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 Post subject: buying a V8 e series. specific problems ?
Posted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 10:14 am 
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hi guys. i am looking at buying a V8 eb falcon. is there anything specific to the V8 cars which i need to check ? aside from wear and tear stuff ?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:37 am 
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Off the top of my head?

* I would say that the water pump on a late model stock Windsor is something that can become an issue. Look for leaks / corrosion around it.
* The TFI module ( attached to the distributor ) can eventually have their OEM heatsink compound dry out whereupon the module may fail due to over heating.

Other than that, the usual stuff should be considered:

Fuel filter should be replaced.
Leads and plugs should be replaced.
MAF electronic module should be cleaned.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 1:06 am 
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add timing cover and intake to that...especially if some d**k head used tap water in it.
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Posted: Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:34 am 
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thanks guys.

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:47 am 
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so i ended up buying an EB V8 wagon. it needs some panel repairs. it's a fairmont. is it true ford only built 200-odd V8 EB wagons ?

 

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Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:11 pm 
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briney wrote:
so i ended up buying an EB V8 wagon. it needs some panel repairs. it's a fairmont. is it true ford only built 200-odd V8 EB wagons ?


Sounds about right...not many V8 wagons in general out there.

 

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