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Old 04-17-2019, 12:18 AM
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Originally Posted by montanaman View Post
I am truly amazed.

The 2.7 is made for one reason only - CAFE standards.

Abuse this teeny little, plastic oil-pan equipped motor and it won't be long before it's cooked.
My rattly, squeaky, knocking Gen3 5.0 also has a plastic oil pan, so I guess that means it won't be long before it's cooked, eh? lmao at that logic

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Originally Posted by kehyler View Post
Got some data to back that up? The 2.7 is the most popular engine sold, so the data, if it exists, should be findable.
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<chris on MNF>. Now here's a thread that has outlived it's actual usefulness.</chris on MNF>.

The 2.7L, the 3.5L the 5.0L and the 3.3 engine ALL have a good place in the F-150 lineup. There will ALWAYS be something faster, or more expensive or drive better or worse with a tune.. or crater for "what some will say is" bad design.

Pick the one you need, drive it, mod it "or not". but com-on man.. I know it's been a long winter for man of us, but time to get out there and start j just enjoying family, pets and getting over the BS of who's dick is bigger that seems to be abound on most message boards over the winter months.

What Ford has done with the engine lineup is pretty amazing. Should be interesting to see what they do over the next 10 years as well.
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After owning all the engines and now a 2019 3.5 I have to say the 2.7 was the most impressive one. I literally beat the crap out of that little engine and it just kept on going, running strong and zero weird sounds, unlike both my 1st and 2nd gen 3.5's
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after owning imports most of my life i find it funny to see you guys post over and over that a 2.7 is a little engine .. its not little by any means and it has turbo's
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Old 04-17-2019, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by doug97gxe View Post
after owning imports most of my life i find it funny to see you guys post over and over that a 2.7 is a little engine .. its not little by any means and it has turbo's
Sure it is....keeping in context, we're discussing .5T pickups, not Japanese sports cars. The 2.7 is the smallest displacement engine available in a .5T pickup (US market), along with the new GM 2.7. The fact that it competes with, and beats, some of the bigger engines in the segment is very impressive.
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Originally Posted by whoch View Post
<chris on MNF>. Now here's a thread that has outlived it's actual usefulness.</chris on MNF>.

The 2.7L, the 3.5L the 5.0L and the 3.3 engine ALL have a good place in the F-150 lineup. There will ALWAYS be something faster, or more expensive or drive better or worse with a tune.. or crater for "what some will say is" bad design.

Pick the one you need, drive it, mod it "or not". but com-on man.. I know it's been a long winter for man of us, but time to get out there and start j just enjoying family, pets and getting over the BS of who's dick is bigger that seems to be abound on most message boards over the winter months.

What Ford has done with the engine lineup is pretty amazing. Should be interesting to see what they do over the next 10 years as well.
You get out of here with that common sense.....there's no place for that here!
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Originally Posted by whoch View Post
The 2.7L, the 3.5L the 5.0L and the 3.3 engine ALL have a good place in the F-150 lineup. There will ALWAYS be something faster, or more expensive or drive better or worse with a tune.. or crater for "what some will say is" bad design.

Pick the one you need, drive it, mod it "or not". but com-on man.. I know it's been a long winter for man of us, but time to get out there and start j just enjoying family, pets and getting over the BS of who's dick is bigger that seems to be abound on most message boards over the winter months.

What Ford has done with the engine lineup is pretty amazing. Should be interesting to see what they do over the next 10 years as well.
I think this gets lost sometimes. The last time I bought a truck I had a choice between the anemic 4.6 and the decent performing but unremarkable 5.4. The little 2.7 performs way better than the 5.4 ever did and is significantly more efficient. The difference is pretty remarkable.
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:07 AM
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I didn’t intend to fire you up, but the common sense says that if you take a teeny 165 inch motor, and work it like a 390, that you are pushing it hard.

Now if the primary use for your truck truck is to cruise the kids to school, you won’t overstress it.

Hook up a trailer full of dirt behind it, and run it at boost and it will pull it, up hill and down hill if the turbos are spinning.

They are too new yet to see what the long term results are, but I’m thinking that my advice of not overworking them is solid.

But if you think they are a Cummins Cargomaster Diesel, go right ahead!��
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Originally Posted by montanaman View Post
I didn’t intend to fire you up, but the common sense says that if you take a teeny 165 inch motor, and work it like a 390, that you are pushing it hard.

Now if the primary use for your truck truck is to cruise the kids to school, you won’t overstress it.

Hook up a trailer full of dirt behind it, and run it at boost and it will pull it, up hill and down hill if the turbos are spinning.

They are too new yet to see what the long term results are, but I’m thinking that my advice of not overworking them is solid.

But if you think they are a Cummins Cargomaster Diesel, go right ahead!��
That I agree with. But keep in mind my last Ford V8, a 5.4, was an utter POS that cost me thousands in repairs by the time it hit 100K.

And yes the 2.7 is actually built much like a diesel with the CGI block, offset connecting rods, bowled pistons, water cooled exhaust manifolds, etc. Common sense says that does matter. And it won't get worked as hard anyway being that its payload and towing is so much lower.
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