owned a 93 F350 crew cab dually w/ a 460......I'd say that
that would be typical mileage for that setup.
Mine sucked the petrol like there was no tomorrow...hated it.
I now own a 93 Flareside with the 4.9L I-6........an engine and
related fuel-consumption that I am quite happy with.

Lisa
aka "Purple Haze"
93 FlareSide,
located in the great Pacific Northwest!!

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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 20:51:26 -0700
From: Jeffrey Scott Gaines
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Delayed Reverse - '89 Bronco II
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I have recently purchased a 1989 Ford Bronco II which just passed the
100,000 mile mark last weekend. It's a 4WD model with the 2.9L V6, and the
A4OD (??? something like that in my Chilton's manual) transmission.

I have been having a very annoying problem with it - it takes the automatic
transmission anywhere from 5 to 20 seconds to engage when shifted into
reverse. The length of the delay seems to be proportional to the engine
temperature (with the longest delays occurring when the engine is warm and
the outside temperature is above 90 degrees). Could it be a clogged filter,
or is there an adjustment on this transmission to help this, or some type
of additive that may help, or am I in for some serious repairs? I bought
the truck "as is" from a dealer - I took it back and they changed the fluid
and put in a "transmission kit" to attempt to rectify the situation. It
didn't help.

As one of the newest members of the Ford Truck Enthusiasts, I would
appreciate any advice you could give. I had some bad luck with two
different Mustangs (a 1980 4-cylinder and a 1984 V-6 convertible), but very
good service from a previous 1988 Bronco II. The service I get from this
'89 may very well determine if I stick with Fords, or go back to GM or Dodge!

Thanks for your time!

J. Scott Gaines

Thanks,

Scott Gaines

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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 97 23:55:15 UT
From: "DAVID MUMMERY"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: Pre Oiler for Powerstroke
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I bought a pre oiler from summit many years ago. It was for a 1986 Turbo coupe
not a powerstroke. I have to think that the pre oiler had something to do with
the car making it 320,000 miles. I sold when I bought my F150 in 1995.
Great investment.

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Sent: Monday, August 11, 1997 11:31 PM
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Pre Oiler for Powerstroke

Hey All,

How about some feedback on this!

I am thinking about adding a pre/post oiler on my 97 powerstroke. Can
anyone give me the pros and cons? They claim they can add allot of life to
your motor by getting the oil flowing before you start your motor and keep
it flowing after shutdown to keep the oil from cooking in the hot
motor. What do you think!


Mike


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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 97 21:25:11 EDT
From: "Todd A. Muccilli"
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Tire pressure for F-350 Powerstroke 4x4
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Fellow heavy-duty Ford owners:

Just curious to know what tire pressures are
considered "good" when riding unloaded. I have a
97 F-350 4x4 regular cab with the Powerstroke.
Decal in truck indicated 65 front/80 rear under
maximum load. Tires are 235-85 all-terrains rated
for 80 under maximum load. Since I figure the
front end is always under maximum load, I have been
keeping them at 65 and the rears at 60. Based on
appearance (visual estimate of contact patch), the
fronts still look underinflated and the rears
overinflated. The front end on the truck tends to
be jittery (may be due to some unrelated handling
troubles I'm having--that's for another message),
so I hesitate to increase them any more. I am
looking for the best balance of economy, handling,
and comfort when riding unloaded.

What pressures do you run and is there a reasonably
accurate way to determine what I should be running?

Todd

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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 21:35:15 -0400
From: Ken Payne
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Hit 1000 members today!!!
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We passed the 1000 list member mark today!!!
Thanks to everyone for making Ford Trucks Enthusiasts
a success.

