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fordtrucks-small-digest Sunday, February 8 1998 Volume 02 : Number 040



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In this issue:

3.0L V6 acting strange [David Clemons ]
Re: 3.0L V6 acting strange [YIASCAaol.com]
Re: 3.0L V6 acting strange [Midwest96aol.com]
Re: 3.0L V6 acting strange [FastRngXLTaol.com]
Recommended Books [Ken Payne ]

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Date: Sat, 07 Feb 1998 09:58:12 -0500
From: David Clemons
Subject: 3.0L V6 acting strange

This problem started when I ran the truck VERY low on gas.
Here's the symptoms:

Engine feel like it's being bogged down upon hard acceleration.

Just motoring along at cruising speed (40-45ish) in Overdrive
and a light touch of the gas will cause the engine to "buck" or stutter
incredibly.

Even if engine seems to be running back to normal (only
happens for minutes at a time if at all) a close watch of the tachometer
will show it jumping slightly.

As just stated, the tachometer is jumping slightly (2-3 rpm marks on the
dial face)

No weird noises coming from engine, temp is same as usual, starts as usual.
ANY and ALL suggestions are welcome.


David Clemons
dclemonsultranet.com

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Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 11:06:51 EST
From: YIASCAaol.com
Subject: Re: 3.0L V6 acting strange

In a message dated 98-02-07 09:43:27 EST, you write:


happens for minutes at a time if at all) a close watch of the tachometer
will show it jumping slightly.

As just stated, the tachometer is jumping slightly (2-3 rpm marks on the
dial face)

No weird noises coming from engine, temp is same as usual, starts as usual.
ANY and ALL suggestions are welcome.
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INJECTORS ( are the problem) if it got real low on gas, you can't do that!!!

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Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 11:54:42 EST
From: Midwest96aol.com
Subject: Re: 3.0L V6 acting strange

In a message dated 98-02-07 09:43:27 EST, you write:

>

And they are continuing? What you are describing is exactly how my truck acts
when I run almost all of the fuel out of a tank. Whenever I fill it back up
it takes 3-5 secs to refill the lines, but then acts normally. If it is still
continuing, I would guess vapor lock in the lines?

Craig

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Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 15:57:45 EST
From: FastRngXLTaol.com
Subject: Re: 3.0L V6 acting strange

In a message dated 98-02-07 11:07:47 EST, you write:


happens for minutes at a time if at all) a close watch of the tachometer
will show it jumping slightly.

As just stated, the tachometer is jumping slightly (2-3 rpm marks on the
dial face)

No weird noises coming from engine, temp is same as usual, starts as usual.
ANY and ALL suggestions are welcome.
>>

INJECTORS ( are the problem) if it got real low on gas, you can't do that!!!
>>

That may not be entirely true! I have a 96' 3.0L V6 Ranger and have ran down
the gas behind "E" plenty of times and have not seen that sort of problem,
however, I did ruin a set of spark plugs doing that! I had the same problem he
does and I didnt think it could be the plugs so I changed out the fuel filter
because it was still the stock one and I figured that may be the problem.
Lastly, without having to take it to the dealer out of warrenty, I changed the
plugs and my problems were solved! Seems runing on a very low tank causes the
engine to produce a preignition spark which fouls the plugs.

Brian

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Date: Sat, 07 Feb 1998 20:37:30 -0500
From: Ken Payne
Subject: Recommended Books

List member Sleddog made a suggestion to
that we put up a list of recommended books on the web site.
I think this is a fantastic idea.

I'm going to start out with:
How To Rebuild Big-Block Ford Engines, by Steve Christ
Ford Trucks Since 1905, by James K. Wagner

If anyone has any recommendations email them to me
(kpaynemindspring.com) with a one paragraph description.
Books do not have to be technical (Ford Trucks Since 1905
is a historical book).

Ken Payne
Admin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com

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