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Just wondering how many 3.0L owners will run their Stroke past warranty? Seems so many repairs on diesels are so expensive, that I’ve never been a fan of running one past warranty.
That said, it seems repairs on the 3.0L aren’t as pricey as it’s big brother 6.7L, so maybe there’s no need to be gun shy. The timing belt replacement before 150k seems like the only major service before 150k, and so far, the 3.0L seems fairly flawless.
Wondering what other owners are thinking?
 

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@Smokewagun - I bought both FordProtect PremiumCare and PremiumMaintenance ESPs for 8yr/100K (which ever comes first) to extend the 5yr/100K factor warranty on the engine. With WFH due to COVID, I am looking at 5-6K miles this year = looking more everyday like I'll be hitting the 8 year limit first, so I'll be making my decision in 2026!

I understand I am in the minority here by purchasing these ESPs, but you ask a good question, so I'm interested in hearing what other forum members (who you're really directing your question at) think...
 

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I used to put on 70-75k on a year. Now, I’m about 40-50k, but Covid cut me back to 25k a year. Right now, I’m at 28k, snd expect to be easily at 68-75 by this time next year. I’m not sure an extended warranty with my kind of driving will help much. It’d cost me several thousand and most extended warranties aren’t worth it when I’ll see 150k in 3-4 years.
 

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I almost never buy a warranty and it has worked out well for me. I will probably be the long term owner of this truck, still have my 2013 F150 with 110,000 miles. I do a lot of stuff myself but I realize this is a little challenging on this truck. Same with the motor home I got from her cousin, do it yourself if you can because $165 an hour labor adds up fast.
 

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At 72 yo this will likely be my last new truck. I did purchase the ESP but mainly to cover all of the electronics. I did research the belt changes and while I could find nothing from Ford both belts in the Land Rover can be changed from under the hood so it shouldn't be necessary lift the cab like on a Super Duty.
 

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I have the extended warranty, it paid for itself on my 2012 ecoboost. 24000 miles the first year on the diesel, but I just retired and I won't be driving it as much.
 

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At 72 yo this will likely be my last new truck. I did purchase the ESP but mainly to cover all of the electronics. I did research the belt changes and while I could find nothing from Ford both belts in the Land Rover can be changed from under the hood so it shouldn't be necessary lift the cab like on a Super Duty.
Sorry, but someone’s blowing smoke up your backside if they told you the cab comes off the Super Duty to replace “belts”. I assure you, after well over a million miles in Super Duties, I’ve had them all. Now, the TIMING belt on the 3.0L needs to be changed at 150k, and that’s not a cab-off deal either.
 

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I plan on keeping mine until it doesn't drive anymore. Remember it's always cheaper to repair, than replace. Once it's paid off, i'm going to enjoy that as long as possible. If it needs a few repairs here and there, so be it. I'll do what I can myself, maybe even the timing belts, we'll see. But when you consider a couple grand a year for repairs, vs, payments for a new truck for a year, it's an easy choice.
 

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I plan on keeping mine until it doesn't drive anymore. Remember it's always cheaper to repair, than replace. Once it's paid off, i'm going to enjoy that as long as possible. If it needs a few repairs here and there, so be it. I'll do what I can myself, maybe even the timing belts, we'll see. But when you consider a couple grand a year for repairs, vs, payments for a new truck for a year, it's an easy choice.
You’re all over it! I’d like to run mine for a few more years and transfer it to my son. We’ll see. Like you said, barring a complete engine replacement, even a complete transmission rebuild in a few years would be cheaper than buying a new truck. Take care of it and enjoy it.
 

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I used to put on 70-75k on a year. Now, I’m about 40-50k, but Covid cut me back to 25k a year. Right now, I’m at 28k, snd expect to be easily at 68-75 by this time next year. I’m not sure an extended warranty with my kind of driving will help much. It’d cost me several thousand and most extended warranties aren’t worth it when I’ll see 150k in 3-4 years.
Wow, that's a lot of driving! What kind of driving do you do?
 

