The contact stated that while driving 35 mph, the vehicle started to misfire and a loss of power to the accelerator pedal. A friend of mine warned me about these engines, he had to have his replaced 3 times within 3 years. What problems am I going to run into? Plugs were replaced 15000 miles ago. Retrieved 2018-03-31 — via YouTube. The insurance company stated that the vehicle was a total loss and was towed. Engine redline is 7000 rpm.
This idea of individual coils on each spark plug is not a good idea, and dangerous. So, I would assume your are in decent shape If they changed to the aluminum block in 02. He discovered that the spark plugs had fractured and popped shot from under the hood. While the location of the plug itself is unusual — it is accessed adjacent to the intake manifold and is quite deep in the valley of the engine — the bigger concern of many is the breaking of spark plugs during removal. This repair is covered for vehicles under warranty; however, the Ford recommended spark plug service interval extends beyond the duration of the New Vehicle Limited Warranty. This resulted in the creation of an entire family of engines consisting not only of designs utilizing single- or dual-overhead camshaft configurations, different displacements and different block materials, but also different. It only has 500,000 kms on it.
We have a pile out back waiting to be picked up for scrap. It was time to move on and Ford definitely did not allow for much confusion when it created the 4. It has never needed any oil added between changes. Posts on various message boards will have claims of twice the oil consumption in some instances. Once you get past there fuel delivery, engine management and head flow become issues. I do rememeber the pinging and detonation on occasion with it. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs.
The other day I noticed that my coolant level was low and then the I threw a rod. This could potentially cause a death! Engines have died with as little as 50K miles on them, I have never had a vehicle that I was honestly scared to drive until now. The second only around 30,000 thousand. The contact called the fire department, but was able to extinguish the fire himself. While driving 30 mph, the contact heard an unusually loud knocking. The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the passenger side cylinder head needed to be replaced.
Any experiences by the commentators on this or any other challenge described is welcomed. This picture shows a failure along the front of the manifold; various sources will show various locations of failure. Blown spark plugs on th 5. The second time my plug blew, I was driving on a very ice covered highway I-15 just north of blackfoot, id. In time, many of these intake manifolds would fail in the area coolant was routed. The aluminum block has pads under the intake area for knock snesors to mount.
Tighten all bolts to 14 ft-lb of torque. Had one in my civilian model 2001 Crown Vic. I really liked that engine though. They then issued a customer satisfaction remedy that did not cover the full gasket set or all affected engine model years. That shows where the bigger compromise in the design probably is.
Not sure why they developed two completely different V8s at the same time instead of pouring all resources into one V8 family — the actually have three different V8s going currently with the old 5. The current and failure mileages were 17,000. This engine used a bore of 94. He bought it with just shy of 200k on it, and has since taken it on a couple of road trips while also driving it daily. Torque all head bolts again to 36 ft-lb of torque. Quite the mpg difference in one model year.
The general driving characteristics of the 4. For equal brake pull down. The initial engine design would implement a 90° vee-angle with a bore and a stroke of 3. It has never lived in a garage and the truck looks excellent and yes I have changed tires twice. It had over 310,000 when I finally parked her.
Good luck keeping yours on the road! So even if you do leave a shell or two in the engine it still should not be more than a 3 hour or so job. Retrieved 2018-03-31 — via YouTube. These parts are unique to the T50 Cammer crate engine and are not found in any other production Modular applications. I will also add that the 4. The failure recurred on numerous occasions. We started seeing oil consumption issues not long after getting the car in 2005 at around 63K and I would say that about 1000 miles per quart is about right.