Can an engine additive really fix this 2011 F150? CAR WIZARD shows how to diagnose and repair 

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Can an engine additive fix this 2011 Ford F150 with low oil pressure?
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TheGuruStud 7 hours ago
20 weight ruining engines as predicted and this is obviously hwy miles. RIP all the dummies driving city. Your planned obsolescence is coming.
Abel Tasman
Abel Tasman 8 hours ago
U r axreal car wizard, uriah heep has a song th wizard uk rock band
Abel Tasman
Abel Tasman 8 hours ago
Found on road dead ford
Abel Tasman
Abel Tasman 8 hours ago
Fix or repair daily,ford
Franz Liszt
Franz Liszt 23 hours ago
I really don't understand, do American engines only last 200000 miles? I had multiple Mercedes V8 Cars, the last a ML430. That car was used as a tow car and off road. Still it had no discernable engine wear? I spend a few hundred $ on repairs over the years but engine and transmission was never touched (I changed one ignition coil pack and the water pump). My daughter totaled the car, a truck hit it in the side and would still drive just fine. My friends E320 put 350k miles - no repairs to engine and tranny (he had a total of ONE repairs - rear door lock). New MBZ cars are not as good and I was hoping American cars are now better?
Tracy Stamatakis
Tracy Stamatakis 23 hours ago
Wow, amazing, incredible!!! A car mechanic that actually knows how to work on a vehicle!!! The car Wizard is not popular and in demand because he is brilliant. The standards for vehicle mechanics is so low that just being competent makes a mechanic shine and stand out. I do give praise to the car Wizard for doing a great job. But I do know that vehicle repair is not rocket science. Most mechanics just change parts on vehicles until either a problem is fixed or a customer goes broke and sells their car. This is the sad truth of this industry. I know because I have been dealing with this during my long life. Thank you car Wizard for showing the average car owner how to diagnose their own car. I have two vehicles with battery drain problems.
Earth People Music
Almost 200k on a 10 year old truck and it has some weak spots is this surprising to people? Folks b like aghhhh ford is shit blah blah listen you donโ€™t know the maintenance or how much the guy beat on the truck either 5.0 is a good engine idk anyone saying otherwise
paulboon1100 3 days ago
I have been using 'Morey's oil stabiliser' and grease since 1984 and have not rebuild an engine or replaced bearings since, and that's the truth, the car that I'm driving now most of the time ive had for 22 years and has done 420.000 mile and sounds and goes like new! No oil use! Oil changes according to oil manufacturer specifications as aposed to car manufacturing specifications helps to, most oils now are made to last 3000 miles, it brakes down after that. They are just not using the expensive polymers any more in today's oil. (Came across an honest oil rep, long story)
Dad had the old Fords with the 300 L6. 150K miles was barely broken in on those
4by108 3 days ago
BG compression restore and MOA would a been a lot better and if you neededti thicken the oil a little but some RF7 would do nicely.
patrick hallyburton
this is what that lucas oil stabilizer is for, all it does is thicken the oil. so when you need oil pressure more than the oil additives you add this. some people claim its a fix all or should be put in from the start but thats not true
Graeme Johnson
Graeme Johnson 4 days ago
I always giggle. No one in America can drive a "stick shift" in Australia it is learn on manual shift, then be a lazy tosser and drive auto.. can you get a manual version of this heap off steel? Proper 4x4 are manual..
john dziak
john dziak 5 days ago
Had this happen to my old 3.0 ranger, around 170k the cam bearings were tired, switched to 15w40 rotella, my uncle has the truck now, 290k miles and counting
Angel De Luna
Angel De Luna 5 days ago
I had the same issue they told me I needed a new engine because the bearings were worn.
Martin KK*
Martin KK* 5 days ago
I would have hoped for a link for that Lukas oil additive. Can anybody help and provide details? Tx!
David Calistro
David Calistro 5 days ago
I've got 5.4 triton in my ford it has 270000 miles on it
Michael Black
Michael Black 5 days ago
Yep, I've used Lucas Oil to quiet down tappy engines in the past. I had a Taurus with 250k on it and it would tap without Lucas in it because the tolerances were too loose and it wouldn't get good pressure at idle. Sold the car at 320k and the engine was still quiet when using Lucas. Good stuff.
Michael Black
Michael Black 5 days ago
"We don't work on a lot of domestic trucks"... with an old Dodge in the background... haha
net-rioter Day ago
He's a vag
Mark 5 days ago
2:42 lol
mhoskins555 6 days ago
I don't understand how the first amp sensor was detecting a loss of compression. It seemed to be sensing the lack of spark because the plug was out.
realdealryan 6 days ago
My 2012 with 185,000 went down to 9 when I hooked up a gauge. I just grounded the sensor.
Quinn Jones
Quinn Jones 6 days ago
Your comment wizard on DATA is wonderful. Also, Lucas is\has been a go-to for not just high mileage cars\truck...but works well for ATV and UTV that have been run hard and are a little "lose". Cheers!
Ivan Vujosevic
Ivan Vujosevic 6 days ago
That looks like a 3.5 ecoboost right?
KeefKreator 7 days ago
Omg just traded my 2011 f150 5.0 for a 04 duramax 2 weeks ago. Had a mean knock.. threw a bunch of Lucas in it and tried to push it onto carmax...ford said I needed a new engine lol
Jose Cacao Villatoro
I love your seriousness brother thanks for your knowledge I'm looking forward on being a vehicle mechanic for the army. Cheers man
Roy Schultz
Roy Schultz 7 days ago
GMC = Greater Maintenance Cost
Automotive Dysfunction
Is this 2.7 eco or 3.5 eco?
Daniel Bennett
Daniel Bennett 8 days ago
*%#Again with a bit more details!,right on
Seth Steiner
Seth Steiner 8 days ago
the person who owns that truck deserves all the repair bills he gets for the fake raptor grill #yuck
redzed40 8 days ago
seeing Data is probably a very good idea, he helps Picard out all the time Wiz
David Quiros
David Quiros 8 days ago
Wow.... Lucas works.
halleffect1 9 days ago
how much is Lucas? why not just run higher viscosity oil?
Thomas 9 days ago
The contempt car wizard has for his customers is kind of funny.
Hamza Saeed
Hamza Saeed 9 days ago
Toyota and Honda be like โ€œFord you have ๐Ÿ˜‚ 180,000 miles thatโ€™s cute and worn out ๐Ÿ˜‚ already we just got to 250,000 miles and still running even with soccer moms being a owner ๐Ÿ˜‚โ€
Hamza Saeed
Hamza Saeed 9 days ago
@Tyler ๐Ÿ˜‚
Tyler 9 days ago
nice job stealing someoneโ€™s comment
John LaCroix
John LaCroix 9 days ago
WOW very kool great info. AAAAAAAAAAA++++++++++++ again great video I liked it a lot keep up the great work,,, but its a ford = a peace of chit junk ,,,I feel sry for the owner,,, my Toyota truck has 300,000+ with no problems ,,trade it in and but a Toyota
bakerspencer08 10 days ago
I have a 2013 f150 5.0 with 333k still runs strong and has good oil pressure.
gotany1 10 days ago
Car wizard does not count sheep going to sleep, he counts firing orders of motors.
Arne Malmkvist
Arne Malmkvist 10 days ago
Good subscriwing ๐Ÿ‘
James Horsfall
James Horsfall 10 days ago
"just worn out" I call bullshit. They also make upgraded oil pumps for these trucks. And the tensioners in the timing system can blow seals reducing oil pressure. But the stealership suggestion checks out, useless.
Ra Shu
Ra Shu 10 days ago
Hey wizard, will this work with helping engine sludge? Do you mind doing a video on engine sludge and how to help/prevent any future damage....thanks
Jared Champagne
Jared Champagne 10 days ago
This is so annoying to watch, Ford is the most commonly sold pickup truck, yet they last the least amount of time and are designed poorly. (Close race with dodge.) The drivetrains completely fall apart right at the 200k mark every single time. Yet a Chevy LS motor, or a Tundra with the 5.7 will literally go 300-500,000 miles if cared for properly with EASE! This just shows that brand loyalty is totally asinine and only hurts you as a consumer. People that continuously buy fords blindly are hurting their own pockets. Chevys get a lot of flack from the community, but when it comes to the life span of the truck, they almost ALWAYS last much much longer. Take the GMT 400 and GMT 800 Silveradoโ€™s for example, those were absolute BULLETPROOF trucks and a lot of them are still on the road today with original drivetrains. You go to the same Ford years as that, a huge majority of them are in the junkyard, 5.4 triton, 3v, 6.0, 6.4...all horrendous engines. The Chevy 4.8, 5.3, 6.0, and 6.6 duramax are widely known as extremely robust and bullet proof engines and have stayed the same, meanwhile ford changes their engine design every couple years because they canโ€™t get it right.
Abhay Ajoodha
Abhay Ajoodha 10 days ago
Yep, things don't last these days. We live in a throw away society...
Brian Stough
Brian Stough 10 days ago
"popular" does not mean "dependable" or "value" Salemanship over substance
Todd S
Todd S 10 days ago
Yes! I had a '94 Dodge Dakota with eh 3.9L Magnum V6. The engine was tired and worn. It would knock a little on cold startups, burn a little oil, and had a noisy valvetrain. I started adding Lucas Oil Heavy Duty Oil Stabilizer at every oil change and it brought the engine back to life. No more knocking, noisy valvetrain, or burning oil.
Richard James
Richard James 11 days ago
Wizard charged $1000 to add the Lucas and new filter.
elwood williams
elwood williams 11 days ago
Gee low oil pressure, let's install higher viscosity oil or an additive in it. That's shade tree. We did that in the 1970's when the engine was worn out. 180K miles on a modern engine & low oil pressure is a sign of poor engineering/design. PS I am an engineer by profession.
will2dmax 11 days ago
I hope it's this, or think it's that, what is 95% of all mechanics LMAO
Kyle Maher
Kyle Maher 11 days ago
Lucas is NEVER the answer. Any shop that tries to pull that crap is a shop I will never do business with.
Lilibeth Doherty
Lilibeth Doherty 11 days ago
They don't make them like they use to, Planned obsolescence is just going to send customers to Toyota!
Tyler 9 days ago
yeah, no.
KTTK 11 days ago
What about using a thicker engine oil? Would help as well?
John Spanos
John Spanos 12 days ago
The mechanics answer to MacGyver. Resourceful and completely comprehends how to apply his technology. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿš™
John Spanos
John Spanos 12 days ago
Correct tools wonโ€™t make for a great mechanic. But a smart mechanic knows how to use his tool to complete great results. Cheers Wizard!!
Joe Lopez
Joe Lopez 12 days ago
I've always noticed nobody bothers to use OEM oil filters
DAM8658 12 days ago
My neighbor has a Dodge like that one with the 360 and has about 280,000miles.
DAM8658 12 days ago
Thereโ€™s a nice 2011 F150 near me for sale with 175,000 miles on it. It has the 4.6 in it. Perhaps that why the previous owner traded it.
D 12 days ago
Did it have 5w20 oil? Wonder what 0w30 or 5w30 would have done alone with OE quality filter. The industry needs more guys like the Wizard who actually diagnoses instead of guess and check at the owner's expense.
Will Mathieson
Will Mathieson 12 days ago
200k on a modern motor is not that much. Better bearings and hardened parts would prevent this. Bean counters cheapening these engines
Will Mathieson
Will Mathieson 12 days ago
If you find an issue in one the rest do or will have the same problem
Will Mathieson
Will Mathieson 12 days ago
Customers are embarrassed to tell the truth
Will Mathieson
Will Mathieson 12 days ago
Years ago I used Slick 50 in a new then 1991 Jeep Cherokee and later the bottom end bearing failed at 60,000 miles. I never used additives after that
Willem Van Der Nest
Weezard where is that blue Corvette Hooptie? Hoovie kept us all on edge waiting for your wise words on this vehicle. Please do give Hoovie a head slap because he really left us up in the air with that last clip
glenn schemitsch
glenn schemitsch 12 days ago
In days past, Living in a very cold area in winter, I use to add Marvel Mystery Oil to the crankcase so my cars would turn over easily even at -20F outside in correct proportion to the amount of oil in the crankcase.
Gabriel Caramet
Gabriel Caramet 12 days ago
Hi car wizard when can you do a buy this no that Kia
Kit Carson
Kit Carson 12 days ago
Hugh Hefner has screwed fewer women than my dad has used garages. My dad is so damn cheap that heโ€™s cost himself far more money and time than if he had just been pragmatic.
Carl Von Mosch
Carl Von Mosch 12 days ago
Todayโ€™s tool and diagnostic tips are incredible. Thank you for sharing this to the rest of us!!!
Josh Denham
Josh Denham 12 days ago
Lucas is magical. I use their trans additive too
Arienne Landry
Arienne Landry 13 days ago
Can you diagnose the brakes (soft pedal) on my 2010 Nissan Frontier 4x4. I have taken it to at least 1/2 dozen mechanics. They have replaced everything (some parts twice). No one can fix this problem. Also, $1000โ€™s . Thank you.
klr 68
klr 68 13 days ago
these motors and the 4.0 have to have a wix , napa gold or motorcraft with a quality drain back valve , and a different viscosity oil( semi or full syn.)as they age. this is a common event in these motors. the lucas is not always necessary
Masked Detailer
Masked Detailer 13 days ago
I traded in my 09 f150 with 208,000 on it back in 2019. It was a 5.4 also, but did not have the 2 piece spark plugs. I guess it depends on how you maintain your vehicles. When i bought the truck it had 75k on it already so i am not sure what oil was used before i bought it. While i had it i used amsoil.
Mo Nunyabidness
Mo Nunyabidness 13 days ago
I have two ~30 year old Mercedes; a 1995 E320 sedan and a 1991 250TD diesel, wagon, 5 speed. Sedan i've put over 100000 miles on, it has 240XXX miles on it. Just got the wagon. 165XXX miles, although the odometer is in kilometers. You gotta love the 8 liter (~2 gallon) oil capacity. Contamination in the oil is diluted over the large oil quantity. Change oil hot and often. I do 10k miles as I mostly do long distances in my car, rarely do 5 minute type drives. Use recommended fluids and filters. Do other recommended maintenance at recommended intervals. Attend to repairs as soon as possible. With a well engineered car, that's about all you need to do to keep it up.
Harry Nicholes
Harry Nicholes 13 days ago
I'm not surprised about the Lucas oil stabilizer. I've been using it for years mainly from the advice of my uncle who had a trucking business.
Peter Cohen
Peter Cohen 13 days ago
If you like to have data before you buy parts, you must hate watch JR blindly throw parts at problems in his videos.
DonnieDarko727 13 days ago
Scan back to readings? Circle back to readings. There, I fixed it.
Howard Jr. Ford
Howard Jr. Ford 13 days ago
The dog urine 5w20 oil that the factory recommends is too thin , it lacks sufficient film strength to prevent metal to metal contact under high heat - stress conditions . the cure is to switch to 5w30 when the factory warranty expires . I'm an engine machinist with 36 years of experience .
Timmy T
Timmy T 13 days ago
I watched the first 10 seconds. I gonna say no.
Marty G
Marty G 13 days ago
Wizard, what brand of filter was actually on the truck? Wish you had tried the filter replacement before adding the Lucas (even with 1 quart short). I'm not slamming Lucas, but sometimes oil filters contain a backflow valve and replacing with the factory quality filter would have been enough.
Michael Kristoffersen
There is an additive called RVS which is ceramic it could be a solution
peter smith
peter smith 13 days ago
I wonder if the use of non OEM oil filters over its life has accelerated this problem? Vehicles are so complex now, not using high quality parts is a huge mistake just to save a couple dollars.
BRL 13 days ago
Why not just use proper synthetic one weight thicker?
Stuart Robinson
Stuart Robinson 13 days ago
Excellent. Demonstration was clearly presented again from the Car Wizard. The quick fix for low oil pressure is also an interesting find and well worth knowing. PS Good camera work Mrs Wizard, the brains behind the brawn. ๐Ÿ‘
Jeff Burdess
Jeff Burdess 13 days ago
Pretty sure the actual oil pressure reading on the dash is a fake oil pressure reading on a bunch of fords.. like it will always show near half the gauge.. the computer will chime low oil pressure and bury the needle to the left if the computer senses a pressure lower than 15 psi.. so using a pressure gauge set and getting an actual reading for any values on the dash is definitely a must.
Viperman200221 13 days ago
That is why I hate most repair shops. They work by the scan tool. They don't diagnose why the check engine light is on. They just replace the part, take the money and the customer leaves out the door to come back later in a few days with the same issue. You actually DIAGNOSE and find out why the code is there and not just fire the parts cannon!
Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor 13 days ago
Wow car wizard that graph and amp clamps to check compression is totally amazing.
Jim Vincitore
Jim Vincitore 14 days ago
Kevin George
Kevin George 14 days ago
Thats one helluva tip referring to the firing order vs the crank amp data on the scope. I appreciate the info, and when I get to utilize this in the future, I'll certainly appreciate the time you will have saved me!!!! Truly, i've never seen such a genius thing in my life!
rustler08 14 days ago
That poser raptor isn't worth saving.
Raymond Johnson
Raymond Johnson 14 days ago
If you could just put a toyota motor in it๐Ÿ˜จ
Brian 14 days ago
180k is good for a domestic V8
megustacheffe 14 days ago
Wizard, you may want to either eat something or move the mic. I can hear that tummy grumbling @2:42
grncoup 14 days ago
I used to be a GM truck fan, until I bought an F150. never again GM, never again!
Tyler 9 days ago
used to be a gm fan until i got a ram and itโ€™s been 8 years with 0 issues so iโ€™m happy
suzuki230 14 days ago
Actually some good information here, thanks man!
blueridgebikeman 14 days ago
Brother, besides your sponsor, you ought to hit up Lucas Oil for some advertising cash!
91rss 14 days ago
all those 09-14 has big rust issues in the rocker panels, ford put a drain hose in the back and ran it inside vs outside
Chuck Swinden
Chuck Swinden 14 days ago
I've had old buicks, back in a day in my shop, I use to use STP for the same reason, it bumped up the viscosity above 8psi that it would drop down to, dash light never came back on again
Smith John
Smith John 14 days ago
NutandBoltGuy 14 days ago
I thought the oil pump needed replacement, which probably should be replaced when the timing chains, tensioners and guides get replaced. Thatโ€™s why I like a Windsor.
J Xavi
J Xavi 14 days ago
gmc is trash bro ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚
HulluJanne 14 days ago
Have you checked out RVS Technoogy? It's a treatment that forms a new permanent and low friction surface for the parts that run the hottest. Also the company has had many test vehicles that have been daily driven without engine oil for thousands of miles. Check RVS Technology USA LLC, 3900 miles on a Civic without engine oil, since june 2018. The product is from Finland, originally based on (Soviet era?) Russian findings while boring some deep hole, where they originally had big problems with the dulling bore end. At some point it just kept going and the operators weren't sure if the bore is actually functioning as it should. So they raised it back up for inspection, and found the triboceramic properties on the bore that had formed at some point while boring. RVS is somehow forming those same properties and they suggest to add the first half of the treatment to old oil, driving a while, making an oil change and then add the second half.
Jim Strawder
Jim Strawder 14 days ago
Yes. Lucas. Their transmission stuff fixes a transmission too. Great endorsement from a respected mechanic.
Randy Kumpf
Randy Kumpf 14 days ago
Wizard is very thorough, I would trust him with my car. A couple of years ago my Chevy 3.9 v6 was showing low oil pressure. It's a 10+ year old minivan so engine work was not looking like attractive option. I had just put in a factory rebuilt transmission the year before. The mechanic suggested to try synthetic oil. Three years later (now) the car is still going strong. Too good to throw away and too crappy to sell! So what the Wizard says about additive from Lucas sounds legit to me. But consider synthetic oil as a solution too, oil pressure light does not have to mean certain doom.