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I plan on driving past the warranty. Was surpised when it was noted the engine was 5 year/100k. I initially thought it was included in the 5 year/100k powertrain coverage.
 

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Wow, that's a lot of driving! What kind of driving do you do?
Im a PM for heavy water/wastewater construction, so I do see a lot of highway, but not as much interstate as I’d like. When I was in the 70-75k bracket, I traded yearly, and drove a lot of interstate. Funny this is I spent as much time in the cab as I did in the office. Over 2.5 million miles I think I figured out a while back. I love my Ford trucks!
 

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When I was in the 70-75k bracket, I traded yearly, and drove a lot of interstate...
...Over 2.5 million miles I think I figured out a while back....
Yowza! Now that's a lotta miles per year and lifetime!
 

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@Smokewagun - I bought both FordProtect PremiumCare and PremiumMaintenance ESPs for 8yr/100K (which ever comes first) to extend the 5yr/100K factor warranty on the engine. With WFH due to COVID, I am looking at 5-6K miles this year = looking more everyday like I'll be hitting the 8 year limit first, so I'll be making my decision in 2026!

I understand I am in the minority here by purchasing these ESPs, but you ask a good question, so I'm interested in hearing what other forum members (who you're really directing your question at) think...
Good Morning All,
I purchased the extended warranty as well to 200kms, 8 years. My thinking was although the engine reliability was good the timing belt change at 150Km concerned me if there was an early failure.
 

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Welcome @Canadian F150 Diesel Glad to have you here. Don't worry about the belts, these things are strong little guys and will probably well outlast the 150,000 mile recommendation. Still, it will be interesting to see a video someday of someone changing them out. There is a video of a belt changeout on a European version of our engine that a guy does in his driveway

Here is that video, belt on a Discovery 2.7. Below is a photo from the video of his belt and a blurrier photo of our engine from the coffee table book. Looks very similar.



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Welcome @Canadian F150 Diesel Glad to have you here. Don't worry about the belts, these things are strong little guys and will probably well outlast the 150,000 mile recommendation. Still, it will be interesting to see a video someday of someone changing them out. There is a video of a belt changeout on a European version of our engine that a guy does in his driveway

Here is that video, belt on a Discovery 2.7. Below is a photo from the video of his belt and a blurrier photo of our engine from the coffee table book. Looks very similar.



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Welcome @Canadian F150 Diesel Glad to have you here. Don't worry about the belts, these things are strong little guys and will probably well outlast the 150,000 mile recommendation. Still, it will be interesting to see a video someday of someone changing them out. There is a video of a belt changeout on a European version of our engine that a guy does in his driveway

Here is that video, belt on a Discovery 2.7. Below is a photo from the video of his belt and a blurrier photo of our engine from the coffee table book. Looks very similar.



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Many thanks for the welcome as well as the great data on the timing belt, pictures, and video, amazing data!
 

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Just wondering how many 3.0L owners will run their Stroke past warranty? Seems so many repairs on diesels are so expensive, that I’ve never been a fan of running one past warranty.
That said, it seems repairs on the 3.0L aren’t as pricey as it’s big brother 6.7L, so maybe there’s no need to be gun shy. The timing belt replacement before 150k seems like the only major service before 150k, and so far, the 3.0L seems fairly flawless.
Wondering what other owners are thinking?
I purchased a 10yr 100k bumper to bumper warranty when I bought it iam a stock holder and qualify for X-plan discounts so i plan to drive the **** out of it then trade it before 100k on it
 

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I purchased a 10yr 100k bumper to bumper warranty when I bought it iam a stock holder and qualify for X-plan discounts so i plan to drive the **** out of it then trade it before 100k on it
Wish I could. I’ll be at 100k in two more years. I’ll have had the truck three years by then. A long way from 10 years.
 
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