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Old 11-27-2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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How tough is the 5.0

Out of curiosity how tough are these new 2011- 2014 5.0's. And what I mean is in Stock form with regular preventative maintenance how long could they run. I've seen people say just as long as a diesel... I don't plan on modding the motor as it is plenty fast for me.


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Let's put it this way: It's the base motor in a F150. That should tell you what you need to know about predicted longevity and durability in use.

I have over 100 full throttle dragstrip passes, on slicks, on mine and there is no indication of distress from any major components.
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Let's put it this way: It's the base motor in a F150. That should tell you what you need to know about predicted longevity and durability in use.

I have over 100 full throttle dragstrip passes, on slicks, on mine and there is no indication of distress from any major components.
This. The F-150 engine is slightly different with regards to composition of its internals: I am not too sure about the specifics, but I'm assuming it has beefed up cylinder walls, internals/something along those lines. It is meant for towing 8-10k lbs of payload, meaning the engine has to endure constant amount of stress. It has a peak torque of 420 @2000 rpm, although a coyote would peak around 390 bit later in the rpm.

But as 5LHO said, 5.0 are pretty sturdy engines. I can't think of a reason why they wouldn't go 200K miles provided you don't abuse em.

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Rather the opposite. It has everything the same as the Mustang, except for lower compression cast pistons, different intake cam, exhaust manifolds and tuning.

Block, crank, rods, intake mani, all the same.
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Noodles, unless you beat the crap out of it on a regular basis, it's gonna last awhile.
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Rather the opposite. It has everything the same as the Mustang, except for lower compression cast pistons, different intake cam, exhaust manifolds and tuning.

Block, crank, rods, intake mani, all the same.
Hmm right, thanks for clarifying it. I knew something was different, but didn't exactly know what.

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Noodles, unless you beat the crap out of it on a regular basis, it's gonna last awhile.
Even if you beat the crap put of it, if it's maintained properly it should still last way beyond 100k.

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Thanks for all the answers!


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Running good quality gasoline is a huge help. Letting your car warm up properly before ragging on it is another. I've seen many a people jump in a cold car and immediately start hammering on it. Not good for longevity. Then of course proper maintenance and service.
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Basically any car now a days IF maintained properly should have no issues lasting 150-200k. Especially if most of the driving is highway. The issue with a lot of cars occur due to owners neglecting them (either intentionally or not knowing any better) and not doing proper maintenance. Working at a parts store its amazing how many people try to do the upkeep on their cars and have no idea what there doing when it comes to the simplest tasks such as changing oil (not putting in the right weight or quantity, etc).
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