97up-list-digest Monday, September 14 1998 Volume 01 : Number 212



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FTE 97up - 98 5.4L Engine Knock at Start Up
FTE 97up - ADMIN: Web updates and archives
Re: FTE 97up - 98 5.4L Engine Knock at Start Up
Re: FTE 97up - 98 5.4L Engine Knock at Start Up

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Date: Sun, 13 Sep 1998 14:00:51 -0400
From: Chuck Neild
Subject: FTE 97up - 98 5.4L Engine Knock at Start Up

Hello:

First time truck owner, F-150 5.4L XLT (900 miles) with off road package
and I am hearing a distinct knock about 5-7 seconds after I turn the engine
over cold or warm start.

Anyone have experiences like this? Any corrective action? What would the
prpoer esclation process with Ford?

Thanks in advance.




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Date: Sun, 13 Sep 1998 15:06:56 -0400
From: Ken Payne
Subject: FTE 97up - ADMIN: Web updates and archives

- - August list archives are now on the FTE web site
- - Over 10 new trucks added to the pictorial.

Ken Payne
CoAdmin, Ford Truck Enthusiasts
http://www.ford-trucks.com
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Date: Sun, 13 Sep 1998 15:44:36 EDT
From: KWkM3 aol.com
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 98 5.4L Engine Knock at Start Up

In a message dated 9/13/98 2:03:01 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
cneild baynetworks.com writes:


and I am hearing a distinct knock about 5-7 seconds after I turn the engine
over cold or warm start. >>

I have had the same problem with my 5.4 expedition. Ford is supposedly working
on a fix.
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Date: Sun, 13 Sep 1998 21:48:24 -0400
From: Mark Lee
Subject: Re: FTE 97up - 98 5.4L Engine Knock at Start Up

I have the same problem on start up. If Ford does not find a fix soon,
they have confirmed they will be replacing my engine with a rebuilt
one. This problem has been reported by a number of subscribers to this
list. This "piston slap" problem is caused by sloppy manufacturing and
you should have no problem in getting Ford's to admit this since they
have acknowledged that there is a manufacturing problem with the 5.4L
engines for some time now. FYI, I now have almost 60,000kms on mine and
it works very well, doesn't burn a drop of oil, but still has an
annoying knock on start up. I hope they find a fix soon. FYI I have
moved to using synthetic oil (Mobil 1) which has dramatically reduced
the start up noise, but not completely.

Chuck Neild wrote:
>
> Hello:
>
> First time truck owner, F-150 5.4L XLT (900 miles) with off road package
> and I am hearing a distinct knock about 5-7 seconds after I turn the engine
> over cold or warm start.
>
> Anyone have experiences like this? Any corrective action? What would the
> prpoer esclation process with Ford?
>
> Thanks in advance.
>
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