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06-14-2019, 05:01 PM
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Posted By MNgopher

Poked my head in here again. Noted the dealer I...

Poked my head in here again. Noted the dealer I bought from has been brought up a few times. Granted, I bought in 2016, but it sounds like not much has changed.

In any event, I bought from...
06-13-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,854
Posted By MNgopher

Curious if since my OAR never hits -1, even using...

Curious if since my OAR never hits -1, even using 93 octane fuel, isn't it still pulling timing? And how is that different than what it does on 87 when the OAR comes in at .2 to -.2 depending on the...
06-13-2019, 12:36 PM
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Views: 11,854
Posted By MNgopher

Define benefit. It certainly doesn't benefit my...

Define benefit. It certainly doesn't benefit my pocketbook... And the truck gets the job done just the same. But if by benefit you mean more advanced timing, sure...
06-13-2019, 12:34 PM
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Views: 205,202
Posted By MNgopher

I liberally soaked the bolts with PB-blaster from...

I liberally soaked the bolts with PB-blaster from the inside after taking the tailight off, and it made a world of difference in getting the bolts out. I was on the path to stripped bolts too, but...
06-13-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,854
Posted By MNgopher

Wading through the thoughts here, it somewhat...

Wading through the thoughts here, it somewhat boils down to is the glass half full or half empty.

One side: The engine can take advantage of higher octane fuel, so running anything less is just...
06-12-2019, 09:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,854
Posted By MNgopher

Not to be too nitpicky, but that isn't what the...

Not to be too nitpicky, but that isn't what the manual says. It states:

Your vehicle is designed to operate on regular unleaded gasoline with a minimum pump (R+M)/2 octane rating of 87.
Some...
06-11-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,694
Posted By MNgopher

Any dent in it is worth having checked out. ...

Any dent in it is worth having checked out.

Driveshaft for my truck at my local dealer is $520+tax online pricing. Regular MSRP is about $650. Mine is also aluminum.
06-11-2019, 03:47 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,854
Posted By MNgopher

Average high in July here is just over 83, but we...

Average high in July here is just over 83, but we average roughly 13 days a summer over 90. Summer weather can be pretty variable from comfortable 70's to stinking humid 90's. The numbers I...
06-11-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 11,854
Posted By MNgopher

I'd be curious to see elptxjc's Octane Adjustment...

I'd be curious to see elptxjc's Octane Adjustment Ratio's (OAR) based on the fuel he is using.

Different engine, different climate, different fuels I know, but I've never had an issue with pinging...
06-11-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,041
Posted By MNgopher

You will be fine. My last 3 F150's were all open...

You will be fine. My last 3 F150's were all open differentials - and one of them was rear wheel drive only.

Add weight to the bed, over the axle. Make sure your tires are up to the conditions...
06-09-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,221
Posted By MNgopher

17.5 mpg average over all my driving. 16...

17.5 mpg average over all my driving. 16 Supercrew 2.7 with 4x4 and 3.55s. A lot of short tripping in there. Mine was ordered this way by the dealership with the All Terrain Adventure with Kevlars...
05-31-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 897
Posted By MNgopher

No surprises here. If you tow most of the time,...

No surprises here. If you tow most of the time, the V8 will deliver better fuel economy. If you tow occasionally, the 2.7 will deliver better fuel economy unloaded.

For me, I tow about 1500...
05-28-2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,631
Posted By MNgopher

And the reality of Oil Analysis is that while...

And the reality of Oil Analysis is that while they tell a story, the story is really only for that particular engine, that particular oil, and that particular usage. My usage is not the same as...
05-28-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,631
Posted By MNgopher

Best? Best for what? Your pocketbook? Best...

Best?

Best for what? Your pocketbook? Best cold starting? Shear Resistant? Most Detergents? Best Color? Smells the best?

Not trying to be a jerk, but the reality is that any and all of...
05-24-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,369
Posted By MNgopher

One quibble with the summary above- the affects...

One quibble with the summary above- the affects of temperature were actually much greater than 3% in terms of fuel economy. The 3% difference is the powertrain efficiency, which is different than...
05-23-2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,369
Posted By MNgopher

Also, if one monitors the Octane Adjustment Ratio...

Also, if one monitors the Octane Adjustment Ratio (or OAR), which is essentially the number that tells you what octane the engine is interpreting it is being fed, the bulk of 87 octane fuels here...
05-23-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,369
Posted By MNgopher

Read the marketing material again. The 2019 F150...

Read the marketing material again. The 2019 F150 brochure clearly calls out the ratings on the 3.5 Eco H.O. (Raptor, Limited) as being on 93 octane fuel. It does not state that for any other...
05-23-2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,077
Posted By MNgopher

APDL, may want to check that math a bit. Based...

APDL, may want to check that math a bit. Based on current gas/diesel pricing here, it looks more like around 100,000 mile break even, assuming no DEF or differences in maintenance cost (which are...
05-23-2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,369
Posted By MNgopher

There is a of good stuff in here that actually...

There is a of good stuff in here that actually quantifies a lot of what goes around as yes it does, no it doesnt, or my butt dyno says this is better... etc... Here a is a fully instrumented and...
05-22-2019, 04:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,232
Posted By MNgopher

In other words Napalm, you don't have to put it...

In other words Napalm, you don't have to put it in Tow/Haul or sport, which is all I said, to indicate there was another way to gain engine braking.

All the modes work. Try them out and figure...
05-22-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,232
Posted By MNgopher

Don't have to put it in either tow or sport mode...

Don't have to put it in either tow or sport mode - if you manually shift down in the gears, it works just fine.
05-22-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,232
Posted By MNgopher

Go try it at highway speeds and find out. Find a...

Go try it at highway speeds and find out. Find a road with little traffic and start downshifting with no throttle. You will feel what is possible.

The 2.7 has less engine braking that having a...
05-22-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,008
Posted By MNgopher

So you've eliminated the truck as being the...

So you've eliminated the truck as being the problem.

Time to go through the trailer wiring. As others have pointed to - I'd spend a lot of time verifying the grounds are good. I hooked up a boat...
05-22-2019, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,232
Posted By MNgopher

Manually downshift to provide some engine braking...

Manually downshift to provide some engine braking on the downhills. You'll also find yourself more likely to be in the right gear on the uphill so there isn't a lag as the engine and transmission...
05-22-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By MNgopher

Nearly every car made these days functions the...

Nearly every car made these days functions the way that is being questioned in the thread.

The air is blowing at the window and a slight amount at the windshield to combat condensation that...
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