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Old 05-15-2011, 08:58 PM
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Does anyone have the new f-150 ecoboost? I'm gonna be buying a new f-150 this week and I am seriously considering the new ecoboost engine.
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Old 05-15-2011, 08:59 PM
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Does anyone have the new f-150 ecoboost? I'm gonna be buying a new f-150 this week and I am seriously considering the new ecoboost engine.
I heard you say 1 wrong thing.... New engine.... Let em work out the kinks first
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:05 PM
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Does the Eco boost come in the v-8 also?
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:19 PM
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no its only in the v6 version. it is new but from what I've read Ford has tested it for the last few years before puttin it into production. The numbers are better than the 5.0 v8 motor just wondering if anyone has any first hand experience with this new engine besides just test driving it.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:41 PM
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i drove one this weekend at the dealer show in lafayette. deff will be buying one in the near future. the ecoboost beats all half tons in torque and gets better fuel millage. dont know anyone personally who has one but ive been doing a lot of reading on them and no problems reported so far.
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Old 05-15-2011, 09:42 PM
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A friend has a new Mustang with a redesigned engine. Not sure if it's a Eco Boost. Would not accelerate a couple of weeks ago. Did not leave him stranded, but had no strong acceleration. Took it to the dealer and they could not figure out the codes it was giving them. They had to get with the factory to figure it out. Ended up being a cam shaft sensor. Back on the road running fine now. Just took a few days for them to figure it out.
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I am thinking about buying one myself, but it's hard to pull the trigger on something that hasn't been out for long. I test drove one the other day and it was the nicest Truck I have ever driven. My mechanic did tell me there some issues with gas vapors escaping due to lack of a gas cap and advised me to wait a while until they get things worked out.
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Old 05-15-2011, 10:40 PM
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I have a guy that works with me and he got one a month ago he is a big time fisher and pulls a 24ft blazer bay all day long with out any problems and he told me he burns less fuel then is 5.4 did oh and it a 4x4
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:11 AM
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heard that its the motor they had been putting in the taurus sho
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Old 05-16-2011, 05:46 AM
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Well I should be picking up mine either today or tomorrow. I picked out an fx2 supercrew.
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:17 AM
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I have a guy that works with me and he got one a month ago he is a big time fisher and pulls a 24ft blazer bay all day long with out any problems and he told me he burns less fuel then is 5.4 did oh and it a 4x4
That shouldnt be hard to do, that 5.4 is a gas hawg
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Old 05-16-2011, 07:53 AM
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I went looking for them at the auto show......never found one....I don't get the "no gas cap" thing.......looks like a big problem down the road. There's nothing to keep the dirt and water out.......seems like a really stupid idea to me.....
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I have driven them. Much smoother than my 2010 5.4. I'd get one!
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Old 05-16-2011, 08:33 AM
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fishinpox is right!dont ever buy the first year of any vehicle.
Yea the 5.4 is a gas hawg but its a beast! Mine has 160,000 miles and have never had a problem,not with anything!
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I went looking for them at the auto show......never found one....I don't get the "no gas cap" thing.......looks like a big problem down the road. There's nothing to keep the dirt and water out.......seems like a really stupid idea to me.....
i know someone that has one and he said there is a metal flap that has to be pushed down, not sayin it will keep stuff out but he says its not real easy to push
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Well I picked up my new truck this afternoon and its got some serious power. The back seat has plenty of room and the truck rides awesome. I couldn't be happier with my new purchase.
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That shouldnt be hard to do, that 5.4 is a gas hawg
18.0 mpg average at 70 mph over 500 miles to tx and back with mine today

five 0 or the v6, either way, ford is the one to go with on new 1/2 tons
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my next truck will be a ford.
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there's just somthin still about buying a a full size truck with a v-6
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:22 PM
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I'm done with the gas truck.......test drove a Cummins today. 3500 Mega cab.......it rode better than my 1500!! I was astonished! Thought it would be a kidney crusher......didn't get it tho......I want the 5.9, it had the 6.7.........fuel mileage on the 5.9 is in the 20's, 6.7 is in the low teens......
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