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Old 07-11-2018, 05:25 PM
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Ecoboost issues

So my 2017 F-150 Eco has 78K miles on it, both the timing chain and the turbos are giving me headaches. The timing chain rattles when ever the truck sits for more than a day on the first start. (Ford known problem but won't do anything to help). The turbo's cut out when ever I punch the gas to pass another car or truck, it starts to vibrate, lose power and the check engine light comes on. It's so bad that unless I pull off the road I'm jeperdizing my lift from someone running up my rear and crashing into me.
Is there any class actions going on or has anyone tried to take on Ford to correct the known issues.
Should have never went with Turbo's over V-8
 
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Old 07-12-2018, 06:41 AM
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IMHO, you need to get this looked at very soon....the rattle on startup may be caused by the hydraulic tensioners not getting enough oil fast enough.... this not only can cause damage to the plastic timing chain guides but it can also cause cam journal damage.....
 
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Okay well 2017 would have been Gen 2 3.5 unless you have a 2.7 but didn't specify. The shutter is probably a misfire. By now you should have already changed the spark plugs at least once if not twice. The 3.5 is very hard on plugs.
 
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Ford is redesigning the cam phasers yet again. They acknowledged that the phaser failure is still present and working towards a solution.... Same thing they have been working on for a few years now!
 
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Ford is redesigning the cam phasers yet again. They acknowledged that the phaser failure is still present and working towards a solution.... Same thing they have been working on for a few years now!
https://www.vcmtuner.com/

This post reply ISN'T an attempt to deflect your comment but to illustrate that Honda, a very well respected car builder has been dealing with it's own issues on "variable" cam and cylinder management that is causing excessive oil consumption and misfire events in the 3.5L engine due to fouled plugs and failed COP's and failing VCT components.

My stepson has a 2018 Equinox 1.5L GTDI as a company car. Nice vehicle with extreme power and likely best in class MPG's. At 36K miles he needed to have the #2 plug replaced due to a misfire event.

Ford and Honda are both very high volume car builders that employ components that provides some type of variation in timing or cylinder management or both. These small high output engines are here to stay and the car builders will simply have to work through their issues.
 
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