hand cleaned throttle body, and upper intake manifold, lucas in the gas tan k every once in a blue moon, use castrol gtx and a motorcraft oil filter, will probably switch to high mileage oil soon, probably try techron once, but my biggest keys i believe to keeping it clean:
good oil, 3k changes, quality gas (QT, not many chevron, texacos around here) decent acceleration, and a good WOT every now and again
Girlfriend's vehicle had aquired a little lifter tick in it, threw some mobil HM in it (140K miles),(walmart was out of the castrol HM) and started up and, "tick, tick,tick,tick, puuuurrrrrrrrrrrr" hasnt come back for a week or two, was a daily thing before
I remember back in the '70s at the sand quarry I was employed at, some "good 'ol boys" at quittin' time enjoying some "cold ones", would periodically trickle some ice cold Budweiser down the carb throats of their small block Chevy v-8s while idling to bust up carbon deposits, lol. Seemed like alcohol abuse to me though, lol!!!
^^^^^ Yup! Used to do it all the time when I owned cars with carbs, and it worked well. Of course, fuel mixture and even fuel distribution were horrible back then compared with modern EFI fuel systems.
The problem with water down the carb or TB is that it turns to steam in the combustion chamber and THAT washes away all the cylinder wall lubrication.....not good on rings if your aim is another 50K + on the engine.
Ive used ATF for close to 50 years down carbs while manually working the throttle ,it is just a highly refined 10W. A half quart or more slowly poured in recently purchased beaters and lest yearly after that. Just dont stand down wind, the smoke is intense.
In my various EFI vehicles a spray bottle and ATF does well, finish off with disc brake cleaner on the screen (unless it is plastic and then try something else) otherwise it will gum up with micro size dirt that gets past the filter. It doesnt take much as modern gas and ignitions minimize the carbon and other deposits.
My old flathead V8 Fords needed a half quart yearly as those old low nickel cast iron blocks wore rapidly and 3 rings never did give a good oil seal. Typical time between valve jobs with many vintage engines was 30-50K. Water down the carb would also crack valve seats.
More of a garage find, but picking up a 3rd Gen SHO, complete, straight, good interior, sunroof, all electric, and only 41,842 miles. Has not run in 5 years, but was being driven when parked. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I am an old time wrench turner, mechanic. My friends call me Gus.
All mods have been put on hold for now. I'm just maintaining my car until May, when I finish school... but will probably have a little time in between papers and tests to drop in and see what mods folks are up to.
If you've done something to your bull, post it here so we can know what you've...
My niece has a 2002 Taurus SES with a broken wire/connector severed from a small rectangular part on front left side near fuel rail. I cannot find any details what the part is, it's function but most important... What the part number is! See part circled in attached. Any help identifying the...
so I drive a 99 sable LS dohc. I just finally found the replacement reesevoir for the power steering, but only at rock auto, and only if I shop a 2000. Coll right? But I wonder if anyone knows if the pieces of crap used a different kind of power steering pump as well? And maybe that's why I...
I am looking to purchase a Taurus. I've heard some stories, especially about the water pump. So I figured I would get an inspection done for the ESP before actually purchasing the vehicle. I did this with my Explorer but it was from Troy-Ford but their website doesn't seem to be loading. I am...