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  1. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    Thank you! I hope to unveil some cool stuff at Expo East this year. The vendor price is very steep but I hope to still be able to be there! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    Hopefully it's ok to post... www.WheelisKnives.com Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  3. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    I should mention that the knife business is not very lucrative right now! Lol Transitioned from a paramedic to full time knifemaker about 8 months ago. Getting everything set up is extremely time consuming but not financially rewarding right now. Catch 22. Don't have time to mess with van but...
  4. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    Mine is the 4R75W. This is my daily driver. Fortunately I work at home so have been able to make due. That being said I am extremely busy with a knifemaking business and hardly have time to get the valve covers off let alone source a 6.8, trans, and all the accessories to switch over. If I...
  5. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    That's what I thought. I am completely happy with the power of the 5.4 other than in the Rockies. V10 would be nice but way more hassle and time. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    Hope not. It's ticking not knocking. We shall see soon! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  7. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    Dont think it is an easy swap. Read somewhere about a guy trying and it wasn't working. Would need the trans as well as the motor. Imagine the ECU as well. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  8. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    Completely missed this. I will check this out. Haven't had a chance to mess with the van getting ready for the Blade Show. Now that it is over I can tear inti the van tomorrow. Thank you! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. RememberTheFallen

    Key piece of gear for Bear Country.

    Yeah, tense night for sure! Hung it out away from camp, 10ft off the ground, over an arm sized branch. Woke up about 10pm to what I thought was a raccoon trying to get into it. Walked down in my boxers to see the biggest black bear in history (Guinness Confirmed!) drop down out of the tree. I...
  10. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    Ok, I will try that. It has been going thru a lot of oil recently but I thought it was due to a leak I had. Looked earlier and the leak isn't enough time account for the 3-4 quarts over 4000 miles. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    My temper was making it far worse! Here is a short video of the sound. Seems worse with the dog house off. Sticking my ear to the oil pan and I could feel the ticking... Disregard, evidently I can't post videos thru Tapatalk any more. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  12. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    No worries, I appreciate the help anyway! Everything I Google for "5.4 engine tick/knock" leads to the cam phasers. I have to add in the 2v part to filter it. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    Will do. Thanks! EDIT: so Google says my 2v 5.4 does not have cam phasers. Only the 3v 5.4. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    On a great note, checking all 8 plugs today for tightness only took me 2 1/2 hours! A tenth of the time it took me to replace them a couple of months ago. On a sad note, they were all tight and not the source of my tapping noise. The serpentine belt was fine as well. I really think you have...
  15. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    I got a quote of $400 to change the plugs! I couldn't understand why until I started it. Lots of cussing on the FIRST day! Day two I turned off the death metal and switched to Tom Petty. I then realized my eyes were useless and started doing everything by feel. It went a little better after...
  16. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    That logic helped as well. I was looking at low mileage transits and they were @ $25-30k completely empty. I then started adding up another interior build and the hours spent figuring it all out. That has encourared me to keep this van. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  17. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    Thanks for the replies everyone! Now that I have had some time to cool down I do think all of you are right. I will look into the sound further and if I have to, replace the engine. Then I would be good to go for quite a while! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  18. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    Not yet, that will be one of the first things I check because I changed them a couple of months ago. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  19. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    You are right, didn't realize how cheap they are. Thanks Chris! You think a single person without a lift could remove the engine with an engine hoist? I read a post on here where a guy was struggling getting a 7.3 out (which I realize is double the weight). Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  20. RememberTheFallen

    Replace Engine or Move onto Newer Van?

    Hello, I haven't been on here much because I have been out enjoying the van and working hard on my knife business. Unfortunately, having some engine issues now and would appreciate some advice. On the way back from a 3200 mile road trip to the MotoGP race the engine in my 2004 e350 developed...
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