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Old 09-14-2020, 05:59 PM
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I go a call from my dealer. Cam phasers are wiped. The parts are on back order but may have them in by mid week. I asked the dealer if this was normal. I donít think I heard answer in the mumbo jumbo. Anybody with a 2018+ f150 Ecoboost 10 speed blow their cam phasers?

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Donít know about the 18+, but itís a common problem on the earlier ones. If the design hasnít changed through the years, then yes, the newer ones will be affected as well.
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CaM phasers were more in the 5.4 vintage from 1998-2008
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A quick google search for 3.5 ecoboost cam phasers will show plenty of issues, including the 2018+. A brief rattle on cold starts is the primary symptom. Mine were done in my 2013 at less that 70k miles.
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Originally Posted by CaptainDad View Post
A quick google search for 3.5 ecoboost cam phasers will show plenty of issues, including the 2018+. A brief rattle on cold starts is the primary symptom. Mine were done in my 2013 at less that 70k miles.
yeah I saw a few Raptor guys talking about them but wasnít sure if it was the norm
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I have a 2012 ecoboost with a small oil leak around the front passenger vct sensor. I was told not to worry about it? It is a very slow leak so I assume it is the seal

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Dealing with it on my 120k 2017 Ecoboost. What happens when they finally fail? A no start situation or internal engine damage?
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When they fail apparently they donít adjust. On startup for about 5 seconds it sounds like Iím running the truck with no oil. I tried to post a video of it but I canít figure out how. My truck only has 35k on it
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My fords 6.2 needed one replaced this year at 64k miles. I was not a happy camper.
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What’s the price to fix?
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Originally Posted by ncmallard78 View Post
Whatís the price to fix?
I cant remember the exact price but over a $1,000 and less than $1,500 including the time to diagnose. I want to say it was $1,300.
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I had mine replaced (under warranty). Before the fix, I had brief rattle but after the rattle stopped, everything else ran OK. Since the replacement, I have not had any other issues. Supposedly the new parts are a redesign (so I would hope this issue is not as common after the early 2018's), but I can't remember what the part number differences were.
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Is there a way to post a video? The repair is free, covered under warranty. I hope they didnít have to pull the cab off

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They were replaced under warranty on my 2018 as well at around 50k. No issues since.
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Does this in any way relate to the watery crap Ford calls oil?
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Originally Posted by billinstuart View Post
Does this in any way relate to the watery crap Ford calls oil?
dealer told me oil changes either more frequently or less infrequenty have little to do with this problem. I guess itís the luck of the draw. I know there was a TSB about it but I canít find it that features updated parts
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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
I cant remember the exact price but over a $1,000 and less than $1,500 including the time to diagnose. I want to say it was $1,300.
getting to them requires the front cover and both valve covers be removed...oem chain, phasers, guides, etc are pushing $1000, actuators another $250....labor another $1600 or so....failure is linked to infrequent oil changes, the passages to the phasers are tiny...rarely is it a functional problem...unless the chain wears a hole in the front cover...run it....
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Originally Posted by Mike67cmaro View Post
When they fail apparently they donít adjust. On startup for about 5 seconds it sounds like Iím running the truck with no oil. I tried to post a video of it but I canít figure out how. My truck only has 35k on it
covered by warranty i hope!
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Originally Posted by slickster View Post
...failure is linked to infrequent oil changes, the passages to the phasers are tiny...rarely is it a functional problem...unless the chain wears a hole in the front cover...run it....
Not on mine. Oil changed at the purchasing dealer literally every 5000 on the dot. All 4 replaced at 52k.

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