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TSB 14-0040
3.5L GTDI – FUEL ODOR FROM ENGINE OIL AND/OR ENGINE OIL LEVEL OVERFULL
Publication Date: February 25, 2014

FORD: 2011-2014 F-150

This article supersedes TSB 14-0014 to update the Warranty Causal Code and the Service Procedure.

ISSUE:

Some 2011-2014 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.5L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engine may exhibit a raw fuel odor from the engine oil and/or an engine oil level indication overfull.

ACTION:

Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

SERVICE PROCEDURE

  1. Determine the vehicle build date. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 100-01. Is the vehicle build date on or before 12/15/2013?
    1. Yes – the vehicle build date is on or before 12/15/2013, proceed to Step 2.
    1. No – this procedure does not apply. Refer to Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) manual for normal diagnostics.
  1. Is the vehicle equipped with a block heater in the thermostat housing? Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-03.
    1. Yes – remove and discard the heater and cord. Refer to WSM, Section 303-03. Proceed to Step 3.
    1. No – proceed to Step 3.
  1. Remove the left hand (LH) Turbocharger. Refer to WSM, Section 303-04.
  1. Install the block heater kit following the instructions provided in the kit.
  1. Install the LH Turbocharger. Refer to WSM, Section 303-04.
  1. Change the engine oil and oil filter.
  1. Replace the Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) valve. Refer to WSM, Section 303-08.
  1. Determine the vehicle build date. Refer to WSM, Section 100-01.
    1. a. If the vehicle build date is on or before 10/24/2011, proceed to Step 9.
    1. b. If the vehicle build date is after 10/24/2011, proceed to Step 13.
  1. Remove and discard the brake booster vacuum hose. (Figure 1)


Figure 1 - 14-0040

  1. Install a new brake booster vacuum hose. (Figure 2)

    Figure 2 - 14-0040

  1. Install the cap on the air intake. (Figure 2)
  1. Reprogram the Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) module to the latest calibration using IDS release 88.02A and higher. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.
  1. Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) to the latest calibration using IDS release 88.02A and higher. Calibration files may also be obtained at www.motorcraft.com.
  1. NOTE   PLEASE ADVISE THE CUSTOMER THIS VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH AN ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION SHIFT STRATEGY WHICH ALLOWS THE VEHICLE'S COMPUTER TO LEARN THE TRANSMISSION'S UNIQUE PARAMETERS AND IMPROVE SHIFT QUALITY. WHEN THE ADAPTIVE STRATEGY IS RESET, THE COMPUTER WILL BEGIN A RE-LEARNING PROCESS. THIS RE-LEARNING PROCESS MAY RESULT IN FIRMER THAN NORMAL UPSHIFTS AND DOWNSHIFTS FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

    Print the customer information sheet and provide it to the customer.

    1. Advise the customer the block heater should be plugged in at -18 °C (0 °F) or less to improve fuel-in-oil symptoms.
PART NUMBER PART NAME
DL3Z€“6D008-A Immersion Block Heater
W520514-S440 Exhaust Nut (4 Req)
BL3Z-6N652-B Turbo Oil Line Gasket
AA5Z-00815-C Oil Line O-Ring
CL3Z-9450-B Gasket – Exhaust Manifold
AA5Z-6A666-D PCV valve
CL3Z-9C490-B Vacuum Hose
W716372-S300 Vacuum Cap
W715673-S900 Bolt – Turbocharger (3 Req)
VC-3-B Motorcraft® Orange Antifreeze/Coolant Concentrated
FL-500S Motorcraft® Oil Filter
XO-5W30-QSP Motorcraft® SAE 5W-30 Premium Synthetic Blend Motor Oil