Give me some input on the Ford 5.4

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Eric 1, Oct 22, 2004.

  1. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    How does it work, will it haul butt, haul lots of weight. Is it reliable, and any big problems.

    It will be in a 99-02 F250 auto 4x4.
     
  2. dishboy

    dishboy LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Have one in a 02 conversion van. Works fine, not exceptionally strong, but if you twist it it will get with the program. 16 mpg. 0 breakdowns in 30k.
     
  3. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I've driven a '99 F-250 Lariat Super Cab shortbed 4x2 with the 5.4L, it gets around fine. I did pull a 4,000lb. boat with it, it did fine, not as fast as the V-10 or diesel, but respectable for a small displacement V-8. My grandfather and uncle have the 5.4's in their F-150's and both have about 100k on them, they are doing just fine. I like the 5.4L engine, its reliable, dependable, and makes good power in stock form.
     
  4. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    My F250 is the 5.4. Gets around town pulling just fine. Plenty of power, no its not a diesel, but it moves whatever I put behind it. I've had around 10,000 lbs behind it on several occassions and it does fine. Under every day conditions it has about 5,000 lbs behind it. If I was going to be running all over the country pulling heavy weight then I would get the Powerstroke, but for intown work, the V8 is fine. I bought the truck new about 13 months ago and it hasn't been back to the shop.
     
  5. GreenQuest Lawn

    GreenQuest Lawn LawnSite Senior Member
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    I have 80k on my 5.4 and love it. Only minor maintenance done so far.
     
  6. Eric 1

    Eric 1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thanks so far guys.

    One more question, Is there potential for more power? like,how will it respond to mods like a chip intake and exhaust?
     
  7. 65hoss

    65hoss LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh I'm sure there is plenty of room for improvement. I don't need it or want it at this time. I like quiet these days.
     
  8. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Definitely!!!!!! :cool2:
     

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