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Re: Bought a truck [Re: redhat] #5120245
05/30/19 12:17 PM
05/30/19 12:17 PM
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Lakeville, MN
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Watch the tip bcardinal posted on checking the oil level.

I brought my truck to dealers for oil changes while under the 3/36 warranty. One dealership I took the truck to took my info and truck in for its oil change. 13 minutes later, they come in to tell me the oil change is done. I said here is what we are going to do. I'm going to park the truck to the side, and we are going to check the oil level in 15 minutes. Did so, had the service advisor check the level, which was now way over the max reading, and reminded them that these engines take time, which is the opposite of what a quick lane wants, but to please take their time and do it right. Got it done right, and free oil change out of that.

I recognize that the best techs aren't out there doing oil changes, but at a minimum, the guy running the place should know how to service their product correctly.

Re: Bought a truck [Re: MNgopher] #5120260
05/30/19 12:33 PM
05/30/19 12:33 PM
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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Originally Posted by MNgopher
Watch the tip bcardinal posted on checking the oil level.

I brought my truck to dealers for oil changes while under the 3/36 warranty. One dealership I took the truck to took my info and truck in for its oil change. 13 minutes later, they come in to tell me the oil change is done. I said here is what we are going to do. I'm going to park the truck to the side, and we are going to check the oil level in 15 minutes. Did so, had the service advisor check the level, which was now way over the max reading, and reminded them that these engines take time, which is the opposite of what a quick lane wants, but to please take their time and do it right. Got it done right, and free oil change out of that.

I recognize that the best techs aren't out there doing oil changes, but at a minimum, the guy running the place should know how to service their product correctly.
Nothing against the good Ford people here, but they would have done the same thing in any of my local Ford dealers. I’m still looking for a competent Ford dealer that doesn’t take forever to do anything!


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Re: Bought a truck [Re: redhat] #5120264
05/30/19 12:40 PM
05/30/19 12:40 PM
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Wisconsin
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Is this oil level thing just the 2.7? Or 3.5 also? I wasnt aware of this.

Re: Bought a truck [Re: Srt20] #5120266
05/30/19 12:45 PM
05/30/19 12:45 PM
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Originally Posted by Srt20
Is this oil level thing just the 2.7? Or 3.5 also? I wasnt aware of this.


Just the 2.7 and the variants of that, the 3.0 in the Lincolns and 2020 Explorer.

When these first came out one of my techs that is really, really, really, really stubborn and hard to deal with told me I needed to bill out more oil after an oil change. I asked if he waited 15 minutes to check the level like the notice we all got said and I was told to worry about doing my job right and let him do his. Truck came back on a hook a bit later and was 4-5 quarts over.


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Re: Bought a truck [Re: redhat] #5120270
05/30/19 12:48 PM
05/30/19 12:48 PM
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Champlain/Hudson Valley
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Yeah, ...what is it with the 15 minute wait? Does it take time for the oil to drip down into the pan? Or should I ask why?

These are the engines with the plastic pan, no?

Best of luck with your new vehicle. What kinda parking brake does it have? lever? foot pedal? automatic?

Re: Bought a truck [Re: redhat] #5120274
05/30/19 12:54 PM
05/30/19 12:54 PM
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Upstate NY
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I would guess the amount of oil that drains into the pan between minute 2 and minute 15 is almost zero.


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Re: Bought a truck [Re: Kira] #5120294
05/30/19 01:35 PM
05/30/19 01:35 PM
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Santa Barbara, CA
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Originally Posted by Kira
Yeah, ...what is it with the 15 minute wait? Does it take time for the oil to drip down into the pan? Or should I ask why?

These are the engines with the plastic pan, no?

Best of luck with your new vehicle. What kinda parking brake does it have? lever? foot pedal? automatic?


Plastic pan and it is a 2 piece block so it needs time for the oil to fully drain back down to the pan.


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Re: Bought a truck [Re: redhat] #5120315
05/30/19 02:03 PM
05/30/19 02:03 PM
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Prosper, TX
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Good looking truck! Enjoy that new car smell!


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Re: Bought a truck [Re: redhat] #5120357
05/30/19 02:43 PM
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Texas
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I drove Ford trucks for years and always loved them. Great color. Enjoy it.


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Re: Bought a truck [Re: Donald] #5120406
05/30/19 03:39 PM
05/30/19 03:39 PM
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Alberta
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Originally Posted by Donald
I would guess the amount of oil that drains into the pan between minute 2 and minute 15 is almost zero.


You would be incorrect.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wl8-6v-kxuc

https://www.f150forum.com/f118/2-7-oil-level-reading-after-oil-change-368091/


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Re: Bought a truck [Re: redhat] #5120425
05/30/19 04:01 PM
05/30/19 04:01 PM
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In the Garage...
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Nice truck. I like the color. Enjoy it.


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Re: Bought a truck [Re: redhat] #5120671
05/30/19 08:32 PM
05/30/19 08:32 PM
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Florida
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I like the color as well, I've seen a few Tacomas and Civics around that are gray but not an F150 yet.


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Re: Bought a truck [Re: JTK] #5120684
05/30/19 08:44 PM
05/30/19 08:44 PM
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Utah
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Originally Posted by JTK
Those aren't considered 4-doors?


It's NOT A CREW CAB.

Re: Bought a truck [Re: redhat] #5120738
05/30/19 09:53 PM
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Maricopa Arizona
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Congrats enjoy her she is a beautiful girl.


make the inside of your engine oil cap white.
don't use.
Re: Bought a truck [Re: redhat] #5120747
05/30/19 10:01 PM
05/30/19 10:01 PM
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Oshawa, Ontario Canada
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Nice truck congrats.


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