I was a Tire slut for years and never seen a problem with Ford rims. I was wondering the aluminium rims that fixed it where they OEM or after market?
Originally Posted by XcelTech
Who says 10 ply tires (E) go out of round that fast? So all these 18 wheelers must needs tires every week if thats the case.
I am waiting to see fords new Van If it looks like that and has the Eco Boost motor in it sign me up. Hear in Canada the sprinters Rust so badly. If i spent that type of $ on one and it rusted like I see em do I would be Mad.
I was looking for the "this thread is worthless without pics" Smiley. Couldnt find it so.. Post some pics. Id like to see it.
Originally Posted by mark beiser
Gotta have the right tool for the job!
Where is all the stuff MADE IN THE USA?
"Thats what we do Troy. Incredible, Invisible, Imbelivable things. We are an Unseen, Unknown, Unvincible fraternity of craftsman.."
Can't say that I've ever had any steel wheel problems. I've run a 95' E-150 strait 6, 98' E-250 V-8e few Dodges then, 01' E-250 V-8, 05' E-350 w/ V-10, and an 08' E-350 V-8. All of the Ford vans had atleast 100K - 150K on the odometer when I turned them in. The worst problem I can recall is overheating issues with the EOD auto transmissions.
I had a 93 e350 with the inline six. Motor was not strong enough to tear up the transmission. One tough motor though I have to give it that! Towards the end of it's life it ran out of oil and I thought it was going to die. Filled it back up with rotella and it sounded great. Went to the auction block I would like to think it's out there getting cussed somewhere.
Originally Posted by rscamaro
If you have not seen the "clunk offs" on you tube the ford inline 6s were some tough birds to kill during cash for clunkers.
Only thing we had go wrong was a tin can lid went thru the condenser and radiator. There is nothing behind the very large bumper and grill openings to stop anything.
I only have to make it work till I retire.
Unless things have changed, Ford used Firestone Accuride wheels on their truck and vans for years.
I have owned several and driven many more, with never an issue. I hope you find the root of your problem.
We don't have the rust problems here, but most mornings my rout from my house to the freeway takes me behind the service lot of the dealership that sells most of the sprinters in my area.
Originally Posted by OldSchoolMech
I can't help but notice the broken sprinters that get parked there tend to stick around for a few days or weeks before leaving.
Nothing I've ever had happen to an E-250, including transmission failures, took more than a day to get fixed...