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My 2013 with 30k miles on threw a rod out the side of the block this morning on my way to work. Merging on the highway, hit passing gear to get up to speed and the second it down shifted...BOOM! Sounded like a bag of marbles dumped out and behind me. I'm sure the guy behind me got a nice oil shower, lol. Still under warrenty so I dropped it off this morning and already having warrenty issues. I can see this getting ugly.
 

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Exactly, they want receipts. I told them I didn't save my walmart receipts being it's a new truck and didn't think the damn motor would blow. They want me to sign a paper for a $2800 bill for teardown labor and if it is under warrenty then I don't pay, I just don't sign shit for "what if" senearos. Had to call corp. and get the rep involved since I'm not signing that paper. My other buddy blew his ecoboost and they didn't ask any questions, didn't want receipts, just tossed a motor in and called it a day.
 

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Stop running that cheap gas bro.
 

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My buddy whos in "the loop" in the business end said Ford is fully aware of these shit motors and all the problems so they don't dig too much into it. He said it's the dealer being the asshole about it all. They keep saying if they find sludge in the motor then it'll be void, told dude that a truck with synthetic oil and 30k miles that there won't be any sludge, try again with a bullshit excuse.
 

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I don't think it's oil related at all, they have TSB's for sticking injectors and condensation problems in the intercooler that causes hydrolock and blows a rod.
 

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In waiting on the resident Phord hugger crew......
 

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They have Ford customer service reps on f150 online and the mustang source if you are a member there. If you send them a message they will escalate the problem to the regional director or some shit like that and it should light a fire under the dealers ass.
 

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F-150 EcoBoost Test Engine
A production 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine, #448AA, was randomly selected from the assembly line at Ford's Cleveland engine plant. This engine had no idea it was in store for 163k miles of brutal endurance testing.
#448AA was Shipped to dynamometer cell 36B in Ford's Dearborn, MI engine lab and run for 300 hours, this engine's first experience was a rapid simulation of 150,000 customer miles, including thermal-shock runs in which the engine was cooled to -20F and then heated to +235F, repeatedly.
The engine was shipped to Ford's Kansas City truck plant where it was installed in an F-150 4X4 Super-Crew. After assembly the truck was driven to Nygaard Timber in Astoria, Oregon, where it dragged a total of 110,000 pounds of logs across the ground (requiring all 420 ft-lb TQ)
Next they drove the truck to Miami Speedway, and hooked it up to a 2-car open trailer carrying two NASCAR Ford Fusions (a total of 11,300 pounds) and run continuously around the oval track for 24 hours (average speed: 82 mph, distance covered: 1,607 miles)
After this they took the truck to Davis Dam in Arizona, where it beat out the 5.3-liter Chevy Silverado V-8 AND the Ram 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 each pulling 9,000 pounds up a 6 percent grade in an uphill towing contest.
The 3.5-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost engine was removed and then installed in a 7,100-pound F-150 Baja race truck. After 1,200 miles of practice they raced the truck 1060 miles in the SCORE Baja 1000, the toughest off-road race in North America, finishing 1st overall in the Stock Engine class. The truck's owner said the engine's fuel economy was so good compared with his previous V8 he skipped 2 planned fuel stops during the grueling trip from Ensenada to La Paz. After winning in Baja they sent the engine back to dynamometer cell 36B and dyno-tested one final time. It generated 364HP and 420ft-lb TQ, only one horsepower less than its HP rating and exactly Ford's given torque rating.
Lastly, for the final episode of the F-150 EcoBoost torture test, Ford Motor Co did a complete engine tear-down and inspection of engine #448AA (never been serviced or previously inspected) in front of thousands at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan. The engine parts were laid out on three huge tables so that when the tear-down was complete, the engineers and the audience could take a closer look.
 

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Thousand? Try over a million of these engines out there. Every iteration of engine on the planet has been blowing up for quite a while now. Now if you maintain less than 3% warranty rate on that engine (industry standard) you're doing pretty good. Speaking with a FSR for Ford they are under 2% on the Eco, which is quite a bit better than the industry standard (catastrophic failure wise). Flukes happen. Not a big deal.

My 14 Eco has over 70k on it. Tuned since day 1. Drive the wheels off it every day.
 

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Thousand? Try over a million of these engines out there. Every iteration of engine on the planet has been blowing up for quite a while now. Now if you maintain less than 3% warranty rate on that engine (industry standard) you're doing pretty good. Speaking with a FSR for Ford they are under 2% on the Eco, which is quite a bit better than the industry standard (catastrophic failure wise). Flukes happen. Not a big deal.

My 14 Eco has over 70k on it. Tuned since day 1. Drive the wheels off it every day.
That's funny how you have an excuse, but if a report of an ls engine blowing is posted you're one of the first ones to yell that they are all blowing up and junk.
 
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