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by Derek939
Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350869

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Right on! Thank you oldsmoker, I'll keep ya updated once I have the money for a new van clutch!

Thanks again!
by Derek939
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: Location of the EGR valve on 1991 Astro Ext Rwd?
Replies: 7
Views: 3192

Re: Location of the EGR valve on 1991 Astro Ext Rwd?

Awesome! I thought that was the egr valve but i had read that some were located to the left the thermostat housing. Any tips on cleaning it out? I know i need to get a screened gasket after reading other posts.
by Derek939
Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:27 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: Location of the EGR valve on 1991 Astro Ext Rwd?
Replies: 7
Views: 3192

Location of the EGR valve on 1991 Astro Ext Rwd?

Sorry guys but I'm not 100% sure where this EGR valve is? I need to clean it and put the new gasket in but it's hard to do the work when you don't know where the part is haha.

Thanks in advance everyone!
by Derek939
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350869

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

And is Thermal or Heavy Duty Thermal?
by Derek939
Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350869

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Are fan clutches pretty simple to replace? Do you think that's what I should be looking at? At least id know if it was not the clutch it would be the rad.

As far as the oil goes what do you think would be the best for the van? 5-30 or 10-30?
by Derek939
Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:43 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350869

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Thank you oldsmoker for helping out with what you could. Now im sure i have the problem you guys have been talking about. My gauge sits there when im not climbing a hill but once i start climbing hills the gauge shoots up it sits right below the yellow marker when climbing hills. Anyone know why its...
by Derek939
Sat Aug 20, 2011 1:00 pm
Forum: NON-STOCK ENGINE SWAP
Topic: Can a 1977 Ford 460 motor fit in the astro?
Replies: 8
Views: 4890

Re: Can a 1977 Ford 460 motor fit in the astro?

Thanks Mr.Roboto. Good advice, i appreciate it!
by Derek939
Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:51 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: 95 AWD Safari sounds like its surging?
Replies: 1
Views: 1093

95 AWD Safari sounds like its surging?

So my buddy just went to pick his van up from his mechanic(he doesnt like to work on vans for some reason). He dropped it off because once you start it, it sounds like it tries to die or surges. The rpms drop and the engine literally sounds like its coughing, revving high then all the way down then ...
by Derek939
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: COOLING
Topic: On the verge of overheating going up hills?
Replies: 16
Views: 9593

Re: On the verge of overheating going up hills?

So I got the new t stat in, I believe it may have fixed my problem. My old t stat had been cut out so I was worried until today when I made it up Mt.Hood with no issues at 65mph the whole way! But with that being said I have some questions. My van is a 91 so my temp gauge does not show what degree e...
by Derek939
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: NON-STOCK ENGINE SWAP
Topic: Can a 1977 Ford 460 motor fit in the astro?
Replies: 8
Views: 4890

Re: Can a 1977 Ford 460 motor fit in the astro?

I think you. Have the right dea, I'm gonna sell my f-350 and invest in a 350! Once I pick up a AWD Astro I'll start tearing my whitey apart. Thank you for
The quick responses!
by Derek939
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:48 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350869

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

So I got out to driving the van around town a little bit this morning. Since I replaced the t-stat the temp gauge warms up to about half way and stays there expect when I am driving over 30mph it was slightly lower due to more air flow I believe? Anyways I am not 100% sure of the temp on my van beca...
by Derek939
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:38 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: 99 struggling
Replies: 17
Views: 4365

Re: 99 struggling

sorry about that derek... on your initial post asking it didn't state your year and i was in a rush neglecting to look at your avatar. mybad
No worries Crash, its no big deal just stoked to know my van is not missing some parts haha
by Derek939
Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:12 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: What did you do to/with your van today?
Replies: 2508
Views: 350869

Re: What did you do to/with your van today?

Just put a new thermostat in the van today. Got to the old one to realize someone either had cut it out or it broke apart. Anyone have any idea of why that may have been cut off or broke apart? http://i1201.photobucket.com/albums/bb353/Derek939/IMG_8599.jpg Old Thermostat before I pulled it out http...
by Derek939
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: NON-STOCK ENGINE SWAP
Topic: Can a 1977 Ford 460 motor fit in the astro?
Replies: 8
Views: 4890

Can a 1977 Ford 460 motor fit in the astro?

Ive got a 1977 F-350 Camper special with a good motor I have been considering swapping over once my v-6 goes. Anyone know if the 460 will fit? Never done an engine swap before and figured you guys here would be the best to come ask.

Thanks in advance!

Derek
by Derek939
Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: Odd vibrations on my 91 only occuring in Drive at a stop?
Replies: 7
Views: 3090

Re: Odd vibrations on my 91 only occuring in Drive at a stop

Motor mounts do not look so hot. My van seems to sag slightly in front as well could that have something to do with the motor mounts or is that the suspension?

Whats the best way to go about replacing motor mounts? Any suggestions?

Thanks