is a 4.9L straight 6 a strong motor in the f150?

coastguard2020
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Asked by coastguard2020 Mar 28, 2007 at 09:47 PM about the 1991 Ford F-150

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LouB
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Depends on what you men by strong Coastguard (Thank You for your service!) ... It's rated at 170 hp and a long run as the primary power plant of the truck line indicating it's reliability, strength of design and reputation. That is echoed by the fact that it is the engine of choice with most manufacturers of ground transport and support vehicles you see servicing the airline industry at the airport. Good luck

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Anonymous
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Yes the 300 is a very strong motor, i have heard story's of people having up to 500,000KM on a 300 and it still runs great, i personally have 237,000 on my 4.9 and it runs like a charm, doesnt burn any oil or skip a beat. Id swear it was new

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tstansbro
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The 4.9l, otherwise known as the Inline 6 or 300 6 is a very reliable motor. You keep thick oil in it and it'll run forever. I've got a 67 F100 with the inline six and I will admit, I do burn around in it every now and again. But not alot. As long as you give it an oil change and don't put it above 3,000 RPM's, it'll run forever. Mine has 200,000 miles on it so far.

Jon Keachie
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Those Ford inline 6 (300) were one of the best engines built by ford, they go for ever with minimum to now trouble as long as you change the oil when supposed to. I had one (1981) that went 500,000kms and never smoked before the frame rotted and sold it for parts, two other people I know had one they had real good luck with.

fredduff1050
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I just bought a 1994 ford F150 ext. Cab for 2,500.I was really paranoid considering it has 314275 miles on it.but the thing purrs like a kitten.I didn't think to ask the previouse owner but is it possible this thing could have been rebuilt?if not,its the toughest engine I've ever had.

JT Thacker
185

they are great engines we have an f250 with one in it and it can pull about anything... we have never had a problem with the truck

Will A.
15

My 92 f150 has the 300 in it and I have pulled anything and everything I've needed it to and the fact that it does need to be rebuilt it pulls like no tomorrow.

pghegseth
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I've had a F150 (Northland Edition) since it was new in 1991 with a 4.9L I6 and I have NEVER had an engine problem with it! Brakes, Tires, Oil and filters are the maintenance items needed. It has 460 thousand miles on it and it still purrs like a kitten. These days I mostly use it to push snow off my driveway and yard. This truck and my Jeep GC (Laredo) have been the most reliable vehicles I have ever owned. I wish I could say that for the myriad cars I've owned.

vax
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it is a torque engine, not a speed/horsepower engine. It's VERY STRONG in pulling trailers,etc, but not so "strong" if you're going 60 mph and want to hit the gas to go 70 mph.

Danielle Orchard
30

Yea I burn oil and over heated why am I burning oil I got 912932 miles on er

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Kevin Easterling
10

I've got a 91 f 150 and its got 280.000 or so and I'd swear by that truck no oil burning or overheating I fixed the overheating problem and it runs like a top good 4 letter word (FORD) I love it

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