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So I bought a 1988 Ford F 250 from a friend who drove it for a few years before he began having problems with it. The truck will start and run for about 15 minutes and then dies as if it is out of fuel. You can let it set for about 30 minutes, start it up and drive away again for another 15 minutes or so. I have replaced the following on it and it still does the same thing. What am I missing? 1. Fuel Filter 2. Fuel Pump 3. Distributor, 4. Cap and Rotor 5. Plugs and wires 6. Miscellaneous other parts. Thanks for your help, Mark

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Try replacing coil. Ford coils are notorious for issues. Common issue when coil gets warm, oil in coil expands and leaks upward into coil wire shorting out. When it cools down, starts right up again until warm. Note: This MIGHT be your problem - it does happen.

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