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#3242152 - 01/08/14 06:23 PM Australian Ford Ranger 3.2l 5cyl - 11.3k km
TeeBee48 Offline


Registered: 11/27/12
Posts: 16
Loc: Perth, Australia
Hi all,

Had a UOA done on my 2013 5cyl TDCi Ford Ranger, factory fill I believe is Motorcraft Formula Ford "F" 5W-30, meeting WSS-M2C913-C which is a requirement for this engine. Motor is a 5 cylinder 3.2l turbo diesel with 147kW & 470Nm.

This sample was taken prior to the first oil change as per my dealers recommendations, hence why it has 11.3k km's on factory fill. First service is at 15k kms, so I want to make sure it was holding up prior to that service.

OIL Motorcraft Formula Ford "F" 5W-30
KM's IN USE 11.3k
KM's 11.3k
SAMPLE TAKEN 15/11/13

COMMENTS:

- Copper content is high and could indicate thrust washer/bearing wear.

- Silicon is elevated but is possibly due to the sealant used in assembly. Check at next service.

- A normalisation factor of 0.981 has been applied to the wear metals during final analysis.

- Other results are satisfactory.

- Wear may be due to equipment run-in. Resample in 250 hours to establish a compartment trend.

Code:
ALUMINUM        11               
CHROMIUM        1.9               
IRON            58             
COPPER          58             
LEAD            0              
TIN             2               
MOLYBDENUM      100              
NICKEL          1                
MANGANESE       22                
SILVER          2               
TITANIUM        0               
POTASSIUM       6               
BORON           93               
SILICON         7               
SODIUM          4              
CALCIUM         2780         
MAGNESIUM       22            
PHOSPHORUS      662            
ZINC            882          
BARIUM          1       
SULPHUR         2750
VANADIUM        0
CHROMIUM        1.9
CADMIUM         0.1
               
WATER           0.121
OXIDATION       12.4
NITRATION       7.56
FUEL DILUTION   0.8
TBN             8.76


I'd be interested to see everyones thoughts. Severe service interval for this vehicle is 7.5k kms but I rarely tow anything, however my wife drives the vehicle daily to work which is approximately 30kms each way.


Edited by TeeBee48 (01/08/14 06:29 PM)
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#3242392 - 01/08/14 10:30 PM Re: Australian Ford Ranger 3.2l 5cyl - 11.3k km [Re: TeeBee48]
dustyroads Offline


Registered: 05/13/13
Posts: 294
Loc: upstate NY
Everything looks good for a new engine/factory fill. Nice add pack, too. Your wear metals should look much better next time as it wears in.

I'm so jealous of you with that diesel ranger! I'd love to have that option here. I hope it does well for you!
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#3242400 - 01/08/14 10:40 PM Re: Australian Ford Ranger 3.2l 5cyl - 11.3k km [Re: TeeBee48]
Danno Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 756
Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
Hey TB48, How do you find that engine?
It will be going into the 2015 Ford Transit for North America and possibly the F150. I will be buying 100s of Transits for my fleet so very curious on your experience.
How much oil does it take?

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#3242408 - 01/08/14 10:55 PM Re: Australian Ford Ranger 3.2l 5cyl - 11.3k km [Re: Danno]
TeeBee48 Offline


Registered: 11/27/12
Posts: 16
Loc: Perth, Australia
Originally Posted By: Danno
Hey TB48, How do you find that engine?
It will be going into the 2015 Ford Transit for North America and possibly the F150. I will be buying 100s of Transits for my fleet so very curious on your experience.
How much oil does it take?


Hi Danno,

The engine itself is great, it has plenty of power and when coupled with the 6spd auto we have here, has really long legs on the open road. It has some low-rev turbo lag but it can be rectified with chips and/or throttle boosters that are on the market. Fuel economy is steady at 9.5l/100km (24M/gl) around town, and I've had it as low as 7.2l/100km (32M/gl) on the open road.

It takes approximately 10l of oil (9.7l I think)
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#3242424 - 01/08/14 11:18 PM Re: Australian Ford Ranger 3.2l 5cyl - 11.3k km [Re: dustyroads]
TeeBee48 Offline


Registered: 11/27/12
Posts: 16
Loc: Perth, Australia
Originally Posted By: dustyroads
Everything looks good for a new engine/factory fill. Nice add pack, too. Your wear metals should look much better next time as it wears in.

I'm so jealous of you with that diesel ranger! I'd love to have that option here. I hope it does well for you!


