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Re: Ford eco boost motors [Re: jhenderson] #8042858 11/08/20 11:45 PM
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My 2011 eco boost is approaching 120k miles I’m retired). Only problem so far was plug coil failure around 80k. Mileage city 17, 19 hwy. Best I ever saw was 23 down I-25 between Cheyenne and Denver (downhill).

I do find that it’s “sensitive “ to loading, so rather than throw a bunch of deer corn in the bed at home, I would make the 250 mile drive to the lease and buy locally. Otherwise my mileage would drop to around 15 with the extra weight in the bed.

Towing the heavy deer lease camper (5600 empty, 10k GVWR) a limited distance it drops to 6-7 depending on terrain, but absolutely has plenty of power. But I still wouldn’t tow that heavy sucker over the Rockies!

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Re: Ford eco boost motors [Re: jhenderson] #8042988 11/09/20 01:33 AM
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Still on the fence at the moment. Job change could be coming to where fuel economy isn’t as important since round trip would be about 30 miles a day. Now if some good end of year deals pop up it may just be the time to buy.

Re: Ford eco boost motors [Re: jhenderson] #8043091 11/09/20 02:52 AM
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I bought a bee one Tuesday. So far still on the first tank at 310 miles. The lieometer is saying 20.0 mpg. That’s mixed driving. 195 of those miles hiway, the rest around town.

That’s 4x4 supercrew with 3.55s.

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Re: Ford eco boost motors [Re: jhenderson] #8043634 11/09/20 05:06 PM
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Bought a Ranger 11mo ago with the 2.3 Ecoboost. Very quick truck, 23.8mpg since new (25,000mi). Thats hard to beat.

Re: Ford eco boost motors [Re: jhenderson] #8043907 11/09/20 08:26 PM
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Have 156K on my work truck. 2017 F150 SCREW 4x4 with the 2.7 Eco. Still runs like a scalded ape. I average between 18-22 MPG depending on conditions. Cannot comment on towing, as company doesn’t allow us to tow personal trailers. That engine is at the top of my list when I buy a new personal truck.

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Originally Posted by glocker17
Bought a Ranger 11mo ago with the 2.3 Ecoboost. Very quick truck, 23.8mpg since new (25,000mi). Thats hard to beat.



is the truck 4x4? how do you like it?


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Re: Ford eco boost motors [Re: glocker17] #8045621 11/10/20 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by glocker17
Bought a Ranger 11mo ago with the 2.3 Ecoboost. Very quick truck, 23.8mpg since new (25,000mi). Thats hard to beat.

Does it require you to run premium grade fuel?

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Bought a Ranger 11mo ago with the 2.3 Ecoboost. Very quick truck, 23.8mpg since new (25,000mi). Thats hard to beat.

Does it require you to run premium grade fuel?

Several of the performance minded engines say to run mid grade or premium to get the best power, but as far as i know they will all run fine on regular.


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Re: Ford eco boost motors [Re: jhenderson] #8047085 11/11/20 09:59 PM
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I have a 2016 2.7 and I average 18.4 to 19.8 running regular gas and when I tow a trailer it goes down to around 15.3 to 16.6. I can say I drive fast once out on the hwy, seriously my other car is an 05 GTO putting down about 650hp. So speed is a given. But I can pull my 16 ft trailer with my four wheeler and loaded with deer corn or even my JD with the brush hog 75 to 80 mph with out a worry in the world. I haven't had any issues thus far but I know something's gonna happen one day but I feel like I've gotten good use out of it so far. I'll buy another one probably next year.

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Originally Posted by redchevy
Its just kind of like Buzz giving advice on long term gun ownership...

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Re: Ford eco boost motors [Re: jhenderson] #8052245 11/16/20 03:41 PM
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2015 2.7 ecoboost, 4x4, just rolled 100K miles and pulls my 3,500 lb travel trailer with no problems. I get ~19 MPG in my daily driving...I do not impede traffic but I'm not out there trying to win any races either...

My experience is that the 3.5 will get you close in the MPG department but actually tows much better. I have a buddy that is almost at 200K miles on his 2013 3.5 and he has had no mechanical issues to speak of.

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Third tank on a 2020 3.5 hand calculated is 17.6. Lieometer said 18.9. Mixed driving. Never aggressive.

That’s a 4x4

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Re: Ford eco boost motors [Re: jhenderson] #8052917 11/16/20 11:24 PM
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I get as good as that with my Ram 5.7 hemi without a turbo. On road a little over 20 and pulling a 14' stock trailer in the hills about 16.

