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Old 01-01-2016, 09:50 PM   #41
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like trading your 1975 Corvette with 165hp for a 2016 Z06 and saying "feels like it has a bit more pep" Technology has done wonders for horsepower.
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Old 01-01-2016, 09:57 PM   #42
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I am interested to see the long term reliability of the 3.5 and the 2.7 eco boost engines.
Who knows they could be a new 350ci and be around for ever, or they could be a new 6.0 pwrstroke and be a real nightmare.
I guess time will tell!
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Old 01-01-2016, 10:27 PM   #43
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I am interested to see the long term reliability of the 3.5 and the 2.7 eco boost engines.
Who knows they could be a new 350ci and be around for ever, or they could be a new 6.0 pwrstroke and be a real nightmare.
I guess time will tell!

I've seen it first hand.

Timing chains at 30km in the 3.5.


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Old 01-01-2016, 10:47 PM   #44
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I've seen it first hand.

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I didn't invision them holding up that well, since they started out with condensation problems from the get go.
But sometimes it all comes together after a rocky start. I'll probably never own one unless its a flip vehicle though.
I'm just curious, i mean gm's 4.3 -v6 has been around about as long as I've been born and it's been a pretty decent motor for years, but it's nothing awesome, but definitely been reliable!
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I had one come in, and poured almost 2L of water out of the inter cooler.


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Old 01-02-2016, 07:14 AM   #46
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So ford sold over 600k f series in 2015. I don't know how many were Eco boosts but you fixed 1 and they may not be reliable? Or am I reading it wrong?
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One of the salesmen has over 140,000 on his and tows a 16 foot cargo trailer, several times a month. The back end has a cap and is loaded with heavy fire equipment 24/7. So far brakes and one transmission at 75,000 miles. Tires at around ever 50,000 miles. This is with the 3.5


I had 35,000 on my 3.5 that I turned in at the end of a 3 year lease and had no problems, with the engine or transmission. Towed a 26 foot 7,000 lb travel trailer all over.
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So ford sold over 600k f series in 2015. I don't know how many were Eco boosts but you fixed 1 and they may not be reliable? Or am I reading it wrong?
your reading only what you want to read from it. Nobody said they weren't reliable, we were questioning long term. When you crank that much power out of a small engine, something suffers. Making power makes heat. Heat kills. I don't want to hear what someones coolant gauge reads. I'm talking heat internally, as there isn't much material to disperse that heat.
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It's still the #1 selling truck for like 30 years plus. Obviously people like what they're offering or else they wouldn't be buying them. Ford Does seem to be the Guinea pig venturing down new paths that the others don't. I think it's great, others may be skeptical. I do see a mess of these ecoboost around hear and everything I've heard has been great. And i see ALOT in the campgrounds I visit.
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It's still the #1 selling truck for like 30 years plus. Obviously people like what they're offering or else they wouldn't be buying them. Ford Does seem to be the Guinea pig venturing down new paths that the others don't. I think it's great, others may be skeptical. I do see a mess of these ecoboost around hear and everything I've heard has been great. And i see ALOT in the campgrounds I visit.
they sold alot of 6.0 Powerstrokes too, and look how that turned out
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