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by Bull Ryder
Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Paint on 2015 SEL rims peeling
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Paint on 2015 SEL rims peeling

I did get one replaced under warranty but the 3/36 is now gone.
by Bull Ryder
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Exterior
Topic: Paint on 2015 SEL rims peeling
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Paint on 2015 SEL rims peeling

Has this happened to anyone else? If I'm the only one then I can conclude that the dealer sprayed the rims and didn't prep them in any way. I bought from a Ford dealer with the car being 1 yr old.
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by Bull Ryder
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Lighting and Bra Pics
Replies: 12
Views: 913

Re: Lighting and Bra Pics

What brand is that bra? I tried a LeBra on my '11' bull but all it did was flap around and damage the paint. Been looking for another brand since but to no avail.
by Bull Ryder
Sun May 27, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: 2012 Taurus- Water collects in door panels
Replies: 5
Views: 483

Re: 2012 Taurus- Water collects in door panels

I have a 2012 Ford Taurus SEL and I have noticed that a significant amount of water accumulates in most of the door panels after a heavy rain. There is a rubber flap at the bottom of each door on the inside and when I lift the flap with the door open the water comes streaming out. If I do not relea...
by Bull Ryder
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: HOW TO PREVENT WATER PUMP FAILURE
Replies: 20
Views: 4947

Re: HOW TO PREVENT WATER PUMP FAILURE

Here's something interesting and strange. Picked up my 2017 Taurus last night and I had to do something I never had to do before. (Not a lease) I had to sign 6 papers (duplicates) stating I will change the oil every 5k. So do you think Ford may know something about this issue ? Might go with my the...
by Bull Ryder
Thu Mar 15, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: HOW TO PREVENT WATER PUMP FAILURE
Replies: 20
Views: 4947

Re: HOW TO PREVENT WATER PUMP FAILURE

Does anyone know if Ford has addressed the issue (somehow) with recent 3.5L vehicles? Of course I'm specifically concerned with my 2016 model year but just wondering if Ford even thinks there is a significant issue. Is there a year where they fixed them going forward, or is there a better part or s...
by Bull Ryder
Mon Feb 19, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump
Replies: 15
Views: 1445

Re: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump

Yes...I do. Ford engineers were told to shorten the V-6 engines so they could be used in a vast number of vehicles. The easiest way to do that was to put the water pump inside the engine. I'm sure there were objections to this mechanical suicide since Chrysler has already proven it can't be done wit...
by Bull Ryder
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump
Replies: 15
Views: 1445

Re: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump

Wait, your 2015 Taurus had TWO engines in which the water pump went out? I can't even comprehend that as a possibility. User error? Did you sludge the coolant system by mixing Dex and standard..........twice? No. I have two Taurus' in my garage that, at any time, can experience catastrophic engine ...
by Bull Ryder
Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump
Replies: 15
Views: 1445

Re: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump

Steele wrote:
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:09 pm
No offense, but you sound like the worst kind of person.
How am I supposed to NOT take offense to your post?
by Bull Ryder
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump
Replies: 15
Views: 1445

Re: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump

I need a sport sedan as one of my vehicles and only Ford and Dodge make one. Before the Taurus redesign, the days of renaming a 500 as a Taurus, I left the Ford reservation for the first time. I hated the 500 and the Charger was everything I wanted. It was RWD, easy enter and exit, roomy, great hand...
by Bull Ryder
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: New guy 2014 Taurus SEL
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: New guy 2014 Taurus SEL

Welcome from northeast PA! Beware of your water pump.
by Bull Ryder
Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump
Replies: 15
Views: 1445

Sent a letter to Ford consumer relations about water pump

I have a 2015 SEL with 42k so I'm getting to worry about the water pump issue. I have read somewhere, I don't remember where, that the 2015 3.5L Ti-VCT is unaffected by this fatal design flaw. Frustrated, I composed a paper letter to Ford Consumer Relations to get a direct answer about this. It's be...
by Bull Ryder
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Water pump issue? Coolant odor
Replies: 4
Views: 2398

Re: Water pump issue? Coolant odor

Good advice....I didn't think of checking under the oil filler cap...thanks.
by Bull Ryder
Thu Dec 08, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Water pump issue? Coolant odor
Replies: 4
Views: 2398

Re: Water pump issue? Coolant odor

No loss of coolant and no white gunk on dip stick. I'm wondering if there is just a drop getting past the seal and burning off on the inside of the timing case cover and the odor is making its way through the weep hole.?.?
by Bull Ryder
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions
Topic: New from NEPA, own 2011 & 2015 Taurus
Replies: 4
Views: 686

New from NEPA, own 2011 & 2015 Taurus

Hello fellow bull riders. Proud owner of two late model bulls. That is, until I found out about the water pump issue. I have a 2011 SE in Kona Blue Metallic w/49,000 miles and a 2015 SEL in Ruby Red tricoat with/27,000. I also own 4 other Fords. It's going to be tough to stay "true blue" if every 3....
by Bull Ryder
Thu Dec 08, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: 2010-newer Ford Taurus (6th Generation)
Topic: Water pump issue? Coolant odor
Replies: 4
Views: 2398

Water pump issue? Coolant odor

I just discovered the water pump issue. I own two Taurus', a 2011 SE with the 3.5 Duratec and a 2015 SEL with the 3.5 Cyclone. So far this hasn't bit me yet. My 2011 has 49,000 miles and the 2015 has 27,000. Both cars have a coolant odor present when I walk by the front of the car after shutting dow...