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Old 01-10-2016, 01:50 PM   #15
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I own a 2014 F-150 Lariat and have 15,000 miles with 5,000 miles towing my A/S 25FB. I have had zero problems with any part of the truck. No weather too bad, no hill to steep has hinder my towing. This has been the best truck I have owned and the first Ford. I was a GMC guy for years.
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Old 01-10-2016, 01:58 PM   #16
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:39 PM   #17
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2014 ecoboost crewcab with 18,000 miles. Only about 1000 miles towing a 23d FC. Tows great. Only issue for me is when driving in rain on the interstate for prolonged periods of time it has gone into limp mode while accelerating. Once while accelerating onto the interstate and once while passing a semi that was losing his tire. Dealership couldn't find anything wrong. Truck shutters and maintains speed while in limp mode though. So it's not a sudden deceleration or anything. Probably opt for the 5.0 next time. Still like my truck though. Getting about 17 all around and 20 highway.
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Old 01-23-2016, 01:56 AM   #18
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I am waiting for reports on the Eco-Boost performance after a year or two under heavy use. I think Ford has come up with a great idea here but I would like to know how a boosted engine holds up over time.
Fair enough, but just a note that this is no longer a new engine. It has been in production since 2009. It has been in the F150 since 2011. It is used in vehicles ranging from pickups to police interceptor models. The second generation of this engine, due out in 2017, gets a power boost. In the GT, it is expected to deliver 600 hp from the same 3.5 litres (albeit at a higher rpm). The Raptor model gets more power in 2017 with the second generation 3.5 Ecoboost as well.

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Old 01-23-2016, 07:57 AM   #19
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I have over 60K miles on my Ecoboost with at least half of that towing my 2007 27' FB Classic. It is still pulling strong and no problems other than typical issues when it was new. I am still very happy with it.
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Old 01-23-2016, 08:17 AM   #20
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Eco Boost

I had one. Loved it, in fact my neighbor bought it. We towed a 25' AS, then went to a 30' AS and now on our second 30' AS. We did tow the 30' AS with the 2011 EcoBoost and she performed exceptionally well for a 1/2 Ton towing an 8,800 # trailer with scale weighed 1,000 # hitch weight. BUT, we were overloaded for the GVW of the truck so I sold it across the street and bought an F250 Diesel - flawless, but again offered a dollar amount for it I could not turn down, sold it and now have an F350 Diesel - again flawless.

In sum, IN MY OPINION, if towing 25' or less and also using as a daily driver the Ford F150 EcoBoost is a great option to consider. Turbos hold up well, I did and do on the Diesel engines let them idle for a minute or two to allow the turbos to cool off a bit.

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Old 01-23-2016, 09:09 AM   #21
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2014 Only issue for me is when driving in rain on the interstate for prolonged periods of time it has gone into limp mode while accelerating. Once while accelerating onto the interstate and once while passing a semi that was losing his tire. Dealership couldn't find anything wrong. Truck shutters and maintains speed while in limp mode though.
If still under warranty, find another dealer or independent shop. The 2011-12 ecoboost had issues with condensation build up in the charge air cooler, and that moisture would get sucked into the turbos when accelerating, causing the shutter. Ford offered a deflector to fix the problem and made changes on 2013+ models. The shutter can also be caused by a bad ignition coil/boot and/or spark plug. You can google this info and the Ford TSB's for these problems.

I have experienced both issues and dealer says nothing wrong if they can not replicate problem. Found independent turbo mechanic who diagnosed and resolved all issues. Aside from that have around 60,000 towing miles and it handles the load just fine.
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2014 ecoboost crewcab with 18,000 miles. Only about 1000 miles towing a 23d FC. Tows great. Only issue for me is when driving in rain on the interstate for prolonged periods of time it has gone into limp mode while accelerating. Once while accelerating onto the interstate and once while passing a semi that was losing his tire. Dealership couldn't find anything wrong. Truck shutters and maintains speed while in limp mode though. So it's not a sudden deceleration or anything. Probably opt for the 5.0 next time. Still like my truck though. Getting about 17 all around and 20 highway.
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Old 01-23-2016, 10:08 AM   #23
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I've read the internet as to why it shudders. I thought the 2013 plus had been fixed as well. That's why I bought the 2014 and was disappointed after experiencing it. I received a flashing check engine light while it was shuddering and assumed the computer would have recorded that. Dealership said they found nothing recorded. I even mentioned the TSB. They know it exists and play dumb when you bring it in I'm convinced. I've also read that putting a deflector in drops your MPG a lot. Never considered a turbo mechanic. Might try this.
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My question is, if it's moisture from humid air causing a water buildup in the radiator, is this only a problem with the ecoboost, or do all engines with a CAC radiator have this problem?
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My question is, if it's moisture from humid air causing a water buildup in the radiator, is this only a problem with the ecoboost, or do all engines with a CAC radiator have this problem?
I don't think any non-turbo engines have an aftercooler.
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I've read the internet as to why it shudders. I thought the 2013 plus had been fixed as well. That's why I bought the 2014 and was disappointed after experiencing it. I received a flashing check engine light while it was shuddering and assumed the computer would have recorded that. Dealership said they found nothing recorded. I even mentioned the TSB. They know it exists and play dumb when you bring it in I'm convinced. I've also read that putting a deflector in drops your MPG a lot. Never considered a turbo mechanic. Might try this.
A flashing MIL indicates a catalyst-damaging engine malfunction. It should store the code, as well as a freeze-frame of the conditions causing the light.
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Old 01-24-2016, 07:41 AM   #27
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If still under warranty, find another dealer or independent shop. The 2011-12 ecoboost had issues with condensation build up in the charge air cooler, and that moisture would get sucked into the turbos when accelerating, causing the shutter. Ford offered a deflector to fix the problem and made changes on 2013+ models. The shutter can also be caused by a bad ignition coil/boot and/or spark plug. You can google this info and the Ford TSB's for these problems.

I have experienced both issues and dealer says nothing wrong if they can not replicate problem. Found independent turbo mechanic who diagnosed and resolved all issues. Aside from that have around 60,000 towing miles and it handles the load just fine.
I have a 2011 Ecoboost with 60,000 miles, half while towing a 27' FC. I have had both problems, condensation, and have replaced 2 ignition coils and spark plugs. The deflector shield was installed years ago and the ignition coils in the last year. I just returned from a 5000 mile trip, (from Key West where it was very humid) and no problems. I started using premium fuel, and changed my driving habits while passing and other times of rapid acceleration by not accelerating to the max. Of course when absolutely necessary for safety, I would have had the pedal to the metal.
I do like the EcoBoost when it is not shuddering, so much I ordered a 2016 F150 with the EcoBoost and am picking it up in a couple of days. Also I had thought since 2011 was the first year the EcoBoost was in the F150, that Ford had solved this problem, from what I had read. Now I'm not so sure after reading this thread, hoping I get a good one.
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Mine was too....always high.

Re-programmed the PCM with the correct tire diameter, result...speedo dead-on and DIC usually within .5mpg.

POI..Measure tires & check PCM after every new tire install. (inflated to towing psi)

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