Ford, f250 1982, 140,000 on the body and 90 on the rebuilt engine. (351 Windsor)
I purchased this truck to get me across the country. When the owner said poor gas mileage I kind of expected that but I wasn't expecting 5.8 MPG!
I took it to my mechanic and he looked at the carburator (2 barrel Holly). It wouldn't respond to him tunning it he took a further look and said it was packed with dust/sand. He rebuilt it and gave it back.
this time it had 5.7 MPG.
Figured out that the carburator wasn't the original one for the engine. He rebuilt it with a kit and thought since it was meant for a different engine that the Float / Power Valve was the wrong size and thinks he put the right one in. I do to because it doesn't drive rich any more. No more strong fumes or black smoke coming out and it drives great.
Could this be an internal fuel leak? Or is this all I'm going to get. I can't spend much more money on repairs and I'm leaving in a week. Any Ideas or advice?
ps not sure if this has to do with the fuel problem but when it idled it wouldn't be constant. Sometimes it would rev and other times it would idle so low it would die. It did this up until I changed the fuel filter or it was after float/power valve
Friday, August 24th, 2007 AT 12:16 AM