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Old 09-26-2017, 09:17 AM
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Just traded my 2015 2.7L in for a 2017 3.5L. I absolutely love this new truck. It's everything I always wanted, even the color (Lithium Grey)...except for the plastic oil pan leaking.

I know from reading the forums, this is a widespread issue for 2.7L and 3.5L owners who have this type of oil pan. The 2015 I just traded in ALSO had the leaking oil pan issue. Took it to the dealer, they removed the pan, resealed it and put the original pan back on, but a few days later it started leaking AGAIN. The second time around, Ford told them to order a NEW pan. Rather than giving me my truck back, they had it for 31 DAYS due to the back order on the new pan. After they put the NEW pan on, it was fixed and no more leaks ever again.

Fast forward to yesterday. My new 2017 has 160 miles on it. Due to my past experience with my 2015, I went under the truck to check for leaks and sure as hell, the same synthetic oil pan is leaking around the same area as my 2015. Check for oil hanging off the bottom of bolts where the top of the pan mates to the bottom of the engine block.

I called my dealer and have an appointment. They even acknowledged that they have been seeing this like crazy. I know they will take care of me, but they told me that Ford tells them that they HAVE TO try to reuse the original pan first before they are allowed to order a new pan. I said that it total bull****. I know I'm going to be in there a second time because it's going to leak after they put it back on just like my 2015 did. I did a TON of research and others are saying that the synthetic pan are ONE TIME USE ONLY because they warp. They all had to make multiple trips as well.

QUESTION - Is there ANYTHING I can do to convince them to just order a new pan so I don't have to go through this again? This dealer is very far from where I live and I hate making multiple trips, especially for the same issue.
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:51 AM
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Try another dealer
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I offered to buy the new pan off them if they can re-use the old one. It simply cannot be reused. The sealant reacts with the composite and can never be scraped off clean from a used pan.
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I'm all for innovation but shouldn't it be an improvement? What advantage does the plastic pan have over the steel ones? Ford engineering and design is heavily influenced by their European operations. Most of the time this is a good thing. Ford was the first U.S. manufacturer to have a OHC engine in the 70's, the Pinto engine. Developed in Europe, a version of this engine powered the Pinto and Escorts up to the 90's. When the Modular V8 was being developed they used Mercedes V8's as their benchmark for NVH refinement. The 1986 Taurus was America's first introduction to Ford's European design philosophy. An American car with a German feel was an incredible success.

With all that said, Ford needs to get away from the plastic oil pans that are only found on German cars.
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Ford was the first U.S. manufacturer to have a OHC engine in the 70's, the Pinto engine. Developed in Europe, a version of this engine powered the Pinto and Escorts up to the 90's.
The Vega came out in 1970, like the Pinto, and it had an OHC engine also.
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I have the 5.0L and my oil pan is leaking. I do not believe it is a synthetic pan on the 5.0L.
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The Vega came out in 1970, like the Pinto, and it had an OHC engine also.
I stand corrected. But I will point out the Ford version is the one that lasted.
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Guess I'll be crawling under my new truck tomorrow....
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I stand corrected. But I will point out the Ford version is the one that lasted.
Very true! I don't think GM does any testing on anything they develop!
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Guess I'll be crawling under my new truck tomorrow....
I hate you all! Can't i just be happy with my truck? Guess I will be crawling underneath tomorrow too.
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