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Old 05-14-2012, 11:12 AM   #1
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Angry F150 ecoboost engine failure

My new 2012 F150 ecoboost broke a piston and threw a rod on California's grapevine. Happened on the downhill stretch, not loaded or pulling a trailer.
Loud knocking noise then smoke. Put a hole through the block.
Jim Burke Ford Bakersfield has had the truck for one month, new engine and the turbos were frozen. The truck had less than 2000 miles. The dealer has no idea why this happened, destroyed engine returned to Ford.

I am concerned that blown turbos and possible metal particles may hurt the new engine, they did not discover the frozen turbos until after the new turbos were installed. I am concerned re the future reliability of the ecoboost and I will try to convince ford to give me a new truck, most likely a v8 this time.

Have others had engine failures? Any thoughts?
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:19 AM   #2
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Very interesting, please post an update on your truck status once it happens. I want to know what to do if in case it happens to me of to anyone that I know.
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Old 05-14-2012, 11:28 AM   #3
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I'm sure it was a freak thing...especially happening with only 2k on the clock. Most the time stuff like that will happen pretty quickly if it's a defect. That's why the warranty is there.
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Wow, that sucks, but I agree with said above, sounds like a freak accident and I don't think I've ever heard of this happening before
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I agree, sounds like a defect. Things can go wrong with anything and usually with a defect it happens early.

Given how many EB's they've sold and how few problems we've heard about, I'm not concerned about the reliability of the EB at all.
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My new 2012 F150 ecoboost broke a piston and threw a rod on California's grapevine. Happened on the downhill stretch, not loaded or pulling a trailer.
Loud knocking noise then smoke. Put a hole through the block.
Jim Burke Ford Bakersfield has had the truck for one month, new engine and the turbos were frozen. The truck had less than 2000 miles. The dealer has no idea why this happened, destroyed engine returned to Ford.

I am concerned that blown turbos and possible metal particles may hurt the new engine, they did not discover the frozen turbos until after the new turbos were installed. I am concerned re the future reliability of the ecoboost and I will try to convince ford to give me a new truck, most likely a v8 this time.

Have others had engine failures? Any thoughts?
There was a 5.0 that blew as well. It's not just the Ecoboost engine. You just happened to get a bad one like the owner of the 5.0 did!
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:54 PM   #7
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Could you post your service invoice after its done?
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Default 5.0 motor issues

Before I got my 12 Eco, I traded a 11 Mustang Gt with the 5.0 and on those forums, there was talk of the 5.0 with # 8 cylinder failures, broken rings only on the #8. The tunes that were being ran was suspect, but in reality, don't know if there were really that many as sometimes the forums can blows things out of proportion.
I just know that the 5.0 in my 11 Mustang GT was powerfull and everybody wanted to see it and hear it. No issue's with mine at all after 13 months of service.
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I'd like to see the 3.5 Ecoboost block with the pretty window in it.

Pictures please!
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Yep my 5.0 blew up last month....got a new engine and it is noisey as hell.....Im trading it off for a chevy or dodge....havent decided to try to have the dealer take another stab at it. Ford wont buy the pos back....really disappointed in this one. I can go on and on.....
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