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

Can an engine additive fix this 2011 Ford F150 with low oil pressure?
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  1. mhoskins555


    Uur geleden

    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.

  2. realdealryan


    4 uur geleden

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

  3. Quinn Jones

    Quinn Jones

    10 uur geleden

    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!

  4. Ivan Vujosevic

    Ivan Vujosevic

    21 uur geleden

    That looks like a 3.5 ecoboost right?

  5. KeefKreator


    23 uur geleden

    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

  6. Jose Cacao Villatoro

    Jose Cacao Villatoro

    Dag geleden

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

  7. Roy Schultz

    Roy Schultz

    Dag geleden

    GMC = Greater Maintenance Cost

  8. Automotive Dysfunction

    Automotive Dysfunction

    Dag geleden

    Is this 2.7 eco or 3.5 eco?

  9. Daniel Bennett

    Daniel Bennett

    2 dagen geleden

    *%#Again with a bit more details!,right on

  10. Seth Steiner

    Seth Steiner

    2 dagen geleden

    the person who owns that truck deserves all the repair bills he gets for the fake raptor grill #yuck

  11. redzed40


    2 dagen geleden

    seeing Data is probably a very good idea, he helps Picard out all the time Wiz

  12. David Quiros

    David Quiros

    2 dagen geleden

    Wow.... Lucas works.

  13. halleffect1


    3 dagen geleden

    how much is Lucas? why not just run higher viscosity oil?

  14. Thomas


    3 dagen geleden

    The contempt car wizard has for his customers is kind of funny.

  15. Hamza Saeed

    Hamza Saeed

    3 dagen geleden

    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 Saeed

      Hamza Saeed

      2 dagen geleden

      @distruxion 😂

    • distruxion


      3 dagen geleden

      nice job stealing someone’s comment

  16. John LaCroix

    John LaCroix

    3 dagen geleden

    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

  17. bakerspencer08


    4 dagen geleden

    I have a 2013 f150 5.0 with 333k still runs strong and has good oil pressure.

  18. gotany1


    4 dagen geleden

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

  19. Arne Malmkvist

    Arne Malmkvist

    4 dagen geleden

    Good subscriwing 👍

  20. James Horsfall

    James Horsfall

    4 dagen geleden

    "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.

  21. Ra Shu

    Ra Shu

    4 dagen geleden

    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

  22. Jared Champagne

    Jared Champagne

    4 dagen geleden

    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.

  23. Abhay Ajoodha

    Abhay Ajoodha

    4 dagen geleden

    Yep, things don't last these days. We live in a throw away society...

  24. Brian Stough

    Brian Stough

    4 dagen geleden

    "popular" does not mean "dependable" or "value" Salemanship over substance

  25. Todd S

    Todd S

    4 dagen geleden

    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.

  26. Richard James

    Richard James

    5 dagen geleden

    Wizard charged $1000 to add the Lucas and new filter.

  27. elwood williams

    elwood williams

    5 dagen geleden

    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.

  28. will2dmax


    5 dagen geleden

    I hope it's this, or think it's that, what is 95% of all mechanics LMAO

  29. Kyle Maher

    Kyle Maher

    5 dagen geleden

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

  30. Lilibeth Doherty

    Lilibeth Doherty

    5 dagen geleden

    They don't make them like they use to, Planned obsolescence is just going to send customers to Toyota!

    • distruxion


      3 dagen geleden

      yeah, no.

  31. KTTK


    5 dagen geleden

    What about using a thicker engine oil? Would help as well?

  32. John Spanos

    John Spanos

    6 dagen geleden

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

  33. John Spanos

    John Spanos

    6 dagen geleden

    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!!

  34. Joe Lopez

    Joe Lopez

    6 dagen geleden

    I've always noticed nobody bothers to use OEM oil filters

  35. DAM8658


    6 dagen geleden

    My neighbor has a Dodge like that one with the 360 and has about 280,000miles.

  36. DAM8658


    6 dagen geleden

    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.

