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Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-26-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By Driver Jim
Agreed. Motorcraft is the OEM part anyway. As the...

Agreed. Motorcraft is the OEM part anyway. As the truck has turned 200k, I'd just do all of the coils at once for my own peace of mind.

When you do them, remember to put some dielectric grease in...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-26-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 232
Posted By Driver Jim
Well, this is a conundrum. To get the valve...

Well, this is a conundrum.

To get the valve cover off, the EGR valve and tube have to come out. Same with the power steering reservoir mount, which has two bolts underneath that are a pain to get...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-26-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By Driver Jim
Junk yard. Or Ford itself.

Junk yard.

Or Ford itself.
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-26-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By Driver Jim
Go for the ground cables/straps. The best tool...

Go for the ground cables/straps. The best tool for chasing electrical issues such as this is the Digital Volt Ohm Meter and the electrical diagram to find the ground mounts.

Remove the ground...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-19-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By Driver Jim
Which transmission do you have? A standard is...

Which transmission do you have? A standard is far easier to repair than an automatic, which usually is just swapped for a reman.

Also, this question should be over in the transmission section as...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-17-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 414
Posted By Driver Jim
Really, this sounds like an electrical gremlin to...

Really, this sounds like an electrical gremlin to me.

The first place I'd go would be the ground cable, pull it out and put an Ohmmeter on it. Should have 2-3 Ohms resistance for the length/size...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-17-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Driver Jim
Well, that calls for a transmission swap since...

Well, that calls for a transmission swap since the Crown Vic ECM is set up to read a TCM (automatic).

You're looking at a good chunk of work either way. Like, a BIG chunk of work.
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-17-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Driver Jim
Sounds like the final place the engine I was...

Sounds like the final place the engine I was working on was headed. Well, at least I saved the block for what it's worth as a core.

See thread 5.4L Bearing Failure/Repair Help Needed and you'll...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-17-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By Driver Jim
Today marks the death keel of this engine. I had...

Today marks the death keel of this engine. I had continued my research while putzing around with this thing and came across the nice factoid that the camshafts don't actually have 'bearings', they...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 412
Posted By Driver Jim
Well, yer in for a fun time! First off,...

Well, yer in for a fun time!

First off, these manifolds have a tendency to crack with age. Removing one after five plus years, it will probably break somewhere. Thus the reason plastic is a...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-12-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 458
Posted By Driver Jim
I tend to agree here. If the engine is fine in...

I tend to agree here. If the engine is fine in park/neutral and makes nary a noise but when in gear there's all sorts of wacky sounds I'd point my finger at the transmission.

Not knowing which...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-12-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Driver Jim
I have another question. How often/rapid is the...

I have another question. How often/rapid is the backfire? Is it just a single 'pop' or does it get to be sounding a bit like an automatic assault rifle?

First, the fuel rating. Just don't use...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-12-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 549
Posted By Driver Jim
For the EGR: It's vacuum modulated, so I'd...

For the EGR:

It's vacuum modulated, so I'd look at the tubing to make sure it seals properly/nothing was broken when the valve was changed. If the vacuum reaching the EGR is wrong, the valve...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-12-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 498
Posted By Driver Jim
On the weak cylinders, reset for a leak down test...

On the weak cylinders, reset for a leak down test with shop air regulated at 90 PSI. Take the oil cap off and listen for blowing air. Get the air intake tube out of the way and open the throttle...
Forum: Modular V8 (4.6L, 5.4L) 08-12-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Driver Jim
Hmmm . . . Actually, I'd point my finger at...

Hmmm . . .

Actually, I'd point my finger at the crank sensor since there was debris flying around in there. I say this since a guide "shattered", there were chunks of plastic getting propelled at...
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