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2000 f250 5.4

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by oppi2010, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. oppi2010

    oppi2010 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    hi im new to the business. i have a 2000 ford f250 with a 9 foot unimount. the mount i set at 11 inches off the ground. when the plow is on the i think it sits way to close to the ground. i hit some driveway curbs. what can i do to help this.
    what do you think of the 5.4 for plowing
     
  2. mulchmonkey2000

    mulchmonkey2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    Do you have any weight in the back of the truck? I usually carry atleast 500 lbs of salt in the back. That will also help with traction as well. I still have some driveways that i have to be careful with or i'll hit had with the plow when i'm driving in or out. The 5.4 is an awesome engine. I had a chevy diesel before and believe this engine is just as strong as that was, if not more. So, get some weight in the back and Good luck!! :waving:
     
  3. oppi2010

    oppi2010 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    thanks ill get some weight back there what year do you use and what size plow
     
  4. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    raise the mount
     
  5. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    5.4 hmm let's see where to start. Oh, be prepared to replace the exhaust manifolds and studs, if not already done. Also be prepared to re-thread (time sert insert) the spark plug hole that blew out a plug and took a COP (coil on plug) with it. I had this happen and now have lower compression in that cylinder. I am not taking the head off till spring. I can keep going...
    T.J.
     
  6. mulchmonkey2000

    mulchmonkey2000 Senior Member
    Messages: 106

    i have a 2006 with a 8' western straight blade and prowings. TJS is right about the exhaust manifold, i just replaced the right side at 52000 miles. I have heard about the spark plugs blowing out and was told to replace them around 75000 miles at the most.
     
  7. baldplowguy

    baldplowguy Junior Member
    Messages: 27

    My mechanic told me that if it is running fine to leave the plugs alone for that very reason. My truck has 98K. Think I should change them now? I read somewhere that if you run Marvel Mystery oil in the gas for a few tank fulls prior to doing the plugs it helps. Think this is true?
     
  8. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    I bought my truck used 3 years ago and I did not change the plugs...unitl it blew a plug out last month. It has 69k on it now. I also replaced all 4 ball joints, front axle U-joints, sway bar end links, shocks, rotors and hawk pads.
    T.J.
     
  9. oppi2010

    oppi2010 Junior Member
    Messages: 24

    i have had no problems besides a motor because i froze it last winter it has around 100000 on the motor and 150000 on everything else i think i have to do the front end