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Old 11-14-2012, 11:33 PM   #11
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I have not had a real bad shudder like some say. Last night I did notice that going up a slight hill at 50 mph I noticed the engine missed a couple of times. I guess this is the start of it.
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Quick question for you gents.
Would I be able to go into the dealership and get them to perform this TSB on my truck so I can get the new IC?
I haven't gotten any shudder...yet(knock on wood)...but if this new IC is supposed to increase mileage/performance I would be very interested in getting this done.
What are your guys' thoughts on this? Should I go in and talk to the service manager??
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Quick question for you gents.
Would I be able to go into the dealership and get them to perform this TSB on my truck so I can get the new IC?
I haven't gotten any shudder...yet(knock on wood)...but if this new IC is supposed to increase mileage/performance I would be very interested in getting this done.
What are your guys' thoughts on this? Should I go in and talk to the service manager??
Yes, you could ask for it... And no they won't do it. The whole point of a TSB is to keep a small problem "In house" or private to that company. It's a service bulletin not a recall. Ford os voluntarily offering assistance to those having a problem. If you don't experience the problem there is nothing to fix. For the exact reason that you are asking this question, many forums have removed tsb numbers so dealers and the company aren't overwhelmed by internet mechanics making false claims. Enjoy what you have as your part of the majority without problems.
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Old 11-15-2012, 03:11 AM   #14
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Somehow I doubt there isn't a design flaw if they're replacing a whole part- not to mention the problem could be very dangerous if it happened at the wrong time... And I would guess its not good for the engine and truck to misfire and shudder, as well as getting water in the engine...

Also, lets say someone lives in a dry climate, has no problems, and then takes a long road trip to a humid climate- problem happens and now your stuck far from your home and dealer with a bunch of stuff and or people...

Just my .02. Doesn't seem like a minor/insignificant problem to me, regardless of how many experience it.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:05 PM   #15
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Your theory assumes that the misfire happens all the time, every time an ecoboost is in a humid climate. If this were the case nearly every ecoboost would experience this problem because rain = 100% humidity. I'm sure fords bean counters are keeping track of how many of these TSB's are performed and would issue a voluntary recall if the percentage is that high. If you truly think there's a problem follow the proper channels and contact nhtsa.gov.
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Somehow I doubt there isn't a design flaw if they're replacing a whole part- not to mention the problem could be very dangerous if it happened at the wrong time... And I would guess its not good for the engine and truck to misfire and shudder, as well as getting water in the engine...

Also, lets say someone lives in a dry climate, has no problems, and then takes a long road trip to a humid climate- problem happens and now your stuck far from your home and dealer with a bunch of stuff and or people...

Just my .02. Doesn't seem like a minor/insignificant problem to me, regardless of how many experience it.
I agree. If the design of the intercooler is causing it than it is not a matter of if but when. Also, is water being sucked in causing the cats to get damaged since they are replacing them as part of the same tsb? I would hate to pay for new cats at 40k because of this. My new intercooler is on order and is getting replaced as soon as it comes in even though my truck hasn't had this issue yet.
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You wouldn't pay a dime at 40k. EPA requires 8 year 80k mile warranty on federal emissions components.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:14 PM   #18
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I've had the uphill shudder @ 55 since day one. One fall on it's face episode about 6 months ago. Took it in yesterday and demonstrated the shudder and they ok'd the TSB and ordered the parts. Might be a couple of weeks as the ICs are on nationwide BO.

Never had a DTC so I don't need a cat.
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Hello all. Took my 2012 f150 eco to the dealership. Actually my sales guy did, he is great. Anyhow I mentioned to them that my mileage was becoming worse and I had some lag going uphill. To my surprise they read the TSB and ordered a new intercooler and a shield plus they said they where going to reset the computer or something to that effect. I think this is a good start and I hope a permanent fix. Has anyone else had these repairs and are still having lag and poor mileage??
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Mines done it. In 99% of driving you won't experience it. You have to be in the right conditions at the right moment for it to happen.
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