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Old 09-07-2017, 10:02 AM
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I have a 2015 Lariat 5.0 Coyote and its been bulletproof sofar...


On order I have a second truck coming, 2018 Lariat 3.5EB Gen 2..


I have a friend who is a ford regional district service manager in my area. He told me that many of the previous major problems with the Gen 1 EB has been addressed in the Gen 2 (ie. intercooler, timing chain and tensioner, wastegate etc)... From what he has seen sofar in the '17s has been very positive.... the feedback he has from his mechanics are also positive on this engine...


I would have ordered another 5.0 Coyote if it wasn't for his feedback...


So im interested on the feedback from current 2017+ 3.5 EB owners.... any issues with the engine sofar? how about the 10 speed? how do you like the drivability and performance?


Thanks in advance!!
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almost 7k miles on mine, no issues with anything. About 1500 miles towing mostly our TT but also our boat. It's a beast when towing! And sport mode+traction control off+4H launches=mad fun.
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I'm on my 3rd Ecoboost and haven't had an issue with any of them. My 2017 has just over 8000 miles.
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Originally Posted by Thugzy View Post
I have a 2015 Lariat 5.0 Coyote and its been bulletproof sofar...


On order I have a second truck coming, 2018 Lariat 3.5EB Gen 2..


I have a friend who is a ford regional district service manager in my area. He told me that many of the previous major problems with the Gen 1 EB has been addressed in the Gen 2 (ie. intercooler, timing chain and tensioner, wastegate etc)... From what he has seen sofar in the '17s has been very positive.... the feedback he has from his mechanics are also positive on this engine...


I would have ordered another 5.0 Coyote if it wasn't for his feedback...


So im interested on the feedback from current 2017+ 3.5 EB owners.... any issues with the engine sofar? how about the 10 speed? how do you like the drivability and performance?


Thanks in advance!!
So how have you been liking the 3.5?
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i don't own a 3.5 ecoboost but i have drove a few. i have to admit the power from that V6 is mind blowing. if i could justify the money to buy one i would do it
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37k miles on mine. Besides a direct injector failure (stuck partially open/closed) that was covered under warranty it's been fine. It does have what i think is a timing chain tensioner problem on cold starts, but i'm soon to drop it off for them to fix that.
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It's been bulletproof sofar
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Originally Posted by Sirikenewtron View Post
So how have you been liking the 3.5?
it's a beast.... then when I drive my 2015 it feels like a dog..... then when I drive my 2018 i have to get re accustomed to the throttle otherwise I roast the tires... its BULLITPROOF SOFAR
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Originally Posted by Thugzy View Post
it's a beast.... then when I drive my 2015 it feels like a dog..... then when I drive my 2018 i have to get re accustomed to the throttle otherwise I roast the tires... its BULLITPROOF SOFAR
Very nice!
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Just trade my 17 SC with 50k MILES in on a new 19 SC...old one was trouble free.
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