Cheers, I was actually pretty impressed with how well its stood up, I'm reasonably confident that it will easily last 15k kms. If I do any heavy, regular towing or take it off road then I will drop intervals to 7.5k kms, but so far so good.

I actually cant believe that you guys dont get this motor in a pickup up there!
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#3242438 - 01/08/14 11:39 PM Re: Australian Ford Ranger 3.2l 5cyl - 11.3k km [Re: dustyroads]
Clevy Offline


Registered: 11/11/10
Posts: 7212
Loc: Saskatoon canada
Originally Posted By: dustyroads
Everything looks good for a new engine/factory fill. Nice add pack, too. Your wear metals should look much better next time as it wears in.

I'm so jealous of you with that diesel ranger! I'd love to have that option here. I hope it does well for you!


+1. In a ranger too. Awesome.
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#3242486 - 01/09/14 05:07 AM Re: Australian Ford Ranger 3.2l 5cyl - 11.3k km [Re: TeeBee48]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 5590
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Typical wear on a new engine; nothing to be concerned about.
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#3242576 - 01/09/14 08:00 AM Re: Australian Ford Ranger 3.2l 5cyl - 11.3k km [Re: TeeBee48]
Danno Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 756
Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: TeeBee48

I actually cant believe that you guys dont get this motor in a pickup up there!


Up to now, there has been no need. The mid-size pickup market has died and full-size pickups own the market. With gasoline cheaper than diesel and at $3.50 per gallon, the small diesel would have just died if launched.

However Ram (Dodge) just launched a 3.0L V-6 diesel in their Ram. I expect Ford to put your engine in the F150 to reply to Dodge as fuel economy measures tighten up.
Ram has a signifcant price premium on the small diesel of about $4.0K as well.

Decently equipped, these trucks can be on the road for $40.0K

Links to Ram diesel road test and full size comparo.
http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2014-ram-1500-ecodiesel-v-6-first-drive-review

http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/dodge-ram-vs-ford-f-150-and-chevy-silverado-comparison-test

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#3243169 - 01/09/14 06:04 PM Re: Australian Ford Ranger 3.2l 5cyl - 11.3k km [Re: TeeBee48]
TeeBee48 Offline


Registered: 11/27/12
Posts: 16
Loc: Perth, Australia
I guess that's fair enough, some full size US pickups down here require you to hold a Light Rigid truck licence (in my state anyway), so there's not really that much demand because not everyone can drive them. Additionally, a RHD Silverado will set you back about AUD$120k down here so only really heavy towers are running them at the moment.

We have 3.0l V6 diesel in our version of the Nissan Frontier, which is currently the class leader in mid-size pickup engines. 170kW and 550Nm of torque. The Dodge looks like a decent truck though!
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#3243407 - 01/09/14 11:06 PM Re: Australian Ford Ranger 3.2l 5cyl - 11.3k km [Re: TeeBee48]
Danno Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 756
Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
The Dodge is a fine looking truck. The Hemi 5.7L V8 is an awesome engine.
The Canadian dollar and AUD are similar in value. $120K for a pickup is skyhigh compared to Canada where a decent one is about $40K.

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#3243532 - 01/10/14 06:44 AM Re: Australian Ford Ranger 3.2l 5cyl - 11.3k km [Re: TeeBee48]
dlundblad Offline


Registered: 09/30/13
Posts: 1629
Loc: Indiana
Originally Posted By: TeeBee48
Originally Posted By: Danno
Hey TB48, How do you find that engine?
It will be going into the 2015 Ford Transit for North America and possibly the F150. I will be buying 100s of Transits for my fleet so very curious on your experience.
How much oil does it take?


Hi Danno,

The engine itself is great, it has plenty of power and when coupled with the 6spd auto we have here, has really long legs on the open road. It has some low-rev turbo lag but it can be rectified with chips and/or throttle boosters that are on the market. Fuel economy is steady at 9.5l/100km (24M/gl) around town, and I've had it as low as 7.2l/100km (32M/gl) on the open road.

It takes approximately 10l of oil (9.7l I think)


I too am very jealous. shocked2

*on a side not, didn't Nissan have something with Dodge for a Diesel engine?


Edited by dlundblad (01/10/14 06:47 AM)
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#3243591 - 01/10/14 07:59 AM Re: Australian Ford Ranger 3.2l 5cyl - 11.3k km [Re: TeeBee48]
Danno Offline


Registered: 10/07/12
Posts: 756
Loc: Northern Ontario, Canada
Actually a 5.0L Cummins engine for Nissan. That engine should pull really hard.....

http://cumminsengines.com/cummins-5l-v8-turbo-diesel

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