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

Apr 3, 2021
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Can an engine additive fix this 2011 Ford F150 with low oil pressure?
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The CAR WIZARD 🧙‍♂️ explains and shows how to check low oil pressure. He also shows how to test for cylinder misfires, power draws and coil issues with a great new tool from Autel.
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  • 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

    john dziakjohn dziak13 hours ago
  • I had the same issue they told me I needed a new engine because the bearings were worn.

    Angel De LunaAngel De Luna14 hours ago
  • I would have hoped for a link for that Lukas oil additive. Can anybody help and provide details? Tx!

    Martin KK*Martin KK*15 hours ago
  • I've got 5.4 triton in my ford it has 270000 miles on it

    David CalistroDavid Calistro16 hours 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 BlackMichael Black21 hour ago
  • "We don't work on a lot of domestic trucks"... with an old Dodge in the background... haha

    Michael BlackMichael Black21 hour ago
  • 2:42 lol

    MarkMark21 hour 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.

    mhoskins555mhoskins555Day ago
  • My 2012 with 185,000 went down to 9 when I hooked up a gauge. I just grounded the sensor.

    realdealryanrealdealryanDay 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!

    Quinn JonesQuinn JonesDay ago
  • That looks like a 3.5 ecoboost right?

    Ivan VujosevicIvan Vujosevic2 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 said I needed a new engine lol

    KeefKreatorKeefKreator2 days ago
  • I love your seriousness brother thanks for your knowledge I'm looking forward on being a vehicle mechanic for the army. Cheers man

    Jose Cacao VillatoroJose Cacao Villatoro2 days ago
  • GMC = Greater Maintenance Cost

    Roy SchultzRoy Schultz2 days ago
  • Is this 2.7 eco or 3.5 eco?

    Automotive DysfunctionAutomotive Dysfunction2 days ago
  • *%#Again with a bit more details!,right on

    Daniel BennettDaniel Bennett3 days ago
  • the person who owns that truck deserves all the repair bills he gets for the fake raptor grill #yuck

    Seth SteinerSeth Steiner3 days ago
  • seeing Data is probably a very good idea, he helps Picard out all the time Wiz

    redzed40redzed403 days ago
  • Wow.... Lucas works.

    David QuirosDavid Quiros4 days ago
  • how much is Lucas? why not just run higher viscosity oil?

    halleffect1halleffect14 days ago
  • The contempt car wizard has for his customers is kind of funny.

    ThomasThomas4 days ago
  • Toyota and Honda be like “Ford you have 😂 180,000 miles that’s cute and worn out 😂 already we just got to 250,000 miles and still running even with soccer moms being a owner 😂”

    Hamza SaeedHamza Saeed5 days ago
    • @Tyler 😂

      Hamza SaeedHamza Saeed4 days ago
    • nice job stealing someone’s comment

      TylerTyler4 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

    John LaCroixJohn LaCroix5 days ago
  • I have a 2013 f150 5.0 with 333k still runs strong and has good oil pressure.

    bakerspencer08bakerspencer085 days ago
  • Car wizard does not count sheep going to sleep, he counts firing orders of motors.

    gotany1gotany15 days ago
  • Good subscriwing 👍

    Arne MalmkvistArne Malmkvist5 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.

    James HorsfallJames Horsfall5 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

    Ra ShuRa Shu6 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 Silverado’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 can’t get it right.

    Jared ChampagneJared Champagne6 days ago
  • Yep, things don't last these days. We live in a throw away society...

    Abhay AjoodhaAbhay Ajoodha6 days ago
  • "popular" does not mean "dependable" or "value" Salemanship over substance

    Brian StoughBrian Stough6 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.

    Todd STodd S6 days ago
  • Wizard charged $1000 to add the Lucas and new filter.

    Richard JamesRichard James6 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.

    elwood williamselwood williams6 days ago
  • I hope it's this, or think it's that, what is 95% of all mechanics LMAO

    will2dmaxwill2dmax6 days ago
  • Lucas is NEVER the answer. Any shop that tries to pull that crap is a shop I will never do business with.

    Kyle MaherKyle Maher7 days ago
  • They don't make them like they use to, Planned obsolescence is just going to send customers to Toyota!

    Lilibeth DohertyLilibeth Doherty7 days ago
    • yeah, no.

      TylerTyler4 days ago
  • What about using a thicker engine oil? Would help as well?

    KTTKKTTK7 days ago
  • The mechanics answer to MacGyver. Resourceful and completely comprehends how to apply his technology. 👍🚙

    John SpanosJohn Spanos7 days ago
  • Correct tools won’t make for a great mechanic. But a smart mechanic knows how to use his tool to complete great results. Cheers Wizard!!

    John SpanosJohn Spanos7 days ago
  • I've always noticed nobody bothers to use OEM oil filters

    Joe LopezJoe Lopez7 days ago
  • My neighbor has a Dodge like that one with the 360 and has about 280,000miles.

    DAM8658DAM86587 days ago
  • There’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.

    DAM8658DAM86587 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.

    DD7 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 MathiesonWill Mathieson7 days ago
  • If you find an issue in one the rest do or will have the same problem

    Will MathiesonWill Mathieson7 days ago
  • Customers are embarrassed to tell the truth

    Will MathiesonWill Mathieson7 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

    Will MathiesonWill Mathieson7 days ago
  • 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

    Willem Van Der NestWillem Van Der Nest8 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.

    glenn schemitschglenn schemitsch8 days ago
  • Hi car wizard when can you do a buy this no that Kia

    Gabriel CarametGabriel Caramet8 days ago
  • Hugh Hefner has screwed fewer women than my dad has used garages. My dad is so damn cheap that he’s cost himself far more money and time than if he had just been pragmatic.

    Kit CarsonKit Carson8 days ago
  • Today’s tool and diagnostic tips are incredible. Thank you for sharing this to the rest of us!!!

    Carl Von MoschCarl Von Mosch8 days ago
  • Lucas is magical. I use their trans additive too

    Josh DenhamJosh Denham8 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, $1000’s . Thank you.

    Arienne LandryArienne Landry8 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

    klr 68klr 688 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.

    Masked DetailerMasked Detailer8 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.

    Mo NunyabidnessMo Nunyabidness8 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.

    Harry NicholesHarry Nicholes8 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.

    Peter CohenPeter Cohen8 days ago
  • Scan back to readings? Circle back to readings. There, I fixed it.

    DonnieDarko727DonnieDarko7278 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 .

    Howard Jr. FordHoward Jr. Ford8 days ago
  • I watched the first 10 seconds. I gonna say no.

    Timmy TTimmy T8 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.

    Marty GMarty G8 days ago
  • There is an additive called RVS which is ceramic it could be a solution

    Michael KristoffersenMichael Kristoffersen8 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.

    peter smithpeter smith9 days ago
  • Why not just use proper synthetic one weight thicker?

    BRLBRL9 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. 👍

    Stuart RobinsonStuart Robinson9 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.

    Jeff BurdessJeff Burdess9 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!

    Viperman200221Viperman2002219 days ago
  • Wow car wizard that graph and amp clamps to check compression is totally amazing.

    Robert TaylorRobert Taylor9 days ago

    Jim VincitoreJim Vincitore9 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!

    Kevin GeorgeKevin George9 days ago
  • That poser raptor isn't worth saving.

    rustler08rustler089 days ago
  • If you could just put a toyota motor in it😨

    Raymond JohnsonRaymond Johnson9 days ago
  • 180k is good for a domestic V8

    BrianBrian9 days ago
  • Wizard, you may want to either eat something or move the mic. I can hear that tummy grumbling @2:42

    megustacheffemegustacheffe9 days ago
  • I used to be a GM truck fan, until I bought an F150. never again GM, never again!

    grncoupgrncoup9 days ago
    • used to be a gm fan until i got a ram and it’s been 8 years with 0 issues so i’m happy

      TylerTyler4 days ago
  • Actually some good information here, thanks man!

    suzuki230suzuki2309 days ago
  • Brother, besides your sponsor, you ought to hit up Lucas Oil for some advertising cash!

    blueridgebikemanblueridgebikeman9 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

    91rss91rss9 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

    Chuck SwindenChuck Swinden9 days ago
  • A FISO :)

    Smith JohnSmith John9 days ago
  • I thought the oil pump needed replacement, which probably should be replaced when the timing chains, tensioners and guides get replaced. That’s why I like a Windsor.

    NutandBoltGuyNutandBoltGuy9 days ago
  • gmc is trash bro 😂🤣😂

    J XaviJ Xavi9 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.

    HulluJanneHulluJanne9 days ago
  • Yes. Lucas. Their transmission stuff fixes a transmission too. Great endorsement from a respected mechanic.

    Jim StrawderJim Strawder9 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.

    Randy KumpfRandy Kumpf9 days ago
  • My only problem is that the equipment costs cubic dollars, whereas; you obtain it from your sponsor. I learned a lot and......can I borrow your test equipment?

    Tom NekudaTom Nekuda9 days ago
  • You don’t need a fancy scope to do some of these tests a dc amp multi meter with a hall sensor type clamp can read the amp draw for items draining the battery dead. Use same method by removing fuses also handy to know that computers don’t go to sleep right away and show a draw. This is a great video showing how to use the scope and why they are a great tool.

    John GibsonJohn Gibson9 days ago
  • I am surprised as usually we are shunned from using the Lucas or additives because of the VVT. Glad to see that your promoting good diagnosis over throwing parts at it. However replacing the sensor might be an option if they don’t have equipment to test it and are handy enough to change it themselves. Great relative compression test. Thanks mr wizard

    John GibsonJohn Gibson9 days ago
  • NOTE: this scope and these accessories WILL NOT WORK with the MS906, but they will with the MS908. The 906 is a great tool but if you want to use these accessories you need the 908 or higher.

    69malibu496 Stroker69malibu496 Stroker9 days ago
  • Bam there it is. The Wizard Lagasse 👌😎

    Kermit AlexanderKermit Alexander9 days ago
  • I respectively must disagree with your Chevy truck best opinion. Ford is now and has been the #1 selling truck in the U.S. since the 1960's. Considering that the Ford is more expensive than the Chevy and continues to keep its value longer, keeping the #1 slot is quite an achievement. Besides Chevy, most of the other truck brands have had to bow down to the Ford innovative designs and excellence in build quality. Other than your Chevy misadventure, I really enjoy your posts. Keep them coming.

    Mike HMike H9 days ago
    • @Tyler I partially agree. All auto manufactures steal ideas from each other. As for Ram. Since Fiat bought Chrysler the Ram truck quality has gone to shit. Interiors are cheap. Frames, engines and drive trains are not.

      Mike HMike H4 days ago
    • ford literally stole e-torque from ram, and still hasn’t matched to their interiors/quality. chevy is crap i’ve had nothing but bad experiences w them

      TylerTyler4 days ago
  • 2011 240k miles 5.0 coyote f150 no problems oil changes and maintenance are key. Spark plugs are way easier to change than 5.4

    Nude Hunter805Nude Hunter8059 days ago
  • I had a six cylinder Mustang and used AC Delco filters because they sold back then for $1. I had a 2 tick sound and then no sound. I changed to the OEM Ford filter and the sound went away. Come to find out the AC Delco filters had the wrong size spring in it. I also had the cap on my Purolator oil filter just after an oil change. I now only use the OEM filters. I have used Lucas oil for over 15 years. I drive very high mileage cars 2000 Windstar 240k, 2000 Ranger 130k and 2007 Prius 200k . None of the cars have Lucas in them but the Windstar is starting to get some light lifter noise and 1/2 a quart of Lucas will fix it. If it gets more lifter noise over time, 1 quart of Lucas. I am not much into additives but Lucas works for me.

    steve gorkowskisteve gorkowski9 days ago
  • Shimming the oil pressure relief valve spring also works.

    Nono YorbusnessNono Yorbusness9 days ago
  • Can you recommend a good Autel for home mechanic use? Nothing too expensive but will do the job.

    Tim WallaceTim Wallace9 days ago
  • What a sexy class today!

    Milan CruzMilan Cruz10 days ago
  • 180,000 miles is that much ????? my audi a4 tdi from 1999 has almost 700,000 km on the clock and starts immediately (so without preheating time)

    Henk SmitHenk Smit10 days ago