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Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 02-12-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By firstonraceday
5.4 3V Plug Change

2005 SuperCrew with ~75,000 miles. Had the plugs changed at the local Ford dealer yesterday. None broke.

I have owned the truck since new, and probably 95% of the times I have filled up, I have...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 02-03-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 311
Posted By firstonraceday
When we had pure gasoline available locally, I...

When we had pure gasoline available locally, I had similar results as you experienced, about 1.5 more mpg.
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 11-05-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 549
Posted By firstonraceday
I have the same problem. Purchased the new cowl...

I have the same problem. Purchased the new cowl ends a couple of years ago, but nothing really changed. The noise in my truck seems to vary depending on wind direction and direction of travel. There...
Forum: Escape & Escape Hybrid 12-02-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By firstonraceday
There is a TSB for this issue. The steering shaft...

There is a TSB for this issue. The steering shaft and coupler will need to be replaced. Went through this issue with the wife's 08.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-16-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 989
Posted By firstonraceday
I think what he may be may be getting at as far...

I think what he may be may be getting at as far as clogging the motor is that ethanol acts as a detergent. These old fuel tanks can have all kinds of crud built up through the years. The ethanol can...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 F150 11-22-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,683
Posted By firstonraceday
The latest TSB from Ford was the break them loose...

The latest TSB from Ford was the break them loose 1/8 turn, then use Motorcraft carburetor cleaner to soak. But the shroud can still break loose and stick in the head. I have been seeing a lot of...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 10-18-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By firstonraceday
Ethanol creates problems for these old trucks. It...

Ethanol creates problems for these old trucks. It acts as a detergent and breaks loose all the gunk that has formed in our gas tanks and lines over the years. It also accelerates deterioration of the...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 04-01-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By firstonraceday
Have never tried to do it, but here's a link you...

Have never tried to do it, but here's a link you might find interesting where it was done:

Quint's Bronco Project (http://home.comcast.net/~qcrispin/bronco/)
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 11-29-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By firstonraceday
James Garner and Mariette Hartley. Appreciate the...

James Garner and Mariette Hartley. Appreciate the offer of dinner but not necessary. Just glad to help.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 08-06-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,740
Posted By firstonraceday
The resistance wire, cutting back the voltage,...

The resistance wire, cutting back the voltage, protects the module. The Duraspark II doesn't need or want a full 12V, and failure will occur as you have discovered.

The only way to use a full 12V...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-10-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,112
Posted By firstonraceday
If you're going with the NAPA parts, I second the...

If you're going with the NAPA parts, I second the Echlin module.

Rock Auto carries the Motorcraft modules.

And don't discount the fact that it could still be the magnetic pickup. I bought a...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 06-09-2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By firstonraceday
Update: This truck/engine does not like...

Update:

This truck/engine does not like Motorcraft platinum spark plugs. At all.

Just after the time I had the leaking fuel hose issue, I decided to change the plugs. The only Motorcraft plugs...
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-27-2011, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By firstonraceday
Thanks for your help, Bill. I hope to get the...

Thanks for your help, Bill. I hope to get the chance to test the coil this evening. Then I should know what I need to do (or keep looking for the problem).
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-26-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By firstonraceday
Leaning toward the coil. Need to get my meter out...

Leaning toward the coil. Need to get my meter out and check it. Just wish Motorcraft still made coils for the application.
Forum: 1973 - 1979 F-100 & Larger F-Series Trucks 05-26-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By firstonraceday
I Have pretty much eliminated the fuel system as...

I Have pretty much eliminated the fuel system as the culprit. I have had a couple of folks, who know somewhat more than I do about vehicles, drive/ride with me in the vehicle. Both think it is...
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