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#771 of 1707 More on 99 exp with head gasket oil leaks..
May 18, 2002 (1:37 pm)
I found a litle more info on the head gasket problem w/ 99 EXP:
ENGINE:GASKETS NHTSA Number: SB612444
Bulletin Number: 13846
Bulletin Date: FEB 2000
Vehicle: 1999 Ford Expedition
Summary:SOME VEHICLES BUILT 7/1998 TO 6/1999 EQUIPPED WITH A 4.6 / 5.4L WINSOR BUILT ENGINES MAY EXHIBIT AN OIL LEAK FROM THE CYLINDER HEAD GASKET AREA. ENGINES MAY EXHIBIT AN OIL LEAK FROM THE CYLINDER HEAT GASKET AREA.
So the question is how do I determine when the EXP was built? Thanks in advance...
#772 of 1707 Build Date Location
May 18, 2002 (4:54 pm)
There may be a sticker on the driver side B-pillar that shows the build date. The B-pillar is the post on the car where the door latches. The sticker will be near the latch.
#773 of 1707 missy778: 5.4 vs. 4.6
May 19, 2002 (4:26 pm)
If you live near sea level, never tow anything, have no real need for 4x4 capability (you are looking to buy a 4x2 instead of a 4x4), and never intend to load your vehicle close to capacity, the 4.6L engine might be perfect for you. You'll even get much better gas mileage
Here in Denver at 5000+ ft elevation, the 4.6 engine is woefully underpowered compared to the 5.4, especially in a 4x4 configuration. Every time we drive our Expy into the mountains, I'm glad we bought the 5.4.
It all depends on what you intend to use your Expy for.
#774 of 1707 Finally Ordered 2003 Expy -- Good Price too
May 21, 2002 (2:49 pm)
Bought 2003 Expy, EB 2WD for $250 below invoice price!!!
#775 of 1707 More Power
May 22, 2002 (1:11 pm)
Many posts on this board including some of mine have asked about how to boost HP and torque. We'll I finally took the plunge and put an exhaust system on my Expy. I have a 2000 5.4 EB, I have for a while now been using a K&N air filter, it noticeably helped power and response at higher RPM's and improved gas milage a little bit about .5 miles per gallon. A month ago I had installed, a Gibson swept side exhaust system. My God what a difference! Gibson claims on to give a 15 HP boost to the rear wheels so that probably is at least 20 at the engine. The swept side is pretty quite the increase in loudness is barely noticeable although it is noticeable. The sound changed a little bit also almost like the car has more Testosterone. Stock the 2000 5.4 has 260hp and 350 torque On paper I now have 290 HP and close to 400 torque I did not have my car dyno tested before or after but there is definitely a power increase I even noticed on the freeway at 75 the tachometer is 200 or 300 RPM's lower than before. Too soon to tell if there is gas savings but based on the tach reading I would guess so.
#776 of 1707 What people claim is not always true.
May 22, 2002 (1:54 pm)
I was thinking of getting that exhaust my self. Even though its a quality exhaust, there is no way that you now have a 290Hp Expedition. Adding all of those things did not give you that much Hp. When they claim things its usually installed with some other part that will produce part of that HP. If you get it dyno tested your at the wheels HP will be a lot less then 260.
#777 of 1707 More power, lower RPMs?
May 22, 2002 (4:53 pm)
How did you manage to lower the RPMs at highway speeds. At those speeds your torque converter should be locked up. Your RPMs should remain constant, just easier and it won't have to unlock as much - unless that is controlled by the computer instead of load.
#778 of 1707 2003 Tire Pressure Monitoring System
May 23, 2002 (2:30 pm)
This is a relatively inexpensive option for the 2003, but does anyone know exactly what info it provides? Is it a dummy light that tells you that you are low, or does it give the running pressure of each tire? Also, it replaces the alloy wheels on the EB with aluminum. Is that an upgrade or down? Does it look different? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
#779 of 1707 2003 production delay and delivery hold
May 28, 2002 (3:17 pm)
I hear that the 2003 Expedition is on a delivery hold - might be having a problem that they hope to fix without having a recall that could hurt the image. Also here are some of the current production delays:
Special Service Vehicle Pkg. (fleet only) est. Job #1 ‚ 9/9/02
(51P) Tire Pressure Monitor production delayed until 8/5/02
(240A) FX4 Off Road Pkg. on hold until 9/3/02
XLT standard steel wheel on hold until 9/3/02, to be substituted with bright alloy aluminum wheels at no charge
Moonroof option may delay production by 4 weeks
#780 of 1707 I saw one on the street
May 28, 2002 (5:05 pm)
the other day. It looks like a large exploder. This design will definately not last.