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Old 03-14-2021, 10:32 AM   #41
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Getting ready to purchase a new truck as I currently have an F350 and was considering an ECO Boost F350. After reading the above posts decision made.
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Old 03-14-2021, 10:34 AM   #42
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Old 03-14-2021, 10:34 AM   #43
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Thanks! My concern is alway load weight hardly ever tow capability. Just wondered if I was missing something since it doesn’t seem to get mentioned.
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Old 03-14-2021, 10:43 AM   #44
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I highly recommend the Mike's 5 Star 89 octane performance/tow programmer, the Transgo shift kit, magnaflow exhaust system and AFE intake system. The more airflow into your turbo, the cooler it will run.

I haven't tried any chips etc., and can't say I've had any problems with my 2011 3.5 EcoBeast.. I remember from my 302 F150 days, I put a transmission cooler on it, (I assume now part of the tow packages?) asnd the engine temp dropped.. the transmission became a heat sink..



The one mod I've done is a 4 inch cat-back exhaust from Heartthrob. Local Ford dealer was the distributor and no warranty hassles..


Sounds like your results are reasonable..
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Getting ready to purchase a new truck as I currently have an F350 and was considering an ECO Boost F350. After reading the above posts decision made.

I've basically had the same F150 with a 5.4 v8 then the 3.5 ecobeast.. The eco is stronger.. Still nothing wrong with the 5.4 or now the 5.0 v8.. but look at your needs. What about an F250?


I agree, we don't need diesels ;-)
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Old drivers ed. hint. Turn on your heater to cool engine.
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Old 03-14-2021, 12:21 PM   #47
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Getting ready to purchase a new truck as I currently have an F350 and was considering an ECO Boost F350. After reading the above posts decision made.
If you were "considering an EcoBoost F350" you clearly hadn't done any research in the first place, since there's no such configuration... at least not from Ford.
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Thanks! My concern is alway load weight hardly ever tow capability. Just wondered if I was missing something since it doesnít seem to get mentioned.
You should read some more towing threads. Payload arguments are EVERYWHERE.
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Turn off the airconditioning,
Temporarily park your ego
Manually select a lower gear
And keep the engine revs high

Drive by your temperature gauges, not your speed.
If temperature still rises, go a gear lower and keep revs high
40mph all the way up is way smarter than 65mph for half the hill followed by 30 seconds of terror as the alarms blare and the engine drops into protect mode followed by 30 minutes at the side hoping the head hasn't cracked and nobody rear-ends you.

Caterpillar (I think) has an online publication titled something like understanding RV performance, which is primarily for heavy vehicles, but is equally applicable for towing situations.

As for downhill, "snub braking" is the best technique - far better than praying with fingers crossed.

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Old 03-14-2021, 07:03 PM   #50
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Oil Temp

Itís within limits but getting up there. Those twin turbos spooling up to give you that pulling powers are just having fun cooking the heck outta motor oil.

I had a 150 it now sayís F-250 6.7 Turbo Diesel that barely spools up itís turbo. If your running a quality oil it can take that 255 heat
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The temp gauges on my 2018 F250 diesel never budge. Effortless towing.
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Old 03-15-2021, 08:48 AM   #52
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Turn off AC
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Digital transmission- 217 degrees
(Tranny oil ok to 275 )

Gear down/ slow down/turn off AC
Think like a trucker

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The temp gauges on my 2018 F250 diesel never budge. Effortless towing.
Wow a completely different truck is different. Who would've imagined?
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Old drivers ed. hint. Turn on your heater to cool engine.
Except, sometimes your in an area/time frame where it is 112+ outside...think Riverside to Vegas in June/July/Aug....towing....been there/ done that with my EB...slowing to 45 needed to avoid overheating!
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Old 03-15-2021, 11:09 AM   #55
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I live in the west and tying to tow over mountain passes with our 2017 expedition EL and the six-cylinder eco-boost is not a great experience. We have a 25 foot safari and also a 2013 F150 with the 5 L V8. I absolutely hate the eco-boost six and will take exception with anybody that thinks that is a good engine in a pickup truck. Our truck gets about 3 miles per gallon better mileage doesn’t break a sweat when towing and the engine temperatures barely fluctuate whether I’m towing or not towing. I will not be buying another expedition unless Ford goes back to V-8 and I will never buy an F150 with the eco-boost. So the short answer to your question is yes it makes those engines work much harder.and overheat.
Plenty of us have owned the Echoboost with good/excellent results towing AS's. Not sure what was/is wrong with "your" EB in your Expedition, except perhaps over loaded maybe? What was/is your payload on the door jamb? If your stressing the limits, could contribute to your heating issue also. I put 140K miles on my Platinum F1504x4 towing 3 different model 25' AS's, and I did experience some heating couple times going thru Vegas/CA in summer, but for the most part, slowing down to 45mph solved concerns for me. My issue was payload was way too low back then...1039lbs on the Platinum model I owned and I was always couple 3 hundred pounds overloaded and did not know/understand at the time the payload. I would consider F150 EB again if I go back down to a 25' or smaller AS for sure, with the 10speed and updated engine over my 2012 F150 Platinum 4x4 I had.
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I know the tow capacity of the F150 eco boost is high but arenít you exciting the load capacity of your truck with the 25í flying cloud, passengers and gear?
As noted, there are many threads here on that. I had a 2017 F150 Platinum (pretty much all the options) and with my wife, dog, 27' AS FBT and crap in the truck bed I was bouncing off of 7k lbs (max). Not sure how much less the 25' has for tongue weight but if you pay attention you should be okay (and if you buy an F150 with fewer heavy options). Since I was on the limit, and I hate being on the limit, I moved to an F250.
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