Re: Ford eco boost motors [Re: jhenderson] #8087372 12/13/20 04:37 AM
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An update, I’m awaiting the cam phaser replacement, parts on order. 18 Raptor with ~56K miles.

Unrelated to the phasers, last weekend I idled the truck at camp for a few cycles to charge some electronics. Everything seemed fine until the following AM. Started it up and it billowed a thick white smoke that smelled terrible. Smoked out our entire ~5 acre camp. Took ~20 minutes or so to dissipate. Once home I was able to replicate the problem....basically an extended idle will cause this. Took ~10 miles or so to dissipate this time.

Best I could gather from internet searches is that during an extended idle oil seeps passed the turbo seals. Not sure if that’s correct and also doesn’t explain white smoke vs. bluish smoke.

Anyhow, another potential issue with these motors.

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Does Ford still make the 5.0? I have a 2014 4x4 with the 5.0 and 120k or so miles on it..the last of the all steel bodies, big 360hp V8...none of that power the engine off crap while I'm at a stop light and have my AC kick off when it's 110 outside....I'm driving that sucker till it literally falls apart.


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Originally Posted by Earl
Does Ford still make the 5.0? I have a 2014 4x4 with the 5.0 and 120k or so miles on it..the last of the all steel bodies, big 360hp V8...none of that power the engine off crap while I'm at a stop light and have my AC kick off when it's 110 outside....I'm driving that sucker till it literally falls apart.




The 5.0 V8 is a great engine. I loved mine


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Re: Ford eco boost motors [Re: Dove Murderer] #8090661 12/15/20 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Dove Murderer
An update, I’m awaiting the cam phaser replacement, parts on order. 18 Raptor with ~56K miles.

Unrelated to the phasers, last weekend I idled the truck at camp for a few cycles to charge some electronics. Everything seemed fine until the following AM. Started it up and it billowed a thick white smoke that smelled terrible. Smoked out our entire ~5 acre camp. Took ~20 minutes or so to dissipate. Once home I was able to replicate the problem....basically an extended idle will cause this. Took ~10 miles or so to dissipate this time.

Best I could gather from internet searches is that during an extended idle oil seeps passed the turbo seals. Not sure if that’s correct and also doesn’t explain white smoke vs. bluish smoke.

Anyhow, another potential issue with these motors.

Most places I have read about and talked to indicated most cam phaser problems are caused by going too long on oil changes and/or using the wrong viscosity of oil or not using an oil that meets the specs ford has. I dont know about the smoking at idle/after idling, never seen that before.


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I have had 2 of them and they were super good engines

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I have the non Ecoboost 6. 2015 supercrew 2wd. I get 24-25 mpg sometimes higher but I drive slower than most. Trip 2 odometer has never been reset, showing 23.3 mpg to date at 52500 miles. Struggles a bit in the hills west of SATX pulling 16' lowboy but managed 13 mpg. I'm pleased with it.

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I have a 2017 4x4 with 93k miles on it. Average 19 MPG, changed a water pump at 83K other than that no problems. Runs great loaded or unloaded can't tell a difference.

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Originally Posted by wp75169
Third tank on a 2020 3.5 hand calculated is 17.6. Lieometer said 18.9. Mixed driving. Never aggressive.

That’s a 4x4



At 4000 miles now. It’ll get a solid 20 if I babysit it.

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Get the 3.5 they are bullet proof.


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Third tank on a 2020 3.5 hand calculated is 17.6. Lieometer said 18.9. Mixed driving. Never aggressive.

That’s a 4x4



At 4000 miles now. It’ll get a solid 20 if I babysit it.


I can pull 20-21 if I keep my Cummins under 70, but who has time for that? I get 17.5-18.5 running 80-85


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Originally Posted by Earl
Does Ford still make the 5.0? I have a 2014 4x4 with the 5.0 and 120k or so miles on it..the last of the all steel bodies, big 360hp V8...none of that power the engine off crap while I'm at a stop light and have my AC kick off when it's 110 outside....I'm driving that sucker till it literally falls apart.


I am with you. My 2014 super crew 4x4 with the 5.0L V-8 is just about to hit the 100,000 mile mark. Water pump was replaced around 18 months ago while still under xtended warranty. My only gripe is the brakes. The local dealership replaced the front disc brake pads at maybe 65 thousand miles and they are already starting to squeak again. I rarely ever tow anything other than a small horse trailer. Has anyone else had issues with brakes on their F-150?

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