With the high cost of buying a brand-new Ford F-150, upgrading the factory stock 3.5L EcoBoost engine can be desirable on your used Ford F-150---especially if it is one that has proven to be exceptionally reliable truck.
Upgrades to an engine can be expensive. But it can also be cost-effective---provided you have it performed whenever a deep dive into an engine is done such as having the timing assembly repaired/replaced.
The conventional wisdom of this is that since you are already committed to having a major repair done, you might as well take it a little further for some improved modifications while the engine is partially disassembled that would otherwise cost much more done separately at another time.
Oil Pump Upgrade Work-Around
One example of this is shown in a recent FordTechMakuloco YouTube channel where Brian demonstrates a cool trick for doing an EcoBoost engine oil pump upgrade while the timing assembly is exposed---and without having to drop the oil pan!
Dropping the oil pan is the typical manual recommendation, which requires a significant amount of extra work that can be avoided with Brian’s oil pump upgrade work-around.
In the video posted below you will watch as Brian demonstrates replacing the stock EcoBoost engine oil pump with an upgraded high volume/stock pressure oil pump for delivering more engine lubricating oil for longer engine life and better performance in a client’s 2013 Ford F-150.
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This Video is Worth Saving
The value of this video is that if you decide to do the work yourself or hire a mechanic to do it for you, the video is a good follow-along instructional that can save you significantly in time and labor costs.
2011-2016 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost Oil Pump Upgrade Without Oil Pan Removal!
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Timothy Boyer is a Torque News automotive reporter based in Cincinnati. Experienced with early car restorations, he regularly restores older vehicles with engine modifications for improved performance. Follow Tim on Twitter at @TimBoyerWrites for daily new and used vehicle news.
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