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OK here is the story, this is all I know as I bought her as a non runner with minimal information but being cheap and local I could not resist The Truck is a 2004 Ford F150 5.4V8 Triton. The first of the 3 valve engines and known to have VVT phaser issues, spark plugs that get stuck and dodgy fuel modules. The seller reported that the truck was apparently running fine then cut out, started again and cut out again would not restart and just turned over. Was told the fault codes were the VVT cam/phaser solenoids (which were included in the sale). At the weekend I ran diagnostics to find solenoid wiring faults on both sides and fuel pump module offline, at this point things were looking promising. The battery was too flat to try and start so I put it on charge, when I did this I discovered both solenoids were unplugged so I plugged them back in. Last night with a decent battery I turned the key - click. I decided to tap the starter in case it was stuck. Got under the truck and it had a brand new starter on it (have since discovered this was fitted post the breakdown). Gave it a tap and the starter freed off, but now didn't turn the engine over and just wound over grazing off the flywheel, engine not turning over. I then put a breaker bar on the crank pulley bolt - would not turn over and therefore appears to be seized. Not an ideal scenario but I have no comeback from a private sale on Facebook (although it clearly was not turning over but not starting as I was advised). Tonight I plan to whip off the rocker covers and see what the damage is before I decide on what I am going to do Anyway here are some pictures, including one of it on the back of the 90. On the plus side I got to test my recon pump/injectors/turbo and Allisport intercooler under load!!! That trailer is 18ft long and 7ft wide....