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#356 of 569 Need help...
Jan 03, 2007 (11:05 am)
Can anyone tell me if Ford had both a straight 6 cyl. and V6 in the earlier F-150's? I hear others talk about the straight 6 and I'm looking at an '87 F-150 that says it has a V6. Which engine is better and why?
Also, can any of you experienced Ford owners tell me how many miles is too many when looking at an old truck with any of the Ford engines (6 or 8 cyl.)? I'm talking about from say 1986-1995.
What should I be aware of when looking at these trucks for trouble signs? I'll be using it for trips to the hardware store and getting me back and forth to work. Thanks to all!
#357 of 569 Str8 6 vs. V6
Jan 04, 2007 (11:39 am)
My dad's 76 F100 has a str8 6, not sure when Ford switched to the V6.
#358 of 569 Re: Need help... [kreuzer]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Jan 06, 2007 (1:57 am)
If it's an 87, it had the straight six (300 cube/4.9 liter). The 97 was the first year of the V6 (4.2L).
kcram - Pickups Host
#359 of 569 need help please
Jan 07, 2007 (6:12 pm)
when key is turned on but not started the fuel pump kicks in but does not go off it keeps running we have changed both the relays and still cant figure it out please help
#360 of 569 Re: Need help... [kreuzer]
Jan 09, 2007 (11:30 am)
I don't know if anyone has helped you but, ford has only came out with an inline 4.9l 6cyl. in everything under 95'. They did come out with a V-6 in 97' and up ford F-150's.
Also, depends on the care and maintenance. I still own a 93' ford f150 and all the one's before that have lasted 250,000 to 300,000 miles.
Suspension is a must and so are the oil pumps. If you can make sure the transmission has had a flush and filter in at least once in its life. Oh yeah, one more thing... If the power steering whines, that just means its working.
#361 of 569 Re: Home base [pf_flyer]
Jan 09, 2007 (7:42 pm)
So i'm very, very interested in purchasing an F-150, but i'm not quite sure what i'm looking for. i have a feeling this might not be the place to find out, is there a place ya'll can direct me to do my research, or is there anyone willing to help me out? i'm a ford rookie, haha. thanks.
Jan 10, 2007 (4:33 am)
If you are talking New, you have to decide first, how much you want to spend, and second what do you want to do with the truck.
Some basic advice, go for the 5.4L V8. Fuel econ is almost the same as the 4.6 and the performance is much better. The bigger engine is also quieter.
Try to find a 2006 left over. The only change for 07 is the addition of a mp3 input jack on the radio and the 06 has much bigger rebates.
A 4x4 XLT Supercrew with the bigger engine should be in the low $30s.
#363 of 569 Re: Ford F-150 [mschmal]
Jan 10, 2007 (8:25 pm)
thank you very muchh
#364 of 569 1992 ford f150 coolant capacity
Jan 11, 2007 (10:26 pm)
hi, what's the coolant capacity of a 1992 ford f150, 6 cylinder? I don't have an owner's manual. thanks
#365 of 569 Fuel pump wont shut off
Jan 12, 2007 (7:30 pm)
I have a 1992 f150 and I turn the key and the fuel pumps wont just cycle on for a few sec. they stay on and it wont start. It has fuel at the pressure regulator because i removed it and fuel came out, so i know the pumps are working. If anyone has any info. on how to fix it I would appreciate it.