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Old 11-10-2012, 04:18 PM   #11
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Here is a link to someone off of the EcoBoost forum who it sounds like had the identical problem. Maybe your friend could get on the forum there and ask what was done.
MY ECO-BOOST ALMOST KILLED US! - General Discussion - Ford Ecoboost Owners
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Old 11-10-2012, 08:54 PM   #12
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Here is a link to someone off of the EcoBoost forum who it sounds like had the identical problem. Maybe your friend could get on the forum there and ask what was done.
MY ECO-BOOST ALMOST KILLED US! - General Discussion - Ford Ecoboost Owners
Unfortunately, that was what one might call an unreasonable person. And I am being kind.
My friend really likes his truck, and it pulls like his old diesel.
His problems are most likely just a computer glitch, and people like the example from the link are not helpful.
Hopefully he can get it resolved.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:05 PM   #13
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Yes, hopefully he can get it fixed. Unreasonable? I don't think so. If I paid that kind of money for a truck and they couldn't get it fixed then yes I would be irate also. I bought a new demo car once that had the whole top end replaced twice and many more problems that happened in the first 8 months. Out of the 8 months we had the car it was in the shop a total of 92 days. Because we didn't buy the Extended warranty ford would not give us a loaner car nor would they help with the $500 a month payment to help offset the rental. I never one time got mean or irate with any of them. I did make a promise to myself that I would never buy another Ford because of it. I see the warranty service that Ford gives has not changed in the 20 years sense I owned that car.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:22 PM   #14
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I only have 5800 km on mine and have not had the chance to tow yet either. The down shifting you speak of happens to mine also. It happens when on cruise. If i have it set at 110 for example and I press the gas to pass, when I let off the gas it will down shift a gear or two to get it back to the set speed. It will also down shift going down steep hills. This is not on tow haul mode either. The only thing that does concern me is when I frist start the truck and put it in reverse, sometimes it seems like the tranny slips and won't back up. But only for a few seconds then its good.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:40 PM   #15
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I hear that being turbo'ed biggest problem is people shutting down the engine soon as they get in from a big trip off the highway and letting the turbos boil the oil..
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:46 AM   #16
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The turbos are cooled by engine coolant, not oil like on a diesel. I thought I read that it has a way to circulate the coolant after the engine is shutdown until it reaches a certain temperature.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:49 AM   #17
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The turbos are cooled by engine coolant, not oil like on a diesel. I thought I read that it has a way to circulate the coolant after the engine is shutdown until it reaches a certain temperature.
That is correct. Oil lubricated of course but water cooled; with anti-coking technology. If I get into the throttle hard, I can see the coolant temp rise as the coolant removes heat from the turbos. In the winter, coolant temps can move around by 20 degrees; interesting to watch. You have to have a ScanGauge or the like to see it as the temp gauge on the dash is "managed" to not show the fluctuations. They'd have too many concerned calls otherwise from unknowing consumers.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #18
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My friend is having some issues with his new EcoBoost, and I was wondering if anyone has similar issues.
The most serious is that the truck will shut down almost completely, without warning. He says that it sounds like it is running on one cylinder.
The computer did not throw a code, and the dealer cannot find anything wrong. Obviously, there is something very wrong.
He also noticed that it will downshift if he passes someone at a high speed and then lets off the gas. He is not in tow-haul mode, and not on cruise. And it doesn't just downshift one gear, it will downshift a couple of gears, apparently trying to slow him down.
Has anyone experienced either problem and/or had it fixed?
My friend really likes his truck, but these problems are no fun.
Thanks a bunch.
I'd be finding a different dealer.
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That is correct. Oil lubricated of course but water cooled; with anti-coking technology. If I get into the throttle hard, I can see the coolant temp rise as the coolant removes heat from the turbos. In the winter, coolant temps can move around by 20 degrees; interesting to watch. You have to have a ScanGauge or the like to see it as the temp gauge on the dash is "managed" to not show the fluctuations. They'd have too many concerned calls otherwise from unknowing consumers.
Can it keep the coolant circulating after shutdown until it reaches a lower temp? Is that the anti-coking tech. you mention?
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Can it keep the coolant circulating after shutdown until it reaches a lower temp? Is that the anti-coking tech. you mention?
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