The vehicle was taken to an independent mechanic who diagnosed that the passenger side cylinder head needed to be replaced. I've since put about 10k miles on the truck and noticed that the ticking is much quieter when the engine is cold and progressively get's louder as it comes up to operating temperature. No indication of problem before hand. I wound up rebuilding the entire motor due to an intake gasket malfunction that Ford could have and should have prevented by way of a recall notice. Before starting diagnosis, it is critical to determine the specific engine noise the customer is concerned with, The customer should be interviewed to get their detailed description of the noise, and to determine if the noise occurs at idle or above idle speed, and if the engine is cold, hot or both. Purchased a re-manufactured engine at approx 125,000 miles on old engine.
I had it replaced and it's quiet as a mouse now. Some light noise is normal. What you are doing is listening to see if you hear the noise coming from there. Diagnose noise when engine is at normal operating temperature Oil at 160° F, 71° C or above. Pinging and knocking will happen more frequently under severe duty, but you probably won't hear it from inside the cabin. On September 1, 2005, I attempted to start my truck and found that it would not turn over right away.
The engine needs to be pulled and disassembled to check engine bearings, connecting rods, valves and pistons to see if there is more damage than just blown head gaskets. Consumer was traveling in vehicle at about 30 mph up hill. All of Ford's gasoline engines recommend 87 octane—even the turbocharged EcoBoost. When the vehicle was started following the 2 weeks, the engine noise was louder than normal, and there was a coolant leak. Glad they have the job because I am about to losing mine.
The truck at the time was running fine, no noises from the engine and no smoke from the tailpipe. My main concern is if this is something that is going to cause issues if allowed to continue? I may lose my house because no truck no work. I told my stepdaughter and we went on-line surprised to see lots of people with the same problem. The vehicle was not taken to the dealer for inspection or repairs. Use the manufacturer's recommended spark plug for your engine.
A private mechanic was consulted, who determined the head gasket was blown. This article applies to the Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty 2005-2014. Said 3 things cause this failure. The oil pressure needle doesn't work, but I have plenty of oil, as I check is constantly, so i'm not sure what the oil pressure reading is. Let me know what you can.
The current and failure mileage were 76000. Mechanic reported it during routine service. I'll let you know the findings. After a day of driving he tried to start the vehicle and it wouldn't start. Had a mechanic look at engine found water in intake chamber and broken rod and piston. The manufacturer was notified who advised the contact that there were no recalls for the failure and offered no further assistance.
However, 1998 was a big year for Ford trucks, because it marked the 50th anniversary of F-Series trucks. The second is after the engine has warmed up to operating temp. Vehicle was taken to the dealer for a check up. There have been complaints that some Ford vehicles equipped with a 4. As soon as the engine gets warmed up, I start hearing a knocking noise under the truck. If the noise can not be isolated to a specific bank, then in the majority of situations this would not be a lifter related noise. You can also buy an automotive stethiscope if that will help to better listen.
The F-250 light duty body for '98 is based on the F-150 body, that will change in '99. If you experience this, stop driving your truck immediately and get a tow to a garage or, if you have skills, you can do your own repairs. From a cold start one morning heard loud knocking sound from engine. The contact stated that the vehicle stalled without warning, accompanied by a loud noise from under the hood. This uneven burning causes shock waves at the wrong time that can damage the cylinder and piston. However, it may be masked by or mistaken for other noises generated from either injector firing or a malfunctioning valve train as described above.