1988 Ford F150 8 Cylinder 4.9L engine

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Asked by May 28, 2016 at 11:17 PM about the 1988 Ford F-150 S Standard Cab 4WD LB

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I am about to buy a 1988 Ford F150 4.9L 8 Cylinder PU. Is this a good engine
and pick up? Any ideas as to the MPG and the reliability of this engine?

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4.9L is an I6. Very reliable and last a long time as long as you change the oil. The truck when new was listed as 14- 17MPG, expect slightly lower. I suspect the truck has rust if your in the snow belt, but should be good to you.

12,805

Ford 300 6cylinder 41 years of design refinement. This engine has a lot of torque very low in the powerband, I will say Bullet proof in terms of reliability used in so many Heavy duty Vehicles up until 1996.. the last year of production. I have driven a f350 300 6 cyl 4 speed flatbed Dual rear wheel, loaded with 2.5 tons at steady state mileage was over 20 I recall that quite clearly! that engine was stronger than the 5.0V8!

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Is the I6 the same as a 8 cylinder engine? I am looking at a 4.9l 8 cylinder engine. I am really confused.

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The 4.9 (Metric) 6 cylinder also called the 300 (English) cubic inch 6 cylinder is the engine in the f150.. It is NOT the 8 cylinder 5.0 (Metric) or 302 (English) cubic inch engine. also the 6 cylinder is a straight line of cylinders in a row. A V8 has 2 banks of 4 cylinders at 90 degrees apart! each bank has 4 cylinders...configured in a V8....confused yet?

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