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Old 02-05-2018, 10:52 PM   #1
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Default 2014 f150 stx 5.0 engine blown

So after going through 2 local shops and finally actually ford dealer they have concluded its time for a new long block,any THTer's have to do one of these on a late model F150 yet looking for option's,idea's or advice at this point......
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So after going through 2 local shops and finally actually ford dealer they have concluded its time for a new long block,any THTer's have to do one of these on a late model F150 yet looking for option's,idea's or advice at this point......
That sucks, how many miles and do you know what caused the isaue?
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That does suck. I heavent herd much bad about the 5.0 in the f150.
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I cant explain it because I have had nothing but excellent service out of the 5.0 Coyote v8 in our fleet of F150 trucks at work.

But I will tell you this. I am in and out of the Ford dealership all the time buying parts. I use the commercial parts counter around back so I see the crate motors coming and going. The only engines I ever see being replaced at the dealer are the 5.0's. I have never seen any 6 cylinder engine or even a diesel engine crated up and being replaced. I've seen about 8-10 5.0s.

I have no explanation for this, in my personal experience they have been hammer reliable.
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I cant explain it because I have had nothing but excellent service out of the 5.0 Coyote v8 in our fleet of F150 trucks at work.

But I will tell you this. I am in and out of the Ford dealership all the time buying parts. I use the commercial parts counter around back so I see the crate motors coming and going. The only engines I ever see being replaced at the dealer are the 5.0's. I have never seen any 6 cylinder engine or even a diesel engine crated up and being replaced. I've seen about 8-10 5.0s.

I have no explanation for this, in my personal experience they have been hammer reliable.
Maybe it's because you maintain yours properly? I'm not saying the OP did anything wrong. If it's a 2014 it may still be under warranty?

It is surprising to read this thread. Many guys go out of there way and pay extra $$ for the 5.0 V8's. I never understood why but to each their own.
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The truck goes 7 days a week between long commutes into the city as an electrical contractor or long trips back to my marina on the cape,it was purchased january of 2015 currently has 132,000 miles on it extended warrantee ended at 120k.Has had oil changes as scheduled its whole life engine was trouble free 100% till around 15k ago been battling with fuel injector issues and scheduling issues to get it into dealership.Interesting story about the 5.0 coyote crates going out door sounds like one of those is in my future,hoping to hear from a member who has run this course already.i appreciate everyone's input this may cut into my boating budget ouch !
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Id look for a good used engine instead of a new crate motor from the dealer = $$$

Look on car-part.com
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Id look for a good used engine instead of a new crate motor from the dealer = $$$

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good idea i just got some quotes for used engines with 50k mile warantee,no core charge looks less than long block from dealer however i have some new parts like injectors and coils for long block already will talk to my mechanic.
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Man that sucks. Can you give us an idea of what is actually wrong with it? It baffles me that they make a motor so complex in a pickup that it is not cost effective to just rebuild it but I guess that depends on what is actually broke.
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Usually (but not always) these long blocks are rebuilt. They just do it in a factory with specialized machines vs a machine shop.

Do tell what caused the failure.
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I would get a local shop to put a remanned Jasper motor in that truck..
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I would get a local shop to put a remanned Jasper motor in that truck..
That's what I was thinking,guess jasper does not make a compatible engine yet,so far since leaving the dealership have yet to find a shop willing to do long block swap out even with the understanding we need parts direct from ford also I guess these engines don't rebuild well.
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i would start by getting more info as to what caused the problem first. then see who can fix it? seems odd that no one would be willing to fix it? we have a local repair shop that you would swear is nothing more than a shade tree mechanic, however he is a ford guru particularly on the diesels. he repairs so many ford diesels that he gets parts cheaper than our local ford dealer.
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I'm sorry, I couldn't help it...

On a more serious note, sorry to hear what happened.. Warranty time!
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Shop a reman’d from auto-zone or Napa. Friend at work bought a 5.4 Triton reman from them recently.
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Goyettes Auto Salvage in New Bedford has a 39k Mile used engine for $2600.
Dings Auto Sales in Litchfield also has one with the same miles.

A good mechanic could do an engine swap in a day.
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That's what I was thinking,guess jasper does not make a compatible engine yet,so far since leaving the dealership have yet to find a shop willing to do long block swap out even with the understanding we need parts direct from ford also I guess these engines don't rebuild well.
If you were closer I'd put a motor in it I would use ford long block and the reason most shops don't rebuild these motors is the parts are very expensive parts to rebuild a 5.4 your looking easy $2k+.

I did a long block in a 2007 Ford F-150 5.4 if I remember the long block from ford my cost was about $4000 maybe $4500 can't remember the one advantage to going with ford is you get a 2 year unlimited mile warranty.

I'm a not a fan of junk yard motors it's a crap shoot if you get a good or bad one just have to make sure you buy from a reputable junk yard.
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