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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-14-2019, 09:26 PM Thread Starter
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I have an opportunity to purchase a new 2018 3.0 demonstrator with under 1000 miles, great price and color/seating I want. However, concerned over the new EGR replacement, it has not been done yet. I realize it is a warranty fix, but I hate the thought of disassembling a new truck to repair the problem. Am I over-stressing the situation? I have longed for the 150 diesel for a long time, but my fears of first year "bugs" have started to appear with the EGR issue...
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I have an opportunity to purchase a new 2018 3.0 demonstrator with under 1000 miles, great price and color/seating I want. However, concerned over the new EGR replacement, it has not been done yet. I realize it is a warranty fix, but I hate the thought of disassembling a new truck to repair the problem. Am I over-stressing the situation? I have longed for the 150 diesel for a long time, but my fears of first year "bugs" have started to appear with the EGR issue...
If it is a good deal what does matter about the egr recall? I would make them certify it and fix the egr recall then you will have a good as new truck with a 100 thousand mile powertrain warranty
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Buy it!!! Don’t worry about the EGR. I just towed a double horse trailer with 2 horses up the PA turnpike. Pittsburgh to Somerset. These motors are amazing. Pull the trigger you won’t regret it.
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Thanks for the confidence, I appreciate it.
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+1 for the two posts above. I bought my new 2018 off the dealer floor two weeks ago and they wouldn't let me finish the deal until the EGR update was satisfied. Mine was the first one my dealer updated. Absolutely no problems so far. I LOVE this truck. Old fashioned arithmetic on fuel consumption comes in at 24 mpg combined @ 65 mph hwy and not doing shotgun-off-the-line starts between traffic lights. YMMV, of course.
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thanks jcav55, I agreed to buy it today and they have parts ordered to do the fix.
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My mileage is also starting to climb. I avg 22MPG last tank. Pretty good if you ask me.

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My mileage is also starting to climb. Just filled up and hand calculated at 21.73MPG with 3.55 gears, long bed, trailer tow mirrors--and I was running 4A a bunch on that tank for winter driving road conditions along with Snow/Wet Drive Mode. That was my second best MPG calculation in the first 4,700 miles now. My best so far has been 23.29MPG, but that was only a partial fill of 10.524 gallons and 245.1 miles so likely did not have a DPF regen cycle in that partial tank fill. This recent tank 21.73MPG was also achieved with straight up #2--not a winter diesel blend which I am starting to avoid because that I know has been taking down my MPG's. I have been adding Power Service white additive for anti gel and cetane boost, so with that, feel like winter diesel is unnecessary unless during a Polar Vortex.

In fact, this recent tank I had an entire 30 minutes averaging 30MPG as you will see in the attached photo below, so our trucks are still breaking in and definitely capable of attaining some nice fuel economy.
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My mileage is also starting to climb. Just filled up and hand calculated at 21.73MPG with 3.55 gears, long bed, trailer tow mirrors--and I was running 4A a bunch on that tank for winter driving road conditions along with Snow/Wet Drive Mode. That was my second best MPG calculation in the first 4,700 miles now. My best so far has been 23.29MPG, but that was only a partial fill of 10.524 gallons and 245.1 miles so likely did not have a DPF regen cycle in that partial tank fill. This recent tank 21.73MPG was also achieved with straight up #2--not a winter diesel blend which I am starting to avoid because that I know has been taking down my MPG's. I have been adding Power Service white additive for anti gel and cetane boost, so with that, feel like winter diesel is unnecessary unless during a Polar Vortex.

In fact, this recent tank I had an entire 30 minutes averaging 30MPG as you will see in the attached photo below, so our trucks are still breaking in and definitely capable of attaining some nice fuel economy.
Very nice numbers. These trucks are amazing on the highway. I live in more of a city area so I average about 60% city and 40% highway. Last calculated mpg was 21. I add in some Motorcraft cetane booster with every fill up.

Also, I noticed that you actually have the oil temperature number on your readout. Did you have to turn that on? Mine just had the digital gauge without the number.
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My mileage is also starting to climb. Just filled up and hand calculated at 21.73MPG with 3.55 gears, long bed, trailer tow mirrors--and I was running 4A a bunch on that tank for winter driving road conditions along with Snow/Wet Drive Mode. That was my second best MPG calculation in the first 4,700 miles now. My best so far has been 23.29MPG, but that was only a partial fill of 10.524 gallons and 245.1 miles so likely did not have a DPF regen cycle in that partial tank fill. This recent tank 21.73MPG was also achieved with straight up #2--not a winter diesel blend which I am starting to avoid because that I know has been taking down my MPG's. I have been adding Power Service white additive for anti gel and cetane boost, so with that, feel like winter diesel is unnecessary unless during a Polar Vortex.

In fact, this recent tank I had an entire 30 minutes averaging 30MPG as you will see in the attached photo below, so our trucks are still breaking in and definitely capable of attaining some nice fuel economy.
Very nice numbers. These trucks are amazing on the highway. I live in more of a city area so I average about 60% city and 40% highway. Last calculated mpg was 21. I add in some Motorcraft cetane booster with every fill up.

Also, I noticed that you actually have the oil temperature number on your readout. Did you have to turn that on? Mine just had the digital gauge without the number.
Sorry -- coolant temperature.
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