  37. D


    6 dagen geleden

    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.

  38. Will Mathieson

    Will Mathieson

    6 dagen geleden

    200k on a modern motor is not that much. Better bearings and hardened parts would prevent this. Bean counters cheapening these engines

  39. Will Mathieson

    Will Mathieson

    6 dagen geleden

    If you find an issue in one the rest do or will have the same problem

  40. Will Mathieson

    Will Mathieson

    6 dagen geleden

    Customers are embarrassed to tell the truth

  41. Will Mathieson

    Will Mathieson

    6 dagen geleden

    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

  42. Willem Van Der Nest

    Willem Van Der Nest

    6 dagen geleden

    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

  43. glenn schemitsch

    glenn schemitsch

    6 dagen geleden

    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.

  44. Gabriel Caramet

    Gabriel Caramet

    6 dagen geleden

    Hi car wizard when can you do a buy this no that Kia

  45. Kit Carson

    Kit Carson

    6 dagen geleden

    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.

  46. Carl Von Mosch

    Carl Von Mosch

    6 dagen geleden

    Today’s tool and diagnostic tips are incredible. Thank you for sharing this to the rest of us!!!

  47. Josh Denham

    Josh Denham

    6 dagen geleden

    Lucas is magical. I use their trans additive too

  48. Arienne Landry

    Arienne Landry

    6 dagen geleden

    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.

  49. klr 68

    klr 68

    7 dagen geleden

    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

  50. Masked Detailer

    Masked Detailer

    7 dagen geleden

    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.

  51. Mo Nunyabidness

    Mo Nunyabidness

    7 dagen geleden

    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.

  52. Harry Nicholes

    Harry Nicholes

    7 dagen geleden

    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.

  53. Peter Cohen

    Peter Cohen

    7 dagen geleden

    If you like to have data before you buy parts, you must hate watch JR blindly throw parts at problems in his videos.

  54. DonnieDarko727


    7 dagen geleden

    Scan back to readings? Circle back to readings. There, I fixed it.

  55. Howard Jr. Ford

    Howard Jr. Ford

    7 dagen geleden

    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 .

  56. Timmy T

    Timmy T

    7 dagen geleden

    I watched the first 10 seconds. I gonna say no.

  57. Marty G

    Marty G

    7 dagen geleden

    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.

  58. Michael Kristoffersen

    Michael Kristoffersen

    7 dagen geleden

    There is an additive called RVS which is ceramic it could be a solution

  59. peter smith

    peter smith

    7 dagen geleden

    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.

  60. BRL


    7 dagen geleden

    Why not just use proper synthetic one weight thicker?

  61. Stuart Robinson

    Stuart Robinson

    7 dagen geleden

    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. 👍

  62. Jeff Burdess

    Jeff Burdess

    7 dagen geleden

    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.

  63. Viperman200221


    7 dagen geleden

    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!

  64. Robert Taylor

    Robert Taylor

    7 dagen geleden

    Wow car wizard that graph and amp clamps to check compression is totally amazing.

  65. Jim Vincitore

    Jim Vincitore

    7 dagen geleden


  66. Kevin George

    Kevin George

    7 dagen geleden

    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!

  67. rustler08


    8 dagen geleden

    That poser raptor isn't worth saving.

  68. Raymond Johnson

    Raymond Johnson

    8 dagen geleden

    If you could just put a toyota motor in it😨

  69. Brian


    8 dagen geleden

    180k is good for a domestic V8

  70. megustacheffe


    8 dagen geleden

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

  71. grncoup


    8 dagen geleden

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

    • distruxion


      3 dagen geleden

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

  72. suzuki230


    8 dagen geleden

    Actually some good information here, thanks man!

  73. blueridgebikeman


    8 dagen geleden

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

  74. 91rss


    8 dagen geleden

    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

  75. Chuck Swinden

    Chuck Swinden

    8 dagen geleden

    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

  76. Smith John

    Smith John

    8 dagen geleden

    A FISO :)

  77. NutandBoltGuy


    8 dagen geleden

    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.

  78. J Xavi

    J Xavi

    8 dagen geleden

    gmc is trash bro 😂🤣😂

  79. HulluJanne


    8 dagen geleden

    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.

  80. Jim Strawder

    Jim Strawder

    8 dagen geleden

    Yes. Lucas. Their transmission stuff fixes a transmission too. Great endorsement from a respected mechanic.

  81. Randy Kumpf

    Randy Kumpf

    8 dagen geleden

    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.

  82. Tom Nekuda

    Tom Nekuda

    8 dagen geleden

    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?

  83. John Gibson

    John Gibson

    8 dagen geleden

    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.

  84. John Gibson

    John Gibson

    8 dagen geleden

    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

  85. 69malibu496 Stroker

    69malibu496 Stroker

    8 dagen geleden

    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.

  86. Kermit Alexander

    Kermit Alexander

    8 dagen geleden

    Bam there it is. The Wizard Lagasse 👌😎

  87. Mike H

    Mike H

    8 dagen geleden

    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 H

      Mike H

      3 dagen geleden

      @distruxion 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.

    • distruxion


      3 dagen geleden

      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

  88. Nude Hunter805

    Nude Hunter805

    8 dagen geleden

    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

  89. steve gorkowski

    steve gorkowski

    8 dagen geleden

    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.

  90. Nono Yorbusness

    Nono Yorbusness

    8 dagen geleden

    Shimming the oil pressure relief valve spring also works.

  91. Tim Wallace

    Tim Wallace

    8 dagen geleden

    Can you recommend a good Autel for home mechanic use? Nothing too expensive but will do the job.

  92. Milan Cruz

    Milan Cruz

    8 dagen geleden

    What a sexy class today!

  93. Henk Smit

    Henk Smit

    8 dagen geleden

    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)

  94. B-gen Spinster

    B-gen Spinster

    8 dagen geleden

    When I buy a used vehicle, especially from a dealership, the first thing I do is change the oil just because of the cheap oil filter scenario. I had the the same issue with a Chevy pickup. Oil pressure would drop to zero after about 30 miles of driving. Of course, the dealer oil change techs for some reason have to use a torque wrench set to 1500 foot-pounds to tighten both the filter and drain plug. Also oiling the gasket isn’t too good an idea at a dealership too.

  95. volvogt21


    8 dagen geleden

    How about you show us some skill in diagnosing issues with side of the road tools David. That was one big ad to say thanks for free stuff you have been given

  96. Phil Collins

    Phil Collins

    8 dagen geleden

    the oil pressure problem is something you won't come accross on a Lexus LS400 until its a done around a Million miles.

  97. Darcy Campbell

    Darcy Campbell

    8 dagen geleden

    Well almost 200,000 miles is a lot if you you are one of today's generation. Now us Old-Timers know better there are vehicles out there that have 400 and 500 thousand miles on them and are only beginning to wear out. Yes there was some crappy made in the past but not in pickup trucks.

  98. Richard Price

    Richard Price

    8 dagen geleden

    Very good to see the Autel gear current sensors, however your logic on reading repeated waveforms was flawed as you already knew which plug you pulled and started counting from that fact. If timing data from ecu was displayed too, yes could go straight to that one cylinder. Otherwise pulling another plug to give a known cylinder issue. The repeating waveform only told you that one is missing compression, not which. Without additional facts, that would be guesswork or pure wizardry. Try it double blind a few times with someone else having caused it, just using the current sensor (16% chance of getting it right on a 6 cylinder engine).

  99. Lipshitz Mcgee

    Lipshitz Mcgee

    8 dagen geleden

    At Kia we had a tsb to take care of noisy hla's was to set the rpm in park at 6500 rpm for 20 minutes. It fixed it! Very sketchy.

  100. Alan Mott-Smith

    Alan Mott-Smith

    8 dagen geleden

    Ford got me once but never again. Overpriced and overhyped.