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The truck that never dies... by Brent from Texas on 02/12/2012. Trim: 1992 Ford F-150 Custom Reg. Cab Long Bed 2WD, Owned more than 10 years.
Pros: Its a very reliable truck. I bought it to pull my boat, but ended up using it for all sorts of things. Comes in very handy! Built like trucks should be built, sturdy, strong , pulls well, and when it gets hot turn on the a/c and drive in comfort. Very smooth engine! I just rebuilt the heads and installed new head gaskets on the original block with 207,000 miles. It started on the third turn after put together and runs smooth as it was when I bought it. NO SMOKE! The valve seats were leaking causing it to smoke a little on hard acceleration and one bad valve. Now you can barely feel it run!
Cons: Diagnostics on the engine from the dealer was poor! It was running horribly and they told me the throttle body was the problem! That is a 300.00 part to replace (I'm sure at the mechanics shop it would be a 600 bux repair) It wasn't a one part fix, but the major problem was the throttle position sensor. (A 25.00 part) That got the check engine light off!! I replaced the fuel pump too (205,00 miles) and the truck had a whole new life! There is a little rust where the paint peeled off and its growing.
Overall review: I have had this truck since '98 with 140,000 miles on it when I bought it. It was maintained by a company very well, but it was a well used truck when I bought it with a lot of highway miles. Everything worked well and I returned 18mpg in the city and 20 on the highway with the 302 Engine. Don't drive it past 70mph or the mileage drops considerably to 15mpg on the highway. I have the tow package, and high speeds is not the trucks forte' but pulling is. At speed limit speeds it does very well on gas mileage. It is a good truck if you take care of it. I keep my oil changed on time, and make sure that the maintenance is kept up and the truck has never let me down! That is the kind of reliability I was looking for. I just can't get rid of it...
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