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96 F150 with straight six - need opinions

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by danmc, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. danmc

    danmc Member
    Messages: 84

    My neighbor is selling his 96 F150, it has a straight six engine with 150K miles (the last year it was made I believe). I'm considering buying it for my daily driver. Any pro's or con's to the engine? Is it durable, weak, a workhorse? The truck itself is in good overall condition.

  2. gt_racer50

    gt_racer50 Senior Member
    from Ohio
    Messages: 484

    If it's had regular mtce, they are a workhorse, and they will last a long time. My 95 has one with 70,000 miles on it, hardly broke in.
  3. mylawn03

    mylawn03 Senior Member
    Messages: 229

    Buddy of mine has a 89 F-150 with a straight six and a five speed. After 300,000 miles the damn thing just won't quit. He's been plowin with it for years.
  4. Mdirrigation

    Mdirrigation Senior Member
    Messages: 413

    my neighbor has a ford 300 6 cyl with 285,000 miles , just lost oil pressure and is knocking like hell , but he has been driving it like that for 2 weeks and it wont blow up . We are dropping in another 6 in a week or 2.
  5. danmc

    danmc Member
    Messages: 84

    thanks for the feedback!