-Ken
List Administrator, 1967 Ford F100, 390FE V8
Our web site: http://www.ford-trucks.com
(subscribe/unsubscribe forms on the web site)
fordtrucks lofcom.com is the 1979 and older truck list,
fordtrucks80up lofcom.com is the 1980 and newer truck list..
(Email me if you're on the wrong list)

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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 21:42:51 -0400
From: jlester naxs.com (Jason Lester)
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Cc: yhtlines surfari.net
Subject: Re: 302 rebuild
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A quick look through my collection shows two you might be interested in.
The first is called "How to Rebuild Your Small-Block Ford" and covers the
entire process from pulling the engine to reinstalling and breaking it in
right. It's written by Tom Monroe (former tech editor for one of the
popular Mustang magazines) and published by HP Books .. ISBN number is
0-912656-89-1. The second is "Ford Performance" and includes complete
rebuilds of all four of the current engine families (not the new modulars)
.. 289-351W, 351-400C, 390-427-428, and 429-460. It's also pretty good,
but not as in depth on the small blocks as the first one. It's written by
Pat Ganahl and is published by S-A Design .. ISBN number is 0-931472-05-9.

Hope that helps,
Jason Lester
Check out the Power Stroke Page at
http://www.ford-trucks.com//lc/lc.php?action=do&link=http://www.abol.com/users/jlester/

You wrote:

Help! I've seen mention of (I think?) of a "rebuilding your 302" kinda book
on here. I think I'll need what ever is best, and would prefer not to have
to buy a Haynes, a Chilton and others to get it right. (did I mention I
used my Ford Mustang factory manual to replace the broken axle in my Jeep
Commanche, because of the physical similarities and the Ford manual was
better?). Anyway, we ran a compression check on my son's F150 and I suspect
two burned pistons. Why? Zero compression in those cylinders and down two
qts of oil and the freshly changed oil is veryyy sooty, and burned.

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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 21:49:25 -0400 (EDT)
From: ILuvTruks aol.com
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: Re: Delayed Reverse - '89 Bronco II
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Hey,
I have an 86 b2, blah,blah, I'm sure you remember, I wrote back to lou twenty
minuts ago. Let me guess, it will kind of launch forward alittle maybe when
you put it in reverse too. A friend of mine had a 1981 Toyota Corrola that
does the same thing, except now it won't even engage at all. What happened
is that he drove the car 2 QUARTS low on Trans. fluid. On a toyota trans
mind you. Anyway, his car wouldn't shift into reverse because he was low on
fluid and it wouldn't engage the clutchpacks. Consequently, he F#$&'ed up
the transmission completely. Now it is too late to fix it. If he added the
fluid in before the damage occured, he could have saved it but he didn't. I
think that the dealer knows what happened and just didn't tell you. I hate to
tell you this but if you check the fluid and it's fine, and still has the
problem, you need a re-build. Whenever a dealer especially says "as is" , be
careful. Unless they can warranty it for at least a while, go somewhere else
that will.
I only know a little about transmissions, but I think a band is broken, or
something. Anyway, I think you need a re-build from what you say :-(
Please keep in mind that dealers will bend you over till you can kiss your
toes if they get a chance, and this problem probably doen't involve Ford.
Most of MOPAR's stuff sucks even worse, Dodge being the worst in my eyes.
So stick with the best that never rest, cars and trucks that are built Ford
tough. And always buy FORD AMERICAN, even though ford has it's share of
foreign parts :-(

