do the 1999 4.6's have a pinging problem ? - F150online Forums

Go Back   F150online Forums > Powertrain & Mechanical > V8 Engines
Log In 

do the 1999 4.6's have a pinging problem ?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-01-2000, 08:34 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: port,ny
Vehicle: 2003 Ford F150
Posts: 187
Question do the 1999 4.6's have a pinging problem ?

I have seen some posts on pinging is this a problem in 99 f-150 4.6's ?? i traded my Dodge 4x4 because of excessive pinging i hope the fords not prone to this.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-01-2000, 08:41 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Vehicle: 2003 Ford Explorer
Posts: 336

Mine's never pinged, and I've run everything from low test to high test in it! In fact, I really can't tell the difference unless I'm on a long highway trip, then the higher octane (89 or 92) tends to give me a couple extra miles per gallon over the 87, but still no ping!

99 F-150 XLT SC Sport, 4.6L, Auto, Captain Chairs, Class III Towing Package, 3.55 LS, Sliding Rear Window, White, 4X2, CD, Soft Factory Tonneau Cover, K&N Filter, WMS Velocity Tube, Line-X Spray on Bed Liner, Gibson Side Swept Cat Back System, F150online Decal...
Flip Chip on it's way!

Reply With Quote
Old 02-02-2000, 12:43 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jul 1999
Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Vehicle: 1999 Ford F150
Posts: 466

Narry a ping here. Fine engine in my view. My first V-8 and probably my last. I expect to drive it until I die, (I'm sure it'll outlast me!)

99, XL, SC, SB, auto, 4.6L, 255x70R16, 3.55LS, 2wd, Med Tor, Dk Grph, Raider LoRider Tonneau,

More to come!

Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2000, 12:40 AM
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Southaven, MS
Vehicle: 2007 Ford F150
Posts: 79

My 1998 f-150 4.6L runs good with no pinging and runs on anything labelled as gas.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-2000, 01:04 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: New Lebanon, Ohio
Vehicle: 1999 Ford F150
Posts: 104

Approx. 14,000 miles and no pinging!!!

'99 Black F-150 Sport
Extended Cab
4.6 Romeo Triton
3.55 Rear-end,
MODS: Black low- profile bug deflector, K&N Air Filter

Wife's wheels: '91 Green Ranger XLT 3.0L\riadan1

Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2000, 07:01 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Easton, MD USA
Posts: 8
Thumbs down

Alas, I am the lone pinger. It started at about 30K. Dealer was no help! Chevron w/Techron was no help. This Romeo is a lemon. But I do get 20mpg on the highway, so my anger is somewhat tempered. I wanted to change the plugs, and wires but the Ford mechanic said that was a waste of money. Any help would be appreciated....

Red 97 F-150XL SC,SB,4.6 pinger, 3:55ls, tow pkg.,Rhino Liner, K&N Filter, Smittybilt Nerfbars.
Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2000, 07:53 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Fast46TritonVille
Posts: 1,491

Nope, no pinging here. Runs on all octances also.

Fast46Triton ®

1999 Fast46triton Edition® Ford F150 XLT Supercab, Shortbed, 4x2, 4 wheel disc brakes/4 wheel Anti-Lock Brakes, Cloth Seats, Amazon green, 16" All season tires, Soft Tonneau Cover, CD Player, 4.6 liter Triton V8, 3:55 ls, towing package, 4 speed auto, K&N Airfilter

Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2000, 08:13 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Vehicle: 2004 Ford F-150
Posts: 373
Thumbs up

No pinging here either!

F150 on the Shore,

If haven't been able to fix the problem, I wouldn't put much faith in their opinions:
"Dealer was no help!"

"Ford mechanic said that was a waste of money"

I'd at least give new plugs and wires a shot. I've seen several postings here concerning the stock plugs and folks being shocked at their condition afet 30 - 40 thousand miles.

1999 F-150 XLT Supercab
Black factory steps
Flareside Sport Package
Oxford White
Full tint
Bug Shield
CD player
17" wheels, K&N
Ford Soft Tonneau Cover
Gibson Super Truck
"Did it myself" Undercoating
"Freak on a Leash"

If you've ever purchased online, please visit my new site and post your experience: Online purchasing experiences good and bad.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2000, 12:53 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Clemson SC US of A
Vehicle: 2005 Ford F-150
Posts: 1,620

F150 on the shore, The 97 plug wires leaked and you very well may need new plugs and maybe wires too. They have redesigned the plug wires to prevent water from getting into them. Mine were bad on two plugs at 45K.

BTW: All my family is from Easton. The Carroll's. Still have an Uncle there. Next time I'm up you can take me out to Harrisons on Tillmans Island for Crab cakes! Click the image to open in full size.

97 F-150 SC Lariat, Styleside, White over Gold, 4.6L (Windsor), Automatic, 3.55 rear end, electronic 4X4, w/ every option of Lariat and ORP packages except the 17" wheels (I even got the OR decals now!) MOD's so far: K&N air box mod, Gibson Super Truck, clear Bugflector II, Leer TSC 600 hard cover, Bridgestone Dueler OWL ATP 265/75 R-16's, TrailMaster Invader N7 shocks, Smittybilt step bars, Ford moulded mud guards, "White-white" head lamps, Cloud Rider Design's SS Grill and bumper opening, Bosch Platinum + 4's, Hayden 30K+ Tranny Cooler,Class III Reece load distributing hitch system and wiring, Superchip

Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2000, 07:18 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: El Segundo, CA
Vehicle: 1997 Ford F-150
Posts: 148
Send a message via ICQ to DonW Send a message via AIM to DonW

Ping could also be a lean condition. Check the fuel filter. aslo, when does the ping happen. pinging when under a load or high rpm stuff.


97 F150 4X4, ORP, Tow Package,
CD-Changer, K&N, B&M shift improver,
PIAA fog lights, Weld Rims 17", 265 70LT AT/S.

Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2000, 07:55 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 1999
Location: Waltham Ma.
Vehicle: 2001 Ford Lightning
Posts: 1,751
Send a message via ICQ to Don C

mine pinged a little when I fist got it, but went away.Since then I put a superchip in,and have to run premium, love the chip but it did not help my fuel millage at all.

1999 F150 4x4 4.6V8 regcab/shortbed
Oxford White with Wedgewood Blue two tone, with Blue Captains chairs
Bassani Cat Back, Superchip,Modified intake with modified K&N filter.
Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
start and die problem austin5821 V8 Engines 3 08-07-2015 12:05 PM
another manual shift 4x4 problem cschmelzer 1997 - 2003 F-150 14 07-28-2015 10:12 PM
1999 F150 transmission question bsa70 Transmissions 2 07-18-2015 10:01 AM
Should I get one? omegaman1955 V8 Engines 13 07-16-2015 08:58 PM
F150 engine swap and 2wd conversion questions tsteve25 1997 - 2003 F-150 4 07-15-2015 09:52 AM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:55 AM.

This forum is owned and operated by Internet Brands, Inc., a Delaware corporation. It is not authorized or endorsed by the Ford Motor Company and is not affiliated with the Ford Motor Company or its related companies in any way. FordŽ is a registered trademark of the Ford Motor Company