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Old 08-31-2015, 09:20 AM   #1
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ecoboast as tow vehicle

can you give me est fuel usage with a eco boast 3.5 on f150 while towing a 122a a frame and not towing? any other tips/on this tv do you like this tv/it is a new 2014/
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Old 08-31-2015, 08:24 PM   #2
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Hay I have a f150 Eco 3.5 2013 and I get 13.5 /100 in the bc mountains and 12.3/100 on Alberta flats.The truck doesn't even know the 128s is there.I love this truck
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Old 09-04-2015, 08:12 AM   #3
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Mileage while towing

Mileage depends on so many things, e.g. wind (for or against you), driving style (heavy or light foot), terrain (hilly or flat), etc. That said, I have a 2013 150 with the Ecoboost. Non-towing, I get about 15-17 around town. Towing, I have had as little as 14.6 and --I kid you not-- as much as 18.2. I got the 18.2 only once.

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on ecoboost f150 what did you set the factory brake controller on? I know settings will vary/ I am interested in Aframe mpg and settings/
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Ecoboost F150 on towing

I have the controller set on 5.5. It could probably go higher, but it seems to work OK where I have it.

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Old 09-04-2015, 02:08 PM   #6
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Old 09-10-2015, 02:26 PM   #7
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Just got back from Canada with my 128 rockwood and 2013 f150 ecoboost. Got 16 mpg and went 3100 miles going 65-70 mph.
Brake setting is at 8.
Ran 2 days in the heavy rain and one time I pulled out to pass a truck and I put it to the floor... Well the ecoboost fell on its face and the engine light came on for about 40 seconds then all was fine again. I think it sucked water up the intake. It ran great the rest of the trip.
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Ran 2 days in the heavy rain and one time I pulled out to pass a truck and I put it to the floor... Well the ecoboost fell on its face and the engine light came on for about 40 seconds then all was fine again. I think it sucked water up the intake. It ran great the rest of the trip.


Now, where have I seen that written before.....

Oh yea. Every single ecoboost work order when I was a Ford tech....

Very common. Good luck.



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I was glad it cleared itself up. The other day I got on it and it went from 5th gear to 3rd and made a very weird noise.... It did it a few times that day now it won't do it again.
Hard to take it to the dealer when it only does it one day then that's it.
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should I be looking for trouble on the ecboost? maybe I should have read more on this engine/could I get replies from other owners/ford has sold a bunch of these 3.5 s/ how about the 2.7 ecoboost/ are they better? my jeep grand Cherokee got 18 /19 mpg towing /but has had troule with it to//// recalls ect maybe I should have gotten a 5.0 instead
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