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by Colin
Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:02 am
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: 84 b2shock ???????
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: 84 b2shock ???????

Mud Addict wrote:21mm :cool:

Wow! Thank you man of few words lol
by Colin
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:51 am
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: Diesel engine in Bronco ll??
Replies: 3
Views: 346

Diesel engine in Bronco ll??

Anybody heard of a swap to diesel in a Bronco ll? I am thinking of a turbo diesel that will increase the power and give me far better fuel economy. I have an 83 4 x 4 with the 2.8L V6 and five speed manual tranny. I believe the tranny is either Mazda or Mitsubishi so thought one of their turbo diese...
by Colin
Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: 84 b2shock ???????
Replies: 5
Views: 266

Re: 84 b2shock ???????

how do you get to the top bolt of the rear shock kinda close to heat it up right by the gas tank :confused: :confused: :mad2: Yeah the left side is a little difficult. I replaced all my shocks recently and had some trouble with that one. I cannot remember what size the bolt head was now but that wa...
by Colin
Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: Bronco II rocking badly on freeway
Replies: 3
Views: 368

Bronco II rocking badly on freeway

As I drive my 86 Bronco II on the freeway it starts rocking from side to side so badly at certain places on the freeway that I have to slow down or it will roll on me. I am sure there is a sway bar on it but maybe what I think is a sway bar is not. Any suggestions??? Maybe sway bars have nothing to ...
by Colin
Thu May 06, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: 84 2.8L overheating badly
Replies: 3
Views: 549

84 2.8L overheating badly

I bought this vehicle a few months back and had an awful job getting it smogged. My smog tech told me he had fitted a new thermostat because it was running too cold. Not long after this I had to replace the water pump and found a very old thermostat inside that housing! Hmmmmmmm, did my smog tech ri...
by Colin
Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: 1985 Carbureted 2.8, poor mileage.
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: 1985 Carbureted 2.8, poor mileage.

Hey cajun66, I have an 84 that only does 13mpg as well, and that is after a rebuilt carb, new rotor, distributor cap, plugs and wires and new 02 sensor and auto throttle control sensor, and the egr valve cleaned out. So you are not alone. I have read others here who get over 20mpg from their 2.8L Br...
by Colin
Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:50 pm
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: 1985 2.8 V6 question...
Replies: 7
Views: 411

Re: 1985 2.8 V6 question...

I also live in CA and I have recently purchased a 1984 Bronco ll 4x4 for $850 with a running motor and only 60,000 miles on it. And it is an Eddie Bauer to boot and one owner!! The upholstery is like new and everything worked just fine on it. [until the hatch latch gave up the ghost recently] I cann...
by Colin
Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Tools, Parts, and Fabrication
Topic: Tire breaker. Not fot the weak of arm.
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: Tire breaker. Not fot the weak of arm.

I simply arrange some wooden blocks to drive up onto, close the height of my rim with the tire on that I need to break the seal on, and then one more across from that pile onto the tire, and then drive my vehicle up onto this with the wheel on top of the tire that needs to have the seal broken, and ...
by Colin
Fri Mar 05, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: Rear Hatch alignment problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1445

Re: Rear Hatch alignment problem

Now I cannot even open my hatch. The latch just turns round and round after I insert the key, and does absolutely nothing! I managed to get the inside trim off the hatch and removed the glass latch so I can now manually open the glass without using key or latch. Not sure what to do with the stupid l...
by Colin
Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:37 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: gas mileage in 84 2.8 EB 4x4
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: gas mileage in 84 2.8 EB 4x4

Okay it is smogged!!!! Cost me about $600 in the end but it has passed and good for 2 years lol. Had a new intake manifold gasket fitted and the carb and the EGR valve all cleaned out and a new fuel filter and I actually sat it for half an hour running at 2000 revs and sprayed water into the carb as...
by Colin
Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: Rear Hatch alignment problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1445

Re: Rear Hatch alignment problem

Well I have unscrewed my pins and put some small bits of garden hose on them to replace the plastic that was all brittle and broken. That works for a while. The large washer does come off the pin but you have to screw it off. It is actually threaded onto the pin. My problem still remains, being the ...
by Colin
Sun Feb 07, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: Spare tire bushing
Replies: 5
Views: 312

Re: Spare tire bushing

I just bought a Bronco II that had no spare on the rack, and when I bought some wheels recently and tried to attach one to this rack I realized there was something missing. But I found a long threaded hook [half inch diameter or maybe a little bigger] in my garage which hooked around the vertical ba...
by Colin
Sat Feb 06, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Bronco Tech
Topic: Rear Hatch alignment problem
Replies: 19
Views: 1445

Re: Rear Hatch alignment problem

Sorry I cannot help you with that problem, but I have a problem with my rear hatch as well. The latch pin mounted on the body on the left has lost it's plastic cover or whatever that material was. The actual latch on the door hangs up on this pin when I open the door, and I have tried to adjust the ...
by Colin
Sat Feb 06, 2010 12:59 pm
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: gas mileage in 84 2.8 EB 4x4
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: gas mileage in 84 2.8 EB 4x4

Yes I have and it still does not pass. The codes say that there is a problem with the EGR system but my smog tech does not know how to find the problem or fix it. He cannot establish what the rear solenoid on the front right fender does because none of the stuff on his computer software tells him th...
by Colin
Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:26 am
Forum: Chit Chat
Topic: gas mileage in 84 2.8 EB 4x4
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: gas mileage in 84 2.8 EB 4x4

yes a 1984 Bronco II 2.8L Eddie Bauer 4x4! In fact I had a new catalitic converter fitted to it yesterday after I posted that piece and it now keeps increasing revs as I boot it in the lower gears whereas before it would only get to a certain revs and then hesitate and miss. Maybe the old cat was ba...

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