2002 4.2L V6 Intake Gasket Replaced
First and foremost, permit me this opportunity to thank the regulars on this forum for posting excellent information regarding the F150. The information on this forum has been invaluable!
I recently acquired a 2002 F150 SCab with, you guessed it, the 4.2L V6 engine. Having read, in this forum, about the difficulties concerning the intake gasket, I must admit I had an 'uneasy' feeling about what I'd gotten into.
As fate would have it, my 'Service Engine Soon' light came on, and of course my brain went on OVERLOAD as to the reason behind this light coming on. Well, to make a long story, somewhat short, here's a direct qoute from my receipt I got today (02 Jan 05):
"Check Engine Light Tech: 272"
"Customer states check engine light on"
"EEC Pinpoint Pid Monitor Fuel Press Tests,"
'Replaced Port Seals, Isolator Bolts and Plenum Seals"
"Readapted strategy retested"
Part - 1ea - 1L3Z-9461-AA Gasket $16.51/ea
Part - 6ea - 1L3Z-9H86-AA Gasket $ 9.55/ea
Part - 8ea - 3F2Z-9S479-AA Isolato $ 7.55/ea
I have NO earthly idea what any of this means, other than I was told the "Lower intake gasket" had an issue. Perhaps someone on the forum would be so kind as to explain what these parts are all about.
I made note that my engine was built on 07/15/01, and from reading the forum, I thought the intake gasket issue had been resolved by this date (sigh).
Word to the wise, if you even remotely suspect you have an intake gasket problem - NO MATTER WHAT YEAR YOUR ENGINE WAS BUILT - look into it; you'll be happy you did.
Thanks all .....!
Edit and P.S.: Forgot to mention, there was a green F150 in the service bay next to my truck - I believe it was a 2003... the service technician told me it was there for the SAME reason .... amazing!
Last edited by Jean Paul's F15; 01-02-2006 at 08:21 PM.