There is a MUCH easier way to resolve this issue.
I know this post is older, but admins, please advise future repairs to give this much easier method a try.
Drop the exhaust on the truck/van, and access to the top of the fuel tank is a breeze. It took me about an hour, and I’m no mechanic, to replace my fuel evap hose on my 2006 Ford F-150. Once the ...
I would think normal rust and most top soil like dirt wouldn't pose much of a problem... it might go through a few cycles in the cylinder before it got broken down into small enough pieces to fall down into the crankcase in suspension with all the rest of the gunk in the oil, but it's the sand and rocks that pose problems. The bigger and harder the particle ...
Yes, if you plan on creating a hardware/software solution from scratch, it is possible.
Moetes QuarterHorse(QH) is hardware that can already read information.
TunerPro software will communicate with QH.
And a pure software solution already exists to connect to the test connector:
No, it's not safe. Not in my opinion anyway. That could seize or break at any time causing an accident involving just your vehicle or other vehicles.
It looks to be far beyond reparable condition. Just get a new driveshaft installed.
What year Ford is it? If you did not loosen or take off any of the rockers about the only thing it could be, unless something fell in, would be the valve covers on wrong. As to the hard starting it may be a vacuum issue. With the engine running spray some carb cleaner around the fittings and throttle body. If a change in rpm occurs there's the leak.
The rust will inevitably get worse unless it is removed (sanding) and the metal sealed with paint. The main area to be concerned with is under the rocker panel, the metal there is much thinner than the metal on the bumper, and that's where the holes will develop. You've got years worth of use before holes develop in the bumper. I'm in the upper midwest ...