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Old 03-07-2014, 04:49 PM
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F-150 with 5.4l questions

well im looking at getting rid of my 6.0 and getting a newer F-150, a 2009 or newer. im not in need of the diesel anymore and there is no point in paying the extra maintenance and fuel for a diesel. but I had a couple questions on the 5.4l that the newer fords come with. are there any known major problems? and what is there average life span miles wise? and what about the truck it self? any problems? all the ones im looking at are 2009 - 2013 so.
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if you go with the newer ones in think you are beyond the spark plug issue....I had an 07 with the two piece plugs and you want to make sure if you go that way that they have been changed. cannot speak about the newer ones myself
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I would seriously look into the EcoBoost. I drove one for a couple of days while my PSD was at the body shop and was quite impressed. You will get better mileage and probably have as much or more power.
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I had a 2003 E250 with a 5.4 and did have the spark plug issue. Shortly after is was fixed, it's dropped a cylinder. Lots of dead 5.4s from that era. Can't say about the newer ones.

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I would seriously look into the EcoBoost. I drove one for a couple of days while my PSD was at the body shop and was quite impressed. You will get better mileage and probably have as much or more power.
ive looked at the eco boosts and my uncle has a 2012 platinum eco boost that is a beautiful truck and has a lot of power, but all the trucks im finding with what I want are the 5.4 or 5.0l ive found a few XLT eco boosts in my price range but I was wanting lariat or king ranch so
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My cousin has a 2012 with an eco boost and he loves it. He says mileage sucks when pulling but he only does that a few times a year other than that mileage and power are great. FYI
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05 was the bad year for that. Stay away lol
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Shop truck was an 09 with 5.4. Injectors constantly fouled, had two engine harnesses put in it, two throttle position sensors. When it ran good it was fine but it would constantly have a miss, ruff idle, and when throttle position sensor would act up the truck would surge with no warning. Ran into a concrete pillar with out warning.
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I had on 04 5.4, luckily when I bought it the previous owner replaced the spark plugs and the exhaust manifolds bc the studs break. It had 120k miles when I sold it and got my 6.0, no major issues. Just stupid little stuff like sensors and stuff previously mentioned. If you're goin with a newer truck I would definitely get a 5.0 or ecoboost. Two of my close buddies have 5.0s and they love them and my uncle has an ecoboost and loves his, it's impressive how much they haul azz


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Drove a 08 250 with the 5.4 for work. Had a 8ft utility bed that was fully loaded. Drove that thing back and forth between KC and NY and it drove great. Had plenty of power, for hauling what ever I wanted in the bed and towed great too. Never had any problems out of the engine. The snow contractor here uses a 04 350 CC LB with a 5.4. Plows with a 9ft blade and has a salt hopper on a flat bed behind the cab. They have 250,xxx miles on the engine and it runs great. Terrible MPG and the truck is rusted out but the engine is still going.
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