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Offline Dreiseratops

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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #15 on: December 14, 2009, 01:47:18 PM »
Interested to hear how that goes, brother.
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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #16 on: December 14, 2009, 02:10:51 PM »
It will happen soon enough. All the parts should be in this tues.

 I have read up on it so much my head is spinning..  Hopefully all that reading pays off.

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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2010, 05:46:26 AM »
it would appear that i am not the only having these problems...
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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2011, 02:57:45 PM »
I have found this often to be a problem w/ cracked, unplugged or misrouted vac lines.  The carters idle tubes are a known issue as well.  This is one of the reasons I went the Motorcraft route many years ago.  I always can hear a Jeep/Eagle comming to the house because they usually die at the stop sign at the top of the hill.  I smile and walk outside to wait for them to restart and get to me. :)
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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2011, 05:58:03 PM »
OREGONCOWGIRl, what happened with your problem?
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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2011, 06:16:56 PM »
Seeing how she only posted once in July 2009 we may never know.  ;D
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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2011, 11:17:20 PM »
I discovered almost every BBD I've had came loose around the middle. The screws that held the body together would back out (largely due to the aircleaner weight flopping around on rough roads, stopping and starting out fast)
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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #22 on: November 27, 2011, 09:16:07 AM »
Update on OREGONCOWGIRl...  Guess who just ordered a Motorcrafy kit theough feEBay?.?.?......  OREGONCOWGIRl

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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2012, 10:50:51 PM »
Oregongirl:

As per your stalling problems....I had the same problem for awhile. Seems my problem was the front of the exhaust manifold coming loose.  I hear this is a problem with the 258. Some loosen up in the rear, mine loosen up in the front. The car runs great for a few months then it starts to stumble. Then stalls. I go out and tighten the fron3 bold on the manifold. It runs great aftwer that. I plan to put some locktight on them when I get a chance.


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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2012, 11:58:23 AM »
Oregongirl:

As per your stalling problems....I had the same problem for awhile. Seems my problem was the front of the exhaust manifold coming loose.  I hear this is a problem with the 258. Some loosen up in the rear, mine loosen up in the front. The car runs great for a few months then it starts to stumble. Then stalls. I go out and tighten the fron3 bold on the manifold. It runs great aftwer that. I plan to put some locktight on them when I get a chance.


Steve
Will locktight work? I'm wondering if it's too hot. We've been talking about trying to figure out a way to tighten more permanently - but was thinking the area would be too hot for locktight.

ETA: Woops...this is Euphonical, I need to not read the board under my husband's name apparently. I just saw the idea of using locktight and it got me all excited as to the idea that maybe it could work LOL - didn't dawn on me I was under the wrong user...think I'll log out now and login correctly  :newbie:
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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #25 on: July 28, 2012, 12:55:24 PM »
Anti-rattle lockwashers cure the problem.
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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #26 on: October 04, 2012, 08:27:17 AM »
Anti-rattle lockwashers cure the problem.

I have never heard of such a thing. Where do we purchase the correct ones?

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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #27 on: October 04, 2012, 01:45:17 PM »
Anti-rattle lockwashers cure the problem.

I have never heard of such a thing. Where do we purchase the correct ones?

I just take a bolt or nut to match the size at the hardware store.
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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2018, 03:30:02 PM »
I didn’t like the high curb idle 750 rpm (in gear) causing the rear differential clunk & the engine still died. The stepper motor pins were stuck in rich giving that constant deep throat pitch. I put in a new EGR valve (wouldn’t compress), oxygen sensor (it was there) & took apart & cleaned the stepper motor. The pins loosened up. I’ve got the curb idle down to 550. The pins actually moved to rich when I leaned-in the carb screws but deep throat is gone. When the fast idle is on now, the pins move but the last time they will move is when the fast idle releases. Its running nice & hasn’t died but I don’t like the fact that those pins never move in neutral if I throttle-up the engine. Upstream & Downstream are on the bench but both Tower ports are plugged. I notice I have a head gasket leak of oil noticeable in front at the first exhaust port area. There is probably a slight compression loss but can affect this problem? I’m close but still missing something.
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Re: Stalling problems
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2018, 04:10:09 PM »
Why do you think its a head gasket leak? If it were a head leak you could try spraying propane from an unlit torch in the area to see if the idle goes up. The idea being the idle would go up if propane was sucked in.



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