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Old 06-17-2008, 18:43   #1 (permalink)
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F-150 1997 4.2l

Hey all,

So far it doesn't look like a very active forum. I hope that's not the case I have alot of work to do on my truck

I just bought a '97 F-150 w/4.2L. My truck doesn't have the owners manual does anyone know the oil capacity? I just put 5.5qts in of Synthetic and can't see it on the dipstick.

I am also reading 2 codes stating cylinder 1 and 4 misfire. Other than plugs what else should I replace.

My father had the truck for years so I know it was well cared for until he took ill a year or so ago.

Thanks for your replies
Mike
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Old 09-17-2008, 08:23   #2 (permalink)
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Re: F-150 1997 4.2l

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Hey all,

So far it doesn't look like a very actor clogctive forum. I hope that's not the case I have alot of work to do on my truck

I just bought a '97 F-150 w/4.2L. My truck doesn't have the owners manual does anyone know the oil capacity? I just put 5.5qts in of Synthetic and can't see it on the dipstick.

I am also reading 2 codes stating cylinder 1 and 4 misfire. Other than plugs what else should I replace.

My father had the truck for years so I know it was well cared for until he took ill a year or so ago.

Thanks for your replies
Mike
Sorry , to hear about the situation w/ your father.

I need more detailed info . age and/or miles of certain components, # octane fuel used, Incomplete fuel ignition could be fouled plug,bad wire,injector restriction, cumbustion chamber deposit buildup damaged or worn distributor cap /rotor which plugs used. When clearing up existing probs and preping for performance componant upgrades,the best plug to use is motorcraft basic coppor core. I'll get back to ya after work later
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Old 10-27-2008, 13:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: F-150 1997 4.2l

I have a 98 4.2, I just changed the oil and put about 5.5 in it and still reading a little low, I'm about to throw another 1/2 qt in there and see if it reads full. Trust me I've always had an issue with this so whenever you change you might wanna grab six quarts to be sure.
P.s. I never get an accurate reading until atleast a few hours after I change...weird.
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Old 10-27-2008, 15:53   #4 (permalink)
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Just topped it off with another 1/2 quart, dipstick reading max.
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