I have a 1989 Ford F150 XLT Lariat

Asked by Paula Jan 28, 2020 at 05:18 PM about the 1989 Ford F-150

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Should I put a rebuilt engine in this truck it is still running has 160,000 miles
does leak oil I just don't won't to be stuck somewhere in it. I am going to keep
it for a long time it is perfect on the inside. So just new to old vehicles should I
put new engine it???

4 Answers


If it's running good, why?? When it blows up then replace it.No one can foresee a mechanical failure. But if you have that kind on money laying around I'll take some.

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I second that! Where is it leaking oil from? My valve cover is leaking but definitely would rather replace that instead of getting a rebuilt motor lol


Is a clean truck or a clapped out rust bucket? I like these trucks myself and if it were in good shape I would rebuild the engine. If there is nothing wrong with the engine I would not rebuild it as nothing is to be gained.


If the truck runs well, the body and transmission in good shape, determine where the oil leak is coming from. Probably just a gasket. 160K miles on a well kept truck is not a lot of miles. I would recommend you do not throw some unknown condition used engine into an otherwise good truck. Either have the one you have rebuild, if needed, or purchase a reman engine. Most come with a 100K warranty.

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