Owners of vehicles equipped with the Ford 5.4L 3 valve triton engine from 2004-2014 report hearing a ticking noise from the engine accompanied by a loss of power and a "check engine" light. The problem continues to worsen until there is cam phaser or timing chain failure, usually culminating in complete engine failure. Research has revealed that the cause of these issues is  due to excessive oil clearance in the cam journals. This excessive oil clearance allows any contaminants in the oil to get between the cam and the journal, scarring the surface of the journal. In addition, the engine cannot maintain an adequate film of oil between the cam and journal which allows the cam to start seizing in the head. Unfortunately, due to misinformation on the internet, many owners have replaced their cam phasers and timing chain sets, thinking they've fixed the problem, only to have the failure re-occur. Our Ford 5.4L 3V engines are  re-engineered to eliminate the actual cause of the problems. To correct the oil clearance issues, the cam journals are align bored and a custom-made cam bearing is installed. In addition, our Ford 5.4  engines are built with a high volume oil pump to insure an adequate supply of oil pressure to the heads. Our engines are built with all new valvetrain and timing components plus updated graphite coated hypereutectic pistons. They come complete with updated design spark plugs and VCT solenoids. We also include the remaining installation gaskets and exhaust stud kit. There is a refundable $500 core deposit added to the price of each engine and refunded upon return of your old engine. The core deposit can be waived for thirty days on credit card sales by calling in your order. Two way shipping is included in the lower 48 United States. We sell more Ford 5.4 3 valve engines than anyone in the country and maintain an A+ rating with the BBB.

5.4 Cam journal cap showing typical scarring

5.4 Camshaft bearing set