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Old 08-13-2017, 03:32 PM   #326 (permalink)
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Did it fix the clunk?
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Old 08-27-2017, 04:17 AM   #327 (permalink)
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The clunk is still there

Now I also have to call the dealer about bubbling chrome on two interior door handles

I will be glad when this truck is paid off next year........will be looking elsewhere

The features and capability the truck has are great, but my 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 never had al these small issues
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The clunk is still there

Now I also have to call the dealer about bubbling chrome on two interior door handles

I will be glad when this truck is paid off next year........will be looking elsewhere

The features and capability the truck has are great, but my 2004 Dodge Ram 3500 never had al these small issues
What year truck? My dad has one of the firsrts model year trucks that had the eco-boost and has had nothing but little BS issues with it and horrible gas mileage. He loves the performance but it's always in the shop for something.
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Dad just got a 2015 F150 with the 2.7 ecoboost. He's looking into catch cans. Looks like most consensus here is guys aren't running them, but drill the weep hole. Anyone got experience with the 2.7 / input on a catch can for it? Seems to be the right thread for the discussion
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:28 AM   #330 (permalink)
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What year truck?
Mid year 2012
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Dad just got a 2015 F150 with the 2.7 ecoboost. He's looking into catch cans. Looks like most consensus here is guys aren't running them, but drill the weep hole. Anyone got experience with the 2.7 / input on a catch can for it? Seems to be the right thread for the discussion
2017 started direct and port injection, that should cure all the need for the weep hole and catch cans

2015 2.7L should still have direction injection.........but not many 2.7L trucks seem to be affect by all the moisture/oil/sludge building in the pipes
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2017 started direct and port injection, that should cure all the need for the weep hole and catch cans

2015 2.7L should still have direction injection.........but not many 2.7L trucks seem to be affect by all the moisture/oil/sludge building in the pipes
Thank you, I'll tell him to hold off and just keep an eye on it for a while
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I know you don't want to hear this, but it is crazy watching the corrosion progression on this truck through the life of this thread
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Dad just got a 2015 F150 with the 2.7 ecoboost. He's looking into catch cans. Looks like most consensus here is guys aren't running them, but drill the weep hole. Anyone got experience with the 2.7 / input on a catch can for it? Seems to be the right thread for the discussion
The catch can isn't just for removing junk from your intake/intercooler piping. It's removing volatiles and moisture from the PCV system. IIRC, someone tested the junk they pulled out of the catch can and it was mostly fuel (vapors build up in your crank and definitely don't belong there), with some residual oil, coolant and water. This is all stuff that would have been pumped back into your engine and burned, but instead the catch can filters it out. Some people think it's a waste of money but unless you don't empty the can, it cannot hurt your truck. The first time I emptied mine, I sure was glad I had it.
Also, catch cans are not just for ecoboosts. They would have positive benefits on any engine.
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:04 AM   #335 (permalink)
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I know you don't want to hear this, but it is crazy watching the corrosion progression on this truck through the life of this thread
Yeah it is crazy, my old Dodge 3500 was nothing like this, even at 125,000 miles when I sold it

When I first got the truck, it had 17,000 miles on it and the rear axle was covered in rust...........didn't Ford paint or coat the undercarriage or axle?

This pic was taken a week after I bought it:
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:05 AM   #336 (permalink)
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Looking into the rear driveshaft clunk.......

I have a two piece rear shaft, the videos I found only dealt with a one piece and they only greased the front yoke that goes into the tcase

Is the yoke supposed to be getting grease or the slip joint (that is covered by the boot?.......or both?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2snOCyqVMY&t=1s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79Qo-806n9g

According to a Ford worker I know, greasing it all the time is just a band-aid. the Yoke is the wrong size!!

