Ford eco-boost 3.5

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    MAKE:Ford
    MODEL:F150
    YEAR:2013
    MILES:38000
    ENGINE:3.5
    DESCRIBE ISSUE....My friends F150 check light came on and I scanned it and shows the code for low boost. I understand the 3.5 has twin turbo's. She was told by a mechanic that one of the turbo's is going bad. Does Ford have issues with the ecoboost? Could it be an o-ring/seal that is gone bad? Such a low milege truck I cannot see how a turbo has started to fail?? Thank you for any ideas on this truck and btw its out of warranty.
     
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    It would really help to know the code - there are some turbo issues TSB's etc but what code?
     
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    I believe is was PO299 but I think its a generic low boost code?
     
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    Plugging in that code # there are some TSB's, and warranty should be checked as I see emissions mentioned.
    As you thought maybe not the turbo itself ( expensive) .
    I suggest you get a scan* see if any other codes apply then we can see if they apply and get correct trouble tree before $$$$.

    * p025e I am not sure the low end scanners will report that series.
     

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    I do have a low end scanner, thanks for the tip on emission related they might cover under warranty??
     
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    One of the TSB's I glanced at header for warranty and saw 'emissions' and thought might be worth addressing -
    its all in the fine print.... and exactly what is issue.
    That and remember I am a hopeless optimist.
     
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    For right now the only issue is the check light on and scanning shows low boost. No loss of power or noise. Truck seems to run fine in fact just the light on. If in fact its turbo related, it looks like it is still under the powertrain 5yr 50k I hope. It also looks like arizona is adopting california rules and it might be a 7yr warranty?? We'll see what the shop says on tuesday. Should the spark plugs be changed at 30k like some vehicles do? Chrysler hemi's are like that. thanks for the tip!!
     
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    its all fine print...
    the 5yr 50k is the basic powertrain from ford.
    NOW emissions warranty is a different story - I think 7yr 80k mandated by the feds (EPA) - its all in the owners manual or call ford.

    The codes and a scanner will be needed to pinpoint the issue THEN the academic (fine print) who's going to pay.

    I will agree with you lets look at boost loss thru induction hoses, seals, clamps etc
    I also think 38K is an early failure - real early.
     
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    I feel the same way hope its not the turbo. Isn't there a seal that would fail on turbo engines?
     
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    thank you for the tsb's!!
     

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