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Old 11-08-2019, 09:21 AM
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My 3.5 Eco needed $3500 of repairs at just over 100,000 miles. Timing chain, cam phasers. I traded it in instead. Loved the power and the way it was delivered, but mileage was no better than my 6.2 in my F250.

But that is old news, it was a '12.
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Old 11-08-2019, 11:46 AM
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My 3.5 Eco needed $3500 of repairs at just over 100,000 miles. Timing chain, cam phasers. I traded it in instead. Loved the power and the way it was delivered, but mileage was no better than my 6.2 in my F250.

But that is old news, it was a '12.
The 2011 and 20012`s were known for timing chain issues the 13 and up the problem was fixed, usually happened around the 60,000 mile mark and many were fixed under warranty. Once fixed they were good to go so if any one is looking at those years make sure the timing chain update has been done.

Local dealer has had 3 5.0`s come in absolutely no compression they have no idea why they are replacing the engines..
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:43 PM
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They said it (timing chain) was fixed after 13, but it was still happening in 15, just not as often.

I would have fixed mine, but the rockers and cab corners were just about rusted through at 5.5 years so I bailed out.

I did hear of some issues with no or low compression in 5.0, warped cylinders and bad valve seats.

I was a master auto auto tech for too long and still have lots of friends at Ford and chevy garages, even though I have been gone for decades I worked at both. I always hear about the issues, not the 1000's out there with no issues.
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Old 11-08-2019, 02:45 PM
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I am on my second ecoboost and this one has 73,000 and no issues whatsoever. Love it for pulling my boat. My next vehicle most likely will have one as well.
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Old 11-08-2019, 03:27 PM
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They said it (timing chain) was fixed after 13, but it was still happening in 15, just not as often.



I would have fixed mine, but the rockers and cab corners were just about rusted through at 5.5 years so I bailed out.



I did hear of some issues with no or low compression in 5.0, warped cylinders and bad valve seats.



I was a master auto auto tech for too long and still have lots of friends at Ford and chevy garages, even though I have been gone for decades I worked at both. I always hear about the issues, not the 1000's out there with no issues.


Doesn’t Ford have a 5 year corrosion warranty?


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Old 11-08-2019, 03:49 PM
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Not to be in any way saying the OP had bad habits but in general american's have problems with Turbo engines. With a turbo maintainance is critical and the general public has more of a fix it when it breaks lifestyle.

Make sure if your shopping used that you see service records with any turbo
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:03 PM
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Not to be in any way saying the OP had bad habits but in general american's have problems with Turbo engines. With a turbo maintainance is critical and the general public has more of a fix it when it breaks lifestyle.

Make sure if your shopping used that you see service records with any turbo
What turbos do to lubricants is absolutely brutal. We had a project to develop a break in lubricant for a turbo manufacturer. It was an oil that went on the bearings and had to last until the oil flow from the engine got there. It incinerated most candidate lube formulas in seconds during their test. We made some progress, but eventually threw in the towel because the amount of sales $$$ wasn't worth the time. A couple grams of oil per turbo. One of the few projects we ever threw the towel in on.
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Old 11-08-2019, 04:05 PM
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Whats turbo maintenance?
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Old 11-08-2019, 05:42 PM
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I`ve been following the severe maintenance guide in the manual for my 2013 F150 3.5 L . I use semi synthetic oil. I was told by a man who maintains a fleet for one of the gas well companies here that for towing it works best. From the Ford manual :
Vehicles Equipped with a 3.5L, 3.7L or 5.0L Engine
Your vehicle is equipped with an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor that determines
when the engine oil should be changed based on how your vehicle is used.
By using several important factors in its calculations, the monitor helps
reduce the cost of owning your vehicle and reduces environmental waste at
the same time. This means you do not have to remember to change the oil
on a mileage-based schedule; the vehicle lets you know when an oil change
is due by displaying OIL CHANGE REQUIRED in the information display.
The following table is intended to provide examples of vehicle use and its
impact on engine oil change intervals; it is provided as a guideline only.
Actual engine oil change intervals depend on several factors and generally
decrease with severity of use.
When to expect the OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message
Miles (km) Vehicle use and examples
7500-10000
(12000-16000)
Normal
– Normal commuting with highway driving
– No, or moderate, load or towing
– Flat to moderately hilly roads
– No extended idling
5000-7499
(8000-11999)
Severe
– Moderate to heavy load or towing
– Mountainous or off-road conditions
– Extended idling
– Extended hot or cold operation
3000-4999
(4000-7999)
Extreme
– Maximum load or towing
– Extreme hot or cold operation
Scheduled Maintenance

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Old 11-08-2019, 05:53 PM
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I`ve been following the severe maintenance guide in the manual for my 2013 F150 3.5 L . I use semi synthetic oil. I was told by a man who maintains a fleet for one of the gas well companies here that for towing it works best. From the Ford manual :
Vehicles Equipped with a 3.5L, 3.7L or 5.0L Engine
Your vehicle is equipped with an Intelligent Oil-Life Monitor that determines
when the engine oil should be changed based on how your vehicle is used.
By using several important factors in its calculations, the monitor helps
reduce the cost of owning your vehicle and reduces environmental waste at
the same time. This means you do not have to remember to change the oil
on a mileage-based schedule; the vehicle lets you know when an oil change
is due by displaying OIL CHANGE REQUIRED in the information display.
The following table is intended to provide examples of vehicle use and its
impact on engine oil change intervals; it is provided as a guideline only.
Actual engine oil change intervals depend on several factors and generally
decrease with severity of use.
When to expect the OIL CHANGE REQUIRED message
Miles (km) Vehicle use and examples
7500-10000
(12000-16000)
Normal
– Normal commuting with highway driving
– No, or moderate, load or towing
– Flat to moderately hilly roads
– No extended idling
5000-7499
(8000-11999)
Severe
– Moderate to heavy load or towing
– Mountainous or off-road conditions
– Extended idling
– Extended hot or cold operation
3000-4999
(4000-7999)
Extreme
– Maximum load or towing
– Extreme hot or cold operation
Scheduled Maintenance
I think the parentheses are backwards. Km should be lees than miles.
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