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hey my friend just for your standing up for ford and all the **** you have taken your truck thought my brother has a few spair injectors off a 5.4 they are 19 lb in jector''s and you can have them as a gift so if you want them email me at email@example.com
i also have a 2002 f-150 with 16000 miles on it and it runs like a champ and trust me for me to have anything for 5000 miles with out breaking something is a miricle
my 97 f-150 4.2 v6 is blown. It ran very good until one morning three cranks and lock up. I changed the oil/filter every 2500. It has 103k on it. What would i have to do to change it out to a 4.6v8. I here that they are better engines.
Have 268,000 on my 97 F150 4.2V6. Has been a great truck,
had to rebuild rear end last year, 3:55 in 8.8 axle. Pinion bearings went out. Did labor myself, all bearings on axles too, seals, ring and pinion were ok, new u-joints, cost about $300, synthetic gear oil very high priced.
Changed oil last weekend, has never had anything but synthetic 10w30, found coolant in pan. Still runs great, looking for another motor.
Have to go back to old stand by 91 F150 4.9L work truck, for a while, still Love my 97 though.
If anyone has info on finding pull out motor or rebuilt, please pass along, thanks alot.
I live in East Texas.
142,327 miles on a 1997 4.2l as of 7/28/03 and then it happened, HYDROLOCK in #2 cylinder. I had it towed to the house and after tearing the oil pan out of I found that the rod was broke in half. Ford has done the maintenance on it since I purchased it, brand new. Oh well, $3575 includes tax and labor from Ford for a new one. My bank account will need shock therapy after this one.
Just checking in....
yesterday I rolled over 100,000 miles (2000 model). Still zero problems with everything.
I have done regular maintenance. 5,000 mile oil changes, plugs, wires, fuel filter, replace engine coolant, etc.
I like my truck
The 4.2L V-6 van at work (E-150) has 217,000 miles on it with no failures. The 5w30 oil gets changed when someone remembers which works out to about every 6 months regardless of mileage. This is not a pampered vehicle!
the only problems you need to be aware of is a possible timing cover coolant leak near 70k on 01 up in warmer climants the timing cover "rots" and leaks coolant in to oil,not all trucks have this prob but know of quite a few that have.
Welcome to FTE! I hate you're here because of the problem you mentioned. Sorry to hear about your "mess". That's ugly, really ugly.
Honestly, I doubt you'll get much - if any - help from Ford. It is a shame, but that seems to be the outcome of most other efforts I have read about...no help, it's your bill to pay. If you bought the truck new, you might try going back to the dealer, well armed with all information you can find concerning Ford's knowledge of the problem. But, since you didn't have the gaskets replaced, you probably won't get very far.
I'm completely happy with my 2000 4.2. If I had a '97 or an '98, I'd be aggravated, but I would be having the gaskets replaced. You are right, a few hundred $$ is much better that several thousand $$.
Thanks for taking the time to reply. I'm not so much pissed as I am dissapointed with Ford. I went from a truck I loved to one I will never trust again in one turn of the key. Ford has made NO effort to even listen to me. Maybe I will feel better when I get my truck back on Wed. Heck I will be able to sit up straight in my turck with my now flat wallet.
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