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by Asa
Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Code 332 troubleshooting steps?
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Code 332 troubleshooting steps?

332 egr valve opening not detected. The egr solenoid is on the rear left of the valve cover. Probably a vacuum issue. Best way to check, pop the round black plastic cover off, start the truck and block the tube on the solenoid with a finger. The egr valve should open and the truck will stumble if t...
by Asa
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Code 332 troubleshooting steps?
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Code 332 troubleshooting steps?

Gotcha.
by Asa
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Code 332 troubleshooting steps?
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Code 332 troubleshooting steps?

I've got 2 solenoids.
by Asa
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Code 332 troubleshooting steps?
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Re: Code 332 troubleshooting steps?

MechRick wrote:Best way to check, pop the round black plastic cover off, start the truck and block the tube on the solenoid with a finger.

Can you clarify this? Which cover? On what part?
by Asa
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Code 332 troubleshooting steps?
Replies: 7
Views: 667

Code 332 troubleshooting steps?

'93 F150, Auto, 2WD Finally got the truck running. Nice and strong. I keep getting code 332 popping up, though. I changed most of the EGR system out when I built the engine, the solenoids on the valve cover are about the only thing I didn't change, but I dislike throwing parts at a problem. Unfortun...
by Asa
Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Anyplace to get an inspection plate for an E4OD? I can't seem to find one.
Replies: 1
Views: 310

Anyplace to get an inspection plate for an E4OD? I can't seem to find one.

Inspection plate, dust cover, whatever you want to call it. I seem to have misplaced mine and I can't find one anywhere.
by Asa
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: late EFI valve covers
Replies: 6
Views: 657

Re: late EFI valve covers

For cleaning, I'd take it to your local machine shop and ask them to use their hot tank. The lower is fairly easy to knock out, but the upper is impossible without a trained octopus. Shouldn't be more than $20-30 and everyone has got better uses for their time than to spend a couple hours scrubbing.
by Asa
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

With an EFI engine you don't need to touch the gas pedel at all when cranking. When starting my 1994 I would turn on the key and listen for the fuel pump to run and stop then crank it over, dry off the plugs and try it again. Good luck :nod: :thumbup: Not really what I was asking. With (I think) al...
by Asa
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

MechRick wrote:
Would it be possible to unplug the fuel pump relay, dry the engine out and see if it runs with an external fuel source?

WOT during cranking keeps fuel from spraying, does it keep spark from igniting as well?

I could try starting fluid that way or with the fuel relay removed
by Asa
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

Brand new battery. No change except it spins easier
by Asa
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

MechRick wrote:Speed density or mass air flow? Make sure you have intake manifold vacuum to the MAP if the answer to that question is speed density.

SD, its hooked up
by Asa
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

We got a weak spark when we did that earlier. The battery was weak though, so it may not have been enough to kick it over.
by Asa
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

pmuller9 wrote:All six plugs are soaked?

Yup.

Injectors and regulator were on the engine that was running. I did change the o-rings on the injectors with the ones that came in the kit but that's all.
by Asa
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

I hear the fuel pump pushing and after two or three attempts at starting the plugs are soaked.
by Asa
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

120 PSI, 170, 170, 170, 170, 170

So the rings on #1 are gonna need help bedding in.
by Asa
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

May not be able to check that. Guy that had the gauge had to go to work today
by Asa
Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

Fuel pressure regulator gone bad? Its about the one thing I didn't replace.

I swapped the new distributor with the old. Same with the cap and rotor.
by Asa
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

So, considering I didn't, those should still be good numbers, right?
by Asa
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

Battery is half dead, but I'm seeing 90-110PSI

110 was the first one when battery was freshest, 90 was after checking all of them and it didn't spin as hard.
by Asa
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

Only thing updated was the chevy rockers. Everything else is stock.
by Asa
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

Good Most 300 engines use the bolt-on tab for timing which is on the passenger side. With #1 spark plug out bring the piston to TDC by feel with a screw driver or something else that can fit through the spark plug hole and see where the scribed line is. If that is OK and the engine still doesn't ru...
by Asa
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

Minor adjustments, but rotor check was good. Timing light indicates #1 firing when the scribed line hits around 10° on the cast in degree marks on the timing gear cover.
by Asa
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

The distributor is probably not in the correct position. Bring #1 cylinder to 10 degrees before TDC at the compression stroke. You can check to see if you are on the compression stroke if it tries to push your finger out of number 1 spark plug hole as you turn the crank towards TDC. Take distributo...
by Asa
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

pmuller9 wrote:Was the distributor taken out of the engine during the swap?

