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Old 01-27-2015, 08:40 AM   #61
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I work at a Dodge dealership in the used car section. We had a F-150 eco boost that was cutting out at high speeds. Customer wouldn't buy until solution was fixed(don't blame him). Union shop, according to my manager cost $1,000 for one plug and one coil pack + Labor. Customer did come back and drove it and bought it.
Have fun with it guys, I'll stick with what I have. Already had sort of a panic stop coming through Kansas city and engine braking, trailer brakes, sway control and platform of truck and trailer all came into motion to stop this 59' of truck and trailer.
Just saying.
I'm not trying to talk you into buying an Ecoboost. I am just telling you that someone is full of you know what if they are telling you it costs $1K for 1 plug and coil pack installed. $6000 to change your plugs and coil packs. Yeah, right.
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:48 AM   #62
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I'm not trying to talk you into buying an Ecoboost. I am just telling you that someone is full of you know what if they are telling you it costs $1K for 1 plug and coil pack installed. $6000 to change your plugs and coil packs. Yeah, right.
Plugs are $6.99
Coils are $69.00
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Old 01-27-2015, 08:49 AM   #63
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Plugs are $6.99
Coils are $69.00
And $924.01 installation labor each.
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Old 01-28-2015, 04:17 PM   #64
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I would go to the 15 Ecoboost when required, But your current truck is sized properly for the 8289! I know a 100 or 200 lbs over on pin weight but everyone knows the Ford can handle that

I for one daily drive mine and a larger truck until retirement is a large expense. With the current gas/diesel price differential I bet you will a Gas Turbo engine in the F 250/ 350 soon.
Thanks Brian!

I feel the same way - I am good with what I have and, like you, the F150 is a daily commute vehicle.

I have just a little over 2 years to retirement and I believe 6 Actual is finally warming to going at least 1/2 time so we are looking around at other TVs and even thinking of a new 5er (DO NOT go look at the Cedar Creek BH build or you may be looking as well )

Back on topic...one thing that WOULD be nice on the 8289 would be to install a "Camp" button (the Lippert 6 point level up) I wonder how much additional weight that would add to the unit?
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:00 PM   #65
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Having owned my 2011 f150 echo boost 4x4 crew cab I tow a 6500 lb 2015 vibe non fit wheel I also have a goose neck in which I tow my 18 foot tag along trailer with my bob cat skid steer total weight 8400 with ease I have owned nothing but fords and my last two were diesels but will say the echo boost is an animal if properly equipped and maintained your echo boost will not disappoint good luck and happy camping
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Old 02-02-2015, 08:09 PM   #66
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In reply for the plug issue ford came out with an updated plugs for th echo boost dealer cost 7.99 per and coils are 75.00 replaced all my plugs at 70,000 cost for plugs 57.00 my brother who owners a 2014 f250 with a 6.2 this engine has 16 plugs cost him over 160.00 just for the plugs
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Old 02-03-2015, 08:42 AM   #67
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Having owned my 2011 f150 echo boost 4x4 crew cab I tow a 6500 lb 2015 vibe non fit wheel I also have a goose neck in which I tow my 18 foot tag along trailer with my bob cat skid steer total weight 8400 with ease I have owned nothing but fords and my last two were diesels but will say the echo boost is an animal if properly equipped and maintained your echo boost will not disappoint good luck and happy camping
Not wanting to be a know-it-all, but its ECOBOOST, not ECHO.
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Not wanting to be a know-it-all, but its ECOBOOST, not ECHO.
Echo Boost may be the Ford that's powered by a string trimmer engine.
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Echo Boost may be the Ford that's powered by a string trimmer engine.
Is that the one with the all Stihl frame? Lol
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