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#255 of 276 Re: F150 Eco Boost MPG [ipad3]
Oct 01, 2013 (9:27 am)
got a 2012 150 King Ranch Eco boost has same problem in rainy weather check engine light comes on; goes out after 2-3 starts. Good now just came from Dealer .... another new fix ... got the converter and shield no help; now want to check manf date on cooler and but bigger shield on .... love the truck very very disappointed in Ford ........ PS mileage over 580 miles on high way at 70 to 80 is solid 16.3 PERIOD .... got better with my 5.4 V8
#256 of 276 no Eco boost for me, thanks.
Oct 13, 2013 (6:40 am)
I have a 2005 fx4 ford f150 with 287,000 miles. I've been so happy with this truck that I haven't even considered looking at the new models but with the odometer approaching 300k, I thought now was the time. I knew that the new fords had Eco boost but knew nothing about it. I called a buddy and he told me about the problems he was having and basically said his was a piece of garbage and had actually just traded for a Chevy. I was hoping he was exaggerating or his was an isolated case as I really do like Ford. Now, after researching the ecoboost engine, there's no way in hell I'd buy one. Thanks for info, guys.
#257 of 276 Re: no Eco boost for me, thanks. [capitalist_pig]
Oct 13, 2013 (4:31 pm)
YEP...... With respect to everything that's on the market, I'd opt for any of GM 5.3 or 6.0 platforms with variable valve timing or the 5.7 Hemi but make sure you get the maximum trailer tow pkg to include a larger radiator and transmission cooler. If you get at least a 373 axle you should be fine up to 8000# and get good fuel economy both loaded or empty. I loved my 5.3 Yukon XLT and only got rid of it because of not having the larger radiator core and transmission cooler. The Yukon XLT or Suburban is an incredible ride. If you're leaning toward a truck than the Sierra or Hemi crews might better fit your ticket.
#258 of 276 Re: 2011 Ford F150 Eco Boost [harley060107]
Oct 14, 2013 (4:08 am)
I'm happier now and I am responding to my initial post of mar '13. My mileage has improved with time. I was getting the bad 13 around town, compared to an earlier 15-1 6 mpg. Now, over time and up to about 16,000 miles the mileage has stabilized at about 17-18 around town. However, this around town is slightly different since I moved and the terrain is more flat.
As, a side note, in my first six months, I also experienced a violent shaking of the engine and transmission, with the "check engine" light also shaking on and off. The dealer couldn't find any thing wrong. It hasn't done it since. Most of my problems centered around two sets of failing oxegon sensors.
Another note on towing: I have a 8 - 10,000 lb toy hauler (sometimes more loaded) and this truck pulls it off with no problems, even up steep inclines pulling out of my place. I'm still impressed with the power and mileage as it has stabilized (I didn't do anything, note use only 91 octane fuel). My mileage is about 10 mpg at 55 mph with the heavy loaded toy hauler.
#259 of 276 Re: ecoboost problems [eaglesnest1247]
Oct 25, 2013 (11:35 am)
50.000 miles on the ecoboost no broblems
#260 of 276 Re: ecoboost problems [flash2782]
Oct 26, 2013 (6:39 am)
I have been trying to provided detailed updates for the eco-boost enthusiasts. At 50,000 I would expect no issues from any manufacturer; however, platform and usage are key! Recognize over three years of production there have been numerous mfg changes , too numerous to mention ( ie electric to manual vac pumps, cold start strategy, exhaust system re-design , etc ). I'm only identifying with what a consumer a realize if they invest the money. Frankly there are too many variables that can net POOR fuel economy that woulD cause the buyer to be EXTREMELY disappointed in their investment. As stated the advertising is miss-leading and does not live up to all the hype. Buyer beware! There are too many alternative power trains and vehicles that will better service mileage and towing requirements when towing under 11, 000#.
#261 of 276 Re: eco boost problems [skinner_rick]
Oct 26, 2013 (7:01 am)
I too share in your feeling about professional bloggers following you around. What really makes meanwhile mad is if they spent equal time involved with calibration issues and fuel economy issues they could do lot to improve customer satisfaction and future sales. I used to be part of this forum and believe they are not supporting this department and field service function anymore.
#262 of 276 Re: 2011 Ford F150 Eco Boost [larryggggg]
Oct 26, 2013 (7:07 am)
Unfortunately this is not the MPG you expected when you bought it. I too believe the truck will pull but the MPG is nothing to boast about!
#263 of 276 Re: ecoboost problems [just_focus]
Nov 02, 2013 (8:17 pm)
My ecoboost is flawless for 22,000 miles now. Dont believe the hype, these issues barely ever happen.....I live in Florida where its super humid
#264 of 276 Re: ecoboost problems [eric1122]
Nov 03, 2013 (4:54 am)
I really do appreciate the positive feedback, however, elevation, temperature and axle ratios are key factors. As a retired power train field service manager, and having owned over 270 cars, I have never owned a more temperamental vehicle! recognize this vehicle has been recalibrated numerous times and has gone through complete design changes over the last three years including porn from electric vacuum pump to manual design between 13 and 14. improvements have been made, however, models 2011, 2012, and 2013 all represent different design. I for one am very disappointed in the 2012 with electric vacuum pump. While this his vehicle will tow a 9000 lb trailer, don't expect more than 8.5/9.0 mpg at 68 mph and 19.4/19.7 hwy at 70 mph. The 2012 can even experience condensation and vaccum pump freeze blowing fuses and resulting in a low, if not, failed brake pedal in cold climate.
As previously stated, at $54,000 a copy, these issues should not have been passed to the consumer!