Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Performance & General Engine Building
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?

4.6 rebuild due to "helpful" friend adding oil

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-15-2014, 12:45 PM
jturner97 jturner97 is offline
New User
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 3
jturner97 is starting off with a positive reputation.
4.6 rebuild due to "helpful" friend adding oil

Just as the title says, I'm getting ready to do an engine rebuild in my 97 F150 4.6 4x4. Upon allowing my friend to use my truck for a couple days I get a phone call telling me there's absolutely no oil in my truck what kind should they get. I am surprised as I just checked my oil prior to lending it and it was full I told them to double check and upon double checking again they tell me it is empty, highly doubtful so I tell them add a little at a time of 5w20. I wasn't home when it was dropped off so the next day I go to leave in my truck check the oil, my truck was never low on oil, and now they drove it an hour to my house with it past the check area and on the round part of the dipstick, yep you read right WAY OVER FULL. So I drain the oil and it's at least 3 quarts over full if not more. Now it has rear upper chatter assuming that the lash adjusters in the rear has collapsed as I know the engine was starved for oil due to aeration. also now I see oil beginning to seep on the lower head each side AWESOME. here's the kicker not only did they add too much oil, BUT they used 15w45 diesel engine oil.

ANYBODY got any suggestions on replacing the lash adjusters?
and any other areas of suggestion to look for damage?
I can't tell you how awesome of a day it was, because after diagnosing this engine problem I noticed my starter wire needed replaced a common problem, but I decided to check the wire on my expedition that runs amazing, pop the hood wire looks good I wanted to check all my fluids then start it to check the transmission as im waiting for it to warm up I start to see coolant coming out of the bolts on the top of the passenger valve cover
and I'm just like hell yea ain't this awesome two engines in a day what's the odds on that????
any advice on that would would be appreciated as well its a 99 expedition 5.4 4x4
thanks guys
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2014, 12:45 PM

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2005 Expedition Still Seeking Wisdom deucecoop Expedition & Navigator 0 01-22-2015 08:53 AM
1997 Expedition ? Mav06 Expedition & Navigator 2 03-06-2007 07:05 AM
Dont Think Valve Lash Adjusters Are Getting Enough Oil burninfordrubber 1997 - 2003 F150 20 02-02-2007 03:55 PM
Any Possible Way To Check Timing Chain Without Removing Cover burninfordrubber 1997 - 2003 F150 1 01-26-2007 08:18 PM
1/2 mark on dipstick after 5.4 oil change?? rickytz7111 Oil & Lubrication 5 08-17-2004 06:43 AM

Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > Performance, Engines & Troubleshooting > Performance & General Engine Building

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump

Participate In The Forums

Create new posts and participate in discussions. It's free!

Sign Up »

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:51 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 AC1
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Advertising - Terms of Use - Privacy Statement - Jobs
This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. Ford® is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company.

vbulletin Admin Backup