Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > 1968-2013 Full Size Vans
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?


1968-2013 Full Size Vans Econolines. E150, E250, E350, E450 and E550

Reply
 
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 09-13-2013, 01:30 PM
ldfry001 ldfry001 is offline
Junior User
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 52
ldfry001 is starting off with a positive reputation.
Running rich

I have a 2002 E350 with 5.4L motor, it has 170,000 miles on it. New coil packs and plugs. It seems to be running extremely rich. When I am sitting at idle you can't hardly stand around the van cause it smells so rich. I have no check engine light on and no codes. Any ideas what to look for?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-14-2013, 10:51 AM
JWA's Avatar
JWA JWA is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Reynoldsburg, Ohio
Posts: 7,023
JWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputationJWA has a superb reputation
If this condition is as bad as you describe its nearly impossible to not have a CEL.

If you've already scanned for codes are there any pending? Does your scanner indicate whether the MIL is activated? Most likely you have a horrendous vacuum leak that's affecting fuel delivery.

If there is that much raw fuel in the exhaust don't run the van too long like that---you're likely to foul the plugs and perhaps cause a lot of gasoline blow by to enter the oil system. You could also be damaging the catalytic converters and/or the O2 sensors.
Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2013, 10:51 AM
 
 
 
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
78 400m running rich farmer ford 335 Series- 5.8/351M, 6.6/400, 351 Cleveland 2 09-10-2012 06:21 PM
running rich BigCrzyRdNeck 1994.5 - 1997 7.3L Power Stroke Diesel 43 08-30-2010 08:03 AM
running rich daisyloola 1987 - 1996 F150 & Larger F-Series Trucks 5 12-28-2007 09:36 PM
1997 F150 running rich harley1 1997 - 2003 F150 2 01-05-2007 09:27 AM
rich rich rich carb help dj53 Fuel Injection, Carburetion & Fuel System 3 01-24-2006 02:20 PM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Ford Vans and other vehicles > 1968-2013 Full Size Vans

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 02:21 AM.


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