largest odometer reading seen 4.6 vs 5.4? - Page 2 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums

Notices

largest odometer reading seen 4.6 vs 5.4?

  #16  
Old 07-24-2005, 01:25 PM
lariat97's Avatar
lariat97
lariat97 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: North west La
Posts: 7,047
lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.
My old E250 van has over 200k on it & its still being used everyday. It runs great & uses very little oil.
 
  #17  
Old 04-21-2007, 01:59 PM
skilife17's Avatar
skilife17
skilife17 is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Cottage Grove, Minnesota
Posts: 788
skilife17 is starting off with a positive reputation.
To bring up an old old thread. I have currently have a 97 F150 4.6 auto 4x4 and it has 199,997 miles on it. I will be hitting 200k today on my way to work in my. I change the oil every 3k miles and only use about 3/4-1qt in that time. It still runs like a champ .
 
  #18  
Old 04-21-2007, 10:35 PM
lariat97's Avatar
lariat97
lariat97 is offline
Post Fiend
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: North west La
Posts: 7,047
lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.lariat97 has a spectacular reputation.
A friend of mine has a light duty 97 f250 with 250,000 miles on it. He runs the crap out of it & it just keeps going. My work has a 97 & a 99 E250 with over 200,000 miles on them. They are ragged out but the old 5.4s still run ok. They both use some oil. The bodies are shot & they drive terrible but they still run.
 
  #19  
Old 04-21-2007, 10:50 PM
Johnny Langton's Avatar
Johnny Langton
Johnny Langton is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SE Texas
Posts: 4,171
Johnny Langton has a great reputation on FTE.Johnny Langton has a great reputation on FTE.Johnny Langton has a great reputation on FTE.Johnny Langton has a great reputation on FTE.Johnny Langton has a great reputation on FTE.Johnny Langton has a great reputation on FTE.
208K miles on my F150.
123K miles on the Nagiator.
248K miles on the Tbird.
JL
 
  #20  
Old 04-21-2007, 11:10 PM
BlueOvalfan85
BlueOvalfan85 is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 324
BlueOvalfan85 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I've seen a 97 F150 4x4 4.6 that had 280K on it. It still ran like new. Also, the local Sheriff has a 99 or 00 2wd Expedition that had 205K on its 5.4 and it still ran like new.
 

Last edited by BlueOvalfan85; 04-21-2007 at 11:11 PM. Reason: add more
  #21  
Old 04-25-2007, 10:04 PM
zman764
zman764 is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Nov 2003
Posts: 769
zman764 is starting off with a positive reputation.
1997 4x4 4.6 F-150 209k miles engine runs perfect, tranny started slippin around 170k my uncle at ford got me a new one for around 1k New altenator some where in there. I think it probably needs ball joints. It still drives perfect, cranks up perfect, idles perfect, and runs perfect. I drive it WOT all the time, tow a boat, a jet ski, 4 wheelers, fire wood compost, scrap metal. I abuse it in every way, gotten it stuck in mud above the bumpers, got snatched out and everything on it still worked perfect and no water got in the cab. I run 93 in it because it has a spark knock w/ 87. Cleaned the EGR ports just like almost everybody else on this forum w/ a 97-03 truck.

1998 E150 140k miles work truck the seat is the most uncomfortable piece of garbage that has ever killed my back we just had the bushings on the drag links replaced, new ball joints. That is all we have ever had done to it, other than routine maintenance. Belt, fluids, filters, ect. It drives like garbage. I don't know if its shocks or what, but It is horrible to drive at speeds over 40. But it cranks up and runs everyday. Its startr probably has more cranks on it than 98% of other delivery/work vehicles out there.

I'll just say that when someone comes on here and says they have 200k + miles on a truck and have 0 problems well.... they may not of had transmission problems like I did but you will always have some kind of small problems that have needed attention.
 
  #22  
Old 04-29-2007, 03:56 AM
AnOldDog
AnOldDog is offline
Elder User
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Citrus Heights, CA
Posts: 907
AnOldDog is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
My son's 95 T-bird (4.6) has ~140k. We tore down the engine because the frost plugs behind the timing chain cover rotted through and filled the crankcase with radiator fluid. I think that the previous owner did not maintain it very well. It's California and some folks seem to think you don't really need anti-freeze.

We measured everything and reassembled. We replaced the timing chain kit, honed the cylinders, fresh rings, and frost plugs (it was probably overkill) but there was nothing to be concerned about. This engine has at least another 150k ahead of it.

