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Old 11-04-2011, 07:27 PM   #71
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So, none of that pertains to the engine itself nor would it apply to the F150.
That is good news about the EB DKB. Many of us hope this engine is a success story for many years to come.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:58 PM   #72
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Data, opinions, info, feedback, whatever...... In my 35 years of subscribing to CR I found their feedback from tens of 1,000's of vehicle owners very accurate. Yours or others opinions may of course differ.
39 years for me, RR, but now I only have the online version.

CR still doesn't accept advertising, and other than tests they do by purchasing the item under test, the only data they publish is that which is collected from subscribers that own the same product.

But let's get back on topic, shall we?

I agree, the CR data is about items that are peripheral to the EB motor, and not the motor itself. From what I can see, the motor remains unblemished.
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39 years for me, RR, but now I only have the online version.

CR still doesn't accept advertising, and other than tests they do by purchasing the item under test, the only data they publish is that which is collected from subscribers that own the same product.

But let's get back on topic, shall we?

I agree, the CR data is about items that are peripheral to the EB motor, and not the motor itself. From what I can see, the motor remains unblemished.
But don't ya see? Therin lies the rub with CR...you can never see the trees for the forest. And opinion dictates the forest is sometimes green, sometimes yellow, and mostly psychodelic!
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I agree, the CR data is about items that are peripheral to the EB motor, and not the motor itself. From what I can see, the motor remains unblemished.
Hi, I would much rather read what actual owners say than to look at little red and black dots in a magazine. And just like Airstream owners will tell it like it is, so will F-150 owners. And Aage, I thought that the F-150's had gas engines, not electric motors.
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My mistake, Robert, and I have notified General Motors that they need to change their name to General Engines, too.

Oh wait, GE is already taken!
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:24 AM   #76
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After 22000km my EB performs better than I expected, even with all the hype by Ford. Time will tell if it keeps on ticking.(you can hear the injectors at idle)
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:53 AM   #77
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i have 11892 miles on my ecoboost . about 50% of these miles are towing 23ft AS . i have not had any issues or problems. the mileage towing between 12 and 14 (gets lower as speed increases) 20+ highway unloaded. My opinion is it tows like a big block but gets the mileage of a small block. its really more comparable to the 6.2 power wise.still very happy with this truck!
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Darn, if only we could get one of the owners of the Ecoboost to diss the truck like the non-owners, then we could figure the truck is not really any good. Darn those (me) owners, they just don't know anything about the trucks they own & tow with.
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Since I won't use my tow truck for anything other than towing, and local travel at destinations, I cant see the Ecoboost as useful for my needs. Also, my last and only new Ford an F350 has been a disappointment. Partly a poor choice, tried to get a vehicle which would do everything. I does everything: just does non of them well. As a SE Michigan resident knowing so many folks in the auto industry, I am very hesitant to buy a first year product.
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I am not sure I would buy an Ecoboost as a full time tow vehicle at least not until it gets some time under it's belt. I am not saying it is a bad motor but everything has it's limits and we don't know what they are at the moment.

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We drove to NJ from Pittsburgh on Thrusday night in our new Ford F150 Ecoboost to pick up the used 25'FB AS we purchased. 378 miles. On the way out she averaged 20MPG running at an average driving speed of 67MPH. On the return towing the AS she averaged 10.4 running and average speed of 64MPH. Aside from 30 miles of missed turns and getting out of eastern NJ all driving was Turnpike.

Around town for the first 700 miles of only hilly driving the truck average 16MPG, on the trip as noted averaged 20MPG and towing 10.4MPG.

The truck is an F150 Econboost with a 3.73 Rear and 6.5' bed rated to tow 11,300#. HD Towing Package. Our trailer was basically empty so say she runs at 5,500#.

The truck could and did accelerate up any hill we were on during our trip on the PA Turnpike. Never a Turbo hesitation or lag, not even a milisecond I could detect. Passed many Semi trucks both on the limited flats and up hills, never a towing issues. Covered the 378 miles in about 7 hours, had to stop more often for fuel as the truck only has a 26 gallon tank and I was not sure of the accuracy of the gage, it's accurate.

If anyone wants to stay away from Diesels, my wife drives a deiesel school bus and wants nothing to do with them at home, so after considerable research we opted for this F150.

Highly recommended from our one trip experience.

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Hi from GA. . . OK, add me to the pile, just traded for an EcoBoost FX4 F150. They came off the sticker by $6k, gave me top book for mine and I drove it home. The V10's 10mpg going to the hdwe store empty was killing me. The 2012s won't be at dealers till FEb or so (I was told). In loved my F250 and it did a great job towing this summer(7000 miles) After we tow to Alaska and back this Summer, I'll let you know if it was the right move. Regards, Craig
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I am hopeful that they will have this engine available in the Expedition when we will wear ours out and need a new TV. We have been very happy with our 5.4L Expedition, sounds like the EB gets the around the same mileage towing that we currently experience, but much better not towing.
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