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My98FordF150 03-12-2007 08:05 PM

4.6 liter questions
 
I'm looking at purchasing a 2000 F150 with the 4.6 in it. Is the 4.6 a good reliable engine? Are performance upgrade parts pretty easy to find?


Thanks for all of your help!

galaxie641 03-12-2007 10:53 PM

Yes and yes, although it doesn't have near the torque that a 5.4L does.

Half Breed 03-12-2007 11:19 PM

I bought a 97 F-150 with the 4.6 about 3months ago with 221,000 on it It doesn't use any oil, it runs good and gets about 14mpg. I'm now in the progress of several mods.I don't regret buying it. As a matter of fact I looked at Trucks for about 6 months and got exactly what I wanted.

Gevans17 03-13-2007 06:42 AM

98 4.6 Expy 93,000 miles no problems other than IACV at aroun 45,000. sweet motor! still has all 8 plugs too!

torkum 03-15-2007 05:55 PM

I enjoy my 4.6 in personel truck, but I do very light hauling in it. My work truck has a 5.4 and I pull loaded trailors that the 4.6 could not handle.

Mr. G 03-16-2007 12:42 AM

My 2000 F150 4.6 5 speed weighs less than 4000lbs. so the 4.6 does pretty good.

fireman126 03-17-2007 08:03 PM

Here a good one, I have a 2002 F-150 supercrew with the 4.6 It burns about 2-3 quarts of oil between changes,I use Mobil 1 10-30. Any suggestions?

LxMan1 03-17-2007 09:08 PM

Change the PCV Valve

My98FordF150 03-20-2007 04:00 AM

Thank you for all of your replies. I bought a 2004 F150 Heritage 4X2 last night with the 4.6. My last truck had the 4.2 in it. I really like the rumble of the V8.

micahman 03-20-2007 04:58 PM

i think the 4.6 is junk. mine was ok at 177k miles then coolant started leaking and it started to burn a lil oil. its a dog if you want to do any real pulling. upgrade to a 5.4 and throw some headers and a good intake on it and get a k&n air filter. i found a lil but more power in that setup. good luck

Fordracer2001 05-29-2007 11:57 AM

I've got an 03 f-150 with a 4.6 and i love it. get about 18-20 mpg hwy going to work and it does any light pulling and hauling i need just fine. Even had a trailer with a car hooked up to it one time and it pulled just fine. But as far as towing most of mine is heavy and not even a 5.4 can handle it, thats when i bust out my 79 f-150 with the 460

Johnny Langton 05-29-2007 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by micahman
i think the 4.6 is junk. mine was ok at 177k miles then coolant started leaking and it started to burn a lil oil. its a dog if you want to do any real pulling. upgrade to a 5.4 and throw some headers and a good intake on it and get a k&n air filter. i found a lil but more power in that setup. good luck

Well, Mine's now at 208K miles,and I routinely tow a 6000 lb travel trailer with it....No leaks,no oil burning,and plenty of power. My Tbird was the same way when it had 215K miles on it.
JL

countryboy116 07-06-2007 10:18 PM

as long as they are taken care of they will last a good while, thats what ive always been tought and its true

96sherm 07-08-2007 07:27 PM

thank you Johnny for defending the 4.6l. there's no way in hell anyone can make a general statement saying that engine is junk. sure they don't have the power of the 5.4, but it also is down a few cubes. i've got the 4.6 and wouldn't hesitate to get another tomorrow. awesome engine...all heart. i'd definately reccomend it to anyone and everyone.

LxMan1 07-09-2007 01:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by micahman
i think the 4.6 is junk. mine was ok at 177k miles then coolant started leaking and it started to burn a lil oil.

Wow only 177K trouble free miles, that's just terrible :-missingt


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