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#231 of 276 Re: F150 Eco Boost [mikeh4474]
Mar 15, 2013 (6:30 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 276 Re: F150 Eco Boost [southomaha]
Mar 16, 2013 (2:50 am)
Would love to talk off line if it could be arranged......
#233 of 276 Possible mileage solution to F1 50 Ecoboost intercooler turbo problem
Mar 23, 2013 (10:38 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 (1:31 pm)
Forgot to add, mine is a 4 x 4.
OEM tire is 17" on alloy.
#235 of 276 Re: Ford rocks [theonearmedman]
Apr 16, 2013 (5:49 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 276 Reasons why I did not buy a F150 or F250.
Apr 21, 2013 (7:42 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.
#237 of 276 Re: F150 Eco Boost [southomaha]
May 31, 2013 (10:53 am)
as i began to read this I was trying to remember posting this but now i see someone else has the same problem and complaint as i do. I also had a 2011 FX4 overall average never went under 18 the 2013 FX4 seemed to be better at first but at 360 miles cruising at 75 it lost power and almost died I pulled over check engine light went out and seemed fine until i noticed my mileage dropped to between 12-14 Have you noticed your tail pipe sooted up? mine is horrible but the dealership says everythings fine im about to lose it
#238 of 276 Re: F150 Eco Boost MPG [larryggggg]
Jul 30, 2013 (8:04 am)
I'm on my 2nd Toyota tundra, not a single problem. My 5.7 can haul pretty much anything.
#239 of 276 Re: F150 Eco Boost [mikeh4474]
Aug 03, 2013 (5:50 am)
Excellent and thank you for posting this. The fuel mileage is calculated based on Gov. EPA requirements, not Ford Engineering to blame here but those that do not read the fine print and Ford Marketing....fine print is their decision. I have a 2013 fX4 fully loaded ecoboost with tow package and the closer to 50 mph the closer you get to their ratings. When I bought my truck I did read the fine print and did not have false expectations, if you need a truck this is a great choice, if you need to whine about fuel mileage and don't need a truck, you need to ask yourself some questions...not ford engineering.
#240 of 276 Re: F150 Eco Boost MPG [ipad3]
Aug 04, 2013 (2:45 am)
I'm really happy to hear that but unfortunately, could not pull a camper in a Ford camper club using a Tundra!