2015 Ford Transit Maintenance Costs

Moot

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You can't do much better than 3 cents per mile maintenance costs. And it did drop a bit as you hoped it would.
I figured it would drop a bit barring any major repairs. I do anticipate it to go up some as I approach 300,000 miles and my 100,000 mile maintenance routine.
 

Worn Out Manager

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100% agree on the Hankook, about 65K, then did the Continental - no better. Firestone has been good. I swap out around 5 - 6/32. I've not been consistent with rotation so I pay the price by having mis matched tread depth. Still I have done well with the Firestone. Can't believe that Ford is selling more Transits than everyone else and yet Michelin hasn't jumped in yet?

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Moot

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Maintenance cost update after having my routine 100,000 mile service performed at a Ford dealership.

The following are maintenance costs for a 2015 Ford Transit T-350, 3.5 Ecoboost, long and tall. These costs are for maintaining this Transit as it came from the factory and do not include extras like Espar, house batteries etc.

Oil Changes: 48 oil/filter changes, synthetic blend oil. $1,340

Air Filter:
273,731 miles.5 @ $120

Headlights:
Upgraded OEM halogen low and high beam headlights to Opt7 LED. 4 @ $260

Tires:
82,500 miles. Replace OEM Hankook 235/65 R16 with Michelin Defender 245/75 R16 4 @ $921
220,181 miles. Replaced Michelin Defenders with 4 new Michelin Defender 245/75 R16 @ $943

Wiper Blades:
292,500 miles. 10 @ $146

Giubo:
308,696 miles. Replaced flex disc (giubo) with Ford's not so final fix. $0

Transmission Flush: 308,696 miles. 3 @ 592
(
service performed approximately every 100,000 miles)

Spark Plugs, Serpentine Belts: 3 @ 308,696 miles. Parts and labor 1,365
6 spark plugs, 6 coil boots and 2 belts replaced approximately every 100,000 miles.

Throttle Body: 139,412 miles. Parts and labor $441

Windshield:
166,229 miles. $509 before Panther discount. Total: $259

Rear Brakes, Pads, Rotors:
167,492 miles. Parts and labor $673
272,090 miles. Parts and labor $778
......................................................... $1451

Differential Gasket and Lube Change:
308,696 miles. 3 @ $546
(service performed approximately every 100,000 miles)

Induction Clean: 179,641 miles. Parts and labor $363

Replace Oxygen Sensor:
2 @ 220,206 miles. Parts and labor $730

Misc:
$97

*Driver Door:
Replaced and body work: $1312, not included in maintenance costs.


Totals:
$9,574

308,696 miles.

.031/mile.
 

Noname

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Informative numbers, thanks.
What was wrong with your driver door? Mine "pops" during opening, closing. Looks like a part of the hinge is loose, have no idea how to fix/ replace it.
 

Worn Out Manager

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Informative numbers, thanks.
What was wrong with your driver door? Mine "pops" during opening, closing. Looks like a part of the hinge is loose, have no idea how to fix/ replace it.
Jack, don't open with the wind at your back, at least on the 2015, it will swing 180°. I learned the hard way too! (Twice)

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The wind caught my door and yanked it right out of my hand. The combination of the size of the door, the location of hand grab and the only thing stopping the door from going past 180º is the fender. Poor design.
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I may be missing something (I am Canadian after all) but I only see rear brakes being done? Eco Blaster always doing wheelies?

Phenomenal numbers though...thanks for sharing.
 
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From what I've read on the Transit forum, members claim the rear brakes do most of the stopping to prevent nose diving. Just the opposite of my Chevy slop buckets where I replaced front brakes on almost a 3 to 1 ratio to rear brakes. Or it could be the Ford dealership replaced the front brake pads and forgot to charge me.
 
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Moot

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The following are maintenance costs for a 2015 Ford Transit T-350, 3.5 Ecoboost, long and tall. These costs are for maintaining this Transit as it came from the factory and do not include extras like Espar, house batteries etc.

