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    New Truck

    Well after 3 weeks of having a new job, I just bought me a 2nd vehicle, which now means I'm now on the 29th vehicle in 10 years. It is a 1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer Edition. It is a 4.9L straight 6 cyl, 5 spped manual trans with full power & air. Currently has 237xxx miles, but has been well maintained & runs like it has 37xxx miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerlbf406 View Post
    Well after 3 weeks of having a new job, I just bought me a 2nd vehicle, which now means I'm now on the 29th vehicle in 10 years. It is a 1996 Ford F-150 Eddie Bauer Edition. It is a 4.9L straight 6 cyl, 5 spped manual trans with full power & air. Currently has 237xxx miles, but has been well maintained & runs like it has 37xxx miles.
    Hey Tim,

    Congrats!

    F-trucks are great trucks and the inline six is one of those engines that will run almost forever; I have a buddy who bought am F-150 brand-new back in 1988. He still has it.

    It still runs, too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerlbf406 View Post
    29th vehicle in 10 years. .

    Wow, that is amazing!

    Congrads on the new truck. I need me a decent pick'em up truck too.

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    Nice truck! Those 4.9's are great, designed when longevity was important to truck buyers. I too know someone that has a F150 with a 4.9 and it has over 300k miles on it. Wasn't '96 the last year for the 4.9?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieseleverything View Post
    Nice truck! Those 4.9's are great, designed when longevity was important to truck buyers. I too know someone that has a F150 with a 4.9 and it has over 300k miles on it. Wasn't '96 the last year for the 4.9?
    I can't recall offhand but I know the F-truck has not been as solid since Ford went to the "modular" OHC 4.6/5.4 V-8s. The old 302/351 V-8 was much tougher/suited for truck use but Ford dropped 'em because of emissions certification and gas mileage issues.

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    I have also read that with the older carb'd 4.9 you can squeeze three times the power out of it and see a less than 1MPG drop. That's a real engine, smart people have been souping up 4.9's and putting them in their "hot rod" pickups instead of 460's for years. I agree I think the Modular motors are junk.

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