1992 F-150 cold starts
I just bought a new (to me) 1992 F-150 ex cab 4x4 with the 5.0 V8. After 1 day of having it, I already have a laundry list of things to do to it!
I bought this truck with some hesitation - it had a rough idle that the dealer attributed to the fact that he had been starting it every couple of days and letting it idle for about 15 minutes - his mechanic said that there was build up in the injectors from this so they put in injector cleaner, premium gas and changed the plugs and wires. After running a full tank of gas through, it still has a rough idle. Any ideas where I should start first to track down the problem?
Also, this morning I went to start it up and go for a drive in the snow and it wouldn't start. I pretty much drained the battery trying, so it is on the charger now. So what can I do to prevent this from happeneing? I can't miss work because me truck doesn't like the cold weather. It was about 20 degrees here today. Short of adding a block heater, any ideas on cold starting?
Thanks to all for the help. I'll be back for answers to my questions on adding dual exhaust, new intake, etc...but I need to have it running before I worry about those things.