Oil Changes: 59 oil/filter changes, synthetic blend oil. $1,670

Air Filter:
273,731 miles. [email protected] $144

Headlights:
Upgraded OEM halogen low and high beam headlights to Opt7 LED. 4 @ $260

Tires:
82,500 miles. Replace OEM Hankook 235/65 R16 with Michelin Defender 245/75 R16 4 @ $921
220,181 miles. Replaced Michelin Defenders with 4 new Michelin Defender 245/75 R16 @ $943
367,950 miles. Replaced Michelin Defenders with 4 new Michelin Agilis LTX 245/75 R16 @ $926

Wiper Blades:
342,348 miles. 10 @ $174

Giubo:
367,982 miles. Replaced flex disc (giubo) with Ford's not so final fix. $0
Replaced Ford's not so final flex disc fix with Fords final, final flex disc fix. An actual U-joint!

Transmission Flush: 308,696 miles. 3 @ 592
(
service performed approximately every 100,000 miles)

Spark Plugs, Serpentine Belts: 3 @ 308,696 miles. Parts and labor $3,246
6 spark plugs, 6 coil boots and 2 belts replaced approximately every 100,000 miles.

Throttle Body: 139,412 miles. Parts and labor $441

Windshield:
2 @ 348,026 miles. $1,100 before Panther discount. Total after discount: $600

Rear Brakes, Pads, Rotors:
167,492 miles. Parts and labor $673
272,090 miles. Parts and labor $778
......................................................... $1451

Front Brakes, Pads Rotors:
330,759 miles. Parts and labor $1415. (Price includes wheel bearing replacement. Bearings replaced at my
discretion as preventive maintenance.

Differential Gasket and Lube Change: 308,696 miles. 3 @ $546
(service performed approximately every 100,000 miles)

Induction Clean: 179,641 miles. Parts and labor $363

Replace Oxygen Sensor:
2 @ 220,206 miles. Parts and labor $730
[email protected] 372,083 Parts and labor $821 Includes reprogramming the CPM.

Misc:
$128

*Driver Door:
Replaced and body work: $1312, not included in maintenance costs.


Totals:
$13,364

374,542 miles.

.036/mile.
 
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The following are maintenance costs for a 2015 Ford Transit T-350, 3.5 Ecoboost, long and tall. These costs are for maintaining this Transit as it came from the factory and do not include extras like Espar, house batteries etc.

Oil Changes: 59 oil/filter changes, synthetic blend oil. $1,670

Air Filter: 273,731 miles. [email protected] $144

Headlights: Upgraded OEM halogen low and high beam headlights to Opt7 LED. 4 @ $260

Tires: 82,500 miles. Replace OEM Hankook 235/65 R16 with Michelin Defender 245/75 R16 4 @ $921
220,181 miles. Replaced Michelin Defenders with 4 new Michelin Defender 245/75 R16 @ $943
367,950 miles. Replaced Michelin Defenders with 4 new Michelin Agilis LTX 245/75 R16 @ $926

Wiper Blades: 342,348 miles. 10 @ $174

Giubo: 367,982 miles. Replaced flex disc (giubo) with Ford's not so final fix. $0
Replaced Ford's not so final flex disc fix with Fords final, final flex disc fix. An actual U-joint!

Transmission Flush: 308,696 miles. 3 @ 592
(service performed approximately every 100,000 miles)

Spark Plugs, Serpentine Belts: 3 @ 308,696 miles. Parts and labor $3,246
6 spark plugs, 6 coil boots and 2 belts replaced approximately every 100,000 miles.

Throttle Body: 139,412 miles. Parts and labor $441

Windshield: 2 @ 348,026 miles. $1,100 before Panther discount. Total after discount: $600

Rear Brakes, Pads, Rotors: 167,492 miles. Parts and labor $673
272,090 miles. Parts and labor $778
......................................................... $1451

Front Brakes, Pads Rotors:
330,759 miles. Parts and labor $1415. (Price includes wheel bearing replacement. Bearings replaced at my
discretion as preventive maintenance.

Differential Gasket and Lube Change: 308,696 miles. 3 @ $546
(service performed approximately every 100,000 miles)

Induction Clean: 179,641 miles. Parts and labor $363

Replace Oxygen Sensor: 2 @ 220,206 miles. Parts and labor $730
[email protected] 372,083 Parts and labor $821 Includes reprogramming the CPM.

Misc: $128

*Driver Door: Replaced and body work: $1312, not included in maintenance costs.


Totals:
$13,364
374,542 miles.

.036/mile.
How many miles on the odo now?
 

