The fuel filter is less then 6 months old. I don't have a gauge to measure the fuel pressure, I guess I may as well take it in to a pro.
I replaced the Air Idle Control Valve and cleaned the MAF sensor and it ran better, but it clearly did not solve the problem. The motor seems to be missing at idle and though the computer says it is running lean I am pretty sure I heard a couple of small backfires from the muffler.
I found a leak in the radiator as well, drivers side tank between the top water house and the oil cooler line had a horizontal crack. My buddy at the radiator shop says that year model cracks in the same place everytime. I am glad I found that crack when I did, an old pal of mine lost a dog who got coollant on his paws (which he then licked off).
If I had the truck at home I may just beg, barrow or steal a fuel pressure guage, but I am stuck 40 miles from home with only a handful of tools and I need to get back to work and earn some money.
It is only about 3-4 miles to the radiator shop, I will just have someone I know is honest fix the radiator and then have someone that may buddy can recommend look at the other problem.
Did any of you guys ever do any mods on IH Scouts?
I am gonna need some Scoutheropy this weekend.
Thursday, May 21st, 2009 AT 1:09 PM