Loss of oil with 6K miles

Discussion in 'Engine Performance and Mods' started by Cabodave, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. Cabodave

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    Anyone experience any loss of oil on their 2018 Raptor ? 6000 miles and 4 quarts low, no leaks , alarm came on upon throttle up to highway , went into limp mode , shut down and all was good , took it to the dealer and that’s when I was told of the oil loss. Oil and filter was changed the next day all was good , the next morning I heard a knocking sound in the engine compartment, fast forward to today .... Ford want to give me new Long block , not something I’m willing to do , anyone have any advice ?
     
  2. Brent Bogart

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    Not sure if this is the same issue, but a couple of us here have had a slow oil leak.

    Mine is on a 2017 and started right around 6K. The service center ran some dye and found it was the oil pan/seal. Both were replaced. I have not noticed any oil spots since the replacement two weeks ago.

    I never had any warnings/engine noises with mine. Just spots on the floor.

    Best of luck!
     
  3. Cabodave

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  4. Cabodave

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    Thanks Brent.

    No leaks at all , just dealing with Ford on repair options or return of vehicle , really like the truck waited 4 months as I ordered it in August and took delivery late December , not sure what the replacement engine will do to the value or the repair as they want to remove the cab from the chassis.

    Thanks,

    Dave
     
  5. BabaYaga

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    Pardon my ignorance, but why do they want to remove the cab? I’m assuming that is the only way to swap the engine correctly? (Or easier for the dealer) I had a 1996 Camaro SS way back when where you had to do some pretty insane gymnastics to get to rear of the engine. Or, had to do major surgery on a late model Cadillac just to fix a headlight. That sounds pretty crazy they have to go to those lengths. (Frickin engineers) they’re making these new cars unlivable. Sadly, it is almost to the point where I don’t want to buy anymore. Lease it, and throw it away. But, that sucks because you can never truly make the vehicle your own and how you like it.

    Listen man, I feel for you. I hope you get a remedy that’s satisfactory to you. Good luck. Please keep us posted.
     
  6. Cabodave

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    BabaYaga,

    The dealer said that’s the way they swap out engine today. Talked with Ford today and they said its a “high performance engine and it will burn oil”.. I told them that 4 quarts was excessive and he agreed ..working on getting them to agree to a crate engine ....will keep you posted on the journey


    Regards,

    Dave
     
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  7. BabaYaga

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    I had a modified BMW w TTs. It was alarming at how much oil that thing would burn while not having a conventional dipstick. But ya, 4 quarts, holy cow. A new engine, as you had mentioned, seems to be the only satisfactory remedy. I HATE feeding into the American way of being sue happy, but if communications start to break down and push comes to shove, it may be beneficial to consult an attorney whose practice is focused on automotive litigation (won’t cost you a dime). You bought a big dollar item with an engine that Ford bet big on. It sure looks bad for them when it fails in such a manner.

    I feel for you man, a car is typically your second largest investment, it hurts when it’s not going as planned. Good luck. I have a feeling they’re going to do right by you.
     
  8. Cabodave

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    Update on the crate engine .....received a call from Ford on Monday after approval for engine stating the crate engine has “ been discontinued and no longer available “ with no explanation as to why it’s been discontinued , so now waiting on Ford to figure out what to do next......the saga continues
     
  9. bravo3eco

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    So I wonder what Ford will do with others needing engine replacements??
     

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