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  1. "Need" to change my timing chain?

    F150 Ecoboost Chat
    I think I already know the answer based on YouTube, but I have a 2011 3.5 EcoBoost and I'm around 187,000 miles on the odo and I don't see that the timing chain was ever done (I got it with 150k). It doesn't rattle on startup now that it's warm but when it was cold weather there was a pretty...
  2. 2011 FX4 Motor Swap Options

    F150 Ecoboost Problems
    2011 FX4 with 155k miles. Had hesitation/ shuddering when getting on the freeway with no flashing or steady CEL. Removed 5* 91 perf tune and continued to monitor. Next day same issue but this time P0303 Misfire Cyl 3. Plugs were fresh and properly gapped so i switched plugs between cylinders 2...
  3. 2012 Timing Chain Stretch Rattle on Startup or overdue oil change?

    F150 Ecoboost Problems
    Over the last few weeks I have noticed that in the morning when I start up the truck, it gives a little grind or rattle for about 1 second. I didnt think much of it, figured it was a fan rubbing on a casing or something minor until I googled and youtubed examples of the problem. It sounds...
  4. 2011 F150 Ecoboost into

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    Had my truck for the past 3 years 76,000 miles. I have spent a lot of time reading through these posts, some helpful some not. Decided to join tonight considering I had the time and a couple questions. Just recently had my timing chain replaced due to rattle on cold start, occasional sluggish...
  5. 2011 F-150 Ecoboost Cold Start Grinding Noise - Timing Chain

    F150 Ecoboost Problems
    Hey Gang, This is sort of a PSA regarding this cold start grinding noise issue that a growing number of Ford F-150 Ecoboost owners are beginning to experience with their 2011 and some 2012 3.5L Ecoboost trucks. The problem can be heard right here: This is NOT the Vacuum Pump making noise...
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