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Old 07-06-2018, 09:38 PM   #51
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I have owned 3 a 2011 3,5 and ow a 2015 3.5 Eco. The 2011 was good had one issue wuth plug wires and a turbo boot. ixed and was fne averaged about 16MPG. Traded it in 2015 an got the newer body and its night and day. 2015 more power the 6 speed transmission shifts good I dont see any hesitation. With a 2 inch leveling kit and 18 inch BFGS it chirps the tires going into second on a hard run. Tows my 28 ft Bunkhouse and my 18ft trailer with tractor no problems. The new averages about 18 MPG. If I cruise on the highway and keep it around 70 I get 20-21.. Has 64000 with no issues. ( knock on wood)
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:42 PM   #52
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I have the 2017 5.0 and love it I average about 18 city and highway and about 16-17 pulling a heavy trailer loaded down. It has plenty of get up and go. If you want it to be more "spunky" I recommend a tune. I have about 22K on mine and have not had one issue. I put an AFE cold air intake on it and the exhaust note from 2-4K RPM's on stock exhaust rumbles.
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Old 07-06-2018, 10:56 PM   #53
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5.0 here buddy. You've seen mine. Tows great and hauls butt when needed!
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:16 PM   #54
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Had an 2014 3.5 eco. Plenty of power, pulled a 38’ camper that weighed 10k and power was never an issue. I upgraded because the suspension was too soft. I loved the truck an enigine, had over 90,000 Miles with no issues at all
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Old 07-06-2018, 11:45 PM   #55
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My 13í 4x4 eco has 164k and it has been a great vehicle. I get a combined 17mpg with it but I pull more than average and drive it pretty hard. Very pleased with the truck. I can not comment on the other model.


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Old 07-06-2018, 11:50 PM   #56
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I have a 2011 FX4 with 3.5 eco and 98k miles. It is my favorite truck by far, fun to drive and tows great. Pull our travel trailer likes its not there. No issues with mine so far.
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:12 PM   #57
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:28 PM   #58
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Iíve got a 2016 5.0 and it has been great. Make sure you donít get the 22gallon fuel tank. I didnít realize mine had that tiny fuel tank and itís my only complaint about the truck
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:49 PM   #59
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5.0 is a simpler system... and honestly, if you really want that low rpm kick of torque, you could always get a turbo system in your 5.0 that will kick the 3.5 eb all day. 3.5 eb is a cool motor though, and does what it does.
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Old 07-07-2018, 12:54 PM   #60
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I'm driving a '14 F150 Limited 4x4 with the EB and 36g fuel tank. Lifted and tuned. Now at 90,000 miles. No issues. Just put in a new battery, Motorcraft's best plugs, and all fluids. I have confidence in this engine and transmission.

Truck flies from 30-100mph.
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:04 PM   #61
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I don’t believe some of the mileage claims on the 5.0. I just filled up and calculated 16.1 90% highway @78mph. This is an 18 with no modifications and 8000 miles.
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:32 PM   #62
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I get 16.2 combined city/hwy with a lift and larger tires. My calculations, not the computer. Speedo is calibrated correctly.

Before the modifications, I was getting 18+ city/hwy and 22+ hwy.
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Old 07-07-2018, 01:42 PM   #63
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I’ve got a 2016 5.0 and it has been great. Make sure you don’t get the 22gallon fuel tank. I didn’t realize mine had that tiny fuel tank and it’s my only complaint about the truck
X2 on this ^^^^^

I thought a 36 gallon tank was normal for f150's (my fault on doing research) and I was freaking furious when I found out mine had the 22 or 23 gallon tank the day after I bought it lol

IM about 15 city and 17ish highway for mine also. I drive 77 in a 70 and live with the cruise on so Im sure going the speed limit with no cruise helps on mpg's
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Old 07-07-2018, 02:02 PM   #64
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I work at a Ford dealership as a technician I have a 5.0, the 3.5 and the 2.7 are faster and more towing , they are great engines till they are not, we replace probably 5 to 1 2.7 to 5.0 and probably 3 to 1 on 3.5 engines . I will say this all 3 you have to stay on top of the oil changes you miss many and you will need an engine .
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Old 07-07-2018, 03:31 PM   #65
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I asked several mechanics, private and Ford employed. Everyone one of them said 5.0, ecoboost is good till something goes bad and then it goes real bad. No thanks.
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Old 07-07-2018, 04:40 PM   #66
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I have a 2016 5.0 Supercrew FX4, and I average 17.5 mpg mixed driving, 21-22 mpg highway under 70mph, and 18-18.5 mpg 75mph and above. Haven't towed yet, and didn't buy it anticipating towing much more than a utility trailer with a 4 wheeler. For me long term engine reliabilty was my focus, so I chose the 5.0. Two family memebers and my next door neighbor have the 3.5 Ecoboost with no problems, and love the power, speed, and torque, and none have had any engine issues. For me more moving parts and more plumbing meant the potential for more things to go wrong and costlier repairs.
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Old 07-08-2018, 12:36 AM   #67
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I had the Eco Boost in my 2014 and had quite a few issues with it - the last one of which was at around 95K miles and was a pricey fix. I think it was around $2k.


