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I decided to use Amsoil Synthetic Polymeric Off-Road Grease, NLGI #2
(NLGI #2 - 5% Moly)

Only need one clamp and I can reused the current boot
 

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Ecoboost turbos use coolant, not engine oil......right?
 

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Ecoboost turbos use coolant, not engine oil......right?
both.

you have to feed the bearings oil or they're gonna have a bad time. All turbos are oiled, some use coolant to cool them.

http://www.morepowertuning.com/images/F150-Ecoboost-DriverSide-Turbo.pdf

the big fat corrugated line on the bottom of the turbo is the oil return line.
eventually you're probably gonna have an oil leak at the turbo.
standard turbo shit. I've done all the orings on my wife's turbo volvo @ 113K. The oil cooler ones too. They didn't leak, but I was there doing other shit and they're simple.
 

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I just wonder if the slip yoke at the tcase is dry or the splines inside the boot? Or both maybe

I bet I will be able to reuse the boot, no need to order a new one.......right?



I will get two new clamps and some oil this week
I'm guessing that only the crew cab long bed versions got a 2 piece driveshaft? My CCSB has a one piece.

Not sure if I mentioned it in this thread or not but a few years ago I thought my truck had the driveshaft clunk as well. Brought it to the dealer and they knew all about it but ended up reprogramming my transmission control module and it got rid of it completely so might be something to think about.
 

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Another oil change complete. Pennzoil had a $10 rebate offer on their 5qt jugs of synthetic, so this oil and filter change was much cheaper

I also completely removed the rear driveshaft from the truck, to grease the splines at the slip yoke at the tcase and also the splines inside the rubber boot near the carrier bearing

Both areas were greased by Ford last May, and both areas were completely dry

I took it out for a test drive last night and it's very smooth, and quiet again. See how this lasts and if the Amsoil grease is any better.
 

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More Ford quality to deal with.....

Front painted bumper is rusting, badly

Rotated the tires today and the end caps on 4 lug nuts broke right off



Quality!!!
 

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is that en electron microscope image?


I fucking hate those lug nuts with the cap. Always happens.

as much as I hate bolts on my eurotrash, at least they are high quality shit.
 

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Yep those type of lug nuts suck. Pulled 4 caps off on my gf's edge last time I rotated her tires.

Mine on my fuel wheels are almost rounded off from rotating so much. Definitely getting a new set next time.

Have you guys cleaned the 3 map sensors yet? I've read they get pretty dirty and can pick up some milage if cleaned. Need to try mine as I have 163k and haven't cleaned them yet.
 

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I do clean the MAP every fall, some dirty does come off

Mileage had never been affected
 

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I am going to have a "return to stock sale" this summer

I will be taking off most everything after market and selling it

Hopefully the truck so be gone before fall, just depending when I find another truck

Debating taking the ARE cap off also and selling it, but I don't see many 6.5 foot bed trucks, in blue
 

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I am going to have a "return to stock sale" this summer

I will be taking off most everything after market and selling it

Hopefully the truck so be gone before fall, just depending when I find another truck

Debating taking the ARE cap off also and selling it, but I don't see many 6.5 foot bed trucks, in blue
getting a Dodge?
 

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Just not impressed with the truck or enjoying the twin turbo life

I am looking for a solid front axle truck, gasser

2500 or 3500
 
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