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Using a Camshaft Alignment Kit to Service Ford, Mercury and Mazda Valvetrains

Locking the camshaft and crankshaft down together provides an accurate method to ensure the motor will remain in time during the repair process. The Camshaft Alignment Kit (37410) from Lisle Corporation is perfect for servicing the timing belt, chains, head gaskets or other valve train repairs on Ford, Mercury and Mazda vehicles. The kit comes

Ford Drops in its 500,000th 6.7L Power Stroke V8 Turbocharged Diesel Engine

Introduced in 2010, the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel delivers 400 horsepower and 800 lb.-ft. of torque with best-in-class fuel economy Ford announced the installation of its 500,000th 6.7L Power Stroke V8 turbocharged diesel engine, which went into a new 2014 Ford Super Duty F-350 Lariat pickup truck. The engine was installed Sept. 24 at the Kentucky Truck

Service Issues on Ford 4.6L SOHC & DOHC Engines

In 2005, Ford introduced a three-valve (3V) SOHC version of the 4.6L for the newly restyled retro-look Mustang. Major changes included the use of two intake valves and one exhaust valve per cylinder to increase air velocity, torque and power, variable cam timing and a weight-saving aluminum cylinder block. Ford’s overhead cam 4.6L V8 engine has been

Powertrain Products; Problems With Ford 5.4L Truck Engines

The proper rebuild must contain not only new phasers, but also resized and machined camshaft bores, with the installation of OEM sized cam-bearings or an oversized camshaft with machining to zero runout (along with the traditional re-manufacturing process) Powertrain Products Inc., a national distributor of rebuilt automotive engines, reports on an alarming trend in Ford 2004-2010 trucks, equipped

Diagnosing Engine Noise Under The Hood Of A Ford F-150

This article is about diagnosing a mysterious engine noise in a 1989 Ford F-150 pickup equipped with the venerable 5.0L or 302 cubic-inch V8 engine following a rebuild. Most of us working in the automotive service trades are very familiar with Murphy’s Law and how it affects our shop’s cost of doing business. Murphy’s Law

Addressing Ford Power Stroke Injector Misfire/Cackle

The #8 injector on the 7.3L engine is the farthest away from the oil pump, causing a filling problem, which may result in a misfire. Application: 
1998-2003 7.3L Diesel E Series
1999-2003 7.3L Diesel Super Duty F Series 
2000-’03 7.3L Diesel Excursion Problem: 
Some vehicles may experience a misfire or “cackle.” Cause: 
The injectors in the 7.3L diesel run

Blast From the Past — Alcohol-Based Fuels From Automotives Early Years

In the 1930s, new engines were being designed that would compress the fuel/air charge, resulting in a higher compression ratio. However, the greater the compression, the greater the engine knock, which lead to changes in automotive fuels offered in those days. By Randy Rundle With all of the current controversy about alcohol being added to gasoline,

Damage Control: Removing Problem Plugs on Ford Modular Engines

Ford recognized a plug removal problem on some of its 4.6L 3v, 5.4L 3V and 6.8L 3V engines and issued a tech bulletin — TSB 08-7-6 — to address the problems. This article supersedes TSB 08-1-9. Ford’s Modular engine, used in various Ford, Lincoln and Mercury products during the mid- to late-2000’s, has been known to give techs a hard