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Old 11-12-2013, 03:22 PM
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I had 90,000 miles on my supercharged 5.4 with no motor issues....transmission was another thing all together.
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:03 PM
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I had 170K on my 2001 F150 5.4, no motor issues just kept changing oil

traded and have the 5.0, so far I like it
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Old 11-12-2013, 08:38 PM
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I have a 2013 FX4 with the 5.0L and the 6 speed and it tows great. I think it does have the 3.55 gears so it will down shift on large inclines while towing. My boat is a 2013 X-30 and I can tow it down the highway at 70 with no problems.
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Old 11-12-2013, 10:57 PM
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I have 2006 with the 5.4 and 4 speed. I have the 4x4 upper trim level, not fx4. It tows the crap out if my boat. Never a problem, ever while towing. Dont even know the boat is back there. Back end does not move or bounce even at 70mph.

That said, I hate the motor and tranny. I hate the 5.4 engine. Worst engine design I have ever seen. Some say it got better in later years, I would not take any chances. Many here have talked about the issues already. Cam phasers. Supposed to be fixed on mine, but they still make a ticking noise that sound like valve rattle. Spark plugs. Hope the fired the idiot that designed those. I too have the tool. Mine was $100 but divided by the 4 plugs I broke, that is only $25 each. The new plugs were over 100 for the set. Solenoids on the cam phasers go out and are really sensitive to oil quality and quantity. Get a little low on oil and the engine can get off on timing. Tranny was rebuilt twice. First rebuild had defective pars that exploded a few months down the road.

I think the 5.0l with the 6 speed is good advice. I think they just pushed the 5.4l a bit too far.

I still hate my 5.4l, did I mention that?
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:43 AM
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I put a lift on a 2013 fx4 last night, 5.0 fully loaded. I've drove it a little today and I'm a gm guy, but it really makes me consider a new 1/2 ton ford if I could afford it. I don't know what I would do without my diesel though that's a terrible picture, I'll get a better one when I get it off the alignment rack
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Old 11-13-2013, 10:49 AM
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:06 AM
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:27 AM
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I sold my 97 F-150 with the 5.4L a few years back after 200,000 trouble free miles. An alternator and one coil pack was the only thing done to it other than routine maintenance. I now have a 2009 F-150 King Ranch with the 5.4L and 6 speed trans with 70,000 miles. They both have been great tow vehicles and my only complaint with the 6 speed is that it likes to downshift between the two high gears a lot and there is no way to lock out the 6th gear while towing. The tow/haul mode only changes the shift points slightly.
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Old 11-13-2013, 11:54 AM
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Old 11-13-2013, 12:10 PM
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