The 3.5L EcoBoost is great engine with a few problematic complaints as of late. These engine that comes buried inside the F150 as well as the Taurus SHO has been seeing a little growing pains concerning the timing chain. I mean that statement very literally - the timing chains are stretching causing all sorts of problems. A stretching chain starts out to cause a few drivability issues, maybe a little bit of noise, then escalates into a full blown teardown due to bent valves. I love these 3.5L EcoBoost engines, but this is definitely an issue.
The PowerShift DPS6 transmission that is used in the Focus and Fiesta body models is almost a modern marvel. There have been a few other manufacturers to try out a similar approach, but none on large of a scale in the United States as the market that Ford controls with the Focus and Fiesta. One of the major problems with this transmission is the customer expectation and a lack of communication from selling dealers. Of course, there were a number of other common problems, failures, and hiccups that are haunting the DPS6 PowerShift.
Have you ever wondered about venturing into a career in the automotive world? If so, I have something to tell you that may change your mind. I have 7 things to tell you to be exact. Hopefully you read this article before you make any rash decisions. If you know someone who is contemplating making a jump into this career, maybe you should share this article with them.
Almost everyone with a Ford truck has at least noticed the extensive amount of rust buildup in and on the bed of a F250 through F450. The rust forms on the bed side flares and under the bed on the support structure. Usually the rust has gotten so bad that the only correct repair is replacing the bed or removing the bed to weld in new support rails underneath. Many of you have surely thought to yourself "How hard is it to remove my Ford pickup bed?". Well, here I am to tell you that it is pretty straight forward an easily accomplished with the right equipment.
If you own an older Ford SuperDuty truck, I bet at one point or another you have thought about swapping to newer trucks rims. All the rims from 1999 till 2008 can be swapped around with only slight modification to the truck - by using a wheel adapter. Wheel adapters have come up with a bad name in the community, so we are going to explain how to safely do this swap.