Good luck on that Trans.,

Clay
86 Bronco II XLT 4x4

~~~~~~~~~~
J. wrote:

I have recently purchased a 1989 Ford Bronco II which just passed the
100,000 mile mark last weekend. It's a 4WD model with the 2.9L V6, and the
A4OD (??? something like that in my Chilton's manual) transmission.

I have been having a very annoying problem with it - it takes the automatic
transmission anywhere from 5 to 20 seconds to engage when shifted into
reverse. The length of the delay seems to be proportional to the engine
temperature (with the longest delays occurring when the engine is warm and
the outside temperature is above 90 degrees). Could it be a clogged filter,
or is there an adjustment on this transmission to help this, or some type
of additive that may help, or am I in for some serious repairs? I bought
the truck "as is" from a dealer - I took it back and they changed the fluid
and put in a "transmission kit" to attempt to rectify the situation. It
didn't help.

As one of the newest members of the Ford Truck Enthusiasts, I would
appreciate any advice you could give. I had some bad luck with two
different Mustangs (a 1980 4-cylinder and a 1984 V-6 convertible), but very
good service from a previous 1988 Bronco II. The service I get from this
'89 may very well determine if I stick with Fords, or go back to GM or Dodge!

Thanks for your time!

J. Scott Gaines

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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 20:51:40 -0500
From: Ezekial
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
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On my 88 Ford F-150, I also had a high idle. I took it too the shop
because of this, and the master cylinder just happened to go out. The
screw had not been moved on the idle and I tried to but couldn't because
of it being a round type thing. Anyways they said the manifold gasket
was sucked down into the engine. I think it was put on wrong at the
factory and over time caused problems. That could be your problem.
Since then the truck has been a gem but the other day it died in the
middle of the road due to a cloged fuel filter. The first time the
truck wouldn't officially run. We towed it home and replaced it to see
if that was the problem, and was. Although it still has bad starts.

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Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 00:08:01 -0400
From: "Ted Lister"
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-----Original Message-----
From: Ken Payne

We passed the 1000 list member mark today!!!
Thanks to everyone for making Ford Trucks Enthusiasts
a success.

-Ken
List Administrator, 1967 Ford F100, 390FE V8

Ken,
What????, We weren't a success before??? :>)

Ted

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Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 14:50:21 -0400
From: Larry Smeins
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: RE: fordtrucks80up-digest Digest V97 #65
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> Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 09:55:14 -0700
> From: cfoye BayNetworks.COM (Chris Foye)
> To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
> Subject: What gas mileage are PowerStrokes getting?
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>Hello everyone,

>I am getting real antsy about getting a crew with the
PowerStroke and am
>starting to hear some negative things about them. For
instance, they >won't
>get good as good gas mileage as I am told, ie I'm expecting 18
to 20
>without towing and maybe 16 to 18 towing, I'm being told they
will only get
>about 13 to 15 w/o towing and probably 10 to 12 towing. I
already get 10
>towing with my Bronco w/351 and 3.55s. Second, they won't pull
up a hill
>that well because they don't rev out, ie a 460 will beat the
PowerStroke
>in a head to head tow up a hill.
>These are some of the primary reasons I'm looking at the
PowerStroke, I
>intend to pull a #3500 boat on weekends, which requires two
hill passes. >I
>really don't want to be passed by the 460 guys, especially if
I'm paying an
>extra 4 grand more for the PowerStroke.

>Please dismiss these rumors for me....

>Thanks,

>Chris

Chris,
These aren't rumors they are fantasies held by 460 owners or
maybe Dodge Cummins owners. I like to brag, so here goes.

On mileage: When I first started driving my 95 Powerstroke I
made only 11 mpg with a small trailer in tow. Sounds pretty bad doesn't
it. But within 2,000 miles it was running mid 14s. MPG continued
climbing beyond 10,000 miles and settled in at 16 mpg around town or
carrying a large self contained camper on the highway. It takes a while
to get that diesel broken in. Recently I had the PCM reprogrammed with