Moot

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The following are updated maintenance costs for a 2015 Ford Transit T-350, 3.5 Ecoboost, long and tall. These costs are for maintaining this Transit as it came from the factory and do not include extras like Espar, house batteries etc. Minor repairs and oil changes done by myself. Major repairs done at Ford Dealerships.

Oil Changes: 68 oil/filter changes, synthetic blend oil. $1,940

Air Filter:
273,731 miles. 7 @ $171

Headlights:
Upgraded OEM halogen low and high beam headlights to Opt7 LED. 4 @ $260

Tires:
82,500 miles. Replace OEM Hankook 235/65 R16 with Michelin Defender 245/75 R16 4 @ $921
220,181 miles. Replaced Michelin Defenders with 4 new Michelin Defender 245/75 R16 @ $943
367,950 miles. Replaced Michelin Defenders with 4 new Michelin Agilis LTX 245/75 R16 @ $926

Wiper Blades:
342,348 miles. 10 @ $174

Giubo:
308,696 miles. Replaced flex disc (giubo) with Ford's not so final fix. $0
367,982 miles. Replaced Ford's not so final flex disc fix with Ford's final, final flex disc fix; an actual U-joint!

Transmission Flush: 308,696 miles. 4 @ $892
(
service performed approximately every 100,000 miles)

Spark Plugs, Serpentine Belts: 4 @ 414,995 miles. Parts and labor $3,812
6 spark plugs, 6 coil boots and 2 belts replaced approximately every 100,000 miles.

Throttle Body: 2 @ 381,818 miles. Parts and labor $923

Windshield:
1 @166,229 miles. 1 @ 348,026. Total $1,100. After carrier reimbursement, total $600

Rear Brakes, Pads, Rotors:
167,492 miles. Parts and labor $673
272,090 miles. Parts and labor $778
......................................................... $1451
Rear Brake Pads:
@ 401,682 Parts and labor $170

Front Brakes, Pads, Rotors and Wheel Bearings:
330,759. Parts and labor $1415 @401,682

Differential Gasket and Lube Change: 414,995 miles. 4 @ $716
(service performed approximately every 100,000 miles)

Induction Clean: 179,641 miles. Parts and labor $363

Replace Oxygen Sensor:
2 @ 220,206 miles. Parts and labor $730
1 @ 372,083 miles. Parts and labor $821. Price includes reprogramming CPM.
1 @ 381,418 miles. Parts and labor $430

Alternator:
Alternator, serpentine belt @ 408,915 miles. Parts and labor $1,431

Shocks:
401,682 miles. Parts and labor $629

Struts:
401,682 miles. Parts and labor $1,391

Driver's Door Electrical Harness:
417,746 miles $768

Coolant Flush:
2 @ 414,995 $289

Misc:
$167

*Driver Door:
Replaced and body work: $1312, not included in maintenance costs.


Totals:
$22,333

426,521 miles.

.052/mile.


Own: 2015 T-350 long and tall cargo van, 3.5L EB, 3.31 rears, Espar B-4 heater, 245/75 R16 Michelin Agilis LTX . Used in nation wide expedited freight delivery.
 

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People should pay CLOSE attention to this. Moot takes meticulous care of his vehicle and keeps detailed receipts and notes of what is done. That knowledge is part of what brings success. You aren't likely to find a better example of how to take care of a vehicle to be successful in this business and you will find very few keeping as good records either. Does it guarantee success? No. Does it guarantee failure is less likely? Yes.
 

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People should pay CLOSE attention to this. Moot takes meticulous care of his vehicle and keeps detailed receipts and notes of what is done. That knowledge is part of what brings success. You aren't likely to find a better example of how to take care of a vehicle to be successful in this business and you will find very few keeping as good records either. Does it guarantee success? No. Does it guarantee failure is less likely? Yes.
Exactly right. My Dad taught me at a young age that accurate numbers do not lie. Record every penny spent of a vehicle. Good, honest records backed up with neat orderly receipts will help in surviving a tax audit unscathed.
 

ManicStreetSprinter

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I have a 2015 diesel and I'm running closer to 4.7 cents a mile. Without any emissions issues.

I also have 260.000km. So things like wheel bearings have upped the price

Thank God i found the other ones skf aftermarket for 250 $ cdn cheaper. Ford charged me 499$ for the one then 170$ cdn labour.

They frowned doing. The labor on the aftermarket parts and charged me 22$ for bolts
 
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