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Old 09-10-2012, 07:50 AM
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Cleaned her all up polished the wheels and she is ready to come down for the mini...
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:27 AM
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So all was going well, until the drive home from work last night. Made it most of the way home (about 10 miles) and up the last hill before my turn off the Van lost a lot of power, some smoke out of the exhaust and the valves started to clatter. I hit neutral coasted off the Highway onto my road, engine still running. Sat for 15-20- seconds and the clattering stopped. So I proceeded the last mile home. Van ran fine, had power, and no clatter????
Any ideas? I was thinking oil pump may be clogging or going bad but would that cause power loss???
Crap she was just getting fun to drive.
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Old 11-06-2012, 11:27 AM
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Sure - no oil being pumped would make the valves stop working right - no power. Why it would happen? Taking those corners at 6 G's? IDK. Did you pull the pan on this ever? Timing Chain/Gear set one of the Ford's better idea nylon one with all the bits broken off and clogging the oil-pump strainer? Oil level checked?
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:23 PM
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Oil is full. I was leaning towards the oil pump. Good thing they are easy to pull the pan off of. Maybe Saturday???
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Old 11-06-2012, 12:25 PM
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That would be fun to watch you do.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:09 AM
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Well bad news, worst fears realized. Look like the replacement engine is about to spit out a bearing or two.
Had my friend at a shop look at it and he said that the bearings are starting to go. I guess they are loosing their tolerance and it is letting the oil go past them to fast? And this is when I am experiencing the loss of oil pressure. When we pulled the valve cover we saw the same thing as when we pulled the oil pan, a bit of sludge but nothing that would cause oil not to drain back in to the pan.
Bummer, time to rebuild the other 200 in the shop...
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:52 PM
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Do I sense an engine swap tech day coming?
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Old 11-19-2012, 09:01 AM
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I think she is going on hold for a bit till I get the delivery into the paint shop. We have very little body work left and time for priming and blocking. Still have my fingers crossed for a Christmas present!!
Maybe a big tech day, assemble the delivery and swap an engine???
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