I have a 2013 F150 with the 5.0 and am having problems.
When i start it up in the morning it has a pretty bad tick until it is warm, (I always use the ford oil with filter) I have taken it to 2 dealerships and they say its normal, i call bs but they wont do anything.
When i was towing my 18 foot car hauler with my 70 Challenger on it from Dallas to Memphis i was about to pass someone and it started rattling pretty bad. I pulled over and let it idle and it kept making the noise. I shut the truck off and restarted it a few minutes later and it seemed ok. I got to Memphis and was about to exit off when the temp gauge pegged and the truck went into limp mode. I was able to get it to the hotel and after i shut the truck off and checked everything i found out it didnt overheat and it hasnt done it since
Also i have always smelt coolant put no one including the ford dealership can find where it is coming from. Just seeing if anyone else has had this problem?
This is my second 5.0 and had problems with both of them.. On the 2011 had to have the engine replaced at 28,000 miles due to loosing compression in cylinder 3.
I have drove the ecoboost and they seem to have great power and torque but have also heard its a hit and miss deal with those.
Opinions on what i should do would be great. I have always owned ford trucks but after the last 2 im wondering if it's time to move on to something else?
Thanks everyone, i really like this forum and have been lurking around for the last couple years and finally decided to join