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Good video on the trials and tribulations of the 2.9

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The early EECIV can be very difficult to troubleshoot. This is a well versed mechanic in this video. Helps to watch him get frustrated like we all do working with this system.

 


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An alternative title could have been...

"Yet another 2.9 nearly makes an otherwise decent truck nearly scrap metal"
 

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An alternative title could have been...

"Yet another 2.9 nearly makes an otherwise decent truck nearly scrap metal"
Old EFI system's diagnostic capabilities were a joke in general.
 

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The early EECIV can be very difficult to troubleshoot. This is a well versed mechanic in this video. Helps to watch him get frustrated like we all do working with this system.

I made sure Petroleumjunkie412 got the link. Hopefully, he won't have too many flashbacks...
 

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An alternative title could have been...

"Yet another 2.9 nearly makes an otherwise decent truck nearly scrap metal"
Besides the heads cracking, I have had good experiences with the basic 2.9 engine itself. Never used a drop of oil and had loads of get up and go. You could tell he was a little surprised during his road test how good it ran. Like on other engines, a little plastic sensor or something somewhere cripples an otherwise good engine.
 

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Besides the heads cracking, I have had good experiences with the basic 2.9 engine itself. Never used a drop of oil and had loads of get up and go. You could tell he was a little surprised during his road test how good it ran. Like on other engines, a little plastic sensor or something somewhere cripples an otherwise good engine.
And when you plug a reader in to ask what is wrong all it can say is:

 

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And when you plug a reader in to ask what is wrong all it can say is:

Don't worry. I still have some carb conversion ideas rolling around in my head.
 

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I was wondering if anybody else here was trying to go carb on these 2.9l engines.
 

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Ive had 4, Id buy another in a heartbeat lol. My first vehicle was an 89, 4x4, 5sp and i drove it like a 16 year old boy does lol. Burnt out 2 clutches and that engine was solid when i sold it. Candy caned the driveshaft in my B2 popping wheelies in 4 low with the hubs unlocked. I never had any engine problems with my 2.9s, just stupid teenager problems.
 

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