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Owner’s Log: 2015 Ford F-150 Lariat (3/2017 – 12/2017)

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New job + shorter commute + toddler = few miles driven.  In 9 months, I barely racked up 6,000 miles on my F-150.  With so few miles driven, I figured I’d just lump all 3 quarters into a big update.  What can I say?  No news is good news, right?  Continue reading to see what me and my F-150 have been up to.

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How-to: Replace 2011-2012 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Vacuum Assist Boost Pump

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2011-2012 Ford F-150 Vacuum Assist Boost Pump

Wow, that’s a mouthful, right?  And, what’s a “vacuum assist boost pump” anyway?  Read on, and I’ll explain what the part is, why it’s on the trucks, and how to replace one if yours has gone bad.  It’s really quite simple, and anyone with a basic set of hand tools and a half hour to spare can do the repair themselves.

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Update: Japan orders Toyota to investigate Prius brake problems

Automotive News is reporting that the Japanese Ministry of Transportation has ordered Toyota to look into customer complaints about the brakes on its third-generation Prius model, which went on sale in 2009 as a 2010 model.  There are over 100 complaints worldwide, at least two of which caused injuries to American drivers.

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