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5.0 tick vs lock

 
Old 07-13-2019, 05:57 PM
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Posted 2011+ engine forum.. but I figured it is better suited here..

Im sure this is the 300000 post on this but i am having trouble finding what im looking for..

I am currently looking at a 2011 XLT 5.0. its got 72k on the clock. After doing some research on the engine I know its had its issues. From what I understand ti seems that there is a typical 5.0 tick and then there's a KNOCK( caused by oblong cylinders - ultimately requiring a new engine). Am I correct in my understanding of this?? If so how do you distinguish between the the two sounds? With the number of miles on this truck am I in the clear with regard to the oblong cylinder issue - would the engine have prematurely failed by this point? I'm a newbie when it comes to all of the engine stuff so any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Very few engines failed. People had them replaced due to noises.
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my truck sounds like crap, sounds like it has a rod knock. Has for the 7 months Ive owned. If it dies it dies but so far zero problems, decent mileage and power
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Both my brothers 2011 and my 2011 have been whisper quiet. His has 120,000 mine has 59,000.
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Originally Posted by 93hatch View Post
my truck sounds like crap, sounds like it has a rod knock. Has for the 7 months Ive owned. If it dies it dies but so far zero problems, decent mileage and power
How many miles?
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My 2012 truck has 221k miles and engine is quiet and smooth
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Thanks for the feedback. After reading some of the posts I got worried lol
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How many miles?
109k
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