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  1. 2nd Gen F150 Ecoboost
    I’m fairly new here, I’ve been on other forums, but there’s a lot going on here that I need to unpack, so please bear with me. In September, I purchased a USED 2018 F-150 3.5 XLT 4x4, and it was great for about 2 weeks. My truck is still under the factory 5/60 warranty (currently 57k miles). I...
  2. F150 Ecoboost Problems
    I have the dreaded cold start rattle on my 2013 Eco F-150. Is there a diagnostic that the dealer runs to comfirm VCT phaser problems? Is there a way to determine how close I am to bigger problems (like throwing the timing chain)? The dealer wants $3,000 (maybe more) to repair. Its worth 3K to me...
  3. 2nd Gen F150 Ecoboost
    YouTuber Ford Boss Me inspired me to make this video, as he theorized longer cranking times can mitigate (or totally prevent) the notorious 2nd gen 3.5L EcoBoost V6 startup rattle. I experimented with different cranking times consisting of approx. 2, 3, 4, 6, and 8 seconds, and 1, 2, and 3...
  4. 2nd Gen F150 Ecoboost
    For a while I've been researching why some 2nd gen 3.5s make a knock-like noise that resembles a diesel. Today I've come across a great video of a 2017 3.5 that sounded identical to a 2018 I filmed last year (I have the video in another thread). This guy mentions that all cam phasers were...
  5. F150 Ecoboost Problems
    I have a 2018 Ford F-150 3.5 Ecoboost. About a year ago I started hearing a knocking noise when I started my truck. It only would knock for a second then stop. I took it to my Ford dealer and they said that it was the Cam Phaser. They replaced the Cam Phaser with no hesitation and said it was a...
  6. 2nd Gen F150 Ecoboost
    Over several months I've been doing a lot of digging into this rattle 2nd gen 3.5s and 5.0 Coyote V8s are becoming notorious for. One day I decided to make a video on this (along with the many videos already on YouTube), and I've discovered some interesting things that lead me to believe cam...
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