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Its really disappointing and yes I know other threads have been started on this same issue.

Took mine to the Ford dealer and Ford has denied to fix it under my 200K mile extended warranty. Won't even really discuss it. There seems to be a pandemic going on here.

This is on a 2017 F350.
 

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Diesel Care? Which level? Here is the brochure and it's not overly impressive but Diesel Care PLUS foes list "oil pan" but oil pans don't fail, they are not internally lubricated parts... I wonder if "oil pan" means leaking due to poor sealing which is silicone for the 2017 model year.
 

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Yes it's the poor sealing issue and yes I had the most expensive extended warranty. Still denied the claim and I appealed it for further review and denied again. Local dealer quoted $4500 for the fix which from what I am reading is no guarantee it will be fixed.
 

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I appealed to the Warranty Department and then spoke with Ford Customer Service.

Yes $4500 is a rip off and no I refuse to pay for it. I can buy a lot of oil with that money or use it as a down payment for a new truck.
 

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My observation is that if you let this go it will only get worse. Next it will give your truck some rust protection if you let it go. it will create a mess on your driveway. I do think Ford should step up and fix this once and for all. To many trucks have had this problem. I got lucky and found this leak early. I look under my truck every once in a while. I had mine fixed under the engine warranty. Ford should have this problem fixed by now. I am not sure but there are so many trucks with oil pan leaks. It is not a simple fix ether. Transmission needs to come out. Seals O rings gaskets need to be replaced. They even replace all the bolts. Transmission needs to come out. This is not a simple job. Oil pan has 2 parts and the upper pan is the problem. Not sure where you live but here in Ca. labor cost have gone through the roof.
 

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It would appear that they all leak. It's a expensive repair. Lots of seals and and other parts that need to be replaced. We bitched when the 14/15's had this problem. It would seem that Ford dropped the ball and never addressed this on the assembly line. Now the customer is paying the price. These trucks should never have a problem with oil pan leaks. 2 piece oil pan,what were they thinking?
 

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It's not the 2 piece design. From 2011 through 2015 there was a channel gasket that sealed the upper pan to the block. Never leaked. From 2015 through 2019 the gasket was eliminated and the assembly was sealed with a silicone sealant. For 2020 Ford has returned to using a gasket. TI say they have not addressed this is just wrong. I also believe that the ones sealed with silicone are not absolutely destined to leak otherwise my peers and I would be resealing these all day, every day.
 

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I was quoted $2,400 by Ford for the repair on my 2017 F350. I told them it's just going to have to leak then.

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Where did you get the $2400 quite from. I pay that over $4500.
 

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It's not the 2 piece design. From 2011 through 2015 there was a channel gasket that sealed the upper pan to the block. Never leaked. From 2015 through 2019 the gasket was eliminated and the assembly was sealed with a silicone sealant. For 2020 Ford has returned to using a gasket. TI say they have not addressed this is just wrong. I also believe that the ones sealed with silicone are not absolutely destined to leak otherwise my peers and I would be resealing these all day, every day.
Is the new gasket metal and rubber?
 

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Is the new gasket metal and rubber?
It appears to be. I have not had one apart nor have I seen one out of the box or an engine yet. If you look at the engine you can see the thin metal gasket sammiched between the block and upper pan.
 

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Interesting, the oil pan must have changed considering it won’t fit the 17-19’s.
Well, yeah, it would have to be to accommodate the thickness of the gasket. Remember that the upper pan is not only a structural part of the engine block it also completes the mounting for the transmission. Even though it is probably just machined 1mm-2mm more, somewhere, we can't be totally sure, putting one on an earlier build engine might result in bolt holes and machined surfaces not aligning. Though I do wonder if it can be done and it would be a nice little upgrade. Someone would have to try and let us know. ;)
 
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