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Old 01-28-2005, 03:56 PM
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any problems with the 4.6 triton ???

Im looking at a 99 with the 4.6 triton and would like to know if this motor has any problems

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Old 01-29-2005, 12:48 PM
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Im looking at a 99 with the 4.6 triton and would like to know if this motor has any problems

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if you have had NO PROBLEMS please tell that too

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Old 01-29-2005, 06:06 PM
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I own a 97, 4.6 with 235,000 kms, and so far no problems. I dont even need to add oil between changes. So far, i'm happy
 
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Old 01-30-2005, 01:55 AM
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Originally Posted by canuckeh
I own a 97, 4.6 with 235,000 kms, and so far no problems. I dont even need to add oil between changes. So far, i'm happy
MAN thats awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!! just wondering are you still on the originall fuel pump??????????
 
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Old 01-30-2005, 06:32 PM
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Yes I am. Also for a little more info, I installed Motorsport shorty headers and a 3"cat back system at 200,000kms and truck runs better with better gas mileage, and I also pull a two horse trailer alot. I just make sure I do regular maintenance, and I'm hoping for a lot more Ks(fingers crossed)
 
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Old 01-30-2005, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by canuckeh
Yes I am. Also for a little more info, I installed Motorsport shorty headers and a 3"cat back system at 200,000kms and truck runs better with better gas mileage, and I also pull a two horse trailer alot. I just make sure I do regular maintenance, and I'm hoping for a lot more Ks(fingers crossed)
that sounds real good, now i wonder if you can wear the 4.6 out!!!
 
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Old 09-05-2008, 08:13 AM
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we have a 1999 e 150 bought new. Triton 4.6. no problems til now. was running fine til parked. 69000 k. on startup engine started making lifter noise. took to dealer, tech stated timing chains repair $700 that did not fix the problem. Still same noise. Chains are a problem for some of these engines. Tech checked oil pump, no problem, but not getting oil to the heads. any ideas for a solution here?
 
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#1 make sure your using the 5w-20 it calls for.. start there. lots of people say thats too thin for an engine. they dont tell you that for jokes and giggles . #2 if thats not the issue use some seafoam in the oil ... maybe a dirty lifter?
 
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Old 09-07-2008, 07:59 AM
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1999 triton 4.6

Ifound this link I believe sounds like my engine noise http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jj38lAC98M. how much seafoam should I use.
 

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The 4.6 is a pretty solid engine, being that it was first installed in 1991.

Some small problems, like the "tick" noise from the early PI heads (98/99?) because of not enough cooling around (I think) the passenger-side rear exhaust valve, wearing out the guide.

The only time the timing chains are a concern is when the oil is not changed enough. And when you hit that magic 200K mile mark

But yeah, pretty rock solid for the most part.
 
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:24 PM
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triton 4.6

This doesn't sound like a tick, more of a knock in the upper engine.
 
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All of the 4.6L's are virtually the same mechanically,with the differences being intake and some accessory drive items. The modular family of engines is very reliable,and mine have all proven that.
'97 Tbird-215K miles on original 4.6L before I pulled that engine for a modified 4.6L for more power.
'98 F150 4.6L-sold it to Dad with ~220K miles on it,and he's still driving it.
'01 F150 4.6L work truck-still going strong with no problems at 189K miles.
I could go on and on,but with proper maintenance,these engines will last longer than you would believe.
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Old 09-10-2008, 08:24 AM
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1998 4.6 with 120k on it.

that's a 10 year old truck and still have the original generator and starter.
only maintenance done to it was a tunne-up at 90k,brakes and a new battery,witch that's normal maintenance.
I change the transsmition oil once a year and also flush the anti-freeze system, but thats about it for this engine.
I guess the most important thing is to change the engine oil every 3 to 5k miles
 
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only problem i had with mine was the pesky egr ports clogging up....
 

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