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Old 07-21-2012, 10:17 PM   #10
85_Ranger4x4
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Vehicle Year: 1985
Vehicle Make: Ford
Vehicle Model: Ranger
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Originally Posted by frantic29 View Post
I didn't mean the Ranger literally had more power. Just that particular engine tranny combo and the smaller stature of the Ranger gives the illusion of more power in better acceleration than what my F150 had with the 5.4. Really I don't believe the 5.4 was a very good engine. Especially the early ones. Cam phasers and spark plug issues and I know of a lot that just up and blew with very few miles on them. And really the F150s with those motors were underpowered can't imagine what the 4.6s are like.
My brother works at the local dealer, the only 5.4's they have changed out are the ones that have an intake leak and try to run without coolant or try the 20k mile oil change program. He has been doing since '06 and I don't think they have had one come in that "just up an died" without neglect being a factor.

Stock my 5.4 wasn't really noticable different just driving the truck around vs my brother's 4.6. Towing however is a totally different game and the 4.6 comes out on the losing end...
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