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Old July 26th, 2011, 06:20 AM   #1
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Default Anybody have a 2011 f150 with the ecoboost engine?

365 hp (272 kW) @5500 rpm, 420 lb·ft (569 N·m) @2500 rpm, 90% torque @1700-5000 rpm


I'm more concerned about reliability in the long run. It seems like a twin turbo six cylinder sounds expensive to work on once you have some miles on them. Does anybody have some miles on this engine yet?

I'm thinking that engine is the way to go for pretty good gas mileage, and the availability to tow when needed.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 06:22 AM   #2
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Old July 26th, 2011, 06:27 AM   #3
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04PSD? I think he has one and he talked a little about it in the let's see your tow rig thread.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 06:37 AM   #4
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04PSD? I think he has one and he talked a little about it in the let's see your tow rig thread.
yea he has one, but he will trade it in for something different in a few months!!!
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Old July 26th, 2011, 06:51 AM   #5
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Great question, I've been interested in this truck/engine combo also. Power numbers seem like it should tow well, but yet it is just a V6. Looking forward to any real info from people and not just Ford's advertisements.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 07:12 AM   #6
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I don't know to much about the long term of this truck, but I when I worked an event over at Ford earlier this summer I took it out on the test track and it moved better then I expected.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 07:23 AM   #7
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My dad has one and that motor is powerful. It is way better then I expected. If you drive a new one you have to remember that they are detuned for the first 1000 miles or so. Only time will tell on the long term. The truck was only released in the spring so nobody can have any major miles on one yet.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 07:25 AM   #8
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My dad has one and that motor is powerful. It is way better then I expected. If you drive a new one you have to remember that they are detuned for the first 1000 miles or so. Only time will tell on the long term. The truck was only released in the spring so nobody can have any major miles on one yet.
I drove one yesterday with 7 miles on the odometer. I did read online that you can't tow for the first 500 miles, but I didn't know they were detuned!
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Old July 26th, 2011, 07:30 AM   #9
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I do not own one, but several of the members on another forum I frequent do. They have had nothing but good to say...
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Old July 26th, 2011, 07:51 AM   #10
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I wonder if they will stay around longer than the 6.4l diesel?
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Old July 26th, 2011, 07:54 AM   #11
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I saw one at the dunes this weekend put a spanking on everyone at the drag strip
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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:02 AM   #12
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I don't have one. Really thought about trading in my 09 5.4 for one, though.

I looked fro every review and info I could. Seems like great fuel mileage empty, and 'meh' mileage towing, but a lot of the towing reports were pretty heavy. But the towing power is really well liked in everything I saw.

SUCKS that you can only get the 25-ish gallon tank, not the 35-ish gallon tank.

I don't care if I get 10mpg towing, but filling up every 200 miles isn't good.

I would love to trade my 09 supercrew for a ecoboost supercrew with a 6.5 bed and a 35 gallon tank...

It puts out the torque so much lower than the other engines, even the 6.2 liter doesn't touch it until about 4000 rpm. YOu look on paper and the 380 of the 5.0 and the 420 of the ecoboost don't sound too different but look at the curves. The reports I've seen do say it feels like a diesel with the flat torque curve.

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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:09 AM   #13
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I bet soon enough people will have moost controllers and other mods. That torque curve reminds me of the 1st gen SRT4s. Its a computer controlled/limited boost. Thats not a normal curve for small turbos, they should peak torque in the low RPM range then slowly taper down as airflow is choked off. Theres probably 500ft-lbs available in the 2500-3500 rpm range if you ran a straight vacuum source and a low restriction exhaust.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:11 AM   #14
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Hag, I'm almost positive I saw a f150 with the eco last night with the 35 gallon option. Unless I accidentally looked at a non-eco truck during my shopping.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:16 AM   #15
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A co-worker has one and he loves it. He says it pulls his 7500 pound travel trailer much better than his old 5.4 did. Unloaded he is averaging just under 19mpg with city/highway/country road driving. He currently has 5700 miles on it.
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Google ecoboost torture test. Ford did some hard miles on the motor and when they tore it down it looked almost new.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:35 AM   #17
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Hag, I'm almost positive I saw a f150 with the eco last night with the 35 gallon option. Unless I accidentally looked at a non-eco truck during my shopping.
Haggar is correct, the eco-boost comes with the 26 gallon tank.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:39 AM   #18
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Google ecoboost torture test. Ford did some hard miles on the motor and when they tore it down it looked almost new.
the one test where they ran a oval track for 24hrs pulling two sprint cars on a trailer was impressive.

Ford had an 1/2 hour or hour long show on that truck/engine one sunday afternoon that I watched. Most of the test they put it through you can see the videos on Fords website.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:41 AM   #19
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Google ecoboost torture test. Ford did some hard miles on the motor and when they tore it down it looked almost new.
X2 on this one. A friend sent me the link to it this past winter and I spend a couple hours watching all the different tests they did on that thing- including the Baja 1000 after the equivelent to 100,000 miles used up on it.
I was throughly impressed with it! When the day comes that I can get a decent used one, I'll be all over that!
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Old July 26th, 2011, 08:43 AM   #20
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I think it is awesome. GM really missed out not going to downsized boosted truck platforms. We had some that were built around here around 10 years ago but the focus was on (as often the "usual" for GM) peak horsepower and acceleration times, not fuel economy.

It makes so much sense, it often overlooked. Put a relatively tiny boosted engine in a vehicle that sometimes sees use towing - drive around most of the time unthrottled and get awesome fuel economy - when the demand is there, the boost takes care of it.

Bravo Ford!
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