an up to date, should be equivalent to a 97, and mileage has gone up to
17 pulling a small backhoe on a trailer in the Colorado mountains. I
made 15 pulling an 18 foot four horse trailer in the mountains. Note
that mileage doesn't seem to be very dependent on load unlike a 460 that
will get 14 or 15 uloaded but will drop below 10 with a load like I
carry. The motorhome below gets 7 to 9 on the highway.

Power: I have a friend with a 96 460, with full Banks
modifications, powered motorhome that loves to campare with my rig. He
is about 20% heavier than I am when I carry my camper and we have about
the same frontal area and aero dynamics. We are both running 4.10 gears
and E4OD transmission. Our findings:
1/4 mile acceleration speed Him 58 mph Me 68 mph.
Running up mpuntain passes: This was on the west side of the
Eisenhower tunnel on I-70 in the Colorado mountains. This is about a 7%
grade for several miles at over 10,000 feet altitude at the top.
Him: He can make it to 57 mph in second then transmission forces
a shift to third which loses ground until 38 mph and then drops back to
second and repeats the cycle. He's trying to figure out how to lock the
tranny in second to get a little more but he's getting close to redline
and well above hp peak.
Me: Downshift to third at bottom of grade. Accelerate to 70 mph
and hold. Slowed to 60 mph a couple of times because of traffic and
accelerated back up to 70.

Another comparison of two of my trucks. A Chevy 350 and my
Powerstroke both pulling my horse trailer, trailer + one horse for about
6,000 pounds, up the west side of Rabbit Ears pass, another 7% grade for
many miles from 5,000 to 10,000 feet. The Chevy would be at redline in
first, not granny, at 30 mph while the Powerstroke ran all the way up in
third at 60 mph. I limited myself to 60 because the curves threw the
horse around too much if I went faster.

The difference between the 460 and Powerstroke performance lies
in the powerband vs. gear ratio. 4.10 gears put the Powerstroke right
in its powerband in third between 55 and 75 mph. While the 460 has more
horsepower you would need lower gears ( higher ratio) to match the
Powerstroke in the same speed range.

Needless to say, I love my Powerstroke.

If you get 3.50 gears your mileage will be better than mine and
you will still have plenty of power for that light load, no offense it
is a good sized boat, you will be towing. I personally think the 4.10s
are optimum for the engine.

Larry
If you don't care where you are, you ain't lost.

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Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 14:32:47 -0500
From: Stibbard
To: fordtrucks80up lofcom.com
Subject: stalling Bronco II
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Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 03:14:08 -0400
From: "Lou Guerriero"
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Hi,

I have an 88' Bronco II and have noticed a strange thing lately. When I
start my engine, the idle "lopes".. that is to say it revs.. then after a
few seconds of warming, finds its low spot. Problem is, the low spot is
too low! Then it revs.. (from 750 to about 1100 rpms) and then falls back,
stalling 9 times out of ten.

I have recently (4 months ago) had all the plugs/wires/fuel filter etc
changed.. plus some other work (gaskets, valves), so I can't see any
engine probs causing this. Is it a possible prob with the O2 sensor? I
have noticed this loping before (about 1 and 1/2 yrs ago), but a tune up
usually helped. I am currently using ethanol fuel (which I find gives a
smoother running engine, better mileage, and more power [when I need it]),
and an additive (perk pills). Do you think that any of these things might
be the problem, or perhaps something I'm missing? Like I said, I recently
had everything fixed up.. pcv etc.

Thanks in adv,

Lou.


Hey Lou,

I have a 1984 Bronco II. I have heard of other Bronco II with the same
problem. Does yours have the 2.9 or the 2.8? If you are having trouble
with it when it starts and dies, check the idler motor, that is usually a
good place to start! That might stop the truck from stalling. If that
doesn't work, check the timing. Bronco's have this nasty problem of the
timing slipping a few notches. This could also remedy the problem.
Hope this helps!

The Snowman!

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Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 13:40:25 -0700
From: "James D. Tuton"
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Subject: My Explorer Needs a New Transmission at 36K!
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Dear reader:

I am posting the following letter out of frustration. My Ford Explorer
needs a new transmission at 36K and Ford is unwilling to help. If
