What is the horsepower of the 5.0 liter V8 1994 F150?

Asked by Jan 09, 2007 at 11:07 PM about the 1994 Ford F-150

Question type: General

In a 1994 Ford F150 4 wheel drive, 5.0 liter v8,  regular cab long bed.  What is the horsepower rating?

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hey bob88-- You wouldn't be pulling a fast one on me, would you bob88? I know that the 1994 Ford F150 came with just one engine on all models- a 145 horsepower inline-6. What are you talking about when you say you have a V-8? Good luck from Bovan.

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The horsepower for a 1994 Ford F150 5.0 V8 is 185. The 4.9L 6I came in at 145 horsepower.

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uh bovan they had the 4.9 strait six the 302 (5.0) v8 and the 351(5.8) v8 in 1994. definately came with 3..

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290 hp is what my rebuilt ford 5.0 out of a wrecked police interceptor i shoehorned for my 92 f150 is rated at, but original equipment is 145? or 160 hp?? you could go to a dyno get it dyno tested, if it is an older truck the mileage could tell you it may not be up as high as the numbers you might expect , hope this helps you.

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i forgot too yeah the v8 is 185 for the 5.0 and 195 for the 5.8

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1994's F150 XLT's came in special factory 302 H.O. configurations. They came with 225 HP. about about the same torque. Maximum torque was shifted to 2,500 RPM to 3,500 RPM instead of 4,000RPM. They were able to do 55mph. at 1000 RPM and 70 mph. 2800 RPH TO 3000 RPM. There were not many built but they did exist. They were basically mustang GT motors from the Ford mustang factory next door. A lot were built in the 75 anniversary 9th generation 1993 year make around the 10 month of 93. They were sold as 1994 trucks. They ran black ignition modules meant for mustang v8's. There is some detail that has survived and they had a 351 fireing order The usually we completely computer control and had stickers identifying them as such. They were among the first completely computer control engines. They used Intel processors that were 24 bit and were able to harness the entire 24 bit processor. They really needed the heat sink. They tend to last way longer and also later in life need to have the module replaced. Because of the fact that they had a hot cam. They were the first of the next two years of the ford truck.

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I have bought this 1994 ford f150 ur talking about and have been looking forever for information.. And u have shed a ton of light on the questions i have been asking for awhile.. I am a chevy van, but when $1,400 price tag was up for graps.. I had to snag it.. Now the one question is.. Being a all out completely controlled engine.. Is there a website for what can be up graded for this truck.. Ive already put some extras into the exhaust system.( hooker headers and flow master super 44s.. Thanks for the info

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There is a update for the model that is non ford. The problem is that the new stuff from MSD is that people tend to go back to the standard ford black chip model. The management just becomes too much to deal with. The best thing that improves the run is making sure that you have a new quality distributor with a new black ford module and a new heat sync. Also ford wire sets ford coil and motorcraft plugs. This is the best performance that last and isn't subject to change versus modification. The standard tables in the system computer and it's conversation with the dashboard and also the transmission all work together on a either open loop or closing loop configuration. Open loop the system is referring to it's built in charts from ford. If everything is present and there are no sensor faults and the system is at temperature. The cpu will switch to close loop operations and will jump from the tables to running directly off of the sensors and feedback. You can tell it's in close loop operations when the idling slows all the way down and you hear a two-tone Idling noise. That is kind of like a high lower tone with any shaking or missing if you're in that mode. You should have a twitchy pedal and be able to screech the tires by barley touching the throttle.

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I realize that I am tell you that the best performance is keeping it factory. I will explain why. I will also give a alternative that is a bit involved. Assuming that you have good compression on all cylinders. Make sure that your engine is working with correct fuel pressure. Make sure The timing is set at 10° before TDC with the computer out our of circuit as specified by Ford. The largest problem in those years can sneak up on you and that is the fuel pressure. During those years they had a problem with the high-pressure check valve. That meant if you had two tanks. One of the check values was not working right it would bleed a lot of your pressure by backfeeding the second tank. The pressure regulator works by vacuum so you need that pressure to be correct. One way I have found is that you can have a spongy accelerator petal. Depending on how bad it is. You will seem to eat gas. The other thing is make sure that your second air system is working. Just because the computer is expecting it and all the charts are set assuming that is working. The second thing you can do is get the lightning inner cooler system and change your CPU to that model for the same year. This is something I don't recommend because it's a 25 year old engine although it's better preforming it just will stress the engine. The honestly best things is getting everything close to what they should be as possible. Definitely make sure you have good grounds all across the engine and transmission. The sensors need that to work correctly. If you do have that high pressure bleed back or the pressure is not right make sure your fuel filter is good your pressure regulator is good and your fuel pump is good. Get the check values from ford that fix that problem. If you can't get another motorcraft fuel pump. This is as much as I would say that would keep you with a lot of horsepower and allow you to last a long time.

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