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Old 02-24-2018, 09:25 PM
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Hi all,

I'm just looking for some opinions here. I have a 2011 F150 Lariat with the Ecoboost in it. I absolutely love the truck. Had very little trouble with it until recently.

Over the last 10 days (and about 4000 miles) or so I have managed to go through almost 2 gallons of coolant. Some is on the garage floor some isn't. It appears that the driver side turbo is leaking internally. I have about 160,000 Miles on the truck now.

I've been talking to different mechanics and I know and trust and of course I have a bunch of different suggestions.

1) trade the truck ( I don't think I want to embark on new payments right
now unless I have to)
2) replace one turbo
3) replace both turbo's (since they have been both spinning about just as
long) somewhere around $1K each turbo (Canadian) (I can get jobber
pricing from Ford retail is more) plus labour and whatever else I need
once we get into the job.
4) replace both turbo's with ones of a wreck that has low miles. (probably
around $600-700 total for both plus the labor and possible parts)
5) and lastly I have a possibility of replacing the entire motor with a
complete one out of a wreck that has about 60K miles on it. The cost of
the motor is only about $1K more than the price of the new turbo's (and
of course there is the labor on that too)

The idea of changing the motor sort of came about with the fact that I do 4 or 5 long trips a year with it and the mileage is starting to get up there a bit.

The rest of the truck is in good shape, no body issues, no rust, mechanically it seems solid.

So here's the question. What would a fellow owner do ? Some say only change what you know is wrong, why put more in it. Some say change both because if one is done the other might not be far behind and you're already in there, and of course there is the full swap due to the higher millage. I'm sort of leaning towards the full motor swap but of course I have no idea how hard that motor has been beat on either.

I welcome any comments/suggestions.
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Old 02-25-2018, 12:21 AM
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Check kijiji dude, lots of full motors and parts for sale.
If i was you I would change out turbos.

But Personally, I would buy a new truck.
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:35 PM
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I also have a F150 ECO. 70,000 k on it, I have had both turbos replaced, cam phazers and chains replaced, and the list goes on and on and on. Sell the truck and run. These problems should not be happening with relatively new vehicles.
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