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Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 11-15-2017, 01:59 PM
Replies: 164
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Posted By Curmudgeon
In Pennzoil's on-line Q&A, they state that the...

In Pennzoil's on-line Q&A, they state that the shelf life of their oils is 2-3 years.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 11-08-2017, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By Curmudgeon
The OP referenced the 2.7 engine which uses a...

The OP referenced the 2.7 engine which uses a cartridge filter. The 3.5 uses a spin-on filter.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 11-08-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By Curmudgeon
Don't you have a Ford/NAPA dealer near you to buy...

Don't you have a Ford/NAPA dealer near you to buy Motorcraft/WIX filters?
Online sources also include Rock Auto & Ebay.


Just a heads-up. Since the 2.7 filter is nothing more than a filter media...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-19-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,140
Posted By Curmudgeon
I'm luvin' the 2.7 cartridge oil filter...easy...

I'm luvin' the 2.7 cartridge oil filter...easy access, no mess, an almost identical carry-over from their Powerstroke engines. Also a fan of dry sump lube systems with large capacities.

...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-17-2017, 01:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,672
Posted By Curmudgeon
It always helps me to remember the cable...

It always helps me to remember the cable connecting sequence by memorizing the phrase "dead red to red hot" as the first connection. Then, in my mind the next connection of "hot black to dead black"...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-17-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,199
Posted By Curmudgeon
Over several years of reading motor oil related...

Over several years of reading motor oil related source material authored by both professionals & others, I have seen recommendations to alternate branded oil formulations when changing oil. The...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-16-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 7,199
Posted By Curmudgeon
For my 2.7, I consider Quaker State UD to be a...

For my 2.7, I consider Quaker State UD to be a reasonably priced sleeper. It may not have much boron (5) but with a TBN of 8.5, VI (172), Volatility (8.8), zinc (847), and moly (58), I'm with the...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-14-2017, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By Curmudgeon
A gorgeous truck in beautiful country. The...

A gorgeous truck in beautiful country. The background is missing a passing pod of Orcas to make the pic stunning...maybe next time.


A ferry crossing from Comox to Powell River and a drive south...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-14-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,672
Posted By Curmudgeon
If after the two batteries are correctly...

If after the two batteries are correctly connected and the donor vehicle's engine is running, it is the alternator of the donor vehicle that is charging the lame battery. That is, the 2.7 battery (or...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 10-06-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,449
Posted By Curmudgeon
Many folks relate break-in only to the engine....

Many folks relate break-in only to the engine. They need to be reminded that all components of the power train including transmission, brakes, 4-wheel drive, rear end, tires, etc. will all benefit...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 09-06-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,721
Posted By Curmudgeon
What was the TBN?

What was the TBN?
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 08-07-2017, 12:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,325
Posted By Curmudgeon
The thick, honey-like stuff you mention (made by...

The thick, honey-like stuff you mention (made by Lucas, Casite, STP and other peddlers) is nothing more than a product to raise your engine's motor oil viscosity, e.g. from 5W30 to 5W50, primarily...
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-30-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By Curmudgeon
$599 DOC fee? Ouch! That would be $500 pure...

$599 DOC fee? Ouch! That would be $500 pure profit compared to many dealers/states with reasonable $75-100 DOC fees.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-24-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,983
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 07-24-2017, 02:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,850
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 07-24-2017, 01:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,686
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 07-24-2017, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,850
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, 10:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,850
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, 07:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,850
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, 11:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By Curmudgeon
Gorilla Glue.

Gorilla Glue.
Forum: 2015 - Present Ford F150 07-08-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Oil
Views: 1,406
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, 11:35 PM
Replies: 23
Oil
Views: 1,406
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 07-06-2017, 12:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,850
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 07-06-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,537
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, 05:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,850
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.
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