This site is awsome and has a plethora of information.
I would appreciate some input to resolve my issue.
I own a 2005 F150 FX4 5.4l and absolutely love the truck.
In the 90,s I purchased 2 brand new Chevs and thought that they were the best.
Then in 2004 I purchased a 2004 RAM 5.7 and experienced hair thinning headaches and eventually Chrysler bought the RAM back from me.
In 2005 I purchased the 2005 F150 which has changed my choice of trucks forever, absolutely love the F150.
I have been so happy ever since I puchased the F150, the fit, finnish and ride quality of the F150 far surpasses any vehicle I have previously owned.
But enough boasting about the F150
and on to my question...
I have recently noticed that the 5.4l has been ticking/knocking.
When I drive up my residential street at about 30 kmh and let my foot off of the accelerator, I can hear a ticking/knocking sound for a couple of seconds as the rpms drop.
I have also noticed that if I drive very slowly 20 kmh or less and just feather the gas pedal, I can hear the engine ticking/knocking as well.
I change the oil every 5000 km and use Mobil 1 5w20.
The truck only has 57,000 km on it and I do not abuse it at all.
I live in central Canada and always let the engine run a couple of minutes in the winter and even let it run until the rpms drop below 1000 during the rest of the year.
I do not have warrenty any longer and would like to assess if this is something that I could fix myself without utilizing the old and sometimes costly process of elimination.
Thank you in advance for your imput..