So....for xmas i bought myself an 05' f150, it's been babied, no winters, one owner, clean carfax, had my mechanics go through it closely --it's clean.
Doing the exhaust, cat-back magnaflow, dump in the side in-front of rear wheel. it has been lifted, leveled, and I've had the raptor tire/rim package put on it. Likely getting it tuned on a dyno after i buy a nice tuner for it.
Question --- it has a "very" ford slight tick, tick, tick - you can hear it more so on right side under wheel area.
I'm a douche, bought it, "As Is" but it's been around 30days - I'm pretty articulate and good at influencing situations to get what i want/need. It's from a reputable Ford dealer in ATL, GA.
Long story short - I want them to handle the fix, considering the amt. I just bought this fucker for. Prepared to be nice but thereafter if they are fuck knobs---what are my options.
Was going to go w/ the hey look I work for a big corp. with an affiliation/business relationship w/ Ford, e.g. friends w/ the Co. ATL VP etc, etc...maybe sprinkle in my wife is a big fucking shit @ Emory e.g we know a ton of people and I like to write and spread the word about companies who are not handling customers fairly, e.g I FEEL LIKE IF YOU DON'T HELP ON THIS YOU ALL ARE FUCKING ME DRY (I bought it as so technically - I'm fucked yes?) ---
bla, bla, bla - I'll be nice first but then clear that my intention is to really create a communication storm if they are less than helpful. Truth - as a family unit I/WE like Ford - if treated well we will likely buy cars fron them for the next 10yrs and beyond....
Does any of this bullshit input matter???
How can I get a leg up, wondering who at the dealership I should communicate w/? the sales guys will push me to parts and the parts fuckers will just say "fuck you pay me." who would be the pt person at a car dealership?
Also back to the initial Q. The truck is sweet but at 100k I'm nit sure what is really causing the noise, the make/model/engine sseem to point at an engine issue common w/ this trition 5.4l 3v.
If the cam phasers shit out I'm fucked - whole engine and transmission could shit the bed. I've heard spark plugs, cam phasers, exhaust manifold, coils, --- most f150 form shit and or youtube searches point ot the cam phasers.
I've heard ford gives feedback - use motorcraft oil and change it every 2500 + use motorcraft oil filters ---it seems they are just masking a fault in this particular engine.
Anyways - the truck is mine now, how should I proceed - I think step one is to take it to my guys, not FORD, and get some feedback.
Chime in if you've read this far...I'll post a pic of the truck and then of a hot ass, just because I miss the SAMA side of this side....