Discussion in 'Other Engines' started by Diabolical Ranger, Jun 16, 2012.
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the 4.6 gets very similar MPG compared to the 5.4...i know a couple people that have the 4.6 in an F150 and that motor is too small for the truck...its like the 3.0 vs the 4.0 in the ranger lol...go with the 5.4 lol
i had a 98 f150 with a 4.6, i liked it. it pushed the truck good. the 5.4s suck gas like a mofo. with my 4.6 auto i could get like 19 easy in the summer with a hard tonneau on once i remember 20.x was my top mpg. winter was like 14/15ish. thats normal driving too, mixed.
only problem with them and the 5.4 is the exhaust manifold studs rust out since they are steel and pretty small. then they rust off, leak and warp the manifold... but it might not be a problem in your climate
honestly though, unless youll be heavy pulling alot, go with the 5.4
i love my 5.4 lol
haha craig...i know the feeling
Go with the 5.4L. Similar mpg and 100 more horses! I drove a 2 dr short bed 2wd 4.6 and it was a dog! Even with that small truck. Youll like the 5.4 a lot better and theres a much larger aftermarket
But if its cheap, get it! Its still a V8 and would prolly outrun a 4.0 Ranger lol
Depends what years 5.4 youre looking at 1997-2003 5.4L had quite few reliability problems from what I understand. My parts guy has only owned f150s since the 70s and had many 5.4 and 4.6l and he prefers the 4.6L pre 2004 and 5.4L at 2004+
holy brodozer lol
wow just re read this, i meant to say 4.6 lol
damn that lariat is nice!! what year is it? out of the 04-08 bodystyle i remember reading the 04 was one to avoid by consumer reports. but whatever that means
thats a great deal id say! lol nahh, plus you could probably sell those wheels and tires, then buy a better set and still have some cash left!
and the lariats came only with the 5.4
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