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Forum: Engine Tech 02-27-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By RLS7201
This keeps getting farther and farther off topic....

This keeps getting farther and farther off topic. I never said anything about modifying my speed density EFI other than an adjustable fuel pressure regulator. And I'm not sure what E8TE heads are....
Forum: Engine Tech 02-27-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By RLS7201
My intentions were to keep the OEM EFI, heads and...

My intentions were to keep the OEM EFI, heads and various components. So the fuel injection and software are OEM, as noted in my original post.
If engine failure occurs, a Ford truck shop could...
Forum: Engine Tech 02-27-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By RLS7201
Some interesting input. RVing is a life...

Some interesting input.

RVing is a life style and I got over the MPG issue a long time ago. Over the last 11 years the ol 460 Bounder has averaged 7MPG. If I don't put the $$ in the gas tank, my...
Forum: Engine Tech 02-26-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,008
Posted By RLS7201
521 for my class A motor home

I intend to build a 521 BBF for my 1995 F53 class A motor home.
I present this to the form for your thoughts and input on my build.

Coach weights 17,000lbs + 3500lb tow car.
5.13 rear end gear....
Forum: Engine Tech 02-22-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By RLS7201
I drive a 95 F53 460 33' class A motor home that...

I drive a 95 F53 460 33' class A motor home that typically runs down the road at 20,500lbs. When working properly the clutch fan assembly is more than enough. Ford did it right.
Can't comment on...
Forum: Engine Tech 01-16-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,845
Posted By RLS7201
And another opinion. ...

And another opinion.
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/motor-oil-101/

Richard
Forum: Engine Tech 12-23-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,010
Posted By RLS7201
Back in the days of 428 FE highway patrol...

Back in the days of 428 FE highway patrol engines. Ford used an aluminum intake manifold with a restricted heat riser passage gasket. One of the mechanics in my shop did a valve job on for-mentioned...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-21-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 988
Posted By RLS7201
You may be opening another can of snakes if you...

You may be opening another can of snakes if you have a computer controlled E4OD transmission.

Richard
Forum: Engine Tech 10-03-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By RLS7201
Start at the exhaust. Follow the link to Banks...

Start at the exhaust. Follow the link to Banks Dyno chart for your truck. Click on the proof tab.

http://bankspower.com/products/show/139/46

That'll give you an idea of what exhaust mods will...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-28-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By RLS7201
If you still have the OEM EFI, then tampering...

If you still have the OEM EFI, then tampering with the EGR valve will be of no benefit. The computer tune is designed for EGR. There is a EGR feed back potentiometer mounted on the valve that the...
Forum: Engine Tech 04-09-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By RLS7201
Delete

Delete
Forum: Engine Tech 02-14-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By RLS7201
Yup, the deep thunk is what I was experiencing....

Yup, the deep thunk is what I was experiencing. The mains were showing copper. The rod bearings looked good and I broke out my micrometers to check every thing. Left the rod bearings alone. In my...
Forum: Engine Tech 02-14-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 680
Posted By RLS7201
I suspect you're experiencing main bearing...

I suspect you're experiencing main bearing rattle. Loose mains can rattle on start up, until they get some oil flow. A bad rod bearing will not normally come and go like a main bearing. My 302 F150...
Forum: Engine Tech 02-10-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By RLS7201
Back in that era, Ford had problems with the...

Back in that era, Ford had problems with the primary ignition circuit connectors. Un-plug the connector to the distributer and give those flat pin connectors a little twist. (gently!) Then do the...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-28-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,244
Posted By RLS7201
Here is a little something I did to my 95 F53...

Here is a little something I did to my 95 F53 class A motorhome, to firm up the E4OD shifts. The tranny had held up well for 125,000 miles, while moving 20,000 lbs. down the road. Only takes 2 Radio...
Forum: Engine Tech 11-04-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By RLS7201
Hi Swampu, I drive a 1995 f53/460 motorhome...

Hi Swampu,

I drive a 1995 f53/460 motorhome with the same EFI/electrical system as your MH. One of the most knowledgeable people I know of, on the EEC-IV system is Subford on...
Forum: Engine Tech 10-22-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By RLS7201
The gas shouldn't be high enough in the float...

The gas shouldn't be high enough in the float chamber to leak where you say it's leaking.
I suspect you may have a bad foam float causing the high fuel level.
Even new floats will soak up fuel and...
Forum: Engine Tech 08-31-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By RLS7201
Now I get it. If I tighten my "Quench", I can...

Now I get it. If I tighten my "Quench", I can push my limp rope with out Viagra. But will I per ignite?

But seriously. HUH?

Richard
Forum: Engine Tech 08-10-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By RLS7201
Just for grins, turn on the ignition and put your...

Just for grins, turn on the ignition and put your volt meter on the green wire of the TPS and open the throttle. Need to prove the TPS is indexed on the TB correctly. If that is positive, voltage...
Forum: Engine Tech 07-12-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 571
Posted By RLS7201
Headers don't have to leak or not fit. You get...

Headers don't have to leak or not fit. You get what you pay for. I you want to do it once and forget about it, try Banks headers. Mine went on over 8 years ago. Yes, Banks is very pricey but comes...
Forum: Engine Tech 06-11-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,026
Posted By RLS7201
Hi Pat, Some of the water pump bolts do help...

Hi Pat,

Some of the water pump bolts do help hold the timing gear cover to the front of the block. It is very possible that the timing gear cover gasket failed, once the tension was removed, when...
Forum: Engine Tech 06-02-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,941
Posted By RLS7201
WACK! Hand smacking the middle of my...

WACK! Hand smacking the middle of my forehead..........
Allen head cap screws. Find them at any good hardware store.

Richard
Forum: Engine Tech 06-02-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,941
Posted By RLS7201
Those headers should have come with a bolt set....

Those headers should have come with a bolt set. Is there a chance the original owner has the bolts? Or they are stuffed in one of the collectors?

Richard
Forum: Engine Tech 05-28-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,941
Posted By RLS7201
Expansion and contraction is not going to be much...

Expansion and contraction is not going to be much of an issue with the headers and short bolts.
BUT! You will not be able to get a 9/16" wrench or socket on some of the bolts, especially the left...
Forum: Engine Tech 05-28-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,941
Posted By RLS7201
Yes, 460s in motorhomes do break the right rear...

Yes, 460s in motorhomes do break the right rear exhaust manifold bolt and warp the manifolds. And sometimes the head breaks at the bolt hole. The headers are the cure.
Do believe the hype about the...
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