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Old 09-05-2006, 04:38 AM   #29
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Wahoonc ,how many of your 4.2 v6s had the intake gasket leak ,water fills
the front cylinder most always grenades the rod failure?Those engines were good ,but that main problem killed plenty of them .

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Believe it or not only one that I was aware of. And it was caught before it caused any major damage. The others were just worn out, they weren't heavy enough for the job at hand.

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Old 09-05-2006, 05:45 AM   #30
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Let's just complicate this even more...

2007 Expedition is listed as follows:

With 5.4L/3.73 rear and HD trailer package:

15000 GCWR
9000 max. trailer weight
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Old 09-05-2006, 06:03 AM   #31
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Let's just complicate this even more...

2007 Expedition is listed as follows:

With 5.4L/3.73 rear and HD trailer package:

15000 GCWR
9000 max. trailer weight
That is with 5 gallons of gas and a 150# driver, and does not include any optional equipment

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Old 09-06-2006, 02:23 AM   #32
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Hi, Scott. We have had some 5.4s and 6.8s blow the spark plugs out and Ford told us at that time the only authorized repair was to replace the head. And where I work, if asked, we will tell you that we have had some of these. But the numbers we have seen are very low. [Note: we are basically a car dealer and only work on F-350s and smaller]
Hi, Mark R. Yes the 5.4 does have a larger differential and trans than the same Expedition with the 4.6 engine. And yes there is a lot more to the tow package than just the hitch; Such as trailer towing harness protected with separate fuses and relays and seven pin connector.
Hi, PWRSTRK. On the 07 Expedition, that sounds about right. Almost the same as my Navigator 5.4 L/3.73 rear and tow package:
14,000 GCWR
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:37 AM   #33
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Hi, Scott,

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I also suspect that if it has the 5.4L OHC V-8 engine and a numerically high rear end, it just might be a towing beast after all. Maybe even a comfy one.

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Oh, it most certainly is. Getting the tow package gets you a Class III hitch receiver and both types of trailer plugs, and all of the relays for a brake controller.
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Old 09-06-2006, 08:49 AM   #34
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Expy's are OK!

I am now on my second Expedition, having driven my '97 to 178kmiles, without a tuneup, but it was needing some attention, so we just got another last year. Yes, try to only get the 5.4L. You'll tow all of what you have listed in your profile. Actually you could tow both in tandem. Just ask Carol how well her Expy towed her 27 FB Classic - well, she DID get a new Suburb, but she definitely towed it with the Expy.

Anything at or below 5000lbs dry, I would stand behind and say that Expys, when equipped with the 5.4L and the tow package (class II or class III receiver and the tranny cooler), will certainly tow them and run up hills with no problem. In that range you're still well below the rating AND you're lighter than the tow vehicle, an important thing I prefer to stay under. My experience is with my Safari, which is 3200lb dry and probably about 4000lbs when we travel. And I have never had any problems towing, control, power, speed, nothing, in three years, with both Expys. Keep it OUT of Overdrive, and you will cruise along just fine.
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Old 09-06-2006, 10:32 AM   #35
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John, thanks for the "actual user" information/experience. The information I have on the 1960 Tradewind is that it also weighs about 3,200#'s (dry) - which makes sense since it's 6 years older and 2 ft longer. I'll have to see about getting a hitch put on the bumper of the Tradewind so I can hook up the Flying Cloud (wink, wink).
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