- Sep 1, 2008
- Southeast Texas
I got a 1998 F-150 with 4.2L V6 in a trade. I am unfamiliar with the 4.2L V6. After a bit of research, I understand these engines were plagued with gasket issues if manufactured before 1-16-1998. Luckily, an on line VIN decoder tells me mine was built on 4-6-1998, with the issue solved. Any random advice or commentary on the 4.2L? What viscosity oil does it like? Is this a generally good engine if its easy driven and well cared for? Thank you all.