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  1. rinzlerdotexe

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    2011 Ford Truck F 150 2WD V6-3.5L Turbo
    • Engine Controls - Raw Fuel Odor in Engine Oil, Oil Overfull
    TSB 15-0003

    01/15/15

    3.5L GTDI - FUEL ODOR FROM ENGINE OIL AND/OR ENGINE OIL LEVEL
    OVERFULL

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    2011-2014 F-150

    This article supersedes TSB 14-0040 to update the Service Procedure and Part List.

    ISSUE
    Some 2011-2014 F-150 vehicles equipped with a 3.5L Gasoline Turbocharged Direct Injection (GTDI) engine may exhibit a raw fuel odor from the engine oil and/or an engine oil level indication overfull.

    ACTION
    Follow the Service Procedure steps to correct the condition.

    SERVICE PROCEDURE

    1. Determine the part level of the positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve by its color. Refer to Workshop Manual (WSM), Section 303-08.

    a. If the PCV valve color is black proceed to Step 2.

    b. If the PCV valve color is brown proceed to Step 3.

    2. Replace the PCV valve. Refer to WSM, Section 303-08.

    3. Change the engine oil and filter.

    4. Determine the vehicle build date. Refer to WSM, Section 100-01.

    a. If the vehicle was built on or before 10/24/2011 proceed to Step 5.

    b. If the vehicle was built after 10/24/2011 proceed to Step 9.

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    5. Remove and discard the brake booster vacuum hose. (Figure 1)

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    6. Install a new brake booster vacuum hose. (Figure 2)

    7. Install a cap over the open port on the air cleaner outlet pipe. (Figure 2)

    8. Reprogram the anti-lock brake system (ABS) module to the latest calibration using IDS release 93.02 and higher. Make sure you are connected to the internet when entering module programming to obtain the latest updates. Calibration files may also be obtained at the website.

    9. Reprogram the powertrain control module (PCM) to the latest calibration using IDS release 93.02 and higher. Make sure you are connected to the internet when entering module programming to obtain the latest updates. Calibration files may also be obtained at the website.

    NOTE : ADVISE THE CUSTOMER THAT THIS VEHICLE IS EQUIPPED WITH AN ADAPTIVE TRANSMISSION SHIFT STRATEGY WHICH ALLOWS THE VEHICLE'S COMPUTER TO LEARN THE TRANSMISSION'S UNIQUE PARAMETERS AND IMPROVE SHIFT QUALITY. WHEN THE ADAPTIVE STRATEGY IS RESET, THE COMPUTER WILL BEGIN A RE-LEARNING PROCESS. THIS RE-LEARNING PROCESS MAY RESULT IN FIRMER THAN NORMAL UPSHIFTS AND DOWNSHIFTS FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

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  2. Robb

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    Mine went in this morning for this issue. Hope it fixes the problem, I was also told to start using conventional Penzoil 10W30 instead of synthetic 5w30
     
  3. Robb

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    Replace the PCV, oil and filter, and reprogrammed the PCM. Time will tell.
     
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    Robb, did the fixes from TSB 15-0003 fix your issue? Looks like it's been a little over 2 months since you had it done? Any repeat occurrences?
     
  5. Robb

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    It did not fix the issue, and they won't do anything else about it
     
  6. MPT

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    Your issue is fuel smell in the oil? Do you have a catch can installed?
     
  7. Robb

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    I do not, they are pretty pricey for a good one. Not sure I want to spend the cash on it
     
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    Definitely a worth upgrade for your truck. The crap those things catch is both amazing and concerning when thinking about stock trucks without them.
    Check out the picture in the product page here:
    http://www.morepowertuning.com/UPR-5030
     
  9. Robb

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    I can get the same system for $20 less money from Mak Performance.
     
  10. MN Fire Chief

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    I have a 2015 Expedition with fuel in the oil. If I put a catch can on will that void my extended warranty?
     

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