Brand new everything except block and head, crank, pistons, and camshaft.
by Asa
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Re: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

pmuller9 wrote:Do you have a timing light?

Somewhere.
by Asa
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke
Replies: 45
Views: 2155

Swap done, engine cranks, no full power stroke

'93 Automatic F150 Getting fuel vapor from the throttle body and it kind of sounds like its firing way deep in the exhaust. Timing sounds like its off, right? And if its firing in the exhaust, I should retard the timing by turning the distributor counter clockwise? Any other issues that may be causi...
by Asa
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Engine in truck, torque converter lined up, bolts not coming through flexplate
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Engine in truck, torque converter lined up, bolts not coming through flexplate

This is my '93 F150, E4OD. Got the new engine in, got it settled, I'm fairly sure the stub shaft on the torque converter went into the crankshaft. The two dowels line up, all the bellhousing bolts thread in. All 4 of the bolts on the torque converter line up with the flex plate. Two of the bolts do ...
by Asa
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where to mount chains to remove/install 1993 engine?
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Where to mount chains to remove/install 1993 engine?

Once you've pulled the bellhousing bolts run a bolt into the one that's accessible from the front (middle one on the driver's side) and stick your chain there. Be aware that you're going to want to pull either the radiator or the lower intake if you want to make this easy for yourself. Personally I...
by Asa
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Where to mount chains to remove/install 1993 engine?
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Where to mount chains to remove/install 1993 engine?

EFI so it has that big ole lifting point between the #1 and 2 cylinder, but where do I put the second bolt so that it stays somewhat level and doesn't swing into anything? Do I need to worry about that? Do I just pull it with that hook?
I've got the radiator removed, but not the AC condenser.
by Asa
Sun Feb 03, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: 300 l6 EFI rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 639

Re: 300 l6 EFI rebuild

I've been doing some work on the same thing. Rockers, the Chevy I6 rockers are a decent upgrade, although if you're doing a cam you may not need them. If interested in that look at some of my recent threads to see what you may need. You can look at roller rockers but they get expensive very quickly ...
by Asa
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI Lower Intake, #6 tab always cracked?
Replies: 2
Views: 682

Re: EFI Lower Intake, #6 tab always cracked?

I'm not exactly sure why they crack, I would imagine it has to do with the heat cycles it endures over time. Definitely. FTF mentioned this when I was talking about my warped exhaust manifolds https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?p=614229 I would bet that the main reason it cracks is the fact that it ...
by Asa
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: EFI Lower Intake, #6 tab always cracked?
Replies: 2
Views: 682

EFI Lower Intake, #6 tab always cracked?

So, the donor engine I have had a cracked outer tab on the intake. "Ok," I thought "I'll just go grab one from a yard." Three yards later and ~half a dozen engines, I've got nothing. Every one was cracked. Is this expected? Is there a solid manner to repair? Will welding and surf...
by Asa
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Common for the exhaust manifolds to warp enough to not bolt up?
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Re: Common for the exhaust manifolds to warp enough to not bolt up?

THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER wrote:That is why I prefer to buy new rather than get some from a junk yard.

Budget rebuild, I was hoping to go with what I had on the junkyard engine.

I'll start massaging the manifolds, see if i can get them to bolt up.

Thanks guys.
by Asa
Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Common for the exhaust manifolds to warp enough to not bolt up?
Replies: 5
Views: 553

Common for the exhaust manifolds to warp enough to not bolt up?

Manifolds and engine from an '87 F150. Finally ready to put the manifolds on and the bolt pattern is just off enough that I cant start the bolts on the 4 holes that are not shared with the intake manifold. I've tried every trick I have to get them to start with no luck. It's like I need to ream the ...
by Asa
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: How to adjust rocker arms with hydraulic lifters?
Replies: 3
Views: 746

How to adjust rocker arms with hydraulic lifters?

These are the Chevy Rockers, if that matters. I found (somewhere, can't remember where) that I needed to go to zero lash, then give it 1/2 turn past that. Well, turns out that since I have the intake and exhaust manifolds off I can see in there. It is very apparent that this process results in a cou...
by Asa
Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Height of valve springs and spring retainers for an '87 4.9L?
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Re: Height of valve springs and spring retainers for an '87 4.9L?

