November 22, 2006Well I think i've finally got my dad convinced that the old 86 F150 with only 85K on the clock is good enough to fix up and use on occassion. I just hated watching that truck go to waste. None of the filters have been replaced in at least ten years and the transmission fluid has never been changed. But it just keeps running. All of us kids learned to drive in that truck so it has some sentimental value.
I'm going to replace the air pump/exhaust valve at the back of the engine, 302 EFI automatic. Anybody have tips on how to replace it? Looks like i'm going to have to do a head stand to replace it. I don't know if I can even get a wrench back there. I would bypass it but easier to replace in the long run emission wise.
Up till recently I didn't even know about the canister fuel filter and seeing this truck is 20 years old it will be interesting to see what it looks like. I wonder how many trucks went to junker from that filter? It has run terrible for at least three years and currently doesn't run.. on occasion he has to flip the fuel tank switch. Would it be related to that filter? I may find that piece from a Bronco if the filter doesn't fix it, he hasn't used the back tank in 5yrs.
I figure he can get a least ten more years out of it since he no more cows to run over. Now if he can just stay away from those stumps..