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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:59 am    Post subject: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Anyone own the ecoboost, and how do you like it??

Looking at the crew cab, 6.5ft box w/3.55 axles.

I"ve driven a couple and am impressed with how snappy they are. Just wondering how they are holding up for guys that have some miles on them.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:08 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Given how the EPA and other obammy huggers are over extending their authority. And how they have choked the diesel with regulations. The direct injection gassers look like a viable alternative .Until the EPA adds more regulations to gasoline. The end goal is to eliminate personal vehicles.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:12 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote

BW Have 12 equipped just like you are talking about. Driving consist of 70 mile round trip over to next town and ever now and then will pull a trailer with a KUBOTA rtv or something. No heavy hauling but I am not a light foot driver.
Was running the 5 something v8 before. This vehicle has more get up and go. When you hit a long hill will just stay in 6th gear longer. Right now at 26,000 + miles if you hit the gas MPG on the dash over all never been tripped since it was new it reads 18.6 or so. But on some separate trips of 1200 miles or so I have had it read well over 20. If you change your own oil Ford moved the requirements on out but require senthic oil. Has a screwy air dam under the engine that has to be removed but all in all I love the trucks. I usually run around 65,000 miles and trade ever two years but am thinking I might stretch this one till the 15s with new body style comes out.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Neighbor has one. He gets up to 30 miles a gallon. He said it takes some getting use to because it has some power, He has had at least 10 F150's in the 20 years I have known. He said nothing compares to it
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:13 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote


My nephew bought one and really likes it. It's a 4X4 crew cab and gets in the high teen's to low 20's MPG.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:31 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A coworker has one. our familys go rv'ing together. i have a ram 2500 diesel with a 29 ft travel trailer. he has a ecoboost 150 and a 26 ft travel trailer. he can keep up pretty well. he hasnt noted any problems yet.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:36 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Wow, you are negative! Did you see on the news this morning how bad the air pollution is in Salt Lake City. It is not recommended to exercise or do anything strenuous outside, it looks as bad as china. We need to do something!
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:42 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote


You can do some pretty amazing thigs with a turbo-charger and fuel injection, and while adding a turbo-charger to a V6 can easily give it the performance of a larger V8, you will never get a V6 engine to run as smoothly as a V8.

Just my opinion, and you are all entitled to yours, but I just don't like how a V6 runs.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:44 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The latest and great highway vehicle emission controls have 't made conditions better. How is even tighter regs going to make a difference. Air pollution from vehicles is a minor issue. The primary sources are volcanoes, methane from swamps and other natural sources. And un regulated third world industry.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Bought one last year. 4x4 Crew Cab with 5.5 foot box....best truck so far that I have owned.

I do get 22 mpg when empty and not bucking a wind. I average 18.5 with the box loaded, and pulling a 8" trailor loaded with wood. It doesn"t feel as if I am pulling anything.

I work with a guy that has F150 with the Triton engine. His wife has F150 Ecoboost....he says the Ecoboost will drive circles around his truck.

I work with another guy whose son is an engineer at Ford who helped design the engine...of course, he says it is the best engine Ford ever built....:>)

So far, I have had no issues with it and would buy another one if I could afford it. My wife won"t let me drive it because she likes it so much..:>)

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Actually if you check it out most of the air pollution in the US is from small factories that have both state and federal EPA waivers. Seems that 100's of thousands of jobs would go by by is they tried forcing those factories to shut down or clean up (which at the cost would force them to shut down). Don't take my word for it. Do some research on line. Try to stay away from both extremes, the serious tree huggers and the burn the works type sites. But people see vehicles all over and they are easy to blame.

AS far as the original post, guy in town who is a regional sales guy for farm chemicals got one about 6 months ago. He has a real heavy foot. He has only one complaint......too many tickets! He says it is very easy to speed in. Claims about 21 MPG with the way he drives.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:07 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote

you are exactly right, that is the reason for all the new sidewalks to nowhere in all the cities.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:31 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Mister T, You should take one for a drive, they are quieter and as smooth or smoother than any V8 out there. I have one and it pulls my 9500 lb. tractor better than all the other trucks i've had and has really good get up and go. Chuck
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:37 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote

The 1991 eruption of Mt Pinatubo in the Phillipines ejected over 10 billion tons of magma and 22 million tons of sulphur dioxide plus vast quantities of minerals and metals contained in an aerosol cloud which it injected into the stratosphere and covered the entire globe. It amounted to more toxic pollutants than man has caused man's history on earth. All it did was give us nice pretty sunsets for about three years. Mt Pinatubo, as large an eruption as it was, was exceeded in volume by the eruption of Krakatoa in 1883. And then there was Novarupta in 1912. That was larger than Pinatubo, or, 30 times the size of the Mt St Helens eruption. There have been hundreds, probably thousands, of these eruptions in earth's history. For mere men to think they are equal to these collossal natural events is folly.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 10:42 am    Post subject: Re: OT: Ford F150 Ecoboost Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I have one only 3K on it so far. Milage is OK. I ain't seeing no 30 MPG like someone above posted. My truck drops quite a bit when you hook any trailer to it. I don't drive it hard at all. Overall average for the last 2K miles is about 17.8. about 1/2 OF that has been pulling a boat or small trailer with 1K or less load on it. I am in the north western part of Middle Tennessee so there are a lot of hills. I can drive it down to Nashville and will get better mileage going down than coming back. Mine is the 4 door truck with the 6.5 bed and I think it has 3.73 gearing don't remember for sure. I can say this for sure it is a good riding and driving vehicle. I am part deaf and this is the first vehicle I have owned that I can really hear the radio in. Love SIRUS and the Willie Nelson station.
 
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