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Now that they announced they will be discontinuing the F150 Do you plan on keeping it long term or offloading it?
 

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Ford's plans have no bearing on my plans. Mine is a keeper and like my 2013 it should be on the road for many years,
 

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Just turned 31K on mine and she'll be 3 years old in September.

Paid for 8 yr/100K Ford Protect Premium Maintenance and PremiumCARE ESPs, so I'll be driving mine 10+ years...
 

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Cars/trucks/engines come and go. The reality was the 3.0L wasn't a big seller so it was likely destined to be phased out and probably hastened by the intro of hybrid and now all-electric trucks which have little to no real-world record as of yet. So that which has been abandoned can come back into vogue based on market preferences. I'm keeping mine for now. I predict the Lightening will have its challenges as well so don't lose hope!!
 

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I thought I was getting my retirement truck. With so few units, I am a bit concerned about lack of exposure to this unit by most dealer mechs, and ford specific parts availability. And feeling a bit betrayed, not like they did not make a ton of cash even on the few units sold.
 

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I thought I was getting my retirement truck. With so few units, I am a bit concerned about lack of exposure to this unit by most dealer mechs, and ford specific parts availability. And feeling a bit betrayed, not like they did not make a ton of cash even on the few units sold.
Yeah me too.. Just make sure when you get the oil changed to remind them to NOT spin the oil filter inside the canister.
 

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Ford’s marketing for 3.0 was a big failure (only sell in high end models) and I hope whomever hatched it is looking for a job. Or they never intended for it to last anyway. I’m KEEPING mine. Best truck ever. Hope Ford comes to their senses when the electric truck goes the way of the Dodo.
 

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Hello,
We have the 2018 model and had hopes to keep the truck for many years. We, like most other F-150 Diesel Forum members, installed quite a few Upgrades or additions to our truck.
To include Weathertech floor mats, Air suspension, for trailer towing, and some new Chrome trim around the truck.
I did notice when taking our truck in to the Dealer for oil changes that the dedicated Diesel mechanic said our truck was his first 3.0 diesel to work on. (kinda lonely)

So what happens when you spin the oil filter? I couldn't help but notice Reinharm's comment.?
 

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Hello,
We have the 2018 model and had hopes to keep the truck for many years. We, like most other F-150 Diesel Forum members, installed quite a few Upgrades or additions to our truck.
To include Weathertech floor mats, Air suspension, for trailer towing, and some new Chrome trim around the truck.
I did notice when taking our truck in to the Dealer for oil changes that the dedicated Diesel mechanic said our truck was his first 3.0 diesel to work on. (kinda lonely)

So what happens when you spin the oil filter? I couldn't help but notice Reinharm's comment.?
So the top-mounted oil filter must be placed on the oil cooler and the black plastic housing canister placed on top and then tightened. If they place the filter inside the canister and then spin it on the filter will likely damage the small anti-siphon valve inside the oil cooler. This will result, as in my case, low oil pressure warnings as oil can now drain from the filter. The repair is replacing the oil cooler assembly which is a big job and the parts are nationally on backorder. The problem was diagnosed in June and the parts MAY be available in late August or September. If you search the forum you should find a series of comments about this problem. And part of the problem is exactly what your mechanic expressed which is the lack of experience with the 3.0L. So just inform them of this issue when they perform oil filter changes.
 

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So the top-mounted oil filter must be placed on the oil cooler and the black plastic housing canister placed on top and then tightened. If they place the filter inside the canister and then spin it on the filter will likely damage the small anti-siphon valve inside the oil cooler. This will result, as in my case, low oil pressure warnings as oil can now drain from the filter. The repair is replacing the oil cooler assembly which is a big job and the parts are nationally on backorder. The problem was diagnosed in June and the parts MAY be available in late August or September. If you search the forum you should find a series of comments about this problem. And part of the problem is exactly what your mechanic expressed which is the lack of experience with the 3.0L. So just inform them of this issue when they perform oil filter changes.
Reinharm, Thank you for your well explained answer! I am going to print it out and take it in to the dealer.. I have spoken to the mechanic who does the diesel work and he is a good man so I will phrase this very carefully when I speak to him. Thanks for the info.

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Reinharm, Thank you for your well explained answer! I am going to print it out and take it in to the dealer.. I have spoken to the mechanic who does the diesel work and he is a good man so I will phrase this very carefully when I speak to him. Thanks for the info.

Honest John
Thanks, but I learned from others who unfortunately experienced this issue. As for your mechanic, there is somewhere on this forum a series of schematics that show the proper procedure these eliminate any confusion.
 

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The plan was to keep it for 8-10 yrs or maybe longer. Except for the oil cooler debacle, the truck was really problem-free. As for an ESP I was going to get a 8 yr 100K plan as I draw closer to 3/36K which will likely be early 2022 or slightly before. I've researched the Flood ESP pricing and it certainly beats the dealer's quotes and they say it works precisely the same as the ESP purchased through Ford. I had the Ford ESP on my 2012 F150 King Ranch and I'd say I broke even or was a little ahead at the end. Seems like the 3.0L will definitely require an ESP since its already has had issues with the EGR recall, Oil Cooler replacement, etc.
 

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thats for sure not cheap to fix but I get great fuel mileage don't understand there reasoning for stopping production I get 22 city and over 30 highway better than the power boost model they should have put the 3.0 diesel in it instead of the 3.5 gasser
 

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Now that they announced they will be discontinuing the F150 Do you plan on keeping it long term or offloading it?
I plan to keep mine I just got back from the outer banks and got 32.2 mpg headed down then on way home with all the traffic leaving 29.8 mpg besides I think with GM, Chevy's new Duramax and Dodge's new Cummins they will probably bring it back but we will have to see.
 

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I just watched an interesting video from a Ford dealer on this. He discusses the 3.0 engine in the first several minutes, so you don't have to watch it all. Summary: Sales were just not high enough. He likes the engine and only mentions one negative- higher oil change costs and such. Edited to add: According to him Ford will not accept any more orders for the 3.0.

 

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I just watched an interesting video from a Ford dealer on this. He discusses the 3.0 engine in the first several minutes, so you don't have to watch it all. Summary: Sales were just not high enough. He likes the engine and only mentions one negative- higher oil change costs and such. Edited to add: According to him Ford will not accept any more orders for the 3.0.

Yeah, no surprise here, in two-plus years of Powerstroke ownership I think I've only seen 2 or 3 others on the road so that tells you that Ford was going to drop it just due to its unpopularity with the general F150 buying public. Conversely I see Ram EcoDiesel's almost every day. The higher oil change costs are a drag but honestly not the big deciding factor for me. My reasons were simple and silly really, I always wanted a diesel truck and the SuperDuty doesn't fit in the garage, and in Minnesota, that's a life-threatening situation...So I'll see how the truck performs after this oil cooler replacement and if there's any hint of out-of-the-ordinary trouble I'll trade it in for an EcoBoost or PowerBoost. Of course, this will be only if the market returns to "normal" or to pre-microchip shortage pricing. It's pity Ford could have pimp the 3.0L up a little (horsepower/torque) so that its performance was something to talk about and maybe more people would have pulled the trigger. As others have stated about MPG, I just did a round trip from MN to CO and got a Solid 28-29 MPG mixed pretty good for an F150 regardless of gas engine type. Oh yeah I owned the 3.5L EcoBoost (2012 King Ranch) and I never got the mileage claimed on the brochure or window sticker.. that must have been with a 30 MPH tailwind...Finally, I wish Ford had offered the larger tank 36 or 48 gallons that would have given them some competitive advantage as well.
 
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