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Hi Guys, this is Post nr.1 for me here :beer -- and I'm probably not the first guy ever to start off with a Tearjerker stroke Emergency:

My '93 Eddie Bauer 5.0 (~150k miles) has developed a serious engine problem when running under load. The first couple of miles in the morning are usually smooth. But once the engine has warmed up, it starts misfiring/ sputtering and detonating accompanied by very low throttle/power transmission on load (uphill for example) or acceleration. The blows from the detonation are strong and usually increase unless I keep the engine on low RPM. Moving off from standstill is almost impossible then. Eventually, the engine dies. The situation is deteriorating...

I had oil inside the distributor, coming from the coil- so, I changed it. Also replaced the spark plugs.

I am currently based in Costa Rica and over here spare parts and skilled mechanics are hard to come by..... anybody in this forum who can help out??

Muchos Gracias!!
 

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did you check the timing when you replaced the distributor?
 

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"muchas" ;)

Memphiz said:
...oil inside the distributor, coming from the coil...
Huh? Oil doesn't come from the coil. :scratchhe

Memphiz said:
...so, I changed it.
Which "it" - the distributor or the coil?

What did the old plugs look like? Do you have a Haynes manual? Compare them to the photos on the inside back cover.

Get a multimeter & perform the ignition diagnostic procedure in Haynes. Then test each of the sensors & actuators, beginning with the TPS, ECT, & ACT. If you can get a fuel pressure gauge, check that, too.
 

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imlikeojnow, how do I check the timing-- and what can I do to fix it, in case it's off? Sorry, I know this sounds like Im a complete morron..
but from all I read on the net, misfire diagnostic is extremely tedious.

Steve83, it's definetely "muchas" yeah.. lol I changed the distributor.. and, to be honest -- I have no idea why there was oil inside. It came up from the shaft.

I will see, if I can manage the ignition diagnostic you suggested and check fuel pressure.. what am I looking for?

Thanks!
 

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psygn0sis said:
Yes it can.. if it's a oil filed canister...
Well, this one isn't, and the oil you're talking about CAN'T get inside the distributor.

Keep it in the context of this thread. :rolleyes:

Memphiz said:
...oil inside. It came up from the shaft.
If you had THAT much wear on the distributor shaft or seal, you should check the condition of the engine. It could be severely worn, &/or have oil supply problems. This came out of a reasonably well-maintained '93 EB w/~140Kmi that was OK but suddenly ran rough. It's extreme, but still possible.

 

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psygn0sis said:
Yes it can.. if it's a oil filed canister..... happend to me after a bad over heat.
You cant get oil in the distributor from the coil. There 2 feet apart, how would it get in there? You might be able to get oil in the distributor from the engine. But not the coil.

Memphiz, here is how to set the timing.
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1. Warm engine to normal operating tempruture.

2. Shut off engine.

3. Disconnect the spout, loosen distributor hold down bolt.

4. Attach the timing light to the #1 plug wire.

5. Start the vehicle.

6. With the engine running, rotate the distributor until the pointer shows 10* before top dead center

7. Turn off engine and tighten distributor bolt.

8. Restart engine and check timing again to confirm that timing did not change Dearing bolt tightening.

9. Shut off engine.

10. Reconnect spout.
You need to check for codes, here is how.
http://fordfuelinjection.com/?p=13
(Note, you will have 3 digit codes. The directions are the same youl just get 3 digits instead of 2)

Test the TPS.
http://fordfuelinjection.com/index.php?p=30

ECT
http://fordfuelinjection.com/index.php?p=28

and ACT
http://fordfuelinjection.com/index.php?p=29
 

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Thanks!!

Hurray!! Problem solved. It wasn't the timing-- though, what a great post above! Turned out that my rear fuel pump was kaputt!

Thanks so much for everybody's help, here! Much appreciated!
 

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But why oil in the distributor?

...still don't know why there was oil in the distributor!

Steve83, that picture is scary. I sincerely hope the inside of my engine doesnt look anything like it!
 

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Steve83 said:
If you had THAT much wear on the distributor shaft or seal, you should check the condition of the engine. It could be severely worn, &/or have oil supply problems. This came out of a reasonably well-maintained '93 EB w/~140Kmi that was OK but suddenly ran rough. It's extreme, but still possible.

Looks like the inside of my Junk Yard 351w before I sent it to the machine shop.



 

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Steve83 said:
"muchas" ;)

Huh? Oil doesn't come from the coil. :scratchhe

Psygn0sis said:
Yes it can.. if it's a oil filed canister..... happend to me after a bad over heat.

Steve83 said:
Well, this one isn't, and the oil you're talking about CAN'T get inside the distributor.

Keep it in the context of this thread. :rolleyes:
Listen jacka**, why don't you read ! I was JUST talking about the coil leaking oil !!! I never said the coil could leak into the dist !:twak
 

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psygn0sis said:
Listen jacka**, why don't you read ! I was JUST talking about the coil leaking oil !!! I never said the coil could leak into the dist !:twak
Wow. I thought you meant into the dizzy also.

Does that make me a Jackass to? :duel
 

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Listen jacka**, why don't you read ! I was JUST talking about the coil leaking oil !!! I never said the coil could leak into the dist !:twak
You friggin tard.

First of all a 93 doesnt have an oil-filled coil, and even on Broncos that do, they are miles away from the distributor. Dont get your panties in a knot because you cant follow with the rest of the group.
 

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psygn0sis said:
OMG Steve said "Huh? Oil doesn't come from the coil." DO YOU SEE THE PERIOD ???

HENSE ME SAYING "THE" "COIL" "CAN" "LEAK" "OIL" !!!
"BUT" "THE" "COIL" "IN" "THIS" "THREAD" "CANT" "LEAK" "OIL".


psygn0sis said:
FUC... YOU RETARDS....
Why are you so mean?

Do you need a hug Mr. Cranky pants?
:hug
There, all better.
 

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Ok process of emlination... his coil is leaking OIL.... hmmmmmmm... do you need more time to think ? ......................... still................................ ok i'll wait.................................... not comming to you yet ?

I think we'll wait for you.
 

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psygn0sis said:
... his coil is leaking OIL...
NO IT ISN'T.


Tell you what: you go find a '93 Ford ANYTHING (car, truck, van, SUV, Bronco...) that has oil in the stock coil, and I'll add your quote to my signature. If you can find a way to make a stock '93 coil leak its oil out (even using a drill or saw), I'll never post again without your permission. If you can get enough of that oil into the distributor to make the engine run rough, I'll slit my wrists.


...'tard! :wacko


psygn0sis said:
I never said the coil could leak into the dist !:twak
Then why the **** are you posting to this thread??? Why don't you go start a thread in the Anything Else forum & title it: $#!+ that can never ever possibly happen, but I wanna discuss & argue about it anyway because I'm stupid
 

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psygn0sis said:
Ok process of emlination... his coil is leaking OIL.... hmmmmmmm... do you need more time to think ? ......................... still................................ ok i'll wait.................................... not comming to you yet ?

 
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