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#451 of 519 Re: 2000 excursion 6.8L using oil [washawtaw]
May 28, 2010 (8:08 am)
I have a 2000 Ex with the 6.8L as well. It has 148,000 km on it. Truck was using or loosing oil a while ago but has stopped. To be honest when it was happening I was crawling under the truck looking for a leak. It was actually my local Ford dealer that knew the problem. I took the truck in for a tune up and told them that the truck was using oil like mad. It was at the add oil and check the gas stage. Ford did a major tune up and told me the engine had the wrong type of oil in it. Sounds strange and I thought I was getting a line, but I am no mechanic and it appears to be true. Worked for me. Something to do with the specs for Ford oil as opposed to the Quickie Lube stuff. I was told that that engine gets pretty hot and oils that are not up to snuff will break down and burn off at a faster rate. So now the only place I will go for an oil change is to the dealer. The only other thing that I can tell you is that I know that the weight of the oil is different than what goes into my F150. The half ton gets 10W30 and the X gets 5W20, if I recall correctly. All I can say for sure is that my Ex does not loose oil anymore, even when pulling the 30 foot travel trailer. Call me nuts if you like, all I know is that my truck goes for regular oil changes and scheduled maintanance at the local dealer and no longer uses oil.It does not stall and refuse to restart, it idles in the coldest weather, all the problems I have had with this monster truck are gone. Runs and purrs like a happy kitten.
#452 of 519 Re: <b>excursion 2000 2x4 6 .8 10cylinders</b> [bakers53hudson]
May 28, 2010 (5:16 pm)
I have a 2000 and I love it , but be forewarned that all repairs are costly in three years I have had it I put in almost 4000.00. For me it was worth it. I have 170,000on my truck.
#453 of 519 05 Excursion Rear Blinker Problem
Jun 11, 2010 (8:57 am)
Rear blinker on 05 excursion haveing problems. checked fuse and bulbs both are ok. after checking blinker runs fine for 5 to 10 seconds. Then blinker indicator on dash shows solid ( not blinking). No blinker in the back. Pull bulb out and replace with the same bulb, and it may work fine for a couple of minutes then back to solid.
Jun 13, 2010 (12:57 pm)
I HAVE A 2000 EXC. I CAN START MY TRUCK IN THE MORNING AND DRIVE ACROSS TOWN GO IN THE STORE FOR ABOUT 30 MINS. COME RIGHT BACK OUT TRY TO START IT AND I GET NOTHING IT DONT TURN OVER OR ANYTHING ALL MY LIGHT AND EVERYTHING IS WORKING I HAVE BATTERY POWER BUT IF WAIT ABOUT 3HOURS IT STARTS RIGHT UP... WHAT IS THE PROBLEM PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!
#455 of 519 Re: WONT START!!!! [suvluva34]
Jun 13, 2010 (4:59 pm)
I believe it is called a regulator if you are looking at the truck it is a small black box on the left side of the engine costs about 45.00 at Napa.
#456 of 519 Re: WONT START!!!! [45cal45]
Jun 14, 2010 (7:45 am)
Yup that would be it. The one on my truck had problems. It was overheating and nothing would work until it cooled down. Mechanic actually burn his hand when he reached under hood and touched it after Ex was towed in.
#458 of 519 Re: WONT START!!!! [45cal45]
Jun 16, 2010 (10:16 pm)
can you give me a part number cause my excursion is doing the samething
#459 of 519 Re: <b>excursion 2000 2x4 6 .8 10cylinders</b> [bakers53hudson]
Jun 17, 2010 (7:34 am)
Without trying to find the invoice for the exact invoice...It ran me around $600+. Biggest cost was that they pulled out and cleaned that PVC value that everyone talks about. Thing was stuck. Then replaced all 10 spark plugs. I asked what they did to get the monster running so good. It had been running so crappy that I was going to trade it in. All the service manager could tell me is that they have one guy who is a master mechanic who specializes in the big trucks with their large engines. I don't know. I am not a mechanic. All I do know is that ever since I started taking the truck to them - she purrs like new.
#460 of 519 Re: <b>excursion 2000 2x4 6 .8 10cylinders</b> [roosmama]
Jun 17, 2010 (6:16 pm)
Not to be a jerk I just want to make sure you are talking about the correct part, its called a PCV valve and it only costs 8.00 at just about any parts store sometimes cheaper. It should be replaced not just cleaned and put back in, again I do not mean to upset anyone I just want to make sure we are all talking about the same part. But for plugs, the 600 bucks sounds about right.