But fuel dilution is also normal and to be expected from this system. We didn't ride in the back, but it would be a space two adults could occupy without feeling penalized. Don't buy a vehicle without extensive record keeping by the owner. Depending on how much room you have to work in, this can be a royal pain. Our test unit also had a rearview camera, mounted in the tailgate, which displays on the nav screen. From brake bleeders to lug nuts, caution is the better part of valor when it comes to torque. The LoadOur load in this case was a 21-foot Skipjack, a rugged older boat loaded with fuel and camping gear.
This leak should be repaired first because it allows oil to seep and wash down over the rear engine block and oil pan - making it appear as if there are multiple leaks. Freeze plugs look like 2 inch diameter indentations low in the block. The fuel injectors are very sensitive to poor fuel and oil quality. On the contrary, excessive idling and stop-and-go driving conditions will result in more frequent regeneration resulting from repeated loading of soot in the filter. Around town, it's possible to make a full stop with no grab or jerk at the end. Hoses connected to the turbo charger should be secured.
An ejection of a spark plug causes damage to threads in the spark plug hole. For those of you who have suggested I add a donation gizmo to my blog so I may get some recompense for my efforts, I have an alternative since I hate the word donation. Fuel dilution is a common and quite significant problem in the 6. If you have recently changed a cooling system part water pump, thermostat, heater core, etc. Depending on the severity of the failure, the engine can hydro-lock and cause severe engine damage, which includes bent connecting rods. If you can't find one without the proof of maintenance, save your money up until you do. Most injector issues are noticeable at the beginning of a cold start up and will go away once the engine is warm.
This can cause expensive damage to the high pressure fuel system. Your question about the upper end of mileage to count out a candidate is impossible to predict. Step 2 - Is there cavitation or liner pitting? Having come from a background where adjusting towing mirrors involved wrenches, we particularly appreciate the ease of this arrangement. This article applies to the Ford F-150. According to various motoring enthusiasts, Ford Super Duty F-250 and F-350 models are relatively reliable compared to F-150 models. The occurrence is possible when F-250 and F-350 trucks are going up a hill. Step 6 - Does the steering wheel vibrate when braking? When this occurs, a loud hissing noise will typically accompany a loss of power.
But it's not rack-and-pinion, like an F-150, and you'll know it when you try to drift around a corner. If ignored this can cause serious engine damage. One will have wire harness connected to it. The underseat storage would be attractive to anyone who wants to secure firearms or fishing tackle. Steering remained within the expectations of a big truck with a straight front axle.
At times on the highway, average mileage climbed close to 14 mpg, so we think it would be reasonable to expect that much and a little better on the highway once the engine is broken in. As the filter accumulates particulate matter, it requires cleaning. Lift hood, and disconnect the heater hoses from the heater core in the engine compartment located under the cowl… Check the system for a clog. The rear seats share the same gorgeous leather trim and offer adult legroom and adult headroom, though they do not recline or adjust. Some of the early 6. The driver's seat is well shaped and supportive, firm but not hard. We've never been big fans of in-dash nav, but it seems the screen has become the gateway to audio and information functions, so you've got to have it.
There is no center headrest, but there is a fixture for a car seat, and a 12-volt power plug - one of three in the cabin. That axle, rated to carry 6100 pounds, was probably not in jeopardy, but we'd be driving with a chassis that had less-than-ideal front-to-rear weight distribution. How many have you committed? Live in the Seattle, Tacoma Area. Delamination results from the fuel pump being clogged by small metal and liner chips from the tank. Both engines supply plenty of power, but when you're towing something heavy, the torque characteristics of a diesel allow for less effort and theoretically, longer engine life.
Just purchased a 1990 and have discovered what I think is the same problem. It's nothing like the quarter-horse F-150 with a quick-shifting six-speed, which is quicker to react and downshifts every time you drop a hint. Using my day-job to keep me going, I continue my assault on the publishing world with each action packed day. If so, this could be due to warped rotors. Turns out our combination weighed 13,700 pounds with load, hitch, and driver. Regardless, the engine was considered an improvement over the 6.
Go out to your bumper and see if you have the cord. Standing in front of the truck with the drivers seat on your right side look inside the tow hook bracket area of the front bumper, on the driver side of the truck. We noticed that, because of the sequential turbo arrangement, the engine is almost always operating under some boost, however gentle you might be on the throttle pedal. Mounted on an older trailer equipped with surge brakes, this kind of load presents a challenge because the tow vehicle isn't given the advantage of a weight-distributing hitch or electric brakes. Leaks commonly develop at the ends of the radiator where the crimps holding on the end tanks work loose overtime. The plug for the block heater is exposed….