Originally Posted by cliff tate
had a 99 f150 4.6 towed a 55tbird to casagranda and back no sweat a great engine also deal with a engine core co they tell me that the 4.6s never or very seldum come in with holes in the block taxie guys say they run for ever.
not long ago I have read in a rebuilder book that truck 4.6s and car 4.6s are not the same engines and made in different plants too.
"we" have a 2003 5.3 chev extended cab 1/2 ton Z-71 elec 4wd auto trans with 4.10 posi's (2200 rpm at 60 mph) to pull gooseneck horse tailer/camper. Gross weight was 13,500. Does 12 loaded, but got 14 coming back from South Dakota running 75-80 on interstate loaded, and 17 mpg truck only on the road. on 87 octane. Decent power unless you are in heavy mountains. Hard to beat. Chevy beat the GMC price. too much more money for prettier headlights.
New fords are ugly. Hey, if you hate rattles, then buy the Ford. The new Chevys are NOT small blocks they are the LS series. Do yourself a favor. You are a Chevy guy, you will never like a Ford.