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Old 03-07-2019, 03:01 PM
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It is funny how often old folk lore pervades, such as people thinking the 5.0 is still the same engine available back in the 80's and 90's, or people who think the GM 6.2 diesel was a gas engine converted to diesel(not true, that was the 5.7 olds diesel), or that Ford owns Cummins, etc.
 
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It is funny how often old folk lore pervades, such as people thinking the 5.0 is still the same engine available back in the 80's and 90's, or people who think the GM 6.2 diesel was a gas engine converted to diesel(not true, that was the 5.7 olds diesel), or that Ford owns Cummins, etc.
Yeah, those, and that the 60-degree SHO V8 is a watered-down 4.6, and don't forget the "cop chip" in the P71's that give them so much more power and durability.
 
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Yeah, those, and that the 60-degree SHO V8 is a watered-down 4.6, and don't forget the "cop chip" in the P71's that give them so much more power and durability.
Off-topic but i think you'll enjoy this:

 
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Going in for PCV and oil change tomorrow. Starting the consumption test... again. Will know in a couple weeks if it consumes a quart in 3k.
I assume you're not allowed to touch the dipstick, meaning they seal it somehow? I ask as I have have a fluid evacuator..
 
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:47 PM
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I assume you're not allowed to touch the dipstick, meaning they seal it somehow? I ask as I have have a fluid evacuator..
Well find out if they tape it. I wonder if they’ll physically pour quarts in or do the bulk thing. The procedure in the TSB actually reads like the owner should take oil readings every 200 miles, and the dealer only every so often... if required. Also, they are supposed to add 7.8 quarts (yeah, right) and then run the engine... mark dipstick “a” ... add last full quart to 8.8 quarts... mark dipstick “b”.... explain to owner the operating range is from said mark “a” to said mark “b”. If in 3,000 miles the level drops below said mark “a”, you getting a new motor.
What if Billy Relapse can’t pull his finger off the oil pump trigger when adding the last quart, and overfills it? Now it doesn’t burn off the extra 1/4 quart before 3k. If it burned consistently from the first mile on the oil to the change, fine. Mine seems to be fine for 1,200 or more, and then drops. After all the variable oil level readings, even though I’m now over two quarts low since 3,500, I really have no idea what to expect. I’ll know soon enough. I should have 3k on by the end of the month. What I can’t figure out is I’m at about 4,800 miles on the change. The oil is almost as clean as the day it was put in. I’ve never seen an engine so clean.
 
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Off-topic but i think you'll enjoy this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uH_X-9fjfI
ROFL hilarious!
 
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I have 3 of these early build 2018 5.0's in the family. The 2 that are driven less and lighter are using some oil. The one that I use was driven hard especially early on in an effort to seat the rings. I have 20k on it now and it does not use any oil. It did when it was new and had to be topped up a few times. It also gets it's oil changed only when indicated by the oil life monitor and has been using synthetic from Pennzoil.
 
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I have 3 of these early build 2018 5.0's in the family. The 2 that are driven less and lighter are using some oil. The one that I use was driven hard especially early on in an effort to seat the rings. I have 20k on it now and it does not use any oil. It did when it was new and had to be topped up a few times. It also gets it's oil changed only when indicated by the oil life monitor and has been using synthetic from Pennzoil.
Thanks for your input, I wonder if this has anything to do with the root cause behind the recall. I'm sure Ford knows, and I hope that it ends up online sooner or later.
 
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If I recall, Ford break-in procedure is “vary speed” for the first 500 or 1,000 miles. I varied mine for over 2,000 miles if I recall correctly. I can’t imagine we’ll ever find “drive it like you stole it” in a manual for break-in, but I do wonder how I should break in the next one, or this truck all over if I get a new mill. Seems like the manual procedure did me wrong if it was a break-in issue... unless it’s a mechanical failure somewhere. The PVC seems to be shouldering the brunt until proven guilty.
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 02:46 PM
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My 2018 5.0 doesn't have oil consumption problems. Just sounds like a diesel running. Dealership says it is a high presurre fuel pump but sounds like a lifter not pumping up to me. Of course I am 70 years old & am not used to this from a NEW truck. Has made this noise since the day I took delivery. Also think I amgetting blown off by the dealership as they have already got their money on the sale. Check you tube as I am not the only one having this prblem. Guess Ford dosen't have a better idea after all.
 
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Ford will learn and will fix these 2018 5.0s. They learn. Some other companies dont.
 
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Old 03-13-2019, 06:58 PM
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I still wonder what the 2017-2018 build date range is.. they clearly have fixed it now that they are replacing engines as needed..
 
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I still wonder what the 2017-2018 build date range is.. they clearly have fixed it now that they are replacing engines as needed..
Probably some issue with the process that hardens the inside of the cylinders.
 
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Quick search, Ford has discontinued all pistons, rings and block. These are all now replaced with new updated numbers. The old block JL3Z-6010-B has been replaced. All other parts are the same. So it's a combination of those parts. Cylinder heads remain the same also.
 

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