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Hey guys,

Been a lurker here for some time doing some research and finally pulled the trigger and bought a 2018 Lariat with the 3.0 PS. I'm absolutely in-love with the truck and want to just drive it around. Was purchased for hauling my Evo IX to local race events and once a year South-Florida to Ohio race event.

Truck has 49k miles and the only real issue it has is it needing a front passenger wheel bearing which I can take care of easily.

The only downside I see to this platform which has me a little worried is how little support and over-all how few of these sold. Not much activity in any groups or forums with the 3.0 powerstroke. It really is a shame that Ford stopped production of it.

Anyway! Here is my new-to-me 2018 Ford 3.0 replacing my old 2003 Silverado 5.3
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You've got the exact same version as me -- 51,000 miles on the 2018 black Lariat. This group has been really good and really helpful with questions/comments. I've seen a few folks also post good dealer references. I recently switched to a new dealer for servicing mine (just had the APIM module replaced -- no surprise), and I like them a lot. Welcome and definitely post. You'll get responses.
 

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So since the truck is rolling close to 50k miles, I've created sort of a checklist on things needing to be done.

  • Front passenger side wheel bearing ( dunno how it's bad already, but I used this as leverage to get the price down on the truck ) [Also: I can't seem to find a RWD Wheel bearing Hub assembly anywhere!!!!]
  • EGR Recall - Already dreading the appointment as I never take my truck in for any service.. ever. I do everything myself. I've read quite a few horror stories and I am nervous as **** dropping the truck off.
  • Horn suddenly stopped working. Seems something related to the airbag. When the FOB is pressed the horn goes off. But when the airbag is pressed in, nothing happens. I imagine something came loose.
  • Trans and filter change - (Ordered fluid from: 🔥Motorcraft Set of 12 Automatic Transmission Fluid for Ford🔥 | eBay - still looking for filter)
  • First oil / filter change! (Still researching what is best, as I normally use Amsoil in everything I own)
 

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So since the truck is rolling close to 50k miles, I've created sort of a checklist on things needing to be done.

  • Front passenger side wheel bearing ( dunno how it's bad already, but I used this as leverage to get the price down on the truck ) [Also: I can't seem to find a RWD Wheel bearing Hub assembly anywhere!!!!]
  • EGR Recall - Already dreading the appointment as I never take my truck in for any service.. ever. I do everything myself. I've read quite a few horror stories and I am nervous as **** dropping the truck off.
  • Horn suddenly stopped working. Seems something related to the airbag. When the FOB is pressed the horn goes off. But when the airbag is pressed in, nothing happens. I imagine something came loose.
  • Trans and filter change - (Ordered fluid from: 🔥Motorcraft Set of 12 Automatic Transmission Fluid for Ford🔥 | eBay - still looking for filter)
  • First oil / filter change! (Still researching what is best, as I normally use Amsoil in everything I own)
Are you sure it is the wheel bearing? The IWE often seems like a bearing. Also the dealers should be very familiar with our egr valves by now, you should be fine.
 
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Not always IWE...

2015-2017 F150 Lariat and above trim levels had recurring issue with the needle bearing at the end of the 4WD shaft in either driver's side/passenger's side/both spins the grease out causing a shudder/squealing on deceleration. My buddy had 3 sets of front wheel assemblies replaced under warranty and last I check they were up into the "J" or "K" revision on the front wheel hub assembly, as the Ford engineers haven't been able to figure out how to keep grease in this needle bearing that carries the end of the front 4WD shafts that are always spinning for AWD.

Knock on wood -- my 2018 has yet to show symptoms of this issue.

@Chrispy - realized I haven't said hello and welcomed you aboard to the forums! Welcome!
 
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