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quadtarded
01-27-2009, 06:08 PM
I was looking into buying an 86 ford pickup with the inline 6.. just wondering if anyone know about any common problems they may have?

The fuzz
01-27-2009, 06:19 PM
i had a 89 with the 300 inline 6... it was a good strong motor never had any problems with it

vajayjay
01-27-2009, 06:21 PM
The biggest problem with them will be highligted in blue and circled right on the grill:happy0045:

quadtarded
01-27-2009, 06:28 PM
haha I'm a dodge fan..but Im still in school and wont be able to insure it and pay for fuel if i get anything more expensive right now

trencher
01-27-2009, 07:49 PM
Dodge fan......you must like fixing shit......

The 300 6cyl is a great engine. The rest of the truck will depend on the beating it took...but nothing that is bad about them as a rule. The 87 had stupid explorer type hubs you don't want those

quadtarded
01-27-2009, 08:21 PM
yeah im heading out to take a good look at it on saturday. The onwer says its been a pavement princess and the body is in good condition.. hope the rest of the truck is

shawn_ruley
01-27-2009, 09:17 PM
that old I6 was a bloody great engine. Just like the 22R it was built only to be a workhorse.[36]

tchevy
01-27-2009, 09:35 PM
Im far from a Ford guy but damn, those straight 6's can take a nasty beating, their great.

Redneck Lincoln
01-27-2009, 09:59 PM
me and a buddy both had them 85 and 86 we used to beat the hell out of those engines!!! would still have one if i didnt have quads and travel trailer to haul around

mus-Tard
01-28-2009, 12:49 AM
l realy miss my 85 f-150 with a stright 6 and 4 spd. tones of torque and nice low gear ratio and real good fuel milage. and if you hydro it the plugs are right there to pull. l have found on both my trucks that the rear gastank is NFG but that is it. just dont rev it too high.







best motor ever.

quadtarded
01-28-2009, 12:34 PM
Awesome. Hope this all works out

radman
01-28-2009, 01:00 PM
1/2 ton or 3/4 ton?

quadtarded
01-28-2009, 01:07 PM
1/2 ton... I wish i could get something a little better but im in highschool as i said. Oh well its a good starter for me lol i just got my N last tuesday

patford
01-28-2009, 08:06 PM
If 4x4 check out the front end , if you have a floor jack lift front
wheel and look for loose joints .

nonhighwayservice
01-28-2009, 09:53 PM
i had a 86 f150 w/ a I6, it ran with no coolant,barely any oil and was always redlined. that motor made it to sault saint marie. Best motor ever!!!

whazhappenin69
01-28-2009, 10:01 PM
Love my I6, don't really like the TTB but it's still better than IFS..
I'ld go for it, they are good old trucks and cheap to fix..

Keep a spare fuel relay and TFI module in the glove and your good to go..

quadtarded
01-28-2009, 10:15 PM
I'm going to do an insanely thorough check over everything

mus-Tard
01-29-2009, 12:29 AM
check the tie-rod ends, fuel tanks, rust around body mounts, rear main seal if it is leaking.

what tranny? 4spd, 5spd, auto?

radman
01-29-2009, 10:37 AM
motor mounts like to rip now and again, check the rear wheel bearings. you cant go wrong with the 300ci. keep it under 4000 rpm.

quadtarded
01-29-2009, 04:48 PM
check the tie-rod ends, fuel tanks, rust around body mounts, rear main seal if it is leaking.

what tranny? 4spd, 5spd, auto?

4spd

OldEnuff
01-30-2009, 01:48 AM
The 300 six is a great motor

Is this one still the feedback carb setup with the tfi dizzy or is it tbi or fuel injection

the feedback carb setup sucks to get through aircare

my '85 Bronco had all that shit on it and I ripped it all out and put a good old conventional carb and ford Duraspark 2 ignition on it and it has never let me down... just keeps running

if it is the feedback carb and the tfi ignition make sure to have an extra tfi module in your spares kit (it is part of the dizzy and controls the spark etc)

I love the power and fuel economy of efi.tbi tfi stuff but you cannot do trail repairs on them without specific replacement parts whereas with a carbed system all you need is a piece of fuel line and a jerry can on your roof and you are good to go :D

OldEnuff
01-30-2009, 01:49 AM
motor mounts like to rip now and again, check the rear wheel bearings. you cant go wrong with the 300ci. keep it under 4000 rpm.


you could get yours up to 4000 rpm :eek:

radman
01-30-2009, 12:05 PM
lol, i was a little pissed once, if you hold it long enough, it will