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Old 07-10-2015, 08:56 AM   #21
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Lock out the over-drive,,,
or toast the Tranny ???
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:06 AM   #22
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They had to replace my left catalytic converter on my 2012 at about 25k miles. There is a TSB that covers this. It has something to do with the cc being too efficient and causing moisture problems. Part of the TSB blocks off airflow to a portion of the cc. Don't quote me on this, I'm working from memory (working without tools).
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Old 07-10-2015, 09:17 AM   #23
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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.

You are getting 13.5 mpg towing with the 3.5 eco-boost? At what speed 45 mph? Something not right!
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According to his signature onetoneford has this 2001 Ford F-350 DRW 7.3, so I am guessing a diesel. I think he was making a point about the comment about not getting better fuel economy from a diesel than gas,
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I run a 4x4 ecobeast with the 3.31 ratio and a fairly hefty load behind it. It pulls with power to spare. I do sometimes wish I had the 3.73 ratio for a bit better tow mileage. Put the rig in tow/haul and just drive it. I get maybe 7-9mpg and that's what you're gonna get with a gasser. My old V10 got the same and made less power.

I've considered a diesel as I can get a nice 6.7L F250 supercrew 4x4 for a screaming deal right now but coming from a superduty to the F150 I have to say it's the superior daily driver.

I drive my truck every day. The F150 is far better daily driver than any of the HD trucks I've driven. If you're looking to upgrade to a pure tow rig the diesel may be right for you.
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I run a 4x4 ecobeast with the 3.31 ratio and a fairly hefty load behind it. It pulls with power to spare. I do sometimes wish I had the 3.73 ratio for a bit better tow mileage. Put the rig in tow/haul and just drive it. I get maybe 7-9mpg and that's what you're gonna get with a gasser. My old V10 got the same and made less power.

I've considered a diesel as I can get a nice 6.7L F250 supercrew 4x4 for a screaming deal right now but coming from a superduty to the F150 I have to say it's the superior daily driver.

I drive my truck every day. The F150 is far better daily driver than any of the HD trucks I've driven. If you're looking to upgrade to a pure tow rig the diesel may be right for you.
Martkwie,,,
Are you saying the V6 EcoBoust has more power than The V10 ???
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:11 AM   #27
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Doing a quick google search that would have to be a partial yes answer referring to horsepower, torque is equal:
3.5L EcoBoost V-6 Specs
The engine is rated at a maximum 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque



6.8L Triton® V10 Single Overhead Cam Engine


Delivering 305 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque in the E-350 and E-450 Cutaway model
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:20 AM   #28
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AMAZING !!!
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Old 07-13-2015, 08:42 AM   #29
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Back in September, I towed my Palomino Puma230 5'er from Wisconsin to Arizona and back with my 2013 F150 Ecoboost. If the terrain was hilly, I used Tow-Haul mode, otherwise stayed in overdrive. I had all the power I could want with my 7,000 lb load, even through the mountains. I couldn't have been happier with that truck. Yes, mileage ranged from 9 - 10, but just decided that you gotta give something to get something. That Ecoboost engine was just great. I used cruise control whenever the terrain was relatively flat and, yes, sometimes on an incline the transmission would downshift from 6 to 5, but not often. Case closed for me! I traded the 5'er last winter on our present A122S, and am now getting 14-18 mpg with the truck. Just got tired of driving a semi. But I still can't complain about that truck and that engine.

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Doing a quick google search that would have to be a partial yes answer referring to horsepower, torque is equal:
3.5L EcoBoost V-6 Specs
The engine is rated at a maximum 365 horsepower and 420 lb-ft of torque



6.8L Triton® V10 Single Overhead Cam Engine


Delivering 305 horsepower and 420 lb.-ft. of torque in the E-350 and E-450 Cutaway model
I have a first gen V10 at 275hp with 400ft lb torque. Later 3v V10s made the same 365HP as the EB but the EB makes the power at a much lower RPM range. Both are great motors but the EB does tow better in my experience.
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