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Old 06-12-2013, 04:25 PM   #31
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I traded my 08 duramax for my 13 ecoboost. Ive heard stories, but i have had no issues at all so far. It pulls great. My boat loade dis about 5500-6000 pounds. I took my boat up to the dealer and hooked up to the 5.0, then the ecoboost. I tow allot, atleast 3 days a week if not more. The 5.0 did pull it, but the ecoboost had better pulling power than the 5.0. Both are fine trucks. The 6.2 is a beast but i dont think you will get the milage if that means anything. We looked at the 6.2 but on the test drive i knew it wasnt for me, i liked it but just knew my milage would be crappy. I sold a truck getting 10-12 so i idnt want another like that. Good luck in your find and post up when you do bite the bullet.
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:53 PM   #32
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I actually talked to a buddy who is a Ford Mechanic. Started off talking about my 5.4L, and then I started talking about trading it and what is easier to work on and is a better quality engine? He immediately said the 5.0 because the motor is basic and you get the same amount of power like the eco boost.
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I actually talked to a buddy who is a Ford Mechanic. Started off talking about my 5.4L, and then I started talking about trading it and what is easier to work on and is a better quality engine? He immediately said the 5.0 because the motor is basic and you get the same amount of power like the eco boost.
Your mechanic buddy is apparently a moron and knows nothing about math or towing power. Hopefully he knows more about turning wrenches.

Peak numbers don't matter unless you drive around at 5500 rpm all day. Area under the torque curve wins every time. I would take 50 less peak hp if it is available at 1500 rpm vs 5500. On a truck? Darn right. On a track car not so likely.

OP for towing occasionally heavy loads but mainly for highway use the eco is great. For a person who tows near 10,000 lbs often or even semi often you can't beat the safety and comfort of a 3/4 ton. Even the best equipped 1/2 ton can't match it.
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I actually talked to a buddy who is a Ford Mechanic. Started off talking about my 5.4L, and then I started talking about trading it and what is easier to work on and is a better quality engine? He immediately said the 5.0 because the motor is basic and you get the same amount of power like the eco boost.


Not starting a war but, your mechanic is so wrong. I hope you don't let him work on much more than a lawn mower.
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Don't be scared to look at an EcoBoost because of one persons experience/story. There are over 400,000 happy EcoBoost owners with no problems making 19-23 mpg city & 24-30 mpg on the highway.
I can tell you this much mine gets no where even close to that mileage maybe 15 hwy and 11/12 in town with lift and 35's
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I can tell you this much mine gets no where even close to that mileage maybe 15 hwy and 11/12 in town with lift and 35's
Yea I'm super annoyed mine spits and sputters when running on peanut oil and panther urine...

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Yea I'm super annoyed mine spits and sputters when running on peanut oil and panther urine...

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What?
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I can tell you this much mine gets no where even close to that mileage maybe 15 hwy and 11/12 in town with lift and 35's
You put a lift on the truck and 35" tires and can't understand why your mpg are not that good??????
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Yea I'm super annoyed mine spits and sputters when running on peanut oil and panther urine...

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lol lol thats awesome
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What?

he is saying so **** serlock homes, if you run 35's what do you think is going to happen to your fuel mileage? never mind end results to your suspenstion, bearings, breaks, ball joints,

so if you put panther **** in your tank dont get mad that it spits and sputters

lol im still laughing at that one
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