Ford Trucks

Ford is legendary for their trucks and especially the F150 which year after year has been the best selling truck in Canada.

While not featuring as wide of a lineup as GM, Ford has a variety of trucks from the compact Ranger to the F series light trucks extending into the very heavy duty F450. Econoline vans are also very popular.

Fords trucks feature a wide variety of engine options from straight and V6, to small and large V8 gas and diesels. A four cylinder is available in the small trucks. Most gas engines have been very reliable with some notable exceptions: the 4.2L V6 option was weak and had numerous problems which is not surprising as it was based on the troublesome 3.8 liter engine featured in so many Ford cars and mini vans.

The overhead camshaft V8’s have had a mixed reputation with many blowing out spark plugs at random (and usually very inopportune times). This is due to poorly designed cylinder heads with not enough threads to hold the spark plugs in tight. So bad is this problem that a class action lawsuit against Ford is still in progress.

Strangely, considering how common this concern had been, we have only had one vehicle in our shop with a blown out spark plug.

Diesel engines have been a popular option in many Ford trucks including the F350 Super Duty. This is one tough 4X4 pickup truck but be aware: it is very expensive to repair.

Ford is legendary for their trucks and especially the F150 which year after year has been the best selling truck in Canada.

While not featuring as wide of a lineup as GM, Ford has a variety of trucks from the compact Ranger to the F series light trucks extending into the very heavy duty F450. Econoline vans are also very popular.

Fords trucks feature a wide variety of engine options from straight and V6, to small and large V8 gas and diesels. A four cylinder is available in the small trucks. Most gas engines have been very reliable with some notable exceptions: the 4.2L V6 option was weak and had numerous problems which is not surprising as it was based on the troublesome 3.8 liter engine featured in so many Ford cars and mini vans.

The overhead camshaft V8’s have had a mixed reputation with many blowing out spark plugs at random (and usually very inopportune times). This is due to poorly designed cylinder heads with not enough threads to hold the spark plugs in tight. So bad is this problem that a class action lawsuit against Ford is still in progress.

Strangely, considering how common this concern had been, we have only had one vehicle in our shop with a blown out spark plug.

Diesel engines have been a popular option in many Ford trucks including the F350 Super Duty. This is one tough 4X4 pickup truck but be aware: it is very expensive to repair.

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