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Grtechguy
Grtechguy MegaDork
11/19/16 12:46 p.m.

Kicking around the idea of picking up my brother in laws truck when the military moves them to Hawaii.

It's a clean truck (Pensacola Florida owner) , full 4 door & 6 passenger that fills the swmbo's checklist.

They are keeping it to until May. What sort of maintenance is due near the 120k mark?

The turbos still have lots of life?

John Brown
John Brown GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
11/19/16 12:50 p.m.

My only experience is getting out of a coworkers Raptor and thinking that it was ludicrous only to get into his then new Ecoboost F150 and realizing the Raptor may have been slower.

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
11/19/16 1:50 p.m.

Seems like a turbo goes out around 75-80k. But that is prolly determined by owner abuse.

My dad has a 14 and the seats are substandard. I can't see how they would be any better.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
11/19/16 10:43 p.m.

To be fair, seats are subjective.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy MegaDork
11/20/16 8:01 a.m.

Does anyone have snow experience with this gen 2wd? I'm assuming I'll buy a set of snows

carguy123
carguy123 UltimaDork
11/20/16 9:39 a.m.

I'm told there's an issue with gunk building up on the valves due to direct injection. I have a friend with the ecoboost. I have the V8

jmthunderbirdturbo
jmthunderbirdturbo HalfDork
11/20/16 8:38 p.m.

that generation did have an issue with oil build up, but mostly with conventional oils. has the PO been religious with synthetic oil?

the seats rock in my '13 5.0. best ever in a truck, with the exception of the blackwood my uncle has.

the coolant system has a metric E36 M3 ton of plastic fittings with crummy little o-rings that leak a lot. order all of the fittings and pack of rings, stick them in a bag, and shove them under the seat. you will thank me later.

-J0N

doc_speeder
doc_speeder HalfDork
11/21/16 9:24 a.m.

I like these alot. I almost bought one before I found my Duramax for a well-below MV price.

Issues I read of were timing chain/tensioner issues that are fairly common and Ford doesn't really acknowledge them other than having about 5 different part numbers for replacement chains - none of the updates seems to be a conclusive fix.

Also, they don't seem to get anywhere near what they are supposed to for MPG in real world driving. Great torque for towing though.

I drove a couple, I really, really liked them.

curtis73
curtis73 GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
11/21/16 9:34 a.m.

My best friend has one. All I know is that his has 75k and really has a nice ride and oodles of fun under the right pedal. He did an aftermarket exhaust that got him a wee bit more pep, but the down side is that it sounds like a V6 with an aftermarket exhaust

jimbbski
jimbbski Dork
11/21/16 12:16 p.m.

What I've heard is that when towing the MPG's go way down. Ford has it set up to run rich to keep the engine cool and that hurts fuel economy. If you tow a lot you can actually get better MPG's with a V8 but not so much when running trailer free. "Your mileage may vary".

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
11/21/16 12:37 p.m.

What are the advantages of the 3.5 vs the 5.0?

Grtechguy
Grtechguy MegaDork
11/21/16 1:10 p.m.
yupididit wrote: What are the advantages of the 3.5 vs the 5.0?

Torque. and it comes on low.

MPG is supposedly 22highway as well

STM317
STM317 HalfDork
11/21/16 1:31 p.m.
Grtechguy wrote: MPG is supposedly 22highway as well

YMMV and all that, but it seems most people don't get numbers like that:

http://www.fuelly.com/car/ford/f-150/2013?engineconfig_id=102&bodytype_id=&submodel_id=

Do the EcoBoost trucks prefer premium too? That could be an additional cost to consider.

DaveEstey
DaveEstey PowerDork
11/21/16 2:27 p.m.

They don't require it, but they turn up ze boost with premium gas.

I'm looking at a new EcoBoost Supercab next Spring for DD and occasional towing.

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
11/21/16 2:31 p.m.

Premium is only a couple bucks per fill up more than regular. I honestly didn't know the 3.5 had more power than the 5.0

Bobzilla
Bobzilla UltimaDork
11/21/16 2:35 p.m.
yupididit wrote: Premium is only a couple bucks per fill up more than regular.

I wish! Now that the Forte is tuned for it, I'm realizing that 93 is almost 60 cents per gallon more expensive around here. For a 10 gallon fill up that's $6. For a 20 gallon fill up that's $12 etc. I'm thinking of getting a spare ECU to swap in for winter. Considering I fill up every other week, that's $12 per month, $144 per year.Go tos something that gets half the mileage and that starts to get expensive fast.

carguy123
carguy123 UltimaDork
11/21/16 10:33 p.m.

I'd forgotten about the gas mileage issue. I get better real world gas mileage with my V8 than my friend does with the eco boost.

yupididit
yupididit GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
11/22/16 12:59 p.m.

My daily driver car gets 15mpg of premium gas. Filling up I just don't look at how much I pay really. I easily waste well over 150 bucks a year.

jmthunderbirdturbo
jmthunderbirdturbo HalfDork
11/22/16 11:09 p.m.

my FIL has the 15 ECO f-150. he gets 17mpg. i have a 13 5.0, i get 17mpg.

i have yet to convince him to 'line em up', but it will happen...

???

-J0N

McTinkerson
McTinkerson Reader
11/23/16 8:57 a.m.
DaveEstey wrote: They don't require it, but they turn up ze boost with premium gas. I'm looking at a new EcoBoost Supercab next Spring for DD and occasional towing.

I have one (a 2015), ask away if you have any questions (my user name @ the google mail).

Anecdotal but running premium with a 60/40 split towards highway during my commute I get 26mpg. (9l/100km)

chaparral
chaparral Dork
11/23/16 9:15 a.m.

Are they flex-fuel compliant? How much power do they make on E85?

Osterkraut
Osterkraut UberDork
11/23/16 11:23 a.m.

Can't say I'd buy a 2WD truck. Resale value alone.

Tom Suddard
Tom Suddard GRM+ Memberand Associate Editor
11/23/16 11:29 a.m.

It's not really a factor in Florida, but would definitely matter up North.

McTinkerson
McTinkerson Reader
11/23/16 12:18 p.m.
Tom Suddard wrote: It's not really a factor in Florida, but would definitely matter up North.

Very true, I have one of TWO RWD F150's in all of Canada in my config for the 2015 model year. No one wants these in RWD unless you find someone as deranged as you are should you want to sell it.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy MegaDork
11/23/16 12:35 p.m.
Osterkraut wrote: Can't say I'd buy a 2WD truck. Resale value alone.

Well. here's my thoughts on that. I live in a fairly large city and believe in good snow tires.

I also tend to keep vehicles until they aren't worth more than scrap.

The electronic nannies have to be pretty decent now for snow traction, yes?

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