OT 2000 Ford F 150 with V-6 engineody have any comments

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  1. MobileMike

    MobileMike Senior Refuge Member

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    Looking at buying an old Ford with limited miles by an old woman (78,000)

    Truck has a 6 cylinder.

    Anybody have comments about this engine?


    MM....out!
     
  2. Lowtide

    Lowtide Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a 1999 E150 van with the 4.2 V6. 180K miles and still going strong.
     
  3. soiltester

    soiltester Elite Refuge Member

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    V-6 or do they even make the straight 6 anymore .. as the S-6 was a workhorse and a great engine and for road travel .. traded at 235,000 and going strong!!:tu
     
  4. stevena198301

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    Them were good motors... But I think the newer ones are V6s.
     
  5. Lowtide

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    I think the straight 6 was discontinued in '96. My experience with the inline was that it had more torque and better fuel mileage.
     
  6. WestKyHunt

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    I used to have a '02 f150 with the V6. Good pep but would buy a V8 over a V6 after owning both.
     
  7. tcc

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    Yup it was phased out somewhere around there. Great engine though, like most inline 6's they didn't have a lot of hp but tons of torque especially down low--they really drive more like a diesel engine. Extremely durable as well.
     
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    Just gave my Grandson my 1995 f-150 with that same v6 ( I believe it's the same) Over 300,000 miles and still going. No major engine issues ever.
     
  9. MobileMike

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    The truck is a 2000 model. Long wheel base.

    MM
     
  10. skiduck

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    The inline 6 was discontinued because it didn't meet emissions standards. Awesome motor. The V6 is a good motor, but it ain't built for towing or hauling. Just daily driving. If it only has 78000 miles and owned by an old woman...snap that truck up. Most likely hasn't been abused and is in great shape. I am jealous.
     
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