On my 2017, I got the 5.0 instead, partially because I got a better deal. I don't it pulls a trailer as well my 2014 and just about everything else on the two trucks were the same.

I would go with the Eco Boost if I had it do over.

A Ford service guy I know told me later that the problems I had with my 2014 had been pretty much worked out and he recommended the Eco Boost. Said that was the engine of Ford's future and they were pouring lots of R&D into. And it does pull better, according to him.
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Old 07-08-2018, 01:37 AM   #68
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5.0 with the svt supercharger (if installed at a dealership, will maintain factory warranty) and donít look back...
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Old 07-11-2018, 10:54 PM   #69
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Old 07-12-2018, 07:31 AM   #70
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I had my 2012 f-150 3.5l ecoboost do the exact same thing. I fixed it by replacing plugs and gapped them .030, coils and (this sounds crazy but worked)drilling the bottom of the intercooler on drivers side with a 1/16" bit. Never had another issue. It even fixed the hesitation when you punched it.
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I may have had a Lemon, but not my problem anymore. Some may recall the various threads I put on asking for advice so here's the basics:

2013 Ford King Ranch with the Eco engine. LOVED the truck and look but right around 70K miles, here we go...sudden loss of power, engine light on, scared the hell out of me since I'm retired now.

Had it repaired, repaired again...drove great for a day or two and here we go again. Finally had 2 Ford mechanics, one on TBH, tell me they had seen a LOT of problems with this year model and also seen engine replacements less than 150K miles? They BOTH told me, in all fairness, that models after 2013 were much better but did not help me.

Got rid of it and happy with my Tundra now. I know, we all can have great rides, but there is always one and with me it was the Eco in this year model. NOT bashing, just my experience. Oh....this particular ECO engine had lot's of power until I had to tow my 16' Tandum with a Crew UTV...still had response but averaged less than 10MPG...but again...not just the Eco. Tundra MPG sucks but it has all the power I need in the 5.7.
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:34 AM   #71
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I'm driving a '14 F150 Limited 4x4 with the EB and 36g fuel tank. Lifted and tuned. Now at 90,000 miles. No issues. Just put in a new battery, Motorcraft's best plugs, and all fluids. I have confidence in this engine and transmission.

Truck flies from 30-100mph.
What tune are you running on yours?
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:47 AM   #72
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I haven't read thru all the replies, but I have a 7 month old F150 with the 3.5 EB that I am very pleased with. It has the tow package (3.55 rear end with 35 gal tank) and has plenty of pep and pulling torque, and still gets 22 MPG on hwy. I had a F250 before and feel as if I've not given up anything (except poor gas mileage). You are welcome to test drive if interested.
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Old 07-16-2018, 10:53 AM   #73
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I have the 2.7 ecoboost, wish I had the 3.5. It's very powerful though, and I get 23 mpg.

Can't really go wrong with that.
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Old 07-16-2018, 01:30 PM   #74
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I'm on my second 5.0. I've had a 13' and now this 15'. Two weeks ago pulled a 8k 32' TT from Sonora to Houston and avg. 8.7mpg. Truck towed great. I've been very happy with the 5.0. A PMAS intake and Oz tune will wake it up a bit too.
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:37 PM   #75
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Old 07-20-2018, 07:49 PM   #76
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I vote 3.5 Eco. Pulled a a 7k TT all over the country and a 9k John Deere all over east Texas.

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Old 07-20-2018, 08:14 PM   #77
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I had a 2014 4x4 Eco boost. Pulled well and got decent mileage. At 50k it started loosing a little coolant. Turns out the coolant lines going to the turbos were leaking. I had the 100k warranty, but it did not include hoses. I got an initial quote at well over 2k to fix the issue. Needless to say I went back to a diesel, which fits my current needs better. If I had to do it over again my choice would be the 5.0
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:16 PM   #78
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Wow, cant believe so many more EcoBoost fans. Very surprised.

I would go 5.0 myself, if I had to own a ford. But I'm a chevy guy.
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Old 07-20-2018, 08:46 PM   #79
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Wow, cant believe so many more EcoBoost fans. Very surprised.

I would go 5.0 myself, if I had to own a ford. But I'm a chevy guy.
If you drove the eco you would understand. Power comes on quick down low. The turbos are tiny and spool quick sacrificing top end hp for low end torque.

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Old 07-20-2018, 08:51 PM   #80
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Just bought a 2018 crewcab 4x4 5.0. The 10 speed transmission has upped the mpg from years past averaging 19.5 mpg mixed city/ highway driving. I got the 5.0 because I like the rumble of the aftermarket exhaust. Plus I’ve heard the turbos are about 1k each plus about the same for labor should they need to be replaced. I keep trucks well into the 100k mileage so I figured that’s just one less thing to replace in the long run
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Tag for later. Thinking of buying a new ford later this year.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:07 AM   #82
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Love my eco boost for performance and towing, but I just discovered I have the same turbo coolant leak a lot of other people have had. Look into this before buying the 3.5.
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Love my eco boost for performance and towing, but I just discovered I have the same turbo coolant leak a lot of other people have had. Look into this before buying the 3.5.
How many miles are on your truck now that this happened?

