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Forum: Off-Topic 02-10-2014, 05:56 PM
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Posted By plumberboy
I received an email from Tough Mudder 3 weeks ago...

I received an email from Tough Mudder 3 weeks ago asking if I was interested in testing. If I was, I had
To fill out "paper work " including all mud runs that I ran in. I asked them how they picked...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-09-2014, 05:04 PM
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Posted By plumberboy
Thanks for the code. I plan on using it. I have...

Thanks for the code. I plan on using it. I have been distracted for 2 weeks
I was invited by Tough Mudder for a proto type testing lab. We had to go alone and no pictures were allowed. We...
Forum: 8 Cylinder Engines 02-04-2014, 06:42 AM
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Posted By plumberboy
If I remember correctly it was around $110.00. I...

If I remember correctly it was around $110.00. I would blame the winter mix of gas.
I have heard the same thing from other people but only in the winter time.
Forum: Off-Topic 01-03-2014, 09:08 PM
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Posted By plumberboy
That would be awesome.(code) I am waiting for the...

That would be awesome.(code) I am waiting for the Vermont beast to set the date. I will be doing that 1 solo. My daughter and will also be doing the super in NJ. Already paid for sprint in pa.
...
Forum: Off-Topic 01-03-2014, 08:15 PM
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Posted By plumberboy
Originally Posted by KBS Yup. Biking has...

Originally Posted by KBS

Yup. Biking has made a significant improvement on my endurance. If you think running is tough, try riding a bike 2000+ ft up a mountain. Plus it's enjoyable. No one likes...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 12-22-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
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Posted By plumberboy
I have a 97 x cab 4x4. Just looked at mine and I...

I have a 97 x cab 4x4. Just looked at mine and I do not have them. My trucks is an xl and was built in Canada.
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 12-22-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,673
Posted By plumberboy
I also agree with the EGR not working. Vacuum...

I also agree with the EGR not working. Vacuum leaks are tough to find. I would closely inspect the tube on the passenger side that goes to the back of the engine and the PCV valve.
You can use...
Forum: 8 Cylinder Engines 10-26-2013, 12:14 AM
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Views: 9,597
Posted By plumberboy
knock

The sample tubes go to the DPFE sensor. After thinking back, I did change it also. I bought one at advance auto but it was a POS. I went to the ford dealer and coughed up the cash for one from there....
Forum: 8 Cylinder Engines 10-25-2013, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,597
Posted By plumberboy
knock

I have a super chips tuner on mine. Set for 87 octane but I run 89. My knock has gone away after that tube was replaced. I put between 3-4 k miles a year on my truck. Only has about 82k on it.
...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 04-05-2013, 11:19 PM
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Views: 432
Posted By plumberboy
No problem. Hope it helps and good luck .

No problem. Hope it helps and good luck .
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 04-05-2013, 10:58 PM
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Views: 432
Posted By plumberboy
Yes to look into the throttlebody. I think you...

Yes to look into the throttlebody.
I think you can search EGR cleaning there are many that have great detail.
This group has a lot of sharp people helping us out.
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 04-05-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By plumberboy
The IAC is 1 plug and 2 small bolts. Very easy. ...

The IAC is 1 plug and 2 small bolts. Very easy.
The EGR is a little harder. Be very careful removing the 2 bolts that hold it to the intake. They break off easy. I know from experience.
The nut...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 04-05-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By plumberboy
Not sure what year you are wrenching on but here...

Not sure what year you are wrenching on but here is my thought. My 97 4.6 had a misfire on 2 plugs. It has coil packs. I cleaned the connections on the packs. Used an ohm meter and found 1 wire that...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 03-18-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By plumberboy
Sorry never heard of that. I would call or...

Sorry never heard of that. I would call or contact the maker. I have to replace mine very soon because they are rusting out. What kind did you buy? Let us know that way we can avoid that type.
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 03-14-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By plumberboy
Good to hear. Mud in the gas....... That stinks.

Good to hear. Mud in the gas....... That stinks.
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 03-10-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By plumberboy
I went through the same fight except I installed...

I went through the same fight except I installed shorty headers. I changed Dpfe,EGR,PCV valve,went through cans of carb cleaner, changed the upper intake gasket,EGR gasket.
I found the vacuum...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 03-09-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 447
Posted By plumberboy
Sounds like the same as the thread. "Ive changed...

Sounds like the same as the thread. "Ive changed everything still running........"
Check his thread . IMO. Sounds like a vacuum leak, DPFFE issue or clogged ports to the EGR valve.
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 03-09-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By plumberboy
This is a thought. If it is showing lean...

This is a thought. If it is showing lean condition, I would look in the area of the EGR valve. You said that it is new. I am thinking it's not opening or not opening enough. Look for vacuum leaks or...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 02-22-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,164
Posted By plumberboy
The instructions on the bottle say to remove the...

The instructions on the bottle say to remove the loose rust . Clean it up and use liberally. There is stuff you can buy, follow same procedure but that stuff actually changes color. Like a funny dark...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 02-22-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,164
Posted By plumberboy
At one time there was stuff called rust mort. It...

At one time there was stuff called rust mort. It is brushed on or applied with a spray bottle. It changes the rust into something and stops it. Eastwood has rust encapsulator. It prays on clear. Have...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 02-14-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 631
Posted By plumberboy
If he was working on the intake, check your...

If he was working on the intake, check your vacuum hoses. Sounds like a vacuum leak.
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 02-06-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By plumberboy
I would think vacuum line leak is the ports from...

I would think vacuum line leak is the ports from the Egr to intake are clear. The vacuum is best checked after the engine is at operating temp.
The DPFE sensors are an issue also. I replaced...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 02-06-2013, 11:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By plumberboy
A little while ago my 97 4.6 did the same thing....

A little while ago my 97 4.6 did the same thing. Took it out for a good hard drive and it sent a misfire code. Plugs and wires had about 12k miles. Pulled the plug and it looked fine. Turns out I had...
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 01-19-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 454
Posted By plumberboy
Sounds like you have air in the lines. Start...

Sounds like you have air in the lines. Start bleeding at the passenger side rear,driver rear, passenger front then driver side. If you have a leak your brake light will come on.
Forum: 1997 - 2003 Ford F150 01-18-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 662
Posted By plumberboy
I had same codes and many more after I changed my...

I had same codes and many more after I changed my manifolds too. Many of my issues were vacuum leaks. Vacuum tube is cheap and easy to change. Are you sure the Egr valve passages are clear? If they...
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