I'm new to the forums, so if this is in the incorrect place please let me know, or if a mod wouldn't mind moving the thread that'd be great!
I have a '97 1500 5.2L (well duhh
) I bought the truck dirt cheap not too long ago with a few issues that I knew had to be addressed, I've worked may way through most of them except for this one; Lately I have noticed a great loss of power, especially on the highway while trying to overtake, or gain speed to merge. I've also noticed a change in pitch of the motor sound coming from the engine bay. It has a full CAI and dual Flowmaster 40's and the exhaust pitch has gone up dramatically, especially noticeable when trying to pick up speed (which I now have to floor the thing to merge on the highway safely). I've had a MAJOR loss in MPG's as well. While on the highway the CEL begins to blink, I will have that read at Autozone tomorrow, everywhere was closed today. I burn through coolant like it's the truck's job. Had a small leak on seals of the radiator, which I fixed with RTV, but now I'm guessing head gaskets?
I will try to get a clearer description as the problems persist/develop. But I was curious as to if this problem sounded like anything popular with this engine/size. I am very motor literate with Ford's modular engines, but have never worked on this one very extensively before, so take it easy on me willya!?