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#223 of 237 Re: 2011 Ford F150 Eco Boost [kipk]
Feb 13, 2013 (9:12 am)
I appreciate your comments and will keep you posted regarding trailer towing as well as fuel economy in all ranges. So far I agree with many comments that the Eco Boost platform will surprise many non believer including many diesel owners but so far I am still challenged with those in several other forums who state they are getting 20/21 hwy with the Super Crew platform and 373 gears.
Having performed many drive ratings on both car and truck platforms, I cannot support claims of 16cty/20.5hwy and am currently engaged in further analysis regarding what distinguishes one Eco- Boost from another that exhibits great fuel economy..
My own SC 4x4 only delivers 13.8cty/15.8hwy with an average tank to tank of 13.8 mpg PERIOD!!
#224 of 237 Re: eco boost power delivery problems [eaglesnest1247]
Feb 13, 2013 (9:24 am)
I have not experienced the problem again...whether it was the recall work I had done or that I haven't driven in the same conditions, I don't know. But, it has performed flawlessly. I don't recall having transmission issues (it's been a while since my original post) but I think everything was related to the truck going into "limp mode". I have the Supercrew, 4x4, 3.31 axle ratio and average 15 mpg combined. My weekly commute is about 200 miles, 25% city, 30% back country roads, 45% highway. I have averaged 19.5 on the interstate at 72 mph. I don't tow anything. I have noted that the trip computer is pretty accurate where my gas mileage was always overstated on my Chrysler products. I hope this helps.
Feb 13, 2013 (10:11 am)
Response and Update
to (dieselone,kipk, mike4474)
While there have been several postings in multiple forums noting great fuel economy with the F150 Eco Boost platform, I believe it's worthy to note that not all owners boast the same results. Even though there were campaign adds (Ford), brochures and EPA publications noting phenomenal mpg projections, it's worth noting you need to fully understand what the drivers are evaluating.
Key to all statistical finds are the platform, trim levels, axle ratio, and habits of each driver. While I too was mesmerized by projections of 15/21 and 17 average overall, all is not what you read.
In anticipation of purchasing a rig that would deliver good fuel economy when used as a casual driver, the plan was to be able to pull a load when the occasion arose. So far the best I've seen city has been 13.8/16.0 hwy with an average tank to tank of 14.0mpg
By all means DO NOT let it idle, DO NOT perform jack rabbit starts, and DO NOT buy inferior fuel. All of these variables will result on poor fuel economy.
To even expect to get (ie 14.0cty/18.0hwy) as you might anticipate out of the average gas platform without turbos is unrealistic. As stated before for those advertising 15/22mpg their not driving a SC 4x4 with a 373 axle and maximum trailer tow package.
Mar 05, 2013 (3:29 pm)
Lol anyone buying Chevys now. Their trucks are good looking but outdated tech. Old engines that are not direct injected, and still using 4 speed automatics. Wait until the 2014 Silverado comes out.
I would love a twin turbo ecoboost f-150. I'm sure mileage will improve after break in and all the bugs have been fixed in the first year models.
#227 of 237 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 237 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 237 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 237 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 237 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 237 Re: F150 Eco Boost [southomaha]
Mar 16, 2013 (3:50 am)
Would love to talk off line if it could be arranged......