Scotty, You have ranked Ford F-150 as the best pickup truck. In 2018-2019 Ford F-150 with the 5.0L…
Scotty, You have ranked Ford F-150 as the best pickup truck. In 2018-2019 Ford F-150 with the 5.0L engine went through a major design overhaul for the 2018 model year turning the once reliable 5.0L Coyote engine into an engineering disaster similar to 5.4 L 3 V engine. According to Ford expert in “Ford Tech Makuloco” channel, these redesigned engines have so many problems at low mileages such as the infamous BBQ Tick noise like in 5.2L Voodoo engine with cylinder wall scuffing as a result of liner less cylinder and forged aluminium pistons, oil consumption, rattle on deceleration and the latest is chirping from a failing timing chain tensioner. It seems every week a new message is coming out from Ford with another common failure point popping up that is under engineering investigation.
The 10 speed automatics are also Uber complicated, sure to break when it wears out and a nightmare to service.
My feeling is, these may come out really dirty on Ford and harm their reputation by the time it is 2023 (5 years after 2018).
Would love your thoughts and experience on them. I will post separately the ticking problem and how the dealerships are disregarding them showing the technical service bulletins.