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Old 09-10-2013, 12:07 AM
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Originally Posted by adanvjr View Post
My 2005 XLT v8 5.4L went to 165k miles before the timing chain snapped.
It was a real heartbreak, but things like this happen and there's no sense to brood over it forever.

I love the truck and refuse to get another one, so I'm getting the engine rebuilt:
www.tbolt.net

These folks have been around since before my dad was born.
After its finished, I'll have a rebuilt engine with a 3-year 100,000 mile warranty.

Total costs will be around $4000, but its better than getting a new truck for $30,000 or a used one for $15,000 that has a warranty of 3 months.
165k is pretty good and things will happen, my gripe is that the symptoms start to show up pretty early and Ford actually has a TSB telling dealer not to attempt to repair engine noises because they are normal. I'm also a bit annoyed that they fit the engine in the engine compartment almost as of it were an after thought. If you ever try to remove the passenger side valve cover you'll know what I mean. We're you able to determine why the chain busted?
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Originally Posted by primalurges View Post
165k is pretty good and things will happen, my gripe is that the symptoms start to show up pretty early and Ford actually has a TSB telling dealer not to attempt to repair engine noises because they are normal. I'm also a bit annoyed that they fit the engine in the engine compartment almost as of it were an after thought. If you ever try to remove the passenger side valve cover you'll know what I mean. We're you able to determine why the chain busted?
It's a cab over design, it's designed so you just pop the body to frame bolts an a few connectors an lift the cab off an have access to everything, incredibly efficient if you have a lift.
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Old 09-10-2013, 06:41 AM
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It's a cab over design, it's designed so you just pop the body to frame bolts an a few connectors an lift the cab off an have access to everything, incredibly efficient if you have a lift.
Yeah I guess if you had a lift and if the dealers would go that route instead of charging you a dozen or so hours of labor to do an efficient job. The only truck I've ever seen them pull a can on are F250s. Guess those are even tougher to work on.
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Yeah I guess if you had a lift and if the dealers would go that route instead of charging you a dozen or so hours of labor to do an efficient job. The only truck I've ever seen them pull a can on are F250s. Guess those are even tougher to work on.
It's really common to do, keep in mind ford has tons of fleet sales. Those guys fleet truck maitence shops knock those bodies off in 30min, then they have complete access to everything.
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