I'm about to buy a used 1991 E-350 witha 7,5 liter (460) V8. Are general quirks I should be on the look out for before I tank it home! It's currently not running.Thanks, Billdarr47

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Asked by Mar 26, 2014 at 10:28 PM about the 1991 Ford E-350 Super Club Wagon Passenger Van Extended

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I'm about to buy a used 1991 Ford E-350 cub van 460 v8 (7.7l) automatic.  I's not currently running.  Are quirks I should check as it has been sitting for about 2 years.  I know it needs a battery.  Thank for comment / experiences.
Billdarr47

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No don't buy I was just given one same thing doesn't run and was sitting a year or so and it is a headache cranks but won't start I have changed distributor coil pip and icm still no spark

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the 460 is a great workhorse. I currently own an '87 F-250 4x4 that has one and talk about a powerhouse! Quirks: Lots of 460 equipped vehicles get sold cheap because someone has overheated it and blown the Head Gaskets. Not catastrophic if you can do it yourself. $300 - $500. The Timing chain is the main failure around 100,000 miles. A compression check will tell you about the engine's condition. Another problem is the EGR Spacer plate between the Carburetor and the Intake MAnifold. They tend to warp and create a pretty bad vacuum leak. The Holley carburetor is another weak point. Often, the Metering Blocks get warped and it's almost impossible to get a decent A/F mixture.

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