Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: colorado springs,colorado
Bronco Info: 1986 fullsize xlt 5.0
86 full size xlt 5.0
I just bought a 86 xlt fullsize 5.0. Here's my issue I have changed my tank fuel pump, both fuel filters, oil change, distributor, cleaned the injectors, re- timed, and ran a fuel pressure test. The only mod I have not done myself is put on roller rocker racing heads. Now the problem is it will drive for a good 30 min but when my thermostat gets to about 190 degrees or hotter it just wants to die. It will idle fine but when I accelerate she wants to die and starts to sputter like she is not getting gas and in some cases she just dies completely and I have to wait for her to cool down to start again. I want to know if this may be from the ignition module getting too hot since it is on the distributor and that gets wicked hot. Is there a way to move the module or get one that has a higher heat resentance or is there something else that could be wrong? I love this girl and want to get her running like a champ again so she can play in the mud please help me thank you!!