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Yep second winter for my Transit and any temps below zero are a serious problem. Had mine towed last Mnday . So current filter has roughly 1500 miles on it woke this morning to -12 air temp and its clogged . The diesel fuel here in Mn is rated for -40 so I know almost for certain that it's a filter design problem. The only work around I can see is to install a fuel filter warming element for subzero conditions . I drive 300 to 400 as a delivery driver and mpg in winter averages 21.5 and in summer 24.
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Wife and I are looking at a Winnebago Fuse 23T which comes with a 3.2 diesel. Does this engine have enough power? Would you recommend this engine for a small motorhome?
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I have had no problems with the cold
Had a custom-made front cover to keep the engine warm
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I know this thread is old, but I felt I should warn people wherever possible.


Seriously. Don't.

It has serious power for its size and gets decent mileage, but there is NO support in place for it. Parts are rare. Special tools are all but nonexistent. Technicians have heard of them, but few have laid hands on them yet. And FMC will crawfish on their warranty as fast as they can.

The high pressure fuel pump went out on mine, and destroyed EVERYTHING in the fuel system on its way out. FMC claims that this was caused by water contamination. I never saw a WIF light or warning. Changed the fuel filter the same day this happened and did not see any water in the fuel. Yes, I drained the bowl into a glass jar and inspected it. Now FMC says it's not their fault that water got into the engine when they didn't put a proper water/fuel separator in the fuel system.

This is the 5.4 Triton, the 6.0, and the 6.4 all over again. They are lying, and passing the cost of repairing their defective designs off on the buyers and insurance companies. They don't stand behind their products any more.

RUN. Don't walk.


And don't stop running until you get past the 6.7 liter, too. It's having a lot of the same problems this one is, and FMC is screwing everyone they can on the cost. This engine is still experimental in the US market, and has next to no support. Go buy something proven. Find something old enough to be exempt from DPF, EGR, and SCR. In fact, you should probably stay clear of the entire Transit line for at least another 5 years. These things are so new to this market that they don't even stock brake pads in half of the dealerships I've been to.

Oh yeah, ALL of the Transit parts are dealer only, except maybe the tires. You'd think you were driving a Mopar the first time you go looking for an air filter.

Learn from my mistake. Stay away from the Transit, and ANYTHING equipped with the 3.2 Puma/Duratorq/Powerstroke.

You've been warned.
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Sorry that things aren't working out for you. 149,000 miles on ours and the only problem we have had with the engine was the EGR cooler and a couple of EGR temp sensors. If the HPFP was a bad design, I would think that we would have seen it in our van by this time.

Parts availability is an issue, but I'm not too surprised. Last time I went down tot he dealer to stock up on fuel filters, they told me that they haven't sold any to anyone but me meaning that there aren almost no Diesel Transits around town.

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It is unfortunate you had an issue with your pump. I have also heard of a few bad dealers trying to get away with voiding warranties so they don't have to work on them. In most cases it was resolved, with the customers coming out ahead, with just a little bit of persistent phone calls to Ford corporate.

You might want to ask the dealer how they came up with the conclusion that the fuel was contaminated and ask if they sent a sample in to have tested or even if they took pictures of the contamination. Chances are they didn't, which would be a good case to bring up to Ford. In fact, you should take a fuel sample yourself and send it in to have tested. The results from the test does hold up better than the dealers word of mouth.

As such, one problem with one part (and a questionable dealership) will not make anyone run away from any diesel. You are correct though about limited support at this time with the transit.

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I will attach some pictures and a link to my photobucket album. Ask any questions that you want about it and I'll try to answer them.
Hey! Whats the pic of the torn filter right before your EGR pic? http://i1343.photobucket.com/albums/...psf7d474cf.jpg
What is that? Doesn't look like a fuel filter.....
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So I was talking with my old boss the other day and he said that the Transit had lost the transmission. I'm guessing about 225,000 miles or so. Cost was $2800 plus installation.
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