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Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 Yesterday, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Curmudgeon
When the technician (?) removed your windshield,...

When the technician (?) removed your windshield, he/she/it also removed your wipers and failed to reattach them to the wiper posts & align the wipers (in your case the driver's side wiper) in the...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 Yesterday, 01:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,079
Posted By Curmudgeon
1/3 of a full turn/120 degrees to remove/replace.

1/3 of a full turn/120 degrees to remove/replace.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 Yesterday, 12:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,005
Posted By Curmudgeon
Not knocking the product, but I found the price...

Not knocking the product, but I found the price too high for something nearly identical to competitive products according to MSDS/other info.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 Yesterday, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,079
Posted By Curmudgeon
I've checked with both Ford & Lincoln dealers for...

I've checked with both Ford & Lincoln dealers for the 2.7 drain plug. Which of the two plug configurations you get seems to be a matter of dealer inventory. The plug with the tabs/no ratchet is the...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-10-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,079
Posted By Curmudgeon
As has ben noted on this forum before, you'll not...

As has ben noted on this forum before, you'll not find a Fumoto drain for the 2.7 engine. Why? Brass drain configurations and plastic pans aren't compatible.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-10-2017, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,079
Posted By Curmudgeon
Ford is no stranger to plastic oil drain plugs....

Ford is no stranger to plastic oil drain plugs. The 6.7 PowerStroke diesel has used them on/off depending on sump pan construction.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-09-2017, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Curmudgeon
Gorilla Glue.

Gorilla Glue.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-08-2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Oil
Views: 1,143
Posted By Curmudgeon
The check valve function is to maintain oil & oil...

The check valve function is to maintain oil & oil pressure when the engine is not running due to the auto stop/start, i.e. it prevents dry starts at each stop/start occurrence.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-07-2017, 10:35 PM
Replies: 23
Oil
Views: 1,143
Posted By Curmudgeon
Do have confidence that the evac is reaching the...

Do have confidence that the evac is reaching the bottom of your engine's oil pan? Reason for asking? There is dispute as to whether the 2.7's oil drain-back valve permits access to the bottom of the...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-05-2017, 11:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,079
Posted By Curmudgeon
Some local Iffy Lube & other vendors are...

Some local Iffy Lube & other vendors are upselling new 2.7 drain plugs for $9.00 with each oil change claiming that the plugs are leaking...big BS ripoff!
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-05-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,790
Posted By Curmudgeon
The context of this thread has been focused by...

The context of this thread has been focused by the OP and most others on the 2.7TT with its canister filter (on top of the engine) that requires three (3) O-rings that should be changed. They are...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-05-2017, 04:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,079
Posted By Curmudgeon
The plastic drain plug for my 2.7Eco is $2.12 at...

The plastic drain plug for my 2.7Eco is $2.12 at my dealer...MC filter is $5.95.
I keep a spare drain plug in my vehicle.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 06-21-2017, 07:55 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 100,115
Posted By Curmudgeon
I maintain a few of the large plastic candy/snack...

I maintain a few of the large plastic candy/snack jars from Costco, both to pre-soak the filters and preserve each used filter as proof (along with purchase receipts) that I changed the oil/filter. I...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 06-16-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By Curmudgeon
Perhaps not a precise answer to your question,...

Perhaps not a precise answer to your question, but I encountered a similar situation where my $750 Ford mail coupon expired while my custom ordered vehicle was sitting in a regional distribution...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 06-16-2017, 11:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,793
Posted By Curmudgeon
I would be interested in knowing what the TBN was...

I would be interested in knowing what the TBN was on the HK oil at 5K.


You don't mention what engine you have, but if it's the 2.7EB I would be wary of a Walmart oil change due to canister...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 06-16-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,793
Posted By Curmudgeon
I wouldn't consider driving my 2016 2.7EB while...

I wouldn't consider driving my 2016 2.7EB while under warranty for 20K miles OCIs. On second thought, neither would I do so if my warranty was expired. I assume your vehicle is out of warranty now,...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 06-03-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Curmudgeon
If this scenario is common with the colored...

If this scenario is common with the colored O-rings of the Motorcraft filter, I wonder if the techs(?) changing oil at dealers/Iffy Lube vendors are giving any attention to cleaning the crud off the...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 06-02-2017, 06:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,151
Posted By Curmudgeon
As a DIY oil changer, I would be very anguished...

As a DIY oil changer, I would be very anguished to find the O-rings on my 2.7 canister oil filter in such a condition. Since my son, chief tech in a large motor pool of vehicles using Ford VT365...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 05-31-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,051
Posted By Curmudgeon
You are correct that oil color is related to...

You are correct that oil color is related to carbon, but to be precise, the carbon is in the form of combustion soot in the particle size range of 0.01-0.05 microns. Over time, the soot particles may...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 05-31-2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 100,115
Posted By Curmudgeon
The pan you ordered will work fine. I use it for...

The pan you ordered will work fine. I use it for all 3 of my vehicles, including the 2.7...the combo of depth and curved sides will prevent the oil flow from splashing out of the pan.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 05-15-2017, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Curmudgeon
Relating to the 13 local dealers I'm familiar...

Relating to the 13 local dealers I'm familiar with, the 'internet sales' positions are subject to high personnel turnover & staffed with folks with minimal career experience. They basically function...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 05-15-2017, 07:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By Curmudgeon
All but two new vehicles bought over past decades...

All but two new vehicles bought over past decades have been purchased through a dealer's fleet sales manager or a staff management person, none of whom received a % commission. All purchases were...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 05-14-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,729
Posted By Curmudgeon
You'll get your VIN this week...if not, it's...

You'll get your VIN this week...if not, it's because your dealer only orders once a week or he's out of allotment.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 05-13-2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,802
Posted By Curmudgeon
Likely true if you have 'earned income'. As a...

Likely true if you have 'earned income'. As a retiree, 100% of my annual income is either sheltered or exempt from state taxation.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 05-12-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Curmudgeon
Simple cable adjustment...dealer can fix easily...

Simple cable adjustment...dealer can fix easily or it you're adept at mechanics...
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