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Ford F-150, Ford F-150 SVT Lightning, Truck
#402 of 569 Re: Nice... [gasguzzler007]
Jul 11, 2007 (6:52 am)
I have a 2002 F150 Lariet Supercrew with 66,250 miles.
While on vacation a couple of weeks ago it blew a spark plug out of the head. This occured, not while driving, but when the truck was started. It could have been a very serious situation if it had happened at speed in traffic. Not to mention the potential for fire.
Both the servicing dealer (not my home dealer) and Ford Customer Care mislead me to beleive that the problem was an isolated incident and was caused by my home dealer not properly instaling replacement spark plugs.
As it turns out the spark plugs were never replaced in my truck (they were the factory installed plugs) and that certain Ford motors with aluminum heads have a problem with spitting out spark plugs. Ford has ignored the problem.
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I have been a Ford fan for 40+ years; however may never even consider another Ford because of this experience and Ford's attitude about this problem.
#403 of 569 99' F-150 Brakes
Jul 12, 2007 (12:43 pm)
I have to replace the brakes AGAIN on my truck. Does anyone have a better rotor/pad combo that they had better luck with than the OEMs?
Jul 19, 2007 (12:20 pm)
I have not owned a pickup in about 15 years, and that one was 10 years old when I let go of it.
I am considering purchasing a 2007 pickup, half ton. I need the larger double cab, full double cab. I will need to use the back seat often for kids and dogs. I want the truck to be able to tow 7,500 pounds, perhaps a little more. I would prefer as good gas mileage as possible. I want the truck to last for years and across the 100,000 mile mark without major repairs.
Should I wait for 2008 to see if problems with the new 2007s have been corrected?
If I purchase this year, what would someone suggest?
#405 of 569 Re: New truck [treehuggerjake]
Jul 19, 2007 (3:14 pm)
The F150 wasn't new for 2007. It came out in 2004, so the bugs are already long gone and you should have no trouble crossing 100,000 miles in one.
Gas mileage, as on ANY 1/2 ton pickup, is underwhelming, however. I get 20 MPG on the highway with my V6 long bed 2007, which is probably about as good as you can hope for in any 1/2 ton, give or take an MPG here or there.
#406 of 569 Re: New truck [lawman1967]
Jul 19, 2007 (3:23 pm)
Thanks lawman. I have test driven the F150 once and liked the room and the general feel.
What other trucks did you consider, and why did you pick the F150?
#407 of 569 Re: 99' F-150 Brakes [little35]
Jul 30, 2007 (5:25 am)
I wish I knew how to get F150 brakes to last any length of time. I've had a lot of F series 4x4s. Brakes, and also front universals, are an ongoing pain in the rectum with these trucks.
#408 of 569 Tires for the '04 and newer
Aug 02, 2007 (3:32 pm)
My '04 F150 needs a new tire or two. the size 235 70R 17 is totally unique to Ford only. I'm finding it very difficult to go anywhere but Ford for the Hankook replacement.
Michelen, Dunlop, Bridgestone - have nothing for this truck!
Was Ford trying to corner the market on this fix? Anyone found a better tire option out there?
#410 of 569 Re: Home base [pf_flyer]
Aug 13, 2007 (10:11 am)
Just traded in a 2005 f250 6.0 Super Duty for a '07 F150 4 door Lariat(4X4). Couldn't be happier after a 1,000 mile roundtrip to go to a college graduation and loaded it with a dorm room full of stuff and furniture. It is QUIET(5.4 Triton), smooth riding, comfortable, roomy, efficient, etc.
The fit and finish is great. This is our fourth Ford product. We've owned a '96 Explorer, '99 F250 7.3 Super Duty and the '05 F-250 6.0(problem truck).
Aug 28, 2007 (9:14 pm)
I'm tired of debating back and forth with these RAM and SILVERADO owners.Time to talk with people that don't constantly disagree. I have a Ford lightning for about a year 2003 with 43,000 miles. Want to here about some suggestons for performance mods.