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Spout circuit failure help. What would be the probable cause of a spout circuit failure in a 95 f150 with a 5.0. Truck runs like cr@p and mpg is way down and pings under acceleration. I know its an ignition/timing issue but the spout failure is baffling me. From what i have been seeing could be the distributor? Anyone else had this trouble and replaced distrib and fix problem?

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    Colin Stickland Nov 24, 2014

    never heard of this before ,must get ready for work now but iam intrigued to say the least

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Sorry i dont understand the lingo here -- spout??? if this vehicle has a distributor thenm its too far advanced or the gas /petrol is below the correct octane value or too much bio fuel -eythelene -- has been added to the fuel ,this happens a lot here in europe with the looney left and their enviromental lobbies ,over 10% on a older car will cause problems .My peugeot 205 1988 doesnt like the 95 but the 98 runs like a dream ,no froxen ice around the carb or perished fuel lines .

Posted on Nov 22, 2014

  • Bryan Munkres Nov 22, 2014

    Spout circuit is found on ford, not sure others, its like an electronic advance for timing. You have to pull out the jumper plug to set initial timing and if you do not put it back you have no advance.

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SOURCE: 1987 Ford F-150 stuck at base timing. SPOUT connector inoperative

In one case I have seen the spout plug was bad.

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How is the condition of the wiring, at, and around the Ignition Control Unit?

I am asking that because I will usually find all of these wires, including the wires leading out to the engine, to be in poor condition. I usually find that the wires will have a lot of missing wire insulation with a lot of exposed wires that are either touching other exposed wires, or to ground. Un-twist any twisted up wires especially the wires to the Ignition Control Unit. Check and inspect the wires carefully for missing insulation especially any twisted up wires, and also check inside the wire looms for any damaged wires. I can not even begin to count how many times that I have had to get out the soldering iron and repair wiring in that location, and on those types of F-Series Ford trucks.

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With the SPOUT jumper removed the timing should be 10BTDC, 15BTDC is close - maybe you should check it again to be sure you aren't misreading the timing mark? If you still think the timing isn't right, you can compare the SPOUT signal to the PIP (Pre Ingnition Pickup) signal which is always 10 BTDC and should match the SPOUT when the jumper is removed. Other than that, 23 BTDC is about normal so I think if it is not running optimally, your problem lies elsewhere, especially since there no DTCs related to the ignition system. Feel free to email me if you have any more questions at: zach.a.harris@gmail.com. Hope that helps.

Z. Harris
ASE Certified Master Technician

Posted on Aug 29, 2010

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