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Old 11-05-2013, 07:20 AM   #519
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Originally Posted by carl2591 View Post
So i am guessing the v-6 motor has regular spark plugs and not the demon long plugs like the Triton motors have?? that was a glows screw up by ford for sure.. who ever thought pushing a long plug shaft in a combustion combustion chamber with the crap gas you get would not get plugged up with gunk. I have a 2000 v-8 5.4 in my carpet cleaning van and have been dreading the day the plugs need replacing.
I replaced the plugs and coil packs on my 5.4 myself. The job took most of a day. Got motorcraft plugs and aftermarket coil packs off Amazon. Look on YouTube for instructional videos. I won't say its easy, but its doable.

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Old 11-21-2013, 09:46 AM   #520
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Ecoboost MPG

Illinois to Sarasota Fl and on to Atlanta Ga. Avg 11.2. Hi was 12.2, flat with tail wind. Worst was trip up to Atlanta with qtr hd wind and hilly - 10.4. Never wanted for power, acceleration on hills passing trucks was surprisingly good... but the instant MPG was reading below 5. Calculated MPG vs truck indicated was .4 off to as little as .1 off with calculated always worse.

Surprising how much wind factors into MPG. The real payoff for me is when I parked the trailer and got 18-20 MPG. driving around Sarasota for 10 days.

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Old 11-21-2013, 12:18 PM   #521
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Wind makes a big difference—we got 14 mpg with a Tundra and a 40 mph tailwind once. I'd always drive with the wind behind me, but I'd eventually end up in New England or the Maritimes and not be able to go home.


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Old 11-22-2013, 07:47 AM   #522
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Ian; returning to Illinois from Florida is all up hill; so they say. Hope that you and Carolyn have a good trip home.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:02 AM   #523
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We have a 27FB classic so it weighs about what your 28 does. We just traded our 2010 5.4 for a 2013 3.5 Ecoboost with max tow. The new truck pulls much better but gas mileage has gone down. We were getting around 12 now getting around 10. I think it has gone down because the 2010 had 3.55 gears and the 2013 has 3.73. I like the new truck better overall but would like to get better mileage.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:15 AM   #524
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Our 2012 F150 Echo boost has the 3.73 rear end and with 50k miles on it, (25K pulling our 2007 27 FB Classic), we average about 10-12 mpg towing. The unloaded milage can be as high as 20 highway however. Also, the milage got better after the first 5-10K mi. Lastly, while it will run fine on regular it does best on mid or high test.
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Old 11-23-2013, 07:05 AM   #525
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I found that the terrain makes a difference, Flat ground I can get around 12.5 on my Echo Boost. I also disengage the Tow Haul mode when not in hilly country. A steady 60mph also helps. This truck is the most sophisticated vehicle I have ever owned.
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:23 AM   #526
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Got 2500 miles on my 30' Airstream Classic behind my F150 EB with a 373 differential and I love it, especially when I passing the diesels going up a hill! By accident and some reading I found that ethanol plays a big roll in your performance results. If you can find regular without the ethanol you will realize a significant increase in mileage performance and it gives the engine a performance a kick also. I have seen it as high a 14.5 MPG on real gasoline! Also over 20 MPG not pulling. I'm seeing improved performance of the engine at 15,000 miles, which the dealer told me I would as it aged. One last thing I think is as important is a good equalizer hitch adds to the overall performance!
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:41 AM   #527
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EB Performance

Love my F150 EB with a 373 differential pulling my 2014 30'
classic. Got 2500 miles on the Classic and 15,000 on the F150. Here are a couple of things I have learned by accident in some cases and some from reading.

When you can find gasoline without ethanol, use it, you will see increased fuel economy and performance. Not that your EB needs more performance because I pass diesels going up hills all the time! I get anywhere from 12 to 14.5 MPG pulling on regular gas.

Make sure your equalizer hitch is setup properly, which a lot of folks don't consider!

Also for the folks that haven't driven the EB I recommend you visit Ford and test drive it. I have owned trucks with all types of gas and diesel engines and Ford got it right this time. I would like to see them add it to the F250 line in the future.
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Old 11-24-2013, 08:02 AM   #528
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I can confirm that on my F150 EB, 3.53 axel, 87 fuel without ethanol increases gas mileage by 2-3 mpg. In this market regular 87 fuel without ethanol costs about 13-cents more per gallon. Well worth the increase in price. In addition, when not towing, I go into the computer under settings and turn OFF the anti-sway. I see an additional increase in fuel economy. Unfortunately this has to be done every time I start the truck. The default is "always on" and it is not a setting that can be permanently changed.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:38 AM   #529
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Just towed to Canopener Rally from Venice FL 500 miles each way. Got 14.4 miles going and 13.1 MPG on return, Love new truck. You should drive one and give it a try if in market for new truck.
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Old 01-14-2014, 06:36 AM   #530
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Just chiming in as a diesel driver who has been passed countless times by people driving all sorts of vehicles. Uphill, downhill, heck, even on the flats. I Keep my speed just under 60 for many reasons, not the least of which is fuel economy. Last month in NM on I 20 we had a fifth wheel combo blow by us, must've been doing 80 or so. By chance, we met up with them in an RV park later the same day. Guy was friendly enough, but really upset that he was only averaging 7 mpg in his 2012 EB. Plus his trailer had ST tires. Passed on some advice to him about his speed and how it affects economy AND safety.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:07 PM   #531
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80 is way too fast. With or without a trailer.
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