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Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 08-05-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 95
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Posted By dr_bowtie
it's flooded..... pull the plugs and do as i...

it's flooded.....

pull the plugs and do as i suggest or get another set of plugs.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 08-02-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,037
Posted By dr_bowtie
bad connections, weak ignition module. here...

bad connections, weak ignition module.

here is what i would do....


line up the #1 again and put the mark on 10 as you have pictured. Pull the rotor and look at the timer/core. Line up the...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 05-26-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,213
Posted By dr_bowtie
The easiest way to end an argument with a...

The easiest way to end an argument with a customer is just ask them a simple question.... "Are you standing in my shop?" If you know more about your car and how to fix it than i do why did you bring...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 05-24-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,213
Posted By dr_bowtie
not much difference between a carb and fuel...

not much difference between a carb and fuel injection.... carb is MUCH simpler....

they are BOTH controlled Fuel leaks... you CANNOT force feed an engine on fuel alone. the engine will only take...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 05-10-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,199
Posted By dr_bowtie
I run a 160 myself but I have a Federal ECU.......

I run a 160 myself but I have a Federal ECU.... California Emissions you need to run a 180 or hotter....
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 05-06-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,611
Posted By dr_bowtie
you wont really gain mpg from a rocker swap. but...

you wont really gain mpg from a rocker swap. but you will free up some frictional power and reduce top end oil heat... it will also help it rev a little quicker but it wont be night/day.

if I was...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 04-19-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 13,541
Views: 1,044,612
Posted By dr_bowtie
My pan was really rusted so i pulled it all the...

My pan was really rusted so i pulled it all the way out. I wanted to check the pick up screen and clean/paint the pan.

It's not near as bad as the V8 4x4 pan pull as all I did was pull the 2 motor...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 03-28-2014, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 25,266
Posted By dr_bowtie
Agreed... Instead of bumping a 4 year old thread...

Agreed... Instead of bumping a 4 year old thread the bumper could just as easily started his/her own thread....lol
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 03-23-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,160
Posted By dr_bowtie
Yes you'll need an 89 year starter... in the 90s...

Yes you'll need an 89 year starter... in the 90s they went to a Mini starter and the bolt pattern is different.
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 03-08-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,887
Posted By dr_bowtie
they have many Self-Learning ECU kits available...

they have many Self-Learning ECU kits available these days....
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 03-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By dr_bowtie
thats a common issue.... most of us ditch the...

thats a common issue.... most of us ditch the FoMoCo pump and go with a Saginaw (GM) pump...

they put them on the vans..... way better pump...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 03-08-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,704
Posted By dr_bowtie
Dorman sells the Nylon kits pretty cheap with the...

Dorman sells the Nylon kits pretty cheap with the line, fittings and T's if the rubber goes bad. it's the same stuff they use on new vehicles and the same stuff the clutch line is made from...

I...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 03-07-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,199
Posted By dr_bowtie
use the search box and type in E-fans and start...

use the search box and type in E-fans and start reading ;)
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 03-06-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,199
Posted By dr_bowtie
Every application is different. Most Fords are...

Every application is different. Most Fords are the same... GM didnt use a "Spout" connector but they do have a connector in those years that is Brown w/Black stripe that you disconnect to put the ESC...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 03-05-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,887
Posted By dr_bowtie
you can easily do this on the cheap depending on...

you can easily do this on the cheap depending on how much you want to work...

here's the way i would do it on the cheap.... start scouring junk yards for a ford turbo car with a V6 turbo car......
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 02-12-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By dr_bowtie
not easy to do in a parking lot... get it towed....

not easy to do in a parking lot... get it towed. the spring has to be pulled as the bottom spring bolt doubles as the radius rod bolt as well...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 12-24-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,733
Posted By dr_bowtie
when they say your timing is 10 degrees Retarded...

when they say your timing is 10 degrees Retarded they are referring to Cam timing NOT ignition timing... which is correct... that timing is retarded... but ignition and cam timing are totally...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 12-24-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By dr_bowtie
basically what they mean is line if up with the...

basically what they mean is line if up with the bolt holes where you took it off... there is a little bit of adjustment in the position of the switch... put it in the middle of that travel... it...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 12-01-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 773
Posted By dr_bowtie
Knock sensor on a 300-6 is on the distributor...

Knock sensor on a 300-6 is on the distributor side right in front of the distributor under the coil pack on most models...

Even with the knock sensor not working you should not be experiencing...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 11-24-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,572
Posted By dr_bowtie
No that means the Torque Converter is Ballooning...

No that means the Torque Converter is Ballooning and flexing the flex plate....that or the thrust washers on the crank are taking a ****.... you can measure end play off the crak to make sure its...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 11-17-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,790
Posted By dr_bowtie
when engine oil foams oil pressure will drop from...

when engine oil foams oil pressure will drop from the airiation...

the sole purpose of the Lucas is to stabilize the iol so it doesnt go to crap when there is heat in the oil. especially oil that...
Forum: 2004 - 2008 Ford F150 11-16-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,790
Posted By dr_bowtie
yeah there is no way that test is right.... we...

yeah there is no way that test is right.... we use Lucas in our engines and have for years... we use it in all high performance stuff and ever our blower motors that the oil gets beat to bits... the...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 11-06-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,412
Posted By dr_bowtie
Oil coolers sandwich in between the oil filter...

Oil coolers sandwich in between the oil filter and filter pad... most are Thermatic... meaning only work when warm and transfer no oil to the cooler in cold weather.

if you constant run the truck...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-17-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,692
Posted By dr_bowtie
once all the bolts were out I just twist and pull...

once all the bolts were out I just twist and pull and they come right out... it does take a little bit of force.

I got a Spectra from rockauto and it lasted a year and a half... then dead. I now...
Forum: 1987 - 1996 F150 09-16-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,716
Posted By dr_bowtie
2-wire temp sensor is either roached or not...

2-wire temp sensor is either roached or not connected....

its on or near the Thermostat housing.... that is also a Cold Start Sensor. if it is bad it most of the time tells the ECU the engine is...
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