2008 F-150 engine swap


Asked by Mar 24, 2016 at 01:28 PM about the 2008 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 4WD

Question type: Car Customization

How big of an operation is it to take out the 4.6l
and replace it with a 5.0?

2 Answers


The 5.0 is an engine that is probably older than the 4.6, so in some localities it may even be an illegal swap. Engine swaps back in the 60's or 70's were very straightforward. But most are very hard today, mainly because of the electronics, etc. The computer controls for that 5.0 are definitely different from the 4.6. Also, the exhaust hookup, All the accessories, etc. are probably different as well. If it was me, I would try selling that 5.0 and putting the money into rebuilding or replacing that 4.6. There are hop up parts available for both engines too, if that is a concern. Of course this opinion is just my point of view, and I don't have any idea what kind of automotive talent you have. I know a guy who put a 400 small block Chevy in a Ford Ranger, so anything is possible if you put enough time and money into it. Whatever you do, good luck.


Computer won't recognize it. I wouldn't do it

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Engine swapping 1 answer

    I've got an 85 F-150 with a 4.9L straight 6. The body's falling apart, but she still runs strong. I'd like to find a 4x4 (mine's a 2x4) with a blown engine or no engine and swap mine in, but 85's ar...

    1985 Ford F-150


    Car Customization

  • I was wondering if I could swap a Powerstroke diesel into my 1993 Ford F-150 and what modifications would need to be done. 1 answer

    I have a 1993 Ford F-150 that I want to put a Powerstroke diesel engine into but I don't know if it is even possible. If it is possible, could you please tell me what modifications would need to be do...

    1993 Ford F-150 XLT 4WD LB


    Car Customization

  • Cummins in f-150 12 answers

    would it be possible to put a cummins 4bt in a 2000 ford f-150 4.6 auto? is it possible to bolt the engine to the torque converter and how would u control engine rpm when the tranny shifts? cause i h...

    2000 Ford F-150


    Car Customization

  • Transmission swap 2 answers

    I have a 3-spd A/T on the back of my "300" 6 cyl. I would like to upgrade to an O/D tranny.Anybody know if one will fit and what year I should be looking for ? - Thanks Steve

    1981 Ford F-150


    Car Customization

  • 2008 f150 engine replacement issues 3 answers

    I recently replaced the engine in my friends 2008 F150. It was a 4.2 exact replacement. Everything is wired, bolted and done. Getting good fuel pressure, good spark, will not start. Switch is holdi...

    2008 Ford F-150 XL


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Ford F-150 Questions

Ford F-150 Experts

#1 OJ
Reputation 5,960
#2 dandyoun
Reputation 3,870
#3 tennisshoes
Reputation 2,280
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
2,417 Great Deals out of 143,048 listings starting at $1,195
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
1,028 Great Deals out of 55,804 listings starting at $2,400
Used Dodge Ram 1500"
524 Great Deals out of 13,834 listings starting at $995
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty"
453 Great Deals out of 42,715 listings starting at $2,250
Used Toyota Tundra"
647 Great Deals out of 26,177 listings starting at $2,500
Used Toyota Tacoma"
634 Great Deals out of 29,708 listings starting at $2,850
Used Ford Mustang"
721 Great Deals out of 41,148 listings starting at $900
Used Nissan Titan"
211 Great Deals out of 12,942 listings starting at $3,695
Used Ford Ranger"
250 Great Deals out of 7,766 listings starting at $988
Used Ford Explorer"
1,316 Great Deals out of 70,867 listings starting at $985
Used Chevrolet Tahoe"
1,072 Great Deals out of 36,507 listings starting at $1,695
Used Chevrolet Colorado"
336 Great Deals out of 17,696 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Frontier"
448 Great Deals out of 20,612 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 4WD For Sale
50 listings starting at $36,352
2016 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 4WD For Sale
6,703 listings starting at $27,399
2015 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 4WD For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 353 listings starting at $25,500
2014 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 4WD For Sale
30 Great Deals out of 614 listings starting at $16,995
2013 Ford F-150 XLT SuperCab 4WD For Sale
37 Great Deals out of 879 listings starting at $12,990