anyone can offer advice, I am all ears.

Following is a copy of a letter that has ben sent to the local Ford
Dealer and to the Ford Motor Company.

Please feel free to Email me at jtuton traffic.com

Thanks in advance.

Jim Tuton

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August 13, 1997

Open Letter to Ford Motor Company Executive

Dear Sir:

I have been a Ford Motor Company customer since 1990 and have purchased
a number of vehicles for my private use and on behalf of our company. I
am writing this letter in and effort to get some executive attention to
a problem.

I have a loaded 1992 Eddie Bauer Explorer with 36,000 original miles
which was purchased new from Lou Grubb Ford in Scottsdale, Arizona in
July 1992. It has been driven exclusively by my wife and even has the
original factory tires. The vehicle was purchased with the 4x4 option,
but has never been off-road. It has never had a tow hitch installed and
has never pulled anything. In fact, the 4-wheel-drive has never even
been engaged.

Last week my wife complained that the gears were "slipping" so I took
the car to Lou Grubb Ford Service for an assessment. They couldn't get
to it immediately, so I took the vehicle to a local repair shop where
they diagnosed the problem as a bad "modulator." The part was replaced
and I learned that the problem was not just a $150 part. The vehicle
needed a new transmission! They advised me to take the car back to the
dealership where I would be "taken care of".

The Service Director, Laura Zimbal told me that the car is too old for a
post-warranty "free" repair. She offered a 10% discount on labor as an
accommodation to repair the vehicle. This is unacceptable. This
vehicle should last longer than 36,000 miles without requiring a major
repair. The transmission is obviously defective, and should be covered
by the manufacturer or the dealer.

I am not trying to be unreasonable, but I really cannot accept that I
should pay for this repair. As you know, it is relatively simple to
keep a happy customer simply by standing behind your product. I
understand that products can be defective from time to time; and I can
accept that. In fact, I am willing to remain a loyal Ford customer if
this problem is resolved. If it is not, I cannot make that statement.
I realize that you do not need me to help you sell your vehicles, but it
can make a difference. In lean times, word of mouth means a lot.

In summary, either my transmission was defective, or Ford builds a
substandard product. Since Ford Motor Company advertises that "the
quality goes in before the name goes on" I ask that Ford stand behind
this motto and its product. My wife needs her car back so that she can
transport our two young children to school.

Sincerely,

--
Regards,

James D. Tuton
President

American Traffic Systems, Inc.

15029 North 74th Street
Scottsdale, Arizona 85260
USA

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Date: Wed, 13 Aug 1997 17:08:45 -0500
From: Gardner
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Stibbard wrote:
>
> Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 03:14:08 -0400
> From: "Lou Guerriero"
> To:
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> Hi,
>
> I have an 88' Bronco II and have noticed a strange thing lately. When I
> start my engine, the idle "lopes".. that is to say it revs.. then after a
> few seconds of warming, finds its low spot. Problem is, the low spot is
> too low! Then it revs.. (from 750 to about 1100 rpms) and then falls back,
> stalling 9 times out of ten.
>
> I have recently (4 months ago) had all the plugs/wires/fuel filter etc
> changed.. plus some other work (gaskets, valves), so I can't see any
> engine probs causing this. Is it a possible prob with the O2 sensor? I
> have noticed this loping before (about 1 and 1/2 yrs ago), but a tune up
> usually helped. I am currently using ethanol fuel (which I find gives a
> smoother running engine, better mileage, and more power [when I need it]),
> and an additive (perk pills). Do you think that any of these things might
> be the problem, or perhaps something I'm missing? Like I said, I recently
> had everything fixed up.. pcv etc.
>
> Thanks in adv,
>
> Lou.
>
> Hey Lou,
>
> I have a 1984 Bronco II. I have heard of other Bronco II with the same
> problem. Does yours have the 2.9 or the 2.8? If you are having trouble
> with it when it starts and dies, check the idler motor, that is usually a
> good place to start! That might stop the truck from stalling. If that
> doesn't work, check the timing. Bronco's have this nasty problem of the
> timing slipping a few notches. This could also remedy the problem.
> Hope this helps!
>
> The Snowman!
>
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