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Al Kohalic 03-25-2013 01:36 AM

Ecoboost has 385hp/430lb-ft with premium fuel.
 
Put.com published in a recent article about twin turbo V6 engines that Ford confirmed that the Ecoboost does in fact gain more power with premium fuel in stock form. The Ecoboost gains another 20hp and 10lb+ft of torque on premium fuel.

"We should note Ford tells us that its power outputs improve slightly, measuring 385 horsepower and 430 pounds-feet of torque when using premium fuel, instead of the regular fuel the owner's manual recommends."

Seventh paragraph, last sentence.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/03...down.html#more

I guess that finally ends that argument , but of course the whole "better fuel economy with premium" will still be debated.

yokev 03-25-2013 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Al Kohalic (Post 2551373)
Put.com published in a recent article about twin turbo V6 engines that Ford confirmed that the Ecoboost does in fact gain more power with premium fuel in stock form. The Ecoboost gains another 20hp and 10lb+ft of torque on premium fuel.

"We should note Ford tells us that its power outputs improve slightly, measuring 385 horsepower and 430 pounds-feet of torque when using premium fuel, instead of the regular fuel the owner's manual recommends."

Seventh paragraph, last sentence.
http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2013/03...down.html#more

I guess that finally ends that argument , but of course the whole "better fuel economy with premium" will still be debated.

What argument does it end?

13'TwinScrew 03-25-2013 04:09 AM

Not too surprised as to the power. I know my truck gets better gas mileage with premium, too. Not as noticeable in the city, but nearly 2-3 mpg better on the highway.

Nice find though.

T Blackford 03-25-2013 04:32 AM

I've always speculated that Ford runs an adaptive tune on the eb like it does the 5.0. The manual never recommends a particular octane iirc. But it does advise owners to run premium fuel when towing at higher altitudes for better performance. I just wasn't sure If it was for protection from detonation or indeed better performance. Only problem is that premium in higher elevated areas seems to be only 90 octane.

CaSCrew11 03-25-2013 04:39 AM

Good to know! It should be interesting to see this new GM motor as well.

MadocHandyman 03-25-2013 07:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yokev (Post 2551456)
What argument does it end?

The power/fuel issue had been debated frequently. Just never had any real facts till now.

linkin_park_453 03-25-2013 07:34 AM

This is what I'm talkin about!!!

f150man3.5 03-25-2013 08:25 AM

I always thought she ran stronger on premium.....better mileage too

Centexguy 03-25-2013 08:48 AM

Not buying it until someone puts it on a dyno or makes some 1/4 mile passes. I've run premium and it felt the same and mileage didn't change.

Al Kohalic 03-25-2013 01:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yokev (Post 2551456)
What argument does it end?

What Madoc said. The "does the Ecoboost gain more power with premium versus regular fuel" issue has been the topic of many threads of this and other forums.


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