Recurrent Oil Leak/Plastic Oil Pan

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  1. In2b8er

    In2b8er Member

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    Hi guys,

    Sorry in advance if this has been discussed before. My 2017 Raptor has had a recurrent oil leak, both times coming from the plastic oil pan. The initial oil leak started at around 17,300 miles on my 4th oil change. I’ve heard of some guys having to replace the oil pan 4 or 5 times. I am pretty upset about this and have called Ford Costumer Service. I also heard that late model year 2018’s and 2019’s went back to metal oil pans because of this same issue. I am considering starting a lemon law lawsuit if Ford doesn’t give me a satisfactory resolution. Has anyone on here had the same oil leaking issue as me? What has Ford done for you guys? Has anyone been able get Ford to replace their oil pan with a metal one? Any other thoughts? I otherwise love my truck and would get another one in a heart beat.
     
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    Unfortunately, I have heard of a few issues with the plastic pan. It can take a few tries to get it right. I'm sure that's why Ford changed it back to metal for later 18+. I don't blame you at all for being upset about it. I would discuss some options with your dealer. I know of a few guys that ditched the plastic one for the metal one. Not sure if they had any help from the dealer though. Maybe see if you can work something out. I'd be surprised if there wasn't a service bulletin on this.
     
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  3. Jma21583

    Jma21583 Full Access Member

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    They don't fit the same for some reason so if you want the metal pan there's some modification needed, which I've heard some people have to pay for, to get it to fit properly.
     
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    The plastic oil pan leaking from cracks is a widespread issue across all f150 and expedition/navigator. There is extensive history of this, and vast knowledge of swapping to metal pan. It's not easy work. You need the pan, gasket and the oil pickup for that.
     

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