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What engine in new truck #6661274
11/09/19 05:36 PM
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Looking at a new rig, what engine would you get, the 3.5 eco boost or the 5.0, both in 10 speed.


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Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661314
11/09/19 06:49 PM
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I have no experience with either. The only thing I have heard about the eco boost is, you either get eco or boost, not both at the same time. Take that for what it is worth....not much. Lol

Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661325
11/09/19 07:00 PM
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If your towing anything heavy, get the naturally aspirated larger displacement engine.

Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661335
11/09/19 07:12 PM
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Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661339
11/09/19 07:15 PM
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Got a 13 with the 5.0 and 88k on it and no problems with the engine knock on wood only issue I had was the fuse for the fuel pump overheated and melted the contacts in the fuse panel.... wasn't hard to fix it too. My concern when I bought my truck was that little engine ( the eco boost ) is cranked to milk all the power it can produce... so what's the life of that motor when it's running at the top of the power range. where as the 5.0 coyote engine is a detuned mustang engine that's no where near the top of its power range. I look at it like race cars yeah those guys are pushing crazy hp but there is no life on the engines either but this is just my $.02 maybe someone else can tell you other wise all I know is my 5.0 has been a good reliable engine that's getting 17.5- 18.5 miles to the gallon from day one and that's driving everything from highway to farm fields.


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Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661343
11/09/19 07:18 PM
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I got a 17 with the ecoboost 10 speed tranny,crazy powerful engine.Best engine in a vehicle I have ever owned and I have owned a lot.

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Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661363
11/09/19 07:38 PM
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I got the 5.0 last November avg 20 mpg has more power than Iíll ever need, no problems to this point in time

Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661368
11/09/19 07:48 PM
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6.4 hemi love my ram

Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661394
11/09/19 08:26 PM
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If your buying a ford get the 5.0. All of the 3.5 EcoBoost that come in for service at the shop I work at shows around 14mpg average on the dash. My 1998 Chevrolet 305 with 250k on the clock gets that or better.


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Re: What engine in new truck [Re: River Birch] #6661397
11/09/19 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by River Birch




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Please please please only watch this guy for entertainment only. I wouldnt let him put air in a bike tire.


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Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661402
11/09/19 08:33 PM
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Get a 5.7 hemi and ditch the ford. Never saw a ford that didnít spend as much time in the shop as on the road, not a newer one anyways.


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Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661411
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Good milage with the ford eco also.With summer tires on the hwy I get between 10 and 12 ltrs/100km.

Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Bob] #6661412
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Originally Posted by Bob
Get a 5.7 hemi and ditch the ford. Never saw a ford that didnít spend as much time in the shop as on the road, not a newer one anyways.


I think a lot of the newer vehicles are less reliable than some of the older ones. All a crap shoot.

Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Chuckles84] #6661413
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Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661421
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I'd say it depends on if you're going to tow anything. A buddy bought the eco boost and pulled his trailer to FLA. He went through twice as much gas as his previous truck. He wasn't happy.


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Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661459
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I bought a 2013 F150 Super Crew with the ecoboost new in 2013. I currently have 88000 miles on it with zero issues. It is only the 6 speed. I get 16.5 around town and 19.5-20.5 highway. I have a lead foot so more conservative driving will yield better. Plenty of power and torque. It tows very well, but one downfall to the F150 for towing is the actual truck weight whether you get a 5.0 or a 3.5 the truck weight is around 5900 lbs. if I were going to tow a lot I would not own a f150. That being said I purchase a new truck every 7 years and this spring it will be another F150 3.5 Ecoboost as it fits my needs very well.

Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Boco] #6661467
11/09/19 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by Boco
Good milage with the ford eco also.With summer tires on the hwy I get between 10 and 12 ltrs/100km.

What extragallactic parsec are you from Frenchy? With your weird units of measure and what not.
How about using the same units of measure that Jesus used in the Bible?! This is America!

Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661473
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LTRs per hundred km is less complicated.Gallons are different wherever you go-some gallons are 4.5 ltrs and some-like yours are only 3.7.
So for comparisons sake and to have all things equal-miles per gallon is not accurate.Ltrs per hundred km can be easily converted to whatever size your gallon is,unless you are stupid at math.

Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661486
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Cant go wrong with a 5.0, just saying

Re: What engine in new truck [Re: Cougarw] #6661527
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Wife has the 5.0 - 2014 - we bought in spring of 15. All the power you need. Pulls my work trailer, boat and anything else when needed. Fuel mileage is unreal for a truck. We have been getting 20-21 mpg on the highway. no bs. average 18 running around town and such. Also know a guy who has a 2012 with the 5.0 and same story. We have over 50k on ours so far and hasn't been to the shop once. knock on wood. I would highly recommend the 5.0 vs the eco boost.


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