Question about 1982 Ford F 250
You can get a free scan at Autozone or Oreillys. If there is a problem with the richness a code may be in the computer without showing a "check engine" light.
You have a 1982 and it is possible to have fuel tank and fuel line leaks due to rust. Sometimes the fuel evaporates without hitting the ground. What you need to do is pressure test the lines and tank. Some Radiator shops can do this for you. They will put a fuelcap on your truck with a fitting for an airchuck or Vacuum pump and see if the system is sealed.
You can also remove a few sparkplugs to look for fouling, but the free engine scan should have shown that problem. There is also a engine management temperature switch that works with water temperature. I have seen thermostats go bad and the engine never heats up enough to get out of the COLD engine cycle. Look at your temperature gauge to see where the needle is at. If you do not have the gauge package on your truck, a new thermostat is not expensive and worth a try.
Would be interested in what you found to fix it.
Posted on Jul 28, 2010
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 27, 2015 | Cars & Trucks
Apr 25, 2013 | 1997 Lincoln Town Car
Jun 21, 2012 | 2003 Toyota Camry
Mar 29, 2012 | 2005 Hyundai Accent
Nov 26, 2011 | 1994 Pontiac Grand Am
Dec 31, 2010 | 2003 GMC Envoy
Nov 19, 2010 | 2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet
Aug 15, 2010 | 1999 Ford Escort
Jul 05, 2009 | 1990 Honda Civic
Jul 10, 2008 | 2008 Chevrolet Corvette
43 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: