How Much Horsepower Can You Get Out Of a 5.4 Triton?


At first sight, the Ford 5.4 Triton engine seems to be a perfect and adjustable engine for multiple types of cars.

It has been produced and sold in millions of units and has been suitable for at least ten different cars, starting with vans and ending with truck models.

Produced since 1996, it is still one of the most attractive models for every vehicle on the market.

Before purchasing it, though, you must know that it has several serious issues that every potential buyer needs to take into consideration.

In terms of power, the 5.4L V8 Triton gets 380 horsepower at 4750 RPM and puts out 450 ft-lbs of torque at 3250 RPM.

The ignition system might be an important problem, because at some point in time it will be affected by all three versions: 2-valve V8 Triton, 3-valve V8 Triton, and 4-valve V8 Triton.

It is ascertained that the engine has a coil-on-plug design, which means that there is a separate coil for each cylinder. A major issue is that some of the coils can fail internally due to liquid penetration.

The Ford Triton motors owners reported problems that include failure of the fuel pump driver module and the timing chain.

Also, they reported issues with the tensioners and various valve timing problems. Additionally, there were reports of blown spark plugs, issues with Triton spark plug replacement, cam phaser problems, and oil pan gasket leaks.

This seems to be a huge amount of problems for a single engine.

The cars most affected by the Triton spark plug replacement are the Ford Mustang, Ford F-150, Ford Expedition, and Ford Explorer.

Additionally, the Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln Mark LT, and Mercury Mountaineer models produced between 2004 and 2008 were also affected.

Because Ford recognized its problems, it has offered redesigned replacement parts for the fuel pump, for example.

The Ford 5.4 Triton Engine might be a very appreciated model that is suitable for a high variety of cars, trucks, and vans.

It is a powerful engine, but the problems that it might have are quite noticeable and significant.

About Daniel Smith

I'm Daniel. I’m a mechanical engineer by day and a Harley enthusiast by night. There is nothing better than the feeling of riding down the open road with my family and friends, especially on long road trips! I'm the guy who always has a spare wrench in his truck. I love to tinker with things and can't resist taking something apart or putting it back together again.