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I’m wondering what everyone’s plan is on changing the oil pump belt? 100k miles? 150k miles? I’m aware of the “lifetime” lie.

I asked a ford mechanic on how much this would be to replace and was told around $5k.

Just seeing if anyone else has put some thought into this!
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I don't plan to touch it. There are a lot of vehicles on the road with wet belts that never have issues. More concerned with dodging potholes.
 

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It's a kevlar belt that ford designed to withstand at least 1100hp. I'm not planning on making anywhere near that level of power on my truck, so I'm not worried about it.
 

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There have, to my knowledge, only been two failures. One guy had a 2021 with like 36k miles fail. I don't know any more than that. The other guy had a gen 13 (2018-2020) if I'm not mistaken that somehow got hot.

Keeping a very close eye on this. I don't trust it either.
 

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It's a kevlar belt that ford designed to withstand at least 1100hp. I'm not planning on making anywhere near that level of power on my truck, so I'm not worried about it.
It's not about power, it's about heat cycles, oil degradation, and time.

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Ford says it’s lifetime. GM initially set theirs as a maintenance item at 150,000 miles in the 3.0 Duramax. All the belts coming back were studied and had no degradation, so they have extended it to 200,000 miles. I’m not sure the material they use, Ford uses Kevlar reinforced belt and had always said lifetime. If I was going to keep it beyond 200,000 miles I might drop the pan and do it at 200k or so.
 

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I don’t plan on keeping my truck past 100k, next owner can worry about it. 😀 Seriously, that belt should last at least 150-200k. I’m not worrying about something that MAY fail. Anything can fail prematurely.
 

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I have ESP to 100k and I might keep the truck past that. A recall is likely to happen well before that for me IF the wet belt is actually a problem. I highly doubt it will ever been an issue and we will continue to see people run up 200k or more. I don't drive much so plenty of people here will be the test for me of belt longevity. :)
 

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Ford says it’s lifetime. GM initially set theirs as a maintenance item at 150,000 miles in the 3.0 Duramax. All the belts coming back were studied and had no degradation, so they have extended it to 200,000 miles. I’m not sure the material they use, Ford uses Kevlar reinforced belt and had always said lifetime. If I was going to keep it beyond 200,000 miles I might drop the pan and do it at 200k or so.
That’s good to hear that they are extending the lifetime of the belt as far as when they recommend to change it. At least GM isn’t expecting their customer to believe that a belt will last “forever”. Do you know if GM’s belt is made of the same material?

I will still change this belt if I keep the truck at a certain mileage just for safety as my truck is our family hauler lol
 
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I don't plan to touch it. There are a lot of vehicles on the road with wet belts that never have issues. More concerned with dodging potholes.
The only other truck that I know of that has a wet belt for oil pump is the GM. Ford just had a massive recall on one for the ecoboost/Escape. That’s what sparked my question.

I know there are a lot of German cars on the road with these. Is that what you are speaking of?
 

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Although not engine oil but transmission fluid all the CVT’s on the road have a rubber type belt with a metal over cover that looks like the rattles on a rattlesnake running with much higher stress than the oil pump well past 200K
I think failure would be rare
As said above we’ll see if it’s a problem in near future
 

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The only other truck that I know of that has a wet belt for oil pump is the GM. Ford just had a massive recall on one for the ecoboost/Escape. That’s what sparked my question.

I know there are a lot of German cars on the road with these. Is that what you are speaking of?
Yes, other manufacturers have been using wet belts for a long time and I'm not aware of widespread issues.

I have to read the recall again on the Ford issue but I believe that was not related to the belt itself. My mom has a vehicle that is part of that recall so it has my attention as well.
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