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#227 of 236 Re: F150 Eco Boost MPG [eaglesnest1247]
Mar 10, 2013 (5:25 pm)
My experience w/ the 2012 Ecoboost F150 is ~ 16 to 17 mpg in predominately city driving w/ mostly 3 to 5 mile trips taken to and between job sites throughout the day. I get up to 435 miles DRIVEN on the tank before I fill up , with plenty of miles to spare according to the computer on board. Highway driving has-been up to 20 or 21 mpg on trips to California even w/ the occasional zip up to 90 mph passing other vehicles uphill
#228 of 236 Re: F150 Eco Boost MPG [thebuzzard87]
Mar 12, 2013 (9:55 am)
I bought my ecoboost last about a year ago. When I first got it I was getting amazing mileage. going down the road at 70 mph, cruise control and flat and level, I would get 22 mpg, at 80 mph yielding 19-20 mpg. I had an oxygen sensor go out (actually twice this happened in 6 months). They changed them both and my mileage went to hell. Each set made it worse. Now, I'm getting about 11 to 12 around town. I used to get an average of 16 mpg mixed with some freeway and city. I never reset the mileage trip for 7000 miles and averaged 16 mpg for 7000 miles. Now that average is 13 mpg. I lost 20% on my mileage. I am no longer a happy camper with my 4X4 ecoboost. I would do better with a normal 6 liter engine and do better hauling my heavy trailer. That way I would do better hauling and the same without a trailer.
#229 of 236 F150 Eco Boost Fuel Economy
Mar 12, 2013 (10:58 am)
I fear the calibration is not clean enough to set a fuel clip or MIL when the HEGOs are changed and out of range. While I have suffered with poor fuel economy 14 cty/17 hwy, since delivery, three attempts to review codes surfaced no issues. I agree with your statement and believe the vehicle is too temper mental to something as significant as a HEGO replacement. What is equally disappointing is that after trying to work with Ford engineering, they stuck their head in the sand and refused to give the dealership any direction. Communications with Ford Customer Relations I was actually told by Ford's representative to contact the Better Business Bureau. Talk about "Surprise and Delight!"
Re: Previous F.S.E./F.R.A.C.A.S. Engineer FoMoCo
#230 of 236 Re: F150 Eco Boost MPG [larryggggg]
Mar 13, 2013 (7:36 am)
Should you learn anything to improve your mpg I'd be interested in knowing what you find. I personally will resolve this issue but am discussed engineering will not step up understand the root cause. Previously I was on a committee with the Blue Oval assigned to resolve such issues but I have not been able to solicit ANY engineering support and was in fact told by Customer Relations if I was unhappy to contact the Better Business Bureau. Can you believe it, I was told by Ford's representative to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau?!
Stay in touch.
#231 of 236 Re: F150 Eco Boost [mikeh4474]
Mar 15, 2013 (7:30 pm)
I took my 2013 Ford F-150 Super Crew King Ranch Eco boost back to the dealer and complainded about the gas mileage. I drive 3/4 highway, 1/4 city. The dealer drove the truck for one hour at 60 MPH and said it got 16 MPG. It will get better milage after it is broke in. I traded a 2011 with the same equipment same engine King Ranch and, it got 20 MPG from the very start. When I traded the 2011, it had 54,000 miles. It was still getting 18 MPG and I was driving it more in the city than the 2013.
I raised hell with Ford and said who is going to pay for the loss of gas mileage during this break in? They sent me free oil changes for 45,000 miles, 5000 mile intervales. I change it every 4000 miles!
I'm looking for a differant truck! This was my 5th King Ranch I love the way it drives but with gas costs, its not worth it!
#232 of 236 Re: F150 Eco Boost [southomaha]
Mar 16, 2013 (3:50 am)
Would love to talk off line if it could be arranged......
#233 of 236 Possible mileage solution to F1 50 Ecoboost intercooler turbo problem
Mar 23, 2013 (11:38 am)
My 2011 F150 super crew with full tow package 3.77 axle Michelin tires on 16 inch rims has been a good truck. I haven't towed more than a horse trailer at around 5500 pounds so far, but bought it for a 30 foot sailboat. Never obtained the sailboat though! No bed cover or camper shell.
I was running highway miles around 17-18 1/2 at 65 to 75 mph but had seen up to 20 if I would do 55 miles an hour with a slight downhill from Arkansas to New Orleans without a tow.
Most of my mileage is short trips around town and this will be around 13 1/2 to 14 counting about a mile and a half of dirt/Gravel road and stopping for two gates daily. Without the idling and the gravel I think 15 would definitely be possible. Territory is flat to slightly rolling.
At just under 9000 miles my air conditioner belt shredded and ruptured the oil filter leading to a total loss of engine oil.
Just over 10,500 miles my check engine light was coming on.
I previously had noted ticking at idle from the engine around 2000 miles which continued. The dealer said it might be coming from the fuel rail/injectors.
After the light came on I needed a new catalytic converter, shield, and intercooler. They also made an adjustment got rid of the tick. I noticed a decline in mileage that was for the last 1500 or 2000 miles or so and so far on the highway I'm restored to 18 mpg at around 60 to 75 mph from where I dropped to about 16 mpg if not less.
All of this was covered under service bulletins.
Currently the intercooler is on national backorder, so there must be a pretty large problem with the situation. I read on previous post around page 11 of the water buildup that might be affecting some of this problem. I don't know if they are making any modifications as part of the service bulletin. This might help some of you that started out with good mileage and developed bad mileage as I did. Incidentally when the oil pressure was down I shut down the engine immediately before the automatic shut off occurred and before any overheating was indicated in the radiator coolant temperature. I have had no transmission problems at all.
Mar 23, 2013 (2:31 pm)
Forgot to add, mine is a 4 x 4.
OEM tire is 17" on alloy.
#235 of 236 Re: Ford rocks [theonearmedman]
Apr 16, 2013 (6:49 am)
GMC uses direct injection, also uses a 6 speed automatic, so does Chevy. I prefer to wait and see what the turbo v6 does after 3 - 4 years on the market. If they can avoid catching fire like the 6.0 I might consider getting one.
#236 of 236 Reasons why I did not buy a F150 or F250.
Apr 21, 2013 (8:42 pm)
Ford truck marketing can sell ice to Eskimos, that's what make them #1. Before I purchased my heavy duty pickup I followed F series and noticed all of the bed shake on not so smooth roads. Then I test drove a F Series I noticed how many were in the service with their cabs off the chassis. I wanted the biggest belt buckle on the road.