i just bought a f250 1987 and i went to change the oil but to my surprise the plug just spins both ways not tightening or loosening. it leaks about a dime size puddle per day but i would like some ideas before i start anything
I have owned Ford trucks for 23 years and I have had that problem more than onece. Is the oil pan in good shape? My 89 F150 300 six 4x4 oil pan went last fall. Now as far as the oil plug go,es try backing off with preshire . Then then talk to somebody about an oversize plug for that I have used it for years and no problem your are better off to have a mech. work on it for you so if it fails you can blame him. Good luck and do not worry because it is a common problem.
well after i wrote last i went out and pulled that sucker out with some vicegrips no prob...will let drain and tommorrow i will be putting the new oversized plug in..keep ya posted.............
i have a rod knocking,if i use 20w40 oil will that help quiet that knock since it is thicker?I am saving up the 2300$ to get a new engine but in the meantime will that work or what do u think?
Chance,s are if it knocking it is probbley bent keep the rpm dowm to min. What is the motor anyways? And how many miles are on the truck? I will call my mech and ask him the ? about the oil I get back to you in a few hours.
it is a v8 5.8 with 154000 milesi dont usually drive over 40 just to get to and from work right now....its such a perty truck i cant junk it i bought it for 800$ with a brand new edelbrock carb 4bbl new sensors new computer brain new starter 33' all terrains goodrich lots of tread a dana 60 the body is in awesome condition could use a little tlc around the tirewalls but as far as rust and scratches dents go NONE and the interior is in perty good shape so i think its worth the $ to fix it up.its a 1987 ford xlt lariat 3/4 quarter ton with 154k miles
If I where you I would think about a used low mileage motor sounds like that one is getting tired. I only got a 140,000 miles on my 5.8 motors but I work the snot out of then with my work. You can find low mileage motors that came out of wrecks cheap Give that some thought if you did that you will save more money than rebuilding this one.
Some salvage wards will let you hear the motor 1st before you buy. It go like this buyer beware. I am sure you can find something good ware you live. Ask around I bet you can find a great motor for around a $1000.00 or less check it it wont cost anything to check into it. Good Luck
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