Originally Posted by FordForever1961
Is the ecoboost getting better mileage?
Not really and is the little bit worth it--Not seeing it.
Is the ecoboost a heavy hauler?
Not really. For the little bit more that Ford rates it over the V8 it seems marginal.
So what are you getting?
1. The potential for stumbling as the condensation gets sucked in.
2. Ignition problems requiring that you reduce the plug gap.
3. Coking on the intake valves caused by the heat from the turbos.
Tell me again why the ecoboost is so popular?????
The Ecoboost is only rated 1 mpg better than the 5.0. Weight of specific options and gear choice can explain differences larger than 1mpg. Differences should only be expected to be negligible. And, if you need to tow more than 11,300, why would you buy a 1/2 ton truck?
1. For the most part, Ford has addressed the condensation issues. You did not mention that you had specifically experienced this issue. Have you? How many times? Did you take it back to the dealer?
2. I'm not sure what ignition problems you are referring to. Recent model years seem to have the correct plug gapped appropriately. Have you had ignition problems? I don't recall you mentioning that.
3. Valve coking has nothing to do with heat from the turbos and shows your lack of knowledge regarding such. Valve voking occurs more frequently in DI engines as the intake valves do not get washed by detergents from injector fuel spray. In fact, some of the more problematic valve coking DI engines are N/A.
The Ecoboost is popular because of low end power. It is also relatively inexpensive to gain 60-100 hp and well over 100 ft/lb of torque with nothing more than a tune.
Any more questions?