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  • captain planet
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    Another 5.0L bites the dust. This one already bit the dust once and was repaired under warranty, now it's down again 35K miles later. Unbelievable. If you are wise, you will avoid a Ford 5.0 like the plague.

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  • Tookeymonster
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    Originally posted by captain planet View Post

    Curious as to how many miles those companies put on a truck before they flip them for new ones? 150K? 200K?
    When the gas eaters get over 100K we would order a new one at the end of the current Quarter. Diesels woudl be over 180K.

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  • curver900
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    It doesn't matter what you buy it is the luck of the draw...
    every manufacture has a weak point in something every darn one of them... yet people get over 100k miles out of them... some get way more without issue.. others don't even make it out the end of the dealership lot... I know because at one dealership the truck had 7 miles on it yep 7 and it dropped a valve... yet others have 250k miles on them and never dropped a valve and others are in between... same with this motor too I bet... but the 6.0 gas chevy motor is about as reliable as the sun coming up... you just never hear much going wrong with them...
    So pick your poison pick a brand throw chicken bones when you go and buy one and do a dance... hopefully you get the one that goes 400k miles without changing the oil once! /s for those who might think i am serious...

    Enjoy your new ford, chevy, GM, Dodge, toyota, mastercraft.. oh wait... those boats never have problems... ever!

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  • captain planet
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    Originally posted by Tookeymonster View Post
    I have worked with 2 companies in the last 15 years that run 120-200 work trucks (just in our small division of a large company)1/2 ton to 1 ton. The cost of running Chevy is way higher in overall maintenance and repair cost (with repairs higher) than running ford. I would say 3/5 were 1 ton trucks.

    We ran a test on the Tundra for the 1/2 tons and after 6 months of fuel cost we quickly sold them to employees at a discounted rate. We were putting 4,000-6,000 miles a month on them. No issues other than fuel cost were out passing all cost on every other truck we have run.
    I know my buddies Tundras are terrible on fuel. I'll have to run some numbers, but our mileage is close to what you say here. ....I know I'm not going Dodge. I guess run the Ecoboost engines and call it a day.....

    Curious as to how many miles those companies put on a truck before they flip them for new ones? 150K? 200K?

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  • Tookeymonster
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    I have worked with 2 companies in the last 15 years that run 120-200 work trucks (just in our small division of a large company)1/2 ton to 1 ton. The cost of running Chevy is way higher in overall maintenance and repair cost (with repairs higher) than running ford. I would say 3/5 were 1 ton trucks.

    We ran a test on the Tundra for the 1/2 tons and after 6 months of fuel cost we quickly sold them to employees at a discounted rate. We were putting 4,000-6,000 miles a month on them. No issues other than fuel cost were out passing all cost on every other truck we have run.

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  • captain planet
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    Originally posted by Thrall View Post
    ^What?
    How do you figure? #2 cyl is fuqed and you're blaming the mechanic for the bad news or what?

    Bad compression = surgery whether is rings or something else, so who cares.
    No, not blaming mechanic, he is pretty reputable/trustworthy/honest. Blaming ford for their 5.0 POS. Nothing but problems with that engine. So we are switching brands.

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  • Thrall
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    ^What?
    How do you figure? #2 cyl is fuqed and you're blaming the mechanic for the bad news or what?

    Bad compression = surgery whether is rings or something else, so who cares.

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  • CantRepeat
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    Originally posted by captain planet View Post
    It's not my personal vehicle, but another of our company F150's. Been using ford since 1995 when the company started.....but this rash of problems is out of control. Our mechanic we use showed me the plug from Cyl#2. Looks like tar on the plug. Compression is bad.
    If the only thing he is going off is no compression and a fouled spark plug you need a new mechanic.

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  • captain planet
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    Originally posted by 93Prostar190 View Post
    Sorry to hear that bro ... find a sweet Yota to pull your new 197 ... how did you diagnose Cylinder 2 rings gone? Just curios .... I don’t want to jinx anything right now, I am EcoBoost heavy right now.


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    It's not my personal vehicle, but another of our company F150's. Been using ford since 1995 when the company started.....but this rash of problems is out of control. Our mechanic we use showed me the plug from Cyl#2. Looks like tar on the plug. Compression is bad.

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  • CantRepeat
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    A leak down test can help determine where compression is being lost at. Excess blow-by into the crank case normally means a failure in the piston, piston rings or lands.

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  • 93Prostar190
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    Originally posted by captain planet View Post
    ....another 5.0 down the drain. Cyl. #2 rings bye-bye. 2012 truck w/ 168K miles.



    Toyota here we come.


    Sorry to hear that bro ... find a sweet Yota to pull your new 197 ... how did you diagnose Cylinder 2 rings gone? Just curios .... I don’t want to jinx anything right now, I am EcoBoost heavy right now.


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Pro

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  • captain planet
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    ....another 5.0 down the drain. Cyl. #2 rings bye-bye. 2012 truck w/ 168K miles.

    Toyota here we come.

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  • 93Prostar190
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    Originally posted by ahhudgins View Post
    Darn. I just bought a 2017 with the 5.0 this week. I knew I should have gotten a _______.
    Insert your favorite.
    Sweet truck BTW .... looks nice!!! I love White.

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  • 93Prostar190
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    The Cam phaser issue is known for Fords ... but keep in mind they sell so many ... so I am not sure I will predict doom.

    Stay up to date on the oil changes, use the Motorcraft filter and semi-synthetic or full synth ... I bet you will be fine ... I have owned several Fords and not had the issue (all the way to 210K miles)

    5.0 L, 5.4 L, 3.5 Beast .... stay optimistic.

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  • HDAVIS
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    Fords may be much better than before. But when you’ve been burned several times. Hard to go back. Just sayin

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