The transmission needs some minor work, but the engine will keep on truckin'.
 

Last edited by AnOldDog; 04-29-2007 at 04:20 AM.
  #23  
Old 05-02-2007, 07:22 PM
Soilman
Soilman is offline
Senior User
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Dinwiddie, Virginia
Posts: 356
Soilman is starting off with a positive reputation.
My 2001 F250 5.4L has 212,000 miles. Been rode hard and put away wet more times that I can count. Over size tires hunting and mud bogs. Never replaced a thing on it. Even with a lot of extra HP mods. Still going.
 
  #24  
Old 05-11-2007, 11:59 PM
wcurtis's Avatar
wcurtis
wcurtis is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: New Philadelphia, Ohio
Posts: 270
wcurtis is starting off with a positive reputation.
just turned 180000 still runs good, tow a 5000lb camper

Hard on gas but still does not use oil
 
  #25  
Old 05-13-2007, 08:04 PM
ncranchero's Avatar
ncranchero
ncranchero is offline
Postmaster
Join Date: May 2003
Location: E.Lincoln County, NC
Posts: 3,285
ncranchero has a good reputation on FTE.ncranchero has a good reputation on FTE.ncranchero has a good reputation on FTE.
My work van, a 2005 E-250, has 165K and I add 1000 a week. Runs like new and last week got 17.6 mpg loaded on a 500 mile trip! Oil changes come @ 5K miles and barely is off of the full mark. Last week I also got the P0401 code on it. I'll send it to the shop next week.
 
  #26  
Old 05-23-2007, 04:52 PM
BURNSTOUGHFORD's Avatar
BURNSTOUGHFORD
BURNSTOUGHFORD is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Iowa
Posts: 2,486
BURNSTOUGHFORD has a good reputation on FTE.BURNSTOUGHFORD has a good reputation on FTE.
My cousin who rebuilds 97-03 f-150's saw 997,000 on a 2wd f-150 that was wrecked didnt say whether it had the 5.4l or the 4.6l... probably a 4.6l...
 
  #27  
Old 05-24-2007, 11:56 PM
boomyal
boomyal is offline
Freshman User
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 40
boomyal is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a '97 4.6 E150 cargo van. Bought it new. It has 223k miles on it. It has a factory 6600 lb GVRW and it runs constantly at at 1000-1300 lbs overweight. I did put some overloads and a rear sway bar on it. I converted to Amsoil 0w-30 synthetic at 6k mi and have never changed it since. I run an additional by-pass filter and change the two of them every 20k, then top off with two quarts of new oil. I currently burn 1qt in about 4500 miles. It is now dripping a little bit on the driveway as well.

I changed the tranny fluid at 149k, replace frt pads every 27k mi and just did the first rear breaks at 218k. All hoses, belts, fuel filter, waterpump, starter etc are original. Never had any engine work other than two sparkplug changes. The Michelins last about 55K. It consistantly averages between 14.5 and 15.5 mpg in mixed driving.

I did just have all the bushings in the front end replaced, it was getting real scary on the fwy but the van is still a pleasure to drive.

This has been the best vehicle I've ever owned.
 

Last edited by boomyal; 05-24-2007 at 11:58 PM.
  #28  
Old 05-31-2007, 06:47 PM
Machinator
Machinator is offline
Senior User
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 111
Machinator is starting off with a positive reputation.
I have a laundry list of high mile 4.6, 5.4, and even a 6.8 motor. The highest though is my dads 97 f150 with over 300,000 miles and runnin strong next would be my old 97 Expedition with 189,000 miles when I got rid of it and it ran strong as ever. My brother has a 99 f150 with almost 140,000 miles and runs strong and pulls his boat all over the place. My current expo has 118,183 miles and runs way strong with its updated pi heads on the nice 5.4.
 

Last edited by Machinator; 05-31-2007 at 06:54 PM.
  #29  
Old 05-31-2007, 06:50 PM
48Effie
48Effie is offline
Freshman User
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 31
48Effie is starting off with a positive reputation.
Do you mean 300,000 or are you just being funny?
 
  #30  
Old 05-31-2007, 06:53 PM
Machinator
Machinator is offline
Senior User
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 111
Machinator is starting off with a positive reputation.
Originally Posted by 48Effie
Do you mean 300,000 or are you just being funny?

I meant 300,000 thanks.
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: largest odometer reading seen 4.6 vs 5.4?


Contact Us About Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.