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Old 07-30-2011, 04:15 PM   #99
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Bluetec fluid (urea) is absolutely non-painful. And the use eliminates other problems thereby. Commercial truck operators report a range of mpg, but none that I read of (Dodge) have any problem (in chassis cab trucks). Now, buying a Ford is undoubtedly problematic when it comes to new motors the past ten years.

Oh, I don't know, Cummins has had it's issues too. Just ask those Cummins owners in 2008 about plugged "soot bags". Not to mention cracked exhaust manifolds, auto tranny problems, head bolt failure, injector pumps crashing, etc. The one Ford engine that has and will have problems until they are all gone is the 6.0. That problem engine has sold more Dodges and Chevy's than all of the commercials put together. Just think if the Ford 6.0 was as reliable and trouble free as the 7.3, no telling. As far as the Explorer is concerned, I never thought of it as any kind of serious tow vehicle any more than I think of it as a serious off-road vehicle either.
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As far as the Explorer is concerned, I never thought of it as any kind of serious tow vehicle any more than I think of it as a serious off-road vehicle either.
Many look at the Flex with the powerful V6 engine as a vehicle with more potential than the Explorer.
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They now realize the spark plugs are supposed to stay in those little holes.
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Just when I thought I knew about Fords...

......I run across this phrase "Bluetec fluid (urea)". What the heck is that?

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They now realize the spark plugs are supposed to stay in those little holes.

Yep, since you must presist on this, the V-10 did have a slight problem in about 25% of the ones made from '99 to 2002, after which they didn't have any problems. Do you have anything to say about the Chevy diesels before the DuraMax came along? Even the first year or two of the DuraMax had some serious problems, so don't get too smug.
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Never mind. Found it. I agree, expensive stuff.
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On other diesel web sites, there are some urea tanks on all of the newer diesels that are having a problem with the urea freezing in the winter and if that happens, you are stuck. The sensor shuts down and there you are. Also, if the urea tank goes to empty, you have the same problem, no go. Fortunately, my gas rig only has to worry about ethanol staying in my tank too long, but I run it enough not have that worry.
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:38 PM   #106
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..... so don't get too smug.

Not smug....just a smart ass.
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Yep, since you must presist on this, the V-10 did have a slight problem in about 25% of the ones made from '99 to 2002, after which they didn't have any problems. Do you have anything to say about the Chevy diesels before the DuraMax came along? Even the first year or two of the DuraMax had some serious problems, so don't get too smug.
I can comment: I had a 84' Chevy crew cab that blew head gaskets about every 12k after the third time It was gone.

Then had a 94' Chevy Crew cab with the new real diesel engine. I had 6 injector pumps put on between 20K and 36k miles one even made it 3 miles from the dealership. I had no problem with the truck until I did a EPROM recall update then the pumps started failing.
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I can comment: I had a 84' Chevy crew cab that blew head gaskets about every 12k after the third time It was gone.

Then had a 94' Chevy Crew cab with the new real diesel engine. I had 6 injector pumps put on between 20K and 36k miles one even made it 3 miles from the dealership. I had no problem with the truck until I did a EPROM recall update then the pumps started failing.
And my Ford eab has never given me any problems...so I guess my Ford's better than 'yer's.

Now why don't we really hijack this thread and talk about Airstreams....
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Just think of the poor fellow that started this thread asking a very simple question about the Eco-Boost.

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The original poster did not ask a simple question.

Upon review he made a variety of suggestions and statements that "invite various oppinions".

Not a problem. I think most of us like "kicking the can" around these topics.
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And my Ford eab has never given me any problems...so I guess my Ford's better than 'yer's.

Now why don't we really hijack this thread and talk about Airstreams....
So what are you so pissed about? Are you prodigious or just a sorehead sometimes.. If you want to talk Airstream's in 1979 I bought my first Airstream in 1979 an Excella 500 31' Special Edition loaded at the age of 30.
I would like to know more about the people on here not sure what I did wrong answering someones comment on a automotive post.
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Yes...unnatural, abnormal and a sour-head,
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