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Old 07-03-2015, 09:04 PM   #121
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I thought the Ford Ego boost was supposed to get this incredible mileage. It doesn't seem much better than most V8's. I just don't see the longevity of a V6 working that hard I also see big bucks when a turbo fails. I have read about them failing prematurely. On the other hand it is probably the same as having a diesel turbo fail.
Ford's marketing machine spun it that way...

My dealer (who's also a friend...) steered me away from the Eco and into a 5.0 for my last truck (2013 F150).

Real world mileage isn't much different at all...

I'm getting 11mpg towing a Grey Wolf 28BH, and 16.5 mpg when not towing.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:23 PM   #122
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I thought there was a class action lawsuit against Ford for bad turbos?
Someone's rumor mill or source document?


Edit: You might be mistaking the 11-12 issues with the CAC on the Ecoboost's. NHSTA found Ford's reprogramming and TSB fixed that issue.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:25 PM   #123
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Ford's marketing machine spun it that way...

My dealer (who's also a friend...) steered me away from the Eco and into a 5.0 for my last truck (2013 F150).

Real world mileage isn't much different at all...

I'm getting 11mpg towing a Grey Wolf 28BH, and 16.5 mpg when not towing.
While I do believe the eco will get better MPG than a "5.slow" IF driven the way that would be needed, it won't be me driving that way.
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:51 AM   #124
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I thought the Ford Ego boost was supposed to get this incredible mileage. It doesn't seem much better than most V8's. I just don't see the longevity of a V6 working that hard I also see big bucks when a turbo fails. I have read about them failing prematurely. On the other hand it is probably the same as having a diesel turbo fail.

The ecoboost doesn't work half as hard has the previous 5.4 triton V8 did pulling a trailer. I had a 2010 5.4 and now have a 2013 Ecoboost with roughly the same equipment pulling the same trailer. The Eco doesn't hunt gears looking for it's torque peak like the V8 did because it has a flat torque curve from 1500 rpm to 5,000 rpm. It's almost effortless. I know non-Ford lovers like to pick on it but the motor has been tested in BAJA races before it was put on the market along with the normal testing. They tore down these engines after 150,000 miles showing minimal if any wear at all. I'd say that pretty much shows they are tough as nails. They may have turbo problems from time to time but look at how many turbo powered vehicles are out there today. The track record is pretty darn good. Having driven GM, RAM pickups that my friends own I'll put my money on the Ford, they sell more pickups than anyone else for a reason.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:17 AM   #125
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I am not really brand loyal, but when I was looking to buy (off the lot not order one) all I could find were Platinum edition F150s in the $50K range. I bought an SLT Ram with the 6.7L I6; 800 lb/ft of torque at 1600 RPM for $35K tax, tag, and all... far less than any EB I could lay my hands on... this was late 2012. If the EB was equal or less $$$ I would be driving one now. Now the prices have skyrocketed... its crazy.
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:33 PM   #126
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If you got a diesel Ram SLT for 35 grand you did really good. I can't find one in Michigan for under 45 and up.
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Old 07-04-2015, 09:46 PM   #127
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If you got a diesel Ram SLT for 35 grand you did really good. I can't find one in Michigan for under 45 and up.
MSRP was a little over $40K. It doesn't have all the 'stuff', but all I need. I said, SLT, its an SL. For me it was all about the diesel, 4:10 limited slip, auto and airconditioning. I could care less about Nav and all that, it does have IConnect, which is nice. It was a left over 2012 bought April 2013.
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Old 07-05-2015, 09:41 PM   #128
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2011 4x4 crew cab Eco boost with an AFE air intake and a 4 inch exhaust from the converters back have been averaging 14.5 pulling a 7.000 lb vibe highway 12.5-13.3 mountains


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Old 07-06-2015, 08:05 AM   #129
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No I never wonder about diesels, because at this point I have no purpose for one and don't want the added hassles.[/QUOTE]


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Platinum edition F150s in the $50K range. I bought a Ram [Tradesman] with the 6.7L I6; 800 lb/ft of torque at 1600 RPM for $35K...
Last Fall I compared F150 EB HD's to Ram 2500's and felt the same way... I would rather have a Ram 2500 Tradesman w/6.7 diesel than a F150 EB HD w/leather, nav, sat, etc... IMO the Nav & Sat radio become either pricey or obsolete in a couple years whereas my $100 Garmin & $25/mo. unlimited Smartphone plan (Republic Wireless) provide everything I need.

In the end I stuck with my nearly paid-off 2011 Ram w/5.7 Hemi that Ram replaced under their 100K powertrain warranty. The replacement engine has a 3 year warranty so I'm good-to-go for a while... My combined TV & TT payments are under $400/month... A new truck alone would be more than that w/out some serious cash down. I'm paying extra on both now & as soon as the TV is paid-off I can pay-off my TT quickly. IMO I would rather have used gear that is paid-off vs. new & lengthy payments... Low/no payments means more days campin'... Just sayin'...
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