I've got a 4.6L in a '98 f150 lariat, 4x4 extended cab...at 66,000 miles, it went to the big engine pile in the sky...Does anyone know of an affordable source for the Triton engine...Truck is only 1 1/2 years old, but well past on the miles, and dealer said too bad...Hard to stomach $4000 for a used engine out of a wrecked truck to replace anything this new....any help would be appreciated, my dealer is doing nothing.
Not sure about this but I thought I saw a 4.6 for sale in the classifieds. Worth a look if you care too! Good luck with it..
2000 Flareside EC/SB 4.6 4X2 (Harvest Gold)
Air Raid FIPK/w K&N filter
Gibson Split back duals/w tips
Power Aid throttle body spacer
Westin nerf bars (Black)
Lund vent shades, bug shield
V-Tech tail light covers (painted to match)
Factory street flares (painted to match)
(added and chg'd mudflaps)
Factory grill w/honeycomb insert
(swapped out plain chrome one)
Tow Package (III)
Fabtech 3 1/2 lift with
Eagle 589's/tires to match
According to the dealer, and some other ASE mechanics i have talked to, they all say the triton bottom end cannot be built, because it is a 'modular design'....This is the first i've heard of this, but what do i know, but i have gotten the same response from different sources....Mechanic says that the engine lost oil pressure, but no warning at all, i.e.: oil pressure light, loss on gauge.....I am really frustrated with this.
I bought my truck with high miles. So before i bought it, I looked into cost of replacement engines. Two years ago, I was able to find used 4.6's for around $1000 dollars and rebuilt engines for $1200 (though at that time there were no cores, they would have to rebuild mine, and I'd have to wait). These prices do not include labor.
If it were my truck, I would talk to a 4.6 (car) tuner shop and find out if the computer could adjust for the 99 and up engine with better flowing heads (roughly 30 horsepower more). I would buy a junkyard 99 and up engine and install it my self. Going this route you'll get more power and be driving down the road for around $1500.
97 XLT S/C Long Bed 2wd, 4.6 Romeo, 4R70W trans, 201,000 miles
My dealer told me that the triton couldn't be built, as well as 3 different mechanics, without knowing whether or not the block was damaged...I don't know, it sounds odd, but i've had 4 guys tell me that, including a ford tech...I have a friend who works in the body shop at the ford dealership, and when i told him, he said they had replaced a lot of 5.4's, but that was it...Anyway, cheapest junkyard motor i've found has between 40k and 60k miles, and its gonna cost $2400 w/o any labor...I run k&n filtercharger, and mobil1 oil and filters, with regular changes, so this has kind of scared me...Its not like its been abused, i'm just not sure which way to go with this..
When you say i would need my own computer, wouldn't the one in the truck now work?? I looked at Karkraft, and they have some crate engines as reasonable prices it seems, but help me out on the computer part if you could...Also, do any of you know, is the 5.4 past its problems, would you guys move up to that engine?
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