Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > Ranchero & 1961 - 1967 Econoline
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 07-27-2013, 11:33 AM
supamek 123 supamek 123 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2
supamek 123 is starting off with a positive reputation.
engine temp lamp falty.

hi. I have a econoline 350 diesel 6'9 r.v. I bought the rv from England 3years ago. I now live in spain,near Malaga. the problem I have is the engine temp lamp. last year I drove to the local annual testing station.the day was very hot.88 degs. when I tried to start the rv,when I turned the key to the start passion the temp lamp came on and the engine turned over but would not start. I put it down to be a very hot engine, but the temp gauge was low to normal.i then tried again, and eventually got the engine started and every thing seemed to be normal on the way home, about 25 miles.for the past year every thing was fine,but afew days ago. I went to start the rv from cold. it started an then died after 5 seconds, then as I tried again the engine lamp came on as I tried to start it again.as the engine was cold I thought I have a sensore problem? I am 60 years old and have been a mechanic for 45 years, so am able to repair every thing that comes my way. but not having manual for the rv, I am a bit stuck. hope you can help. supamec123.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 07-27-2013, 04:22 PM
EmilBarnabas EmilBarnabas is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Raleigh, NC
Posts: 130
EmilBarnabas is starting off with a positive reputation.
This is the forum for 1961-1967 Econolines. Not many of us know about later model vans. See if you can find the forum for the newer vans.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 07-30-2013, 11:41 AM
NumberDummy's Avatar
NumberDummy NumberDummy is offline
Ford Parts Specialist
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Hacienda Heights CA
Posts: 56,197
NumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputationNumberDummy has a superb reputation
Quote:
Originally Posted by supamek 123 View Post
hi. I have a econoline 350 diesel 6'9 r.v. I bought the rv from England 3years ago. I now live in spain,near Malaga. the problem I have is the engine temp lamp. last year I drove to the local annual testing station.the day was very hot.88 degs. when I tried to start the rv,when I turned the key to the start passion the temp lamp came on and the engine turned over but would not start. I put it down to be a very hot engine, but the temp gauge was low to normal.i then tried again, and eventually got the engine started and every thing seemed to be normal on the way home, about 25 miles.for the past year every thing was fine,but afew days ago. I went to start the rv from cold. it started an then died after 5 seconds, then as I tried again the engine lamp came on as I tried to start it again.as the engine was cold I thought I have a sensore problem?

I am 60 years old and have been a mechanic for 45 years, so am able to repair every thing that comes my way. but not having manual for the RV, I am a bit stuck. hope you can help. supamec123.
You don't need a shop manual for an RV, you need one for an E350. Try helminc.com

Class C motorhomes are mounted to E350 Cut-Away's. The body is 'cut-off behind the front seats.
__________________
Bill / Retired Ford Parts Manager / SoCal Chapter Member / Part number research: 1928/2001 trucks & 1928/89 passenger cars.

2013 Escape FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-24-2013, 12:46 PM
supamek 123 supamek 123 is offline
New User
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 2
supamek 123 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Smile engine temp lamp?

thank you for your help in trying to sort out my problem. I have solved the problem. it had nothing to do with temp lamp, the problem was the water trap was so corroded it allowed the fuel to drain back to the tank, so it than had an air lock, it then had to self bleed the air out of the system, only it seemed to take forever to start the engine. but in reality, it was only 20 seconds. so maybe it might help somebody . supamek123.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2013, 12:46 PM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
E4OD issue, lockup failing? larspetter123 Pre-Power Stroke Diesel (7.3L IDI & 6.9L) 6 06-07-2014 05:23 PM
A word or two about lighting/electrical circuits greystreak92 1978 - 1996 Big Bronco 17 03-27-2012 08:53 PM
V10 starting problem Piper Cub Modular V10 (6.8l) 3 02-09-2007 11:46 AM
Norway needs help. larspetter123 Modular V10 (6.8l) 9 09-14-2005 12:35 PM
temp gauge normal, no heat!! 97flairside Cooling, Heating, Ventilation & A/C 24 02-11-2005 08:11 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > Ranchero & 1961 - 1967 Econoline

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:21 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup