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Old 10-19-2012, 09:06 AM
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Assuming it's an auto, I'm not sure if the 2003 has a 45rfe(5 forward gears) or 545rfe(6 forward gears) but either way you will likely see around 15mpg avg. Maybe 17ish if all hwy. My dad has a 2005 4.7L with 3.55's, it's a pretty bare bones single cab, long bed, "work" truck base model, and he never gets better than 17 even cruising at 65 on the hwy. The good thing is he says he never gets real bad either, even when towing.

You're looking at 235hp/295lbft. Not a fast truck, but ample torque for a light duty.

Some people report problems of sludge buildup in the early 4.7L, but it's all due to improper maintenance. If the oil changes were kept up that won't be an issue. And like any aluminum head/iron block engine, it's somewhat prone to head gasket leaks or cracked heads when overheated.

Good basic reliable engine.
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