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Ford 3.5 EcoBoost

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by TacoNut, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:25 PM
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    TacoNut

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  2. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:32 PM
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    Haven't heard this before. What is fake about the videos? Legitimately interested to hear this.
     
  3. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:38 PM
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    MonkeyProof

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    Ecoboosf is a badass motor, no issues with it at my dealership or through the ford hotline. Only real complaints i heard is from two different individual customers saying that the motor runs too smooth that often it feel like its not running at all even tho obviously it is.
     
  4. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:39 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I read they arent getting the power they are advertising....and everytime one starts, a baby seral dies.
     
  5. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    wtf is a seral?
     
  6. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:43 PM
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    didn't they just throw a s/c in the eco boost? thats got to be asking for trouble when towing
     
  7. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:44 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Those things that people beat with a stick, and take their skin to make shoes out of.....or jackets....
     
  8. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    i heard that too. Imagination Land's economy is really dependent on the serals its causing an imaginary depression for Christ's sake!
     
  9. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:45 PM
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    I'm sure Ford did some "editing" in the videos, but I'd venture it's a stretch to call them "fake". I don't think the Tundra video was fake either...I'm sure the truck was taken care of, meticulously serviced, etc. Neither here nor there.

    I have read about the MPG while towing. Can't say I'm surprised, I'm sure a small motor in a big truck, no matter what kind of power adder it has, is working pretty hard while towing. I will say I've driven one for an extended period (few days) and was extremely impressed with the overall daily driveability of the motor. Super smooth, tons of power, and I got 20.5 mpg average (80% freeway, 20% city). I won't argue the towing argument, but for everyday driving, it's legit.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    i was talking more about long term engine wear and cooling issues after a few years. Henry Ford would bitch slap a twin turbo truck its unAmerican lol
     
  11. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    I have a friend and a co worker that have one an they both complain the gas mileage isn't what they advertised.
     
  12. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    Is it ever, on any vehicle?
     
  14. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    exactly! haha
    edit: i reconsider this actually anything that spews black smoke is definately american

    but its built by ford so its not built or tuned right
     
  15. Apr 10, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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    I can tell you haven't driven their 6.2L Gasser or their 6.7L Diesel.
     
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    Or the 5.0.
     
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    doesn't their 6.7 have engine block issues? like the #8 cylinder breaking off kind of issues? and i drove my buddys raptor with the 6.2 (rich asshole) it is definitely legit....until the frame bends int he middle of the truck that is
     
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    You're right about that.
     
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    Ford's 5.0 doesn't have anything one Chevy's 5.0
     
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