The original yoke is a bit too wide and that causes the friction ( that's the noise )
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:41 AM   #337 (permalink)
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I found the replacement clamps for the boot covering the slip joint, on the two piece shafts:
Ford: 9L3Z 3B478 A
Oetiker: 16706325 (50MM)

Ford also sells a kit, that includes the grease and clamp:
9L3Z-4W602-A
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2107 F150s.........aluminum body with a 10 speed trans

Impressive numbers too, I was not aware they bumped the 3.5L to those ratings:

Power: 375 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 470 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

Hopefully the direct and port injection will solve all the old 3.5L issues and make it a motor it is all hyped up to be

My 2012:
365 horsepower @ 5500 rpm
420lb-ft of torque @ 2500 rpm
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2107 F150s.........aluminum body with a 10 speed trans

Impressive numbers too, I was not aware they bumped the 3.5L to those ratings:

Power: 375 hp @ 5000 rpm
Torque: 470 lb-ft @ 2500 rpm

Hopefully the direct and port injection will solve all the old 3.5L issues and make it a motor it is all hyped up to be

My 2012:
365 horsepower @ 5500 rpm
420lb-ft of torque @ 2500 rpm

the #'s are impressive, but what "issues" do you hope are resolved?

maybe they were fixed by '13 as I haven't experienced any.

I am waiting to see what the diesel engine looks like, #'s and reliability wise. I expect to get 8-10 years (or 250+km) out of mine, just over 112km in 4.5yrs now. If'n the diesel option has a proven record by then I would comtemplate making to switch.
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The direct injection causing all the internal motor buildup and sludge......and eating iridium plugs every 20,000 miles

The intercooler condensation and sludge issues........also related to the rough idle at startup

Oh, and that lovely timing chain issues causing many owners to have a $3k bill for repair at 80,000 miles

Hopefully with the new direct and port injection a lot of these issues are resolved and these motors will stop eating Iridium plugs every 20,000 miles

The truck is impressive overall, but I will not be buying into the Ecobooost hype after this one
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I think I found the can I will try out, without killing my bank account

JLT's 3.0 kit seems nice and simple.......and affordable

Holds 3 ounces too

I like it mounts cleanly on the firewall and uses no clamp hoses

2011-2017 F150 3.5L EcoBoost JLT 3.0 Passenger's Side Oil Separator 3016P

I will install it when I change the oil in a few weeks, along with some new SP-534 plugs
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I'm calling the local dealership tomorrow and set up a appointment to replace the timing chain and phaser's under extended bumper to bumper warranty on my 13 with 63k miles
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I'm calling the local dealership tomorrow and set up a appointment to replace the timing chain and phaser's under extended bumper to bumper warranty on my 13 with 63k miles
Ummmmm lovely

What problems are you having it or what is it doing?
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Will a catch can that holds 3 ounces be large enough?
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Loaded question... In my admittedly limited experience with the EcoBoost (the constant frustrations meant it had a very short lifespan in my stable), the amount of stuff that ended up in the catch can had a lot to do with ambient weather conditions, as well as overall usage. It seems like the UPR setup that I had held quite a bit more than 3oz, and I could fill it up pretty damn quickly??
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Engine rattle during cold start up
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Engine rattle during cold start up
So a simple rattle means a new timing chain and phasers?

Is it all fixed now?
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Another oil change next week, along with 6 new SP-534 plugs

I am looking A LOT at tuners/programmers

91/93 octane files can easily hit 70 rwhp and 120 rwtq

The 87 octane files are even impressive with 50 rwhp and 80 rwtq
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I think I found the can I will try out, without killing my bank account

JLT's 3.0 kit seems nice and simple.......and affordable

Holds 3 ounces too

I like it mounts cleanly on the firewall and uses no clamp hoses

2011-2017 F150 3.5L EcoBoost JLT 3.0 Passenger's Side Oil Separator 3016P
JLT's is a passenger side connection and holds 3 ounces

For $40 more, I found this nice newly revised driver side mount by UPR, which holds 6 ounces

11-14 F150 Ecoboost Clean Side Catch Can System Plug N Play ™
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Changed the plugs, again today.......also did an oil and filter change

I also removed three sensors (air box, near the TB, and one on top of the manifold) and hosed them down with sensor cleaner

Fresh tank of fuel and some Royal Purple fuel system cleaner

I disconnected the battery while doing all the maintenance

I will take it for a spin tomorrow and see
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