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Old 04-25-2008, 03:37 PM
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I have a 4.6 and have no issues. I pull a 24ft pontoon 200+ miles with no issues as well. Alot of the motor decision depends on your driving habbits and what you are expecting from your truck. My truck get's pampered and I have no issues with it. I know it is not a race truck nor am I looking for a super duty truck.

Also, if you want better mpg, get a lid for the bed. I seen a 2 1/2 MPG increase since I had mine installed.
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I think I should have got a bed cover. I just heard about that myth buster thing and decided against it.
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I also have the 4.6 in an '05 F-150 with no issues whatsoever. Enough power to pull a small utility trailer or boat trailer. Have loaded the bed with topsoil and have not had a problem. Remember, you're driving a truck! If fast starts and speed are what you are looking for, buy a Mustang! These trucks are heavy and purposedly built that way; but the 4.6 is a very capable engine and one that I won't hesitate to recommend. Good luck!
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for the small difference in mileage.... if I had a choice... I would take the 5.4
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if i didn't get a good deal on my 5.4 KR, i would of bought a 08 Supercrew 4.6 XL they had on the lot that was stickered at 26,990. it was as standard as could be but i would of thought the 4.6 would of done it for me as well. i thought it drove ok.
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if ur a cheap@ss,u can let ur tailgate down that helps mileage 2
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To put things into perspective, I just got back from a 100 mile round trip in the 2000 in my sig towing a 12x5 utility trailer with a ~600lb ATV on it, my wife and I in the cab with the dog, and a very light load in the bed.

The thing has trouble maintaining 65MPH on the highway. It even is running premium with a tow/performance tune. There is no way I'd get a less powerful engine in a truck that weighs more. (2000 F150 vs 2004+ F150)

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To put things into perspective, I just got back from a 100 mile round trip in the 2000 in my sig towing a 12x5 utility trailer with a ~600lb ATV on it, my wife and I in the cab with the dog, and a very light load in the bed.

The thing has trouble maintaining 65MPH on the highway. It even is running premium with a tow/performance tune. There is no way I'd get a less powerful engine in a truck that weighs more. (2000 F150 vs 2004+ F150)

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Sounds like you have something wrong with your truck then my friend. I have the 4.6L and with a 2400LB boat behind me I have no trouble maintaing 65MPH. I get about 12Mpg when I pull it but no problems.

Even when I take the boat to Dale Hollow in TN, I have no trouble with hills and such.
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It wouldn't suprise me as overall after about 70K this truck has been a POS. I'm putting new coils in it as it is giving me some problems that I think may be weak coil related. Otherwise the engine was just rebuilt. Hopefully power will come back (I don't remember if I ever had it) with new coils.

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It wouldn't suprise me as overall after about 70K this truck has been a POS. I'm putting new coils in it as it is giving me some problems that I think may be weak coil related. Otherwise the engine was just rebuilt. Hopefully power will come back (I don't remember if I ever had it) with new coils.

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Yeah something just doesnt sound right. With that said, my truck only has 6670 miles on it currently so I guess this is the best it is going to get. It works pretty good for my needs though.

Good luck with your truck!

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i hear of 4.6s lasting well over 200k miles
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My '04 F150 XL 4.6L, 2WD 3.73 LS had options cost listed as follows: 3.73 LS, $285.00, sliding window, $125.00, speed control, $225.00, trailer tow package, $350.00. With XL features, long box, standard cab, delivery chgs. the sticker totaled $23,445.00. I paid $17,400.00 in '04.

It pulls a 1500 lb. trailer easily, maybe because of the low gear. A friend recommended the 3.73 because he said it would accelerate better and hold OD on hills. So far I have found this correct. Later, Dudes.
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i own both motors. 4.6 and 5.4. Both are 2007s. My 5.4 actually gets better mileage then the 4.6
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