I actually went with the 2.7l. Wondering if those have had any of the same problems. So far I like the heck out of that little motor.
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Old 07-22-2018, 01:38 PM   #85
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How many miles are on your truck now that this happened?



I actually went with the 2.7l. Wondering if those have had any of the same problems. So far I like the heck out of that little motor.


Noticed it for the first time about this time last year so about 55k miles. Have 79k on it now. Crawled underneath it and the skid plate was wet and stained. Checked driverís side and the connection to the turbo is wet and dripping.


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My 2016 F150 6 banger with ECO can tow nearly 12000#, torque 4600#, 36 gal fuel tank, shifter on floor.

Weather 5.0 or ECO, My recommendation is look for the 36 gal tank. Its worth every penny on long hauls.
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2016 5.0 with 52,***. I've been extremely happy with this truck. I think both are great motors.
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My 2016 F150 6 banger with ECO can tow nearly 12000#, torque 4600#, 36 gal fuel tank, shifter on floor.



Weather 5.0 or ECO, My recommendation is look for the 36 gal tank. Its worth every penny on long hauls.


Got the 3.5 Eco version of this. The shifter is great when towing in hills and for keeping the rpm in the powerband in tight traffic
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My 2016 F150 6 banger with ECO can tow nearly 12000#, torque 4600#, 36 gal fuel tank, shifter on floor.

Weather 5.0 or ECO, My recommendation is look for the 36 gal tank. Its worth every penny on long hauls.
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Got the 3.5 Eco version of this. The shifter is great when towing in hills and for keeping the rpm in the powerband in tight traffic
When you say shifter on the floor, what exactly are you talking about?
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When you say shifter on the floor, what exactly are you talking about?
Shifter handle in the middle. You can press a button and change gears in town mode, driving mode or change it to manual. That is how mine is. Love it!
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Shifter handle in the middle. You can press a button and change gears in town mode, driving mode or change it to manual. That is how mine is. Love it!


I really like it too. Replacing my truck with the exact same thing only 5.0. Might end up with the horrible electric blue color just due thatís all that seems to be left in stock, but the shifter is worth the humiliation.
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Dang auto correct. Town mode and not town mode!
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I really like it too. Replacing my truck with the exact same thing only 5.0. Might end up with the horrible electric blue color just due thatís all that seems to be left in stock, but the shifter is worth the humiliation.
Youíre making the switch from Eco to 5.0?
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See post 82. Engine has a coolant leak at the turbo. Apparently this is a common issue. While I havenít found a case where someoneís engine failed or lost a turbo due to this, it is an issue that may or may not be fixed after the first attempt. $700-$2500 each time the part fails, and the engine has two sets.


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See post 82. Engine has a coolant leak at the turbo. Apparently this is a common issue. While I havenít found a case where someoneís engine failed or lost a turbo due to this, it is an issue that may or may not be fixed after the first attempt. $700-$2500 each time the part fails, and the engine has two sets.


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I did read that. I was wondering if that is your main reason for switching. I picked up a 2.7l boost last weekend spur of the moment due to my situation, but after lots of thought, I think Iíll be trading it in on a 5.0 in the next week or two.

Not that I donít like the 2.7l. I actually really like the truck and that motor is a toad. That being said, I intend to drive a truck for a long while and the more I thought about it, the more I donít like the thought of all the extra parts involved in the boost. Thinking Iím going to KISS and not look back.
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I have a 2011 F150 4x4 with off-road and tow package. It has the 5.0l engine. I use it to pull my 30' bumper pull camper that weighs 6500# unloaded. On a recent trip to Ft. Worth and back towing the camper I got around 9 MPG. Without the camper on a trip to Gulf Shore, AL, I averaged 16.5-17 but was driving 80+ and that includes all the driving around Gulf Shores and the stop/start traffic through Houston.

I have 171,000+ miles on it and only thing I've done is change the oil. Been a great truck and engine. Definitely will go back to it when time to buy another.
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Had a 2012 3.5L Ecoboost Supercrew lariat with 3.55 gears. Averaged 18 mpg and ran like a scalded dog until Ford replaced the intercooler and reflashed the ECU. Drove it 86,000 miles and other than the intercooler I had no issues. Ran Mobil One and changed every 10K. Towed well but transmission hunted constantly.
Currently driving 2015 Super Crew Lariat, 3.5L Ecoboost with 3.15 gear. The 15 is a superior vehicle in every way when compared to the 2012. Tows much better, better fuel economy, smother shifting. Avg. 20+ when not towing, 14.5 towing my BassCat. Have an ARE camper shell which makes this the perfect vehicle for my needs. Would buy another Ecoboost in a heartbeat.
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