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Old 06-21-2019, 08:14 PM   #1
 
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I'm interested in a few fords I found online. I need something just for the weekends to haul bikes and kids gear to do things. My car isn't big enough to bring 2 bikes, a twin kid carrier bike attachment ect... Anyways, the trucks have a 5.4 v8 flex fuel motor. Any issues with them? I k ow my 2000 lightning had the 5.4 and shot the plugs out all the time. Figured I would ask before I went to look at them.
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Cam phasers and spark plugs breaking off are about the only problems with them. Other than that, they are pretty solid.
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Really, is that because of the motor? My lightning shot the plugs out, this one breaks them off. Wtf!!

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The plugs aren’t that bad if you get the right removal tool. I had 4 out of the 8 break on me when I did mine. I believe champion makes a one piece plug, that’s what I put in so I don’t have to worry next time I do them.
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Isn't the cam phaser issue one that reoccurs after some time being repaired? Thought I read it was caused by low oil pressure and is fixed by a Melling high flow pump.
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In my opinion, the cam phaser issue is due mostly to maintenance. Changing oil often seems to eliminate this problem. My 04 had just over 100k when I traded it off, and even most dealers commented on how quiet they were. I changed oil every 3k miles on it, religiously.
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