I have to have this van operational by next Friday, April 15 or I miss my first track day!
I gotta '91 Ford E250 Van that is causing me some ulcers. I use it to transport my track bike and BHF is next weekend, ARRGGHH. Part of the problem is that I am NOT a mechanic at all. The engine is a 4.9L inline 6 (300c.i.) with EFI.
Here's the deal: It will crank right up and run about 1 - 2 seconds and die. If I get really aggressive with the gas pedal (pumping it up and down real fast) I can almost keeping it running, but it still dies.
Here's what I have done so far:
1. I have replaced the fuel filter
2. I disconnected the fuel line and made sure that the fuel pump is pumping gas. It shoots gas out of the fuel line pretty good, I think it is OK...but I'm not sure.
3. When I released the pressure on the fuel line I noticed it seemed like there wasn't much pressure so I replaced the fuel pressure regulator.
4. I thought I might have some bad gas, so I treated it with some Octane boost and stabil to deal with any water, etc. that might be in the gas. The tank is almost full of gas.
5. I removed and cleaned the EGR valve.
6. I checked all the vacuum lines I could fine and they all looked to be in good shape.
7. I replaced the PCV valve.
In addtition to all of the above, I recently did a full blown tune up and had the van running great. Then all of a sudden, this issue pops up.
Help! I am past my abilities, can someone rescue me?
I am thinking my best bet is to get a real mechanic to make a house call (I live in Aurora)...or to somehow get this van to a nearby mechanic shop.