Edited by Kit Basher, 28 November 2012 - 03:24 AM.
1997 F150 engine pics?
Posted 27 November 2012 - 06:46 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:42 AM
I also have a few engine bay shots of my old 1997 Expedition that may be of some use to you. However, it had rear heat and had extra coolant lines that might also be confusing.
Edited by kataranga, 27 November 2012 - 08:44 AM.
Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:02 PM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:18 PM
All 5.4L and the 4.6L after 2000 run coil-on-plug ignition systems; 8 plugs, 8 coils. The 5.4L also has a slightly different front drive than the 4.6L, but in scale it probably wouldn't be that noticeable in the vehicle. The 5.4L's throttle body cover is also a bit different. Finally, around 2001 or so the intake manifold switched from cast aluminum (as above) to black plastic (as in my F-150). Surprisingly, I don't have any pictures of my F-150's engine bay...hmm.
If you head over to F150online.com and poke around either the V8 forum or the Tenth Generation forum (97-03) you should be able to find some good pictures.
Edited by kataranga, 27 November 2012 - 04:20 PM.
Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:29 AM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:19 AM
Posted 29 November 2012 - 10:06 AM
Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:34 AM
Let me tell you, spark plugs are not fun. I fought with my Expedition so much I gave up and took it to a shop. The back ones on the passenger side were the worst ones for me due to all the extra coolant lines running to the rear heater core.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 11:44 AM
My Crown Vic has the F150 4.6 so if you need pics I'm happy to help.
Posted 01 December 2012 - 03:25 PM
Thanks Patrick, anything you can do that is not too much trouble would be great. I'm particularly wondering where the heater hoses attach. Here is what I have so far, if anyone sees any glaring errors, please let me know. It's hard to see the black wires against the black valve covers, but they go from the square boxes in front of each valve cover and enter the heads between the intake risers. Thanks to all.
Edited by Kit Basher, 01 December 2012 - 03:26 PM.
Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:40 AM
Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:10 PM
Thanks, Andrew. I'm guessing that two wires are represented on that crossover thing. I will try to paint those black and call it good. Still no clue about heater hoses tho....
Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:55 AM
I can help you with that. The heater hose comes out the back of the block.
This is the line from the water pump to the back.
And here's the back of the engine:
The return for the heater hose I think goes above the oil filter. There's a bracket that attaches to the block that houses the oil filter and a coolant line (I forget which).
As a side note, the kit is slightly inaccurate with the oil filter. The placement on the block is correct for car-based 4.6L engines but for the trucks in 97 the oil filter was actually located on the frame in front of the driver's side wheel. I don't have any pictures of the setup but it was a lot easier to deal with than crawling in and finding the filter above the front axle pumpkin (which I have to do with my '01 5.4L).
Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:35 AM
Thanks Chris. That should get me where I want to go. I think I'll go ahead and finish this thing up. It may not be completely right, but thanks to you guys it will be a whole lot better than if I just winged it. Thanks again to all.