Ford recommends using Motorcraft brand parts when replacing or servicing any of these components. The Regular Cab features a set of small, rear-hinged doors that allow easy access to the narrow space behind the front seat. The dash and interior design on the base models look good enough, but the addition of leather, wood, chrome and center console-mounted shifter found on the high-end models combine to raise the bar on the plush pickup concept. . Cargo Management System Installed at the factory, Ford's new Cargo Management System available only on short-bed Styleside models consists of two rails, a pair of bins, a pair of crossbars and a header bar. The owner's manual supplied by Ford with every F-150 lists the various specifications for the engine, including fluid capacities, Motorcraft brand replacement part numbers, fuel octane requirements and basic engine data. The standard fuel tank holds 27.
New options include a factory-installed cargo management system, remote start, manual telescoping trailer mirrors and a rear backup camera which displays its image in the rearview mirror. If you grew up driving older F-150 models 2004 or prior , you'll be duly impressed by the dead-on steering feel and straight-line tracking of today's F-150s. Those who like to have as much fresh air in the cabin as possible will appreciate the SuperCab's optional rear roll-down windows, a first in this segment. The F-150 is expected to retain a better-than-average residual value, with the Super Cab models at the top of the chart, followed by the SuperCrew and then the Regular Cab. Not only is the new F-150 better looking inside, it's also more quiet, safe and spacious. The F-150 offers numerous trim levels, engine choices and bed and cab lengths.
We prefer the 300-horsepower 5. The combination of these features makes these the best-handling, best-riding F-150s to ever leave a Ford factory. The cylinder compression ratio is 9. The firing order of the spark plugs is 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8. Base Regular Cab models are powered by a tepid but fuel-efficient for a big truck V6.
As such, the owner's manual lists the Motorcraft part numbers for several of these items. Ford recommends using synthetic blend oil with a weight of 5W-20. Ford understands that many Triton owners perform some periodic maintenance tasks on their own. A look at the Fair Purchase Price shows the typical transaction price being paid for the F-150 in your area, so be sure to give it a look before you set out to buy. Safety-conscious consumers won't care for the lack of side-impact and side-curtain airbags. Fleet buyers can opt for a mid-box cargo container that fits between the cab and the bed.
Rising fuel prices and a move toward smaller vehicles have forced the company to revise its 2008 F-150 line-up by offering more features and options with an aggressive new pricing strategy. Determined to keep the F-150 America's best-selling pickup, Ford continues to offer a dizzying array of configurations as well as a new 5. The F-150's silhouette is easy to spot, thanks to its tall bed wall about two inches taller than the previous-generation F-150. Driving It Power is the name of the game when it comes to full-size trucks, and here Ford has made some significant advances. If Ford does one thing better than building tough trucks, it's selling them. The engine has been designed to operate on gasoline with a minimum octane rating of 87. The 2008 Ford F-150 carries over with only minor exterior upgrades.
On a serious note, the 2008 Ford F-150 cannot claim the most horsepower or torque in its class, an important bragging right for some truck owners. Small Rear Door Regular Cab models have a small rear door to help load items behind the back seat. If you like your trucks rough, loud and shaky, this one won't cut it. The engine coolant capacity of the Triton is 21. While not part of the basic engine itself, the windshield washer reservoir holds 4. Gone are the long-familiar Ford power steering system and torsion bar front suspension; replacing them are a modern rack-and-pinion steering and front coil-over-shock suspension. Though it looks different, some may find the tall bed walls make it difficult to reach a toolbox from the side of the truck.
Notable options include a 300-horsepower 5. The recently redesigned shapely Ford body, egg-crate grille and Blue Oval badging remain intact, surrounded by some new chrome trim and a crop of fresh new colors. Including the filter, the crankcase holds 7 quarts of oil. The spark plug gap is 0. Vehicle Details The F-150's interior is as close to car-like as you'll find in any pickup.
A beefed-up version of the 4R75E automatic transmission has been assigned to handle the engine's added muscle. We don't recommend this engine for towing or hauling heavy loads. . . . . .
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