Re: blowing spark plugs
"Lawrence" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>A neighbour was asking me about my truck and how I liked it and so on.
> I've got a 99 F150 Supercab 4x4 with a 4.6L and the offroad package and
> 160,000 km on the clock. He is looking at a 2002 F150 Supercrew 4x4 with
> a 5.4L and the trailer towing package and about 48,000 km on the clock.
> He asked me if I knew of any of the stuff that might cause him headaches
> down the road. All I could think of off the top of me head was the stuff
> I had read about the 5.4L engine blowing spark plugs but I wasn't sure
> what years that was a problem on.
> As far as telling him any of the stuff I have had a problem with on my
> truck I told him the following:
> - door cracks by the windows which were fixed under warranty
> - digital odometer reading blinks in and out on its own which I fixed by
> resoldering the connector on the dash panel
> - wipers will go all by themselves at times, haven't fixed this one yet
> but I probably will in the next week or two
> - bushing backed itself out of the rear of my transfer case and screwed
> my transfer case and driveshaft, had to pay for this fix myself since
> Ford said it wasn't their fault even though there is a TSB out there
> about the bushing backing out of the transmission of the F150 4x2 and
> the Crown Victoria and the bushing back out of the rear of the transfer
> case of the AWD Aerostar due to excessive driveshaft flexing.
> I figured those were things that would probably have been addressed
> between 1999 and 2002 so he shouldn't have a concern about those. Can
> anyone enlighten me about the years for the spark plug issue and maybe
> mention any other stuff I should pass along to him? Thanks.
From what I have told, the blowing out of spark plugs was cured in the 04
and later 5.4L, at least I hope so as I own a 04 :)