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Old 10-08-2010, 02:48 PM
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2011 Ford F150 V6 Ecoboost

I was reading about the new engine choices available in the new F150 and Ford has got some really good engines choices available for the 2011 F150. They have two V6's available with the 3.7 V6 and 3.5 Ecoboost and two V8's with the all new 5.0 V8 and the 6.2 V8.

I am really impressed with the Ecoboost V6, apparently it has a tow rating of 11,300 lbs and a 0-60 time of 6.8 seconds, not bad for a full size equipped with a V6. I posted the link below, good read on the new engine line up, 3 pages.

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Old 10-08-2010, 04:40 PM
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It's impressive enough to almost make me want a new truck! But I don't need one now.

Engine technology is really leaping ahead in efficiency now that they are being forced to do it by gas prices and the govn't. You can get a 5200 lb SUV now that gets 27mpg hwy, or a 4,050 lb big sedan that gets 32mpg hwy. My gasser gets 15 on the hwy and our moderate sized car 24mpg. Huge increases will follow.

I would suggest that we all keep future gas price increases in mind when buying. Not just the gas savings, but think about resale value when your truck gets 25% better fuel economy than the others.
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Old 10-08-2010, 09:07 PM
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It's impressive enough to almost make me want a new truck! But I don't need one now.

Engine technology is really leaping ahead in efficiency now that they are being forced to do it by gas prices and the govn't. You can get a 5200 lb SUV now that gets 27mpg hwy, or a 4,050 lb big sedan that gets 32mpg hwy. My gasser gets 15 on the hwy and our moderate sized car 24mpg. Huge increases will follow.

I would suggest that we all keep future gas price increases in mind when buying. Not just the gas savings, but think about resale value when your truck gets 25% better fuel economy than the others.
Yeah the article said that the 150 with the Ecoboost can see 21-23 mpg and the hypermillers can see 30 mpg. Not bad for a fullsize. The wife just got a new Ford Edge and it getting something like 27mpg, I was pretty surprised when I looked on the systems computer and the average was 27, not bad and the thing is fast! The Edge is certainly my favorite SUV I have ever owned, I actually really enjoy driving the Edge.
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my concern would be longevity with a turbo gas truck .
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Old 10-12-2010, 12:39 AM
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my concern would be longevity with a turbo gas truck .
Ford anticipated that people would feel the same way, so they are currently performing a durability test that will be shown on the internet.

A 3.7l Ecoboost engine will be randomly selected and then put on a dyno for 150k miles while the engine is constantly being subjected to extreme hot and extreme cold temperatures. Then the same engine will be put into a f150 and be used by a logging company for a couple of weeks. Then it will pull 2 sprint cars on a race track at wide open throttle for 24 hours straight. Finally, then engine will be taken out of the f150 and will be put into a race truck, which will compete in the Baja 1000. After all of that, the engine will be disassembled and the internal components will be shown to the public.
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Old 10-12-2010, 02:41 AM
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Thats a damn test!! haha
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Old 10-12-2010, 03:46 PM
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holy crap, I can't wait to see the results of this test, but i don't want to see the engine internals, I want to see the turbo internals, hopefully it's oil cooled or it would be a deal breaker for me.

I know a ford engine will run forever, I have had 4 now, two 1990 rangers with the 2.3l that's with i have now, it's indestructible. The last one had about 110k miles on it, the one I have now has about 120k miles. I have a friend with the same engine with over 275k miles on it, NOW THAT'S IMPRESSIVE for a 20 year old engine. My other 4.0 ranger also had about 150k miles on it before I sold, it never gave me a lick of trouble. Dad had the 5.4 in a long bed king cab f150 now that truck was hoss, it was so long omg but it would friggen pull man. Can you tell I like ford?
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my concern would be longevity with a turbo gas truck .
I think that Ford has beat this engine up and down and they feel confident that it will do what it says. This will be the next engine in my F150. I think I am going to wait for a 2012. I want to hear some of the feedback owners give. As of now I am sold.
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Old 10-15-2010, 04:19 PM
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Old 10-15-2010, 05:04 PM
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If I were in the market, I would seriously be looking at the EB. Frankly, I don't need an F350, but it is paid off. I only use it for work, and put about 800 miles per month on it. 95% of the time towing. My guess, towing like I do, mostly in town, the EB might see 12 vs. the 9 mpg I get now. Of course if the EB shows stellar towing mpg, I might change my mind.
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