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We know the obvious issues with the egr valve, but other than that is anyone having any things going on with these engines?

I am very surprised that my engine burns almost no oil between changes. My 2013 5.0 is the same. About the only times they have been in the shop is for software reprogramming recalls.
 

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@Dunrollin - same here with me = so far/so good!

Let's hope that this 3.0L is solid and not a "ticking time bomb waiting to explode" that the Dodge EcoDiesels are -- @justlucky (previous EcoDiesel owner) has been sending me links to some true horror stories over on the EcoDiesel forums... Just the description of the problem in the recall is scary:

The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler on your truck [1] may be susceptible to thermal fatigue. Thermal fatigue may cause the cooler to crack internally over time. An EGR cooler with an internal crack will introduce pre-heated, vaporized coolant to the EGR system while the engine is running. In certain circumstances, this mixture interacts with other hydrocarbons and air in the system, potentially resulting in combustion within the intake manifold, which may lead to a vehicle fire. A vehicle fire may increase the risk of injury to occupants and persons outside of the vehicle, as well as property damage.
 

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No oil use for me either, I came from an old 5.4L that used easily 2 qts over 7500 miles it's whole life.
The software updates are a little annoying since they seem to keep coming out with them. I am all for constant improvement but having to take the truck in to the dealership gets old. I would love OTA updates like Tesla or my smart phone. At the very least let us download them like Sync updates.
 

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No oil use for me either, I came from an old 5.4L that used easily 2 qts over 7500 miles it's whole life.
The software updates are a little annoying since they seem to keep coming out with them. I am all for constant improvement but having to take the truck in to the dealership gets old. I would love OTA updates like Tesla or my smart phone. At the very least let us download them like Sync updates.
How do you know when they introduce a new software update? I don't seem to get any notification for these. I like keeping mine up to date if possible as the updates can sometimes tweak things to prevent longer term issues, however don't really have a way to know when they're available without taking it in and asking them to check. Like you say - annoying.

As for the oil, i'm not seeing it consume a lick between changes. I always check it in the same spot on my driveway and the level never moves.
 

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I think the answer is "it varies". If it is a serious issue like the transmission downshifting suddenly they notify you, otherwise it may become a TSB and you may never hear about it unless you have a specific complaint about performance.
 

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Well, mine is only a couple months old with about 8k on the clock. It has been fabulous. I love this truck. If I could find a set of tow mirrors to switch out or trade I’d be in love. I just came from a 2018 F150 5.0L that burned oil. So did the long block replacement Ford provided. Since this 3.0L has been around a while, I suspect it’ll be a long term mill. I intend on doing services when required, and running it a while. Unfortunately, in three years, I’ll be close to 140k. I’m not sure I’ll run it to 250k, but we’ll see.
 

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I am on target for about 15,000 miles a year with just a few thousand towing. You have me beat!

Hope you have a smooth 250K! Thanks Smokewagun.
 

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I am on target for about 15,000 miles a year with just a few thousand towing. You have me beat!

Hope you have a smooth 250K! Thanks Smokewagun.
Thank you. I vary in mileage, but Im on tap for about 45k a year or so. That could change in a blink of the eye, too.
I am really amazed at this little 3.0L. It really is a pleasure to drive. I hope it is a real treasure after fighting with my last 5.0L. Every time I pull a dipstick now, I cringe.
 

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Nope these are tough. I know lots of guys now out in West Tx running em. They beat on them. They just run.
 

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How do you know when they introduce a new software update? I don't seem to get any notification for these. I like keeping mine up to date if possible as the updates can sometimes tweak things to prevent longer term issues, however don't really have a way to know when they're available without taking it in and asking them to check. Like you say - annoying.

As for the oil, i'm not seeing it consume a lick between changes. I always check it in the same spot on my driveway and the level never moves.
One of them I got because I had the P2201 code (there was a TSB that said to update PCM for it) and also to cover the FSA for the transmission. The second was a recall that popped up in the Fordpass app the day before my scheduled service for the EGR, other than the app I have still not heard anything about this one.
 

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I am finally scheduled to get the block heater cord fixed next week.

The only other issue I've seen is that I am getting random low oil pressure warnings when stopping at a red light. I checked the oil, and the level is fine, so it might just be a bad sensor. It seems to be a common issue in the F250 Diesels, so maybe ours has a similar problem. I am going to have them check this out while it is in for the block heater fix.
 

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Lose of Engine Oil Pressure 3.0L Diesel

I have a 2018 with 15,000 miles. After the first oil change by the dealer. After the engine comes up to temp 192. I lose oil pressure at an idle. Dealer replaced the sensor 3 times. And I'm still having the issue. Ford recommended the oil pump be replaced. New part number for this oil pump. I left the dealership and the same thing happens when the engine comes up to temp. The dealership has now had my truck for over a month. Ford motor company has no idea to what is wrong. They are sending an engineer to to the dealership to determine what the issue is. I am very unhappy with Ford at this point. The engine was starves of oil, it knocked hard the last few times this happen. I asked for a buy back on this truck. It has issues. Anyone else have the same problem?
 
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