And the transmission is starting to act flaky as well. What type of clamp did they use on the 98's? Sounds like a shotgun going off in that thing! In fact, they push 5w20 for all the Modular V8's, and even back dated the older Modulars to use 5W20. I still own the 93. I did learn, which was no surprise, that Ford would make a running change on some element of the engine which precluded the ability to put the updated piece on an older engine. I prefer the engine in my Grand Marquis but the tranny in the Towncar made for a much better pick-up.
Only work under the hood past the 135,000 mile mark was replacing both coil packs. My folks had an early 4. Of course the wife did not want anything to do with it now. This brought the car back to mostly normal, and I thought it was probably overdue for a plug change so I changed them as well. I was reluctant to buy a vehicle with more than 130k on it but these things seem to be bulletproof.
Recently scared me coming out of a car wash. This repair does pose a higher degree of complexity than a similar repair on an overhead valve engine. Did a fast and furious imitation. Replacing a cylinder head should not be considered regular wear and tear. I haven't had any trouble out of it and I feel very safe in it as well.
Start the engine and let run for a couple of minutes. It is my daily driver. He discovered that the spark plugs had fractured and popped shot from under the hood. The insurance company investigated and deemed the vehicle a total loss. Dealer says nothing is being done to fix this problem and that no recall was made. Good power, very solid and decent. Several dealerships were contacted to perform the recall remedy.
Or does that create more issues, trans mounts, driveshaft length etc. Both are classic Ford V8s. The source of the problem is a unique plug design that is made with a 2-piece shell, which often separates, leaving the lower portion of the spark plug stuck deep in the engine. Some of the architectural oddities that limited the potential of the motor over its life span — like, why is it so huge for a relatively small displacement V8? The engine blew up without any warning. Other than a leaking head gasket is there another potential contact point where exhaust could be introduced to the cooling system? Each of my children has learned how to check and add oil. Shut it off and wait 15 minutes. My truck now has only 64,000 miles on it and I recently had the plugs changed.
Never touched the motor or trany aside from tune ups and regular maintenance. You now know the capac … ity. Did not thick much of it at the time, but later I was checking on the internet and discovered that this is a recurring problem with this motor. Most reliable truck I could ever want. Before reading this piece I actuially was not savvy to the 3 valve version. Their kind of hidden their above a plastic slide kind of by the fan and will be a pain in the ass to get off if its real tight.
Purchase used 1998 Ford F-150 Pickup engines from dependable salvage yards network that offers up to 3-year warranty and free freight! As this employee would soon have a periodic need to pull a 4,000 pound trailer, the employee was concerned about damaging his 4. Rated at 190 horsepower that first year, the new 4. Promar does not build their engines on an assembly line. Fortunately the author has not encountered this on any of the 4. Apr 13, 2010 For the 1998 Ford Econoline Van: I do not know if you have the Econoline E150, E250, E350 Model; or the 4.
Ever since the first 4. Agreed on the Cobra, those things in 2003 were the equivalent of Hellcats today. This could potentially cause a death! The engine sits back under the cowl a good ways and this area is real tight. On a couple occasions it stop all together, but after I turned to key off it started back up and run fine. Starting at 200K, I have had a few coil pack issues and recently a plug that quit sparking. If the shell does break free then there are tools to remove it relatively quickly. The different expansion rates of the metals mean that there is more interference in the threads and you can strip them if you remove them hot.