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perhaps i shared the wrong links, but in past threads people made convincing arguments that this only applies to older engine models and not the current one.

Gotcha.

Mine is a 2017 ecoboost 3.5L w under 2000 miles and I got an ounce out in just under 1000 miles.

I put it on at 650 miles and checked it at 1643 miles.
 

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Sorta figured there would be more interest here from people who used their van as a camper and liked being on top of their maintenance items. :(
 

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I'm definitely interested in this topic and thank you for posting your experience. Especially if it will prevent/delay having to remove the heads in the future to clean off the backs of the intake valves. I'm just not going to be doing this immediately because of the other crap I have going on.
 

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I certainly added it to my watch, research, and to-do list

2016 Eco Mid Long
 

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I am just going to use Mobil 1 with 5000 mile changes until I am out of warranty, then drill the weep hole in CAC.
 
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I hear a few of these have sold so far, thanks for the interest.

Not that I have anything to benefit, just good people to deal with. :)
 

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, read the comments for some background, opinions etc..
@ 700 miles on my 16 eco, my finger is hovering over the buy button at JLT....

Not so related: My first tank was a miserable 12mpg, second was creeping up to 13.6 felt some misfire, threw in some injector cleaner, (this van had been on the lot 2 years and had 150 miles on the odo) now showing 19.6MPG!! miss seems to be gone.

Vaguely related: Had an 05 Prius that I flogged mercilessly on a mail route, it started a light clatter under load at 180K (not unusual for that motor) conjecture was carbon build up in the cylinder caused valves to kiss carbon on piston crown. Cobbled up a temporary water injection set up. Took it up a long steep hill to keep the motor running hard and forced through a 1/2 cup of water. knocking cured, last seen running fine, still on a mail route at 240 K miles.
I suspect ocasional water injection might be enough to loosen carbon deposits from intake valves. Sounds like any spray it in the intake hydrocarbon based cleaners could take out turbos or cats. Not a fun thought.
 

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My idea of maintenance is oil, filters, tires, sell it at 100k, rinse, repeat.
I usually sell just before it needs tires. That usually coincides with warranty up. Sold my 03 F150, 07 Ridgeline, 2010 F150, and 14 Santa Fe with original tires.

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I tend to buy from the guys who trade at end of warranty. :D The best miles per $ part of car ownership. This time around a new one at a big discount that had just what I wanted fit the bill. It could easily be my last van, about 10-13 years, 150K miles when the salt tax is past due, is my usual selling point.
 

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I usually sell just before it needs tires. That usually coincides with warranty up. Sold my 03 F150, 07 Ridgeline, 2010 F150, and 14 Santa Fe with original tires.

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At the rate these Hankooks are wearing, I might be doing the same. 68k and plenty of tread left. I have a set of ebay rims with the contis on them. Conversion van takeoffs. Still have the paint stripe. Installed new TPMS sensors so they are ready to mount. **** 'kooks won't go away though. Story of my life. How many times I gotta tell a chick "I don't do crazy?"
 

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At the rate these Hankooks are wearing, I might be doing the same. 68k and plenty of tread left. I have a set of ebay rims with the contis on them. Conversion van takeoffs. Still have the paint stripe. Installed new TPMS sensors so they are ready to mount. **** 'kooks won't go away though. Story of my life. How many times I gotta tell a chick "I don't do crazy?"
I'm just coming up to 35k miles on the odo, but only about 25k on this set of kooks. The originals met an early demise from a wonky front end, etc etc, long story you might recall.

Not sure if these will last as long as yours. Showing rounding on the outer edges, but running smooth and pull-free. I have a phobia about replacing tires as I've had bad experiences years ago getting replacements balanced properly. Have avoided it ever since.

I budget about $5k a year to drive new cars still under warranty and roadside assistance. I can usually trade up for about 15k at the 3 year old point without spending a penny outside of oil changes. No tires, brakes, nothing.

The Transit might be different. I really like the stealth conversion experience. Don't really want to do another build, so new tires might be unavoidable.

PS, here is my example of parking vs stealthing in Florida ?







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There could be, but in my experience with my cars and trucks with them, the passenger side really catches the bulk.

On my EcoBoost and on my naturally aspirated vehicles.
 
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