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Old 05-25-2016, 04:13 PM   #21
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AH. OK. I purchased the XLT with a tow package NOT max tow. It was listed at 37,000-ish. That set-up gives me just what I need and a bit to spare.

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Old 05-25-2016, 04:32 PM   #22
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Hi Jim, Sorry I didn't want to imply that my diesel was more expensive to operate it being my first I know the Diesel option was more $$$ but didn't really know what to expect in the way of maintenance costs so far I am happy with the MPG 14-15 around town and 11-12 towing which is alot better then my old TV a chevy 3/4 ton 6.0 gasser. I've read so much here on the forum that if you don't have a TT that isn't over X amount of weight you shouldn't bother getting a diesel it's just overkill and more $$$ whether it is or isn't I didn't really care when I bought mine it's what I wanted and in just the few camping trips that I have towed with it I wouldn't want to go back to gas again.
So only 14 or 15 mpg with your dodge diesel cummins . i get that with my chevy 6.0 and 9 towing . not much difference other then the diesel has tons more torque .

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Old 05-25-2016, 04:37 PM   #23
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Old 05-25-2016, 04:44 PM   #24
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My ecoboost out-tows both of my last two Fords. One was a 5.4/3.73 and the other was a 5.0/3.73. The 5,0 was actually better than the 5.4...
It's not sayin much when you out tow a 5.4. Had one. Big dog.
Built like a rock though. That's why it was in the 3/4 ton, 1 ton trucks. It was just way down on power compared to the rest of the other 1/2 ton trucks out there. Well except for the other dog, the GM 5.3.
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Old 05-25-2016, 05:14 PM   #25
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Maintenance costs on the Ecoboost may be higher over the long term:

Direct Injection means intake valves aren't getting "cleaned" by gas mixture. Instead the ecoboost engine has problems with carbon buildup on intake valves which requires heads to be pulled for cleaning. Expect this to happen by 60,000 miles.

Timing chain stretch. $$$$$$$$ Ford is on its 3rd design of chain IIRC and problems still occur.

Direct Injection Fuel Dilution = reduced oil viscosity and increased enigne bearing wear. Solution: use 5w40 which dilutes down to 5w30 in as little as 3k miles. Change oil every 5k. Fuel dilution has been so bad that some folks have oil levels that increase between oil changes-bad

Crank case ventilation system doesn't do what it is supposed to do. Expect buildup of oil and/or water from condensed vapors to build up in the intercooler.

Intercooler issues abound which contribute to stumbling and driveability. God knows how many revisions Ford has made to the intercooler design.

Cam phaser failure- You'd think Ford would have fixed this problem already!

Fuel economy: There is no eco in the ecoboost engine. I owned an XLT shortbed ecoboost with 3.55 and a Platinum 6.5' bed with 3.73 axles and fuel economy SUCKED driving empty and abysmal when towing. My F350 beats both of my EB's in unloaded and towing fuel economy.

Vacuum pump failures have occurred reducing power brake effectiveness.

6.5 foot bed F150's: Driveline shudder and axle wrap issues. Good luck in getting dealer to even admit they feel the problem which means it'll never get fixed and Ford corporate says this is normal operation.

Also: Most F150's are grocery getters and 'status symbols'. That is why they cost so much.
I new it was a matter of time before this happened!
By the way, in no way shape or form do you need to go through all that to clean the valves, lots of good chemicals now a days. All DI engines suffer this.
Our duramax has averaged us $.21 a mile in fuel consumption. Oil doesn't cost me anything, just a filter, fuel filter's, yeah I got 3 on our's, but with the replacement well over 2 years on the interval, I'll take the $80.00 every 2-3 years. All other fluids cost the same gas or diesel.
We wouldn't think of towing with a gas engine.
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Old 05-25-2016, 05:16 PM   #26
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Dang, I didn't pay much more for a 2015 F350 Platinum 4X4 Super Crew 6.7. Why are people buying 150/1500 series trucks when you can get a 350/3500 diesel for 1k more? I had a 2013 F150 FX4 Ecoboost when I bought the TT, but it was not up to the task. (1400 lb tongue weight, 1200 lb payload) Ford dealer and RV dealer both said sure, you can pull it with that. Lying Bass turds.

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Old 05-25-2016, 06:57 PM   #28
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Per my post earlier, 150's are available for $20k less if you don't have to have the fanciest of trims. Ours is more capable than the fancy trims and we walked out the door for $32k.

I don't see the value in the extra 20-25k for the creature comforts. Literally you could almost get a second truck for that premium.
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Per my post earlier, 150's are available for $20k less if you don't have to have the fanciest of trims. Ours is more capable than the fancy trims and we walked out the door for $32k.

I don't see the value in the extra 20-25k for the creature comforts. Literally you could almost get a second truck for that premium.
Creature comfort is the reason we switched to a TT.

To get a MH with all the creature comforts as my Platinum EB, I would be up in the +100K$ region. Seemed a bit silly to have a $100K bucket of cash sitting out in the yard half the year. Get a creature comfort daily driver with the sufficiency to pull a comfortable TT.

And, as a wimpy old guy, I demand heated and cooled seats, electronic goodies, folding running boards, SOFT seats (not the leather covered cinder blocks in the Lariat and King Ranch), and........QUIET.

The major reason we gave up on MH was the noise.

As I mentioned before, our RV-ing is about the trip, not the destination.

Got my 2012 EB Platinum 4X4Screw in February for a couple bucks under $26K. Had just over 100K mi., but my mech pronounced it pristine....BEFORE purchase. Then got 3 yr / 30K b2b warranty for $1500.

(and I needed a "new" truck, anyhow)

My previous truck was a new 2012 XLT Scab EB but stripped.

I loved the functionality, but not the comfort.
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Old 05-26-2016, 12:22 AM   #30
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The intake on the Ecoboob engine cannot be cleaned with chemicals per Ford. The chemicals damage the twin turbos. The only Ford approved cleaning method as far as I know is head removal for now. This is a problem with all gasser direct injection engines

I guess 271,000 F150's being recalled doesn't mean anything: Ford recalls 271K pickups to fix brake fluid leak | Fox News

I stand by my status symbol and grocery getter comments. The majority of F150's are spotless with no tow history, not a single scratch in the bed, and have no tow mirrors. A truck with no tow mirrors, no 4x4, no tow package, and no off-road package is pointless.

I'm not a troll. I'd be happy to show you pics and registration for two F150 ecoboost trucks I have owned. I finally grew up and got an F350 which I'm very happy with except it hard to find parking for it at the grocery store.

This Ford Tech's videos should be watched:

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