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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 01-23-2014, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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Cam Phasers

Just bought a 2007 F150 4 X 4 XLT this week. It has 132,000 Km's on it. Got talking to people bout it and they told me about the cam phaser problems that were on the 5.4 engines. Now I am worried as the price to fix ain't cheap. It ain't making no ticking noise yet, but should I sell it ASAP or am I just paranoid. Thoughts? Help? Recommendations Appreciated.

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I'm no expert on the issue, but for what it's worth, talk is just talk. Just like I'm about to do now. lol

"They" say a lot of things….."they" even said that the world would end for numerous reasons over the last 10 or 20 years, but here we are.

Selling ASAP immediately after buying is a bit short sighted and an over reaction at best.

Unless your truck is showing symptoms, why worry about it ?

I'm not saying ignore it, but what's the point in worrying about something that may or may not happen, and if it does happen, there's fuck all you can do to prevent it, short of doing that expensive repair pre-emptively.

In short, don't sell, you're being paranoid…………your words.

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Unless you picked up the truck for a steal and you can make money. Quickly.

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Thanks for the replys guys. Keep em coming.

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Do your oil changes every 5000 km, don't go over. I recommend Synthetic but as long as you do it religiously it's 6 in one hand half a dozen in the other.

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Do your oil changes every 5000 km, don't go over. I recommend Synthetic but as long as you do it religiously it's 6 in one hand half a dozen in the other.
I use synthetic 5-20 and change every 5000 km. Use only Ford filters. It's like anything else, look after it and it will look after you. Remember, the sky hasn't fallen yet. Keep the system clean and you should not have any problems.

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I found that using the ford filters helped the issue on mine (although it's a 2009 w/ 4.6). I also do the oil changes every 5000kms with conventional oil. If there's no noise I wouldn't worry.

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Everything else Id agree with Mike. )(^^^)
Yet another sign of the approaching apocalypse.

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Yet another sign of the approaching apocalypse.
turning over a new leaf.. not sure if good yet. lol
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Never heard of cam phasers … Are we talking about the cam syncro sensor ?


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