I had everything separated and labelled when I dropped it off at the engine shop to clean them and the guys at the shop decided to separate everything and only track which valves went to what cylinder. Now I'm trying to figure out what goes where based off of pictures I took of everything when it w...
by Asa
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Height of valve springs and spring retainers for an '87 4.9L?
Replies: 2
Views: 442

Height of valve springs and spring retainers for an '87 4.9L?

I had everything separated and labelled when I dropped it off at the engine shop to clean them and the guys at the shop decided to separate everything and only track which valves went to what cylinder. Now I'm trying to figure out what goes where based off of pictures I took of everything when it wa...
by Asa
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chevy Rocker question
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: Chevy Rocker question

pmuller9 wrote:Get the SBC rocker arm pivot balls that fit a 3/8" stud.
Your local auto parts stores should carry them.

The ones pictured here have grooves for better oiling.
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/cca- ... /chevrolet.

I hope I got it right this time. LOL

:thumbup:
by Asa
Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chevy Rocker question
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: Chevy Rocker question

The picture you posted showed a rocker arm that was centered on the tip of the valve, not with pushrod guide slots / plates. Notice the two "rails" at the end designed to trap the tip of the valve.Those were common on some 60s Ford V8s and early 240 / 300s. In answer to your question &quo...
by Asa
Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chevy Rocker question
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: Chevy Rocker question

pmuller9 wrote:That's why I changed my reply to "The one option you have is..."

You replied as I was making the edit

In any case, it doesn't provide a helpful answer to my question.

I would like to drop this line of discussion now, in pursuit of what I originally was looking for. Thank you.
by Asa
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chevy Rocker question
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Re: Chevy Rocker question

The only option you have is the Scorpion pedestal mount roller rocker with a 1.73 ratio. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/scc-scp1059/overview/make/ford That is not correct. https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=71967&p=552938&hilit=36655+16#p552938 https://fordsix.com/viewtopic.php...
by Asa
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Cleaning lifters
Replies: 4
Views: 638

Cleaning lifters

I generally clean my bolts and other small internal bits by soaking them in Berryman's Chem Dip

I'd like to do the same with the lifters, but I don't know if there's anything in them that will get damaged by the dip.

Any thoughts?
by Asa
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Chevy Rocker question
Replies: 12
Views: 995

Chevy Rocker question

I'm looking at the rockers Vs the stock rockers. The stockers have a mount that has a pivoting fulcrum like this https://i.imgur.com/EqomW4q.jpg Where I don't seem to find a part number for something similar for the Chevy rockers. Based on what it looks like, I'd expect something like this: https://...
by Asa
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Trick to removing lifters?
Replies: 7
Views: 896

Trick to removing lifters?

It feels as if they are binding as they lift out of the lifter holes. Do I have to remove the cam to remove the lifters? Are they just binding on oil that hasn't washed down and has latched onto the wall of the hole?

Also, when hot tanking the engine, do I need to remove cam bearings?
by Asa
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: So, Chevy Rockers, what year heads do they straight bolt onto?
Replies: 13
Views: 1585

So, Chevy Rockers, what year heads do they straight bolt onto?

Everything I know states that the EFI engine heads have pressed in studs that need to be removed and tapped for a new setup. Well, this is on the '87 engine I'm tearing apart. So what bits and bobs do I need to get this swap done? Sidenote, where can I find the casting number on the head so I can ma...
by Asa
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permatex Vs Motorcraft RTV?
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Re: Permatex Vs Motorcraft RTV?

Really? Do you know what specifically is supposed to happen?

This is the page I was going off of for engine types. https://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubricants. ... 0Adhesives
by Asa
Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: Permatex Vs Motorcraft RTV?
Replies: 7
Views: 1218

Permatex Vs Motorcraft RTV?

Looking around on Rockauto and Amazon for parts and supplies to go through this donor motor. Permatex on Amazon is about the same price as Motorcraft on Rockauto. I saw Motorcraft TA29, TA30, TA31, and TA357 on Rockauto. Anyone know if any is prefered with the 300? From what I can find on Ford's sit...
by Asa
Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: T18 or T170?
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: T18 or T170?

Max_Effort wrote:
Asa wrote:Joe, Haywood, thanks for the info.I appreciate the info.

ANy thoughts on worth?


You’ll find them for $250 used at the salvage yards.

About $150 more than I was thinking it was worth. Thanks.
by Asa
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: 240-300 "Big Block" Six Performance
Topic: T18 or T170?
Replies: 16
Views: 1742

Re: T18 or T170?

Joe, Haywood, thanks for the info.I appreciate the info.

ANy thoughts on worth?

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