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Common Mistake Ford Truck Owners Make Upgrading Their Engine

Discover now a common mistake many truck owners make when upgrading their engine with one example involving an aftermarket part and the brands that are often at fault.

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Ford Expert Warning to Truck Owners

When upgrading an older truck engine, it is common to succumb to the temptation of randomly replacing old parts without thinking about whether or not this is a good practice (or even necessary) for every part replaced. It seems to make common sense since you know that the parts are old and that there are expected lifespans to all components. However, what you decide to replace that original part with can lead to problems afterward that could have been easily avoided by hanging onto that older part.

A good example of this can be seen in a recent FordTechMakuloco YouTube channel episode where the host---Brian---showcases a 2013 Ford F-150 that he had previously worked on that consisted largely of $9,000 worth of parts and labor upgrading a customer’s treasured truck.

However, not long after the upgrade work, the customer came back to him with a misfiring engine problem and was vexed thinking the problem had to have been due to the upgrade work he hired out to be done.

As it turns out, the cause was traced to the owner reportedly replacing the old OEM coils with some new aftermarket ones prior to bringing his truck in for the upgrade work---not knowing that new aftermarket ignition coils are inferior to not just Ford OEM coils, but even the original ones that are nearly 10 years old.

Related article: Aftermarket Auto Parts Warning Says This Mechanic

Follow along with Brian as he does a show and tell of the customer’s Ford F-150 and how the new aftermarket ignition coils led to the truck owner’s mistaken impression that the fault lay with the work he had hired out.

Don’t Fall for the Marketing Hype: Aftermarket Ignition Coils are Absolute Junk!

And finally…

For additional articles about Ford truck warnings, here are a few for your consideration:

Ford Mechanic Reminds Owners of Faulty Ford F-150 Transmission Problem

Ford EcoBoost Engine Owners are Getting the Wrong Repair Part Warning

Ford F-150 Lightning Problem Some Owners Don’t Realize Until It’s Too Late

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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.

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