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Old 02-02-2005, 07:58 AM
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I need removal of California emissions for dummies!

Hi guys,

This is such a great site I can't believe it!
I have a 1990 Ford E-250 4X4 Van with 7.5L 460EFI and E4OD tranny.
I bought the van off of eBay from a guy in California. I get the same gas mileage as a 747 jet. I get around 7-8 mpg. It has Dana 60 diffs 4:10 and 28.5 tires. I would love to remove the California emissions but I keep hearing different ways to go about it. Does anyone know for sure how to do it? Does anyone have any other tips to increase gas mileage?
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Old 02-02-2005, 10:22 PM
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Welcome to FTE and the Virginia Forum,

I don't know the answer to the emission question, but maybe doing a tune-up (plugs, wires, distrubtor/cap, filters (fuel and air), etc... could help with gas mileage.

P.S Just a little FYI, there is a lot of info on the FTE Site, and a lot of intelligent people on the different forum pages, maybe posting in the 460 engine forum, somebody could further help on both gas mileage and emission questions.
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Old 02-20-2005, 09:13 PM
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With a 460 and 4.10 gears you are probably lucky to be getting 7-8 mpg. What are your RPMs at highway speeds?
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Old 02-20-2005, 09:16 PM
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I would think twice before removing it. Many states are adopting the California Emission standards. Your state may not be now, but you never know in a few years.
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Old 02-22-2005, 07:06 AM
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I don't know the rpms. I want to install an after market tach, but I am unsure how to.
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Old 02-22-2005, 06:48 PM
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Tachs are easy. You just tap into the ground wire for the coil (usually green wire). They also need a 12v power and some have a wire for instrument lights.

An aftermarket tach will have good instructions.
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