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Old 04-17-2019, 08:55 PM
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Originally Posted by dalola View Post
That was only part of the test. They also did a bunch of durability miles, did all kinds extreme pulling, and a bunch of other crazy stuff. Then ran baja, and drove it home, and tore it down live at the Detroit Auto Show. Ford was running the video for a while right as the new '15 F150 & 2.7 EB were being introduced. It might still be out there in cyber land somewhere. But it was crazy what all they put that engine through. I believe at the time, they said it was the most extreme engine test they'd ever done, for a production engine....they literally randomly pulled it off the line in Lima..
They also towed 11,300 lbs at full throttle at Homestead Speedway for 24 hours straight. They only stopped for fuel and tire changes.
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Old 04-17-2019, 09:17 PM
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Pretty sure the test everyone keeps talking about was a 3.5 not a 2.7.
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Originally Posted by RX1Cobra View Post
Pretty sure the test everyone keeps talking about was a 3.5 not a 2.7.
Yeah.
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Originally Posted by RX1Cobra View Post
Pretty sure the test everyone keeps talking about was a 3.5 not a 2.7.
Yup, back around post #242 things got derailed and we started talking about the 3.5.
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Originally Posted by RX1Cobra View Post
Pretty sure the test everyone keeps talking about was a 3.5 not a 2.7.
Yep. 1st gen back in 2011.

https://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/0...ooks-like.html
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Why is this thread still going? The 2.7 needs no defense...
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Old 04-18-2019, 07:01 AM
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Originally Posted by NASSTY View Post
Yup, back around post #242 things got derailed and we started talking about the 3.5.
To be clear, the 2.7 was tested on the baja. I don't particularly know if that was a really a good durability test though.

http://www.trucktrend.com/features/1...-liter-engine/
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Originally Posted by kehyler View Post
To be clear, the 2.7 was tested on the baja. I don't particularly know if that was a really a good durability test though.

http://www.trucktrend.com/features/1...-liter-engine/
The 3.5 and 2.7 were both tested there (apparently the 3.5 added more durability testing than just the race).
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Ford has been building the Ecoboost 2.7 and 3.5 for quite a few years now. They have been refined and improved and reliability is great on both. F150 sales figures are pretty good proof of that. I replaced a 2016 5.0 with a 2018 3.5 Ecoboost because I like the tremendous torque of the 3.5. It comes on at low-mid range RPMs and feels like a muscle car running thru the gears at half throttle. Towing is effortless. If you have enough willpower to stay out of the boost, either Ecoboost motor will give decent mileage considering that you are moving a 5,000 pound brick-shaped object thru the air. Back to the 2.7; it is a very impressive performer, especially for its size. I suspect Ford plans to keep it around for many years to come.
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Edit original post to include youtube links, for fun.
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