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Old December 13th, 2010, 11:29 AM   #1
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My buddy has an 05 F150 FX4 and is getting a ticking from under the hood on the passenger side. I read that it could be a cam phazer? Never heard of these before, is this possible and is it a big deal. From what I have read they don't do any damage by not being fixed, may hurt gas mileage a bit, but that's it?? Are they hard to fix/repair/install?
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Old December 13th, 2010, 11:38 AM   #2
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The 04' to 05' had this problem because they changed designs in their motors for those 2 years and switched back in 06'. They are replaceable or you can just drive it like that if you can stand the noise. I was told to run synthetic mobil 1 oil in it from the start and it would help the cam phazers from doing that
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Old December 13th, 2010, 11:53 AM   #3
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Cam phazers are used for variable valve timing. They change the position of the cam shaft to allow the cam to open sooner or later than normal. Trailblazers use them and they were a pain in the ass. They would leak oil.
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I've seen the oil passage get blocked in the phazers restricting oil to that head. I would ensure that the head has oil pressure before i drive on it too much longer.
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I heard it was $1500 to get it fixed so it wasn't worth the hassle to get it replaced, if the check engine light isn't on then i would just drive it as is
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I heard it was $1500 to get it fixed so it wasn't worth the hassle to get it replaced, if the check engine light isn't on then i would just drive it as is
Righttttt, so when the head loses oil pressure its going to trip the MIL then he will bring it right in to the shop for the repair.
Good luck with that.
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I have seen much sludging on these to the point of plugged oil pump pick-ups. Oil change intervals are critical.
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Ditto on Ironman's comment. Cam phazers starve out and then *tick tick tick
Also, I've seen these get so bad the timing goes out and then they run like hell.
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