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Old 07-09-2015, 12:37 PM   #11
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I am curious to find where it says to use premium when towing. I have a 2013 F 150 4x4 ecoboost with 3.55, max towing pgk, I tow a 24ft Salem 5th wheel and get anywhere from 12-13 at 95KPH to 10 imp mpg at 110 KPH in hilly Northern Ontario using reg gas.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:40 PM   #12
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we haul the 31 foot Salem withthe Ecoboost and i use Shell V power in it. it gives me better performance hands down.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:41 PM   #13
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Good luck with the EcoBoost. I had major problems with my 2012 EcoBoost near the 39K mark that the dealer couldn't fix (I won't bore you with the details) so I dumped it for a Diesel of another make.

I now easily pull my rig (305RES as per my user name) and I've significantly increased my gas mileage. Add to that the increased power, exhaust braking advantage, etc., etc. Now that I've gone Diesel, I'll never go back
I'd be interested in knowing what problems you had with your EB. Most of what I've read folks rave about thier trucks. I like to be able to keep an eye out for potential problems. Thanks a bunch.
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Old 07-09-2015, 12:47 PM   #14
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Page 202 of owners manual http://www.fordservicecontent.com/Fo.../13f12om3e.pdf
3.5L V6 EcoBoost engine
“Regular” unleaded gasoline with a pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87 is
recommended. Some stations offer fuels posted as “Regular” with an
octane rating below 87, particularly in high altitude areas. Fuels with
octane levels below 87 are not recommended. Premium fuel will provide
improved performance and is recommended for severe duty usage such
as trailer tow."
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I think it comes down to driving habits and environment as well as each ones unique situation. Results are going to vary. For me the EB does a fantastic job towing and doubles as a daily driver. My camper is about 6500 give or take fully loaded. It pulls well. Key is trying to keep it under 65 which is hard to do with the power it has. I'm approaching the 50k mark on the odometer. Every make and model of every kind of vehicle will have not so happy owners just like every president has non-approvers (some more than others). There are countless threads to keep anyone busy on the forums (here and elsewhere). The same also holds true for tires.


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Nice trip. I apologize for the bad roads in Louisiana. Glad you made it.
Couple of questions.
Are you using st trailer tires? If so the max speed is likely 65 mph.
Why would the mpg change on the return trip by making it one less day?
Big difference in mpg between 60 mph and 70 mph. Good luck.
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Old 07-09-2015, 11:21 PM   #17
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I wonder if the difference in price between regular and premium will be paid for in performance or fuel mileage improvement.
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I don't think you will get any mileage improvement. What the premium will allow is for the turbos to develop full boost. If the engine computer detects any pinging in the engine with regular fuel it will change the timing and cut the boost till it goes away, this will lower the output power of the engine.
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[QUOTE= Something bigger with a Diesel engine would be certainly great but I heard that that gas miles not necessarily increases.
I will give an update when we are back in Dallas.
Please feel free to send questions and comments[/QUOTE]

I pull a 9700 pound fiver usually weighs in at 10000 loaded and get 13.5 so I am confused by this it is a big difference if I pull lighter trailer have gotten as high as 15.
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I wonder if the difference in price between regular and premium will be paid for in performance or fuel mileage improvement.
You will not get better fuel mileage. But you will notice the truck holding gears better under load increases. Whether that is worth it or not is up to you.
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