I suspect this problem may be a well worn one on this forum but I have delved back through & not been able to find anything relevant thus far.
I have an EF on LPG which I just bought at an auction. On inspecting bits & pieces to get ready for a RWC I noticed that the air inlet duct has a large hole blown in the top of it.
Shopping around the wreckers (unsuccessfully thus far !) a few guys have told me that this is a common problem with EFI fords caused by LPG backfiring & blowing the plastic to bits.
If this is a fairly common problem I suspect there would be a few fixes out there somewhere especially given the number of taxis running the same setup.
If anyone can point me in the right direction before I go spending my hard earned on more plastic to blow apart I would appreciate it.
Yes plugs and leads,a missfire will cause a backfire so change your plugs on a regular basis and you shouldn't have to many problems.If you think this is a problem on Fords talk to some commodore owners even bigger problems on gas
I was amased when I went to my local ford dealer (Courtney & Petterson Heidelberg, and they have a potential solution to this which you should be able to get from any Ford dealer. p/n FO-EETVE 0036 A is a spring clip instead of the conventional clips which hold the two halves of the air cleaner together, idea is, in the event of a backfire, as the gasses expend inside the box, the springs give a little allowing a bit more room and return the lids together afterwards, make sense ? hope that helps,
What one of my mates did on his taxi was drill a hole in the top of the airbox and then cover it with a piece of rubber that was only screwed in on one side (like a BOV). Those spring clips can also cause headaches. I've had taxi's still explode airboxs with those clips on, take them off all together. The EL elbow is more flexable and therefore can take some movement. The ones in the EF is just hard plastic. They go for about $20 - $50.
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