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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-10-2011, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ecoboost gas mileage and problems with cats

I got my Ecoboost with max tow and 4x4 3 months ago. I have 6600km's on the clock right now.
At 90km/h it's getting 13 l/100km and I cannot get better than 13.8 to 14l/100km's at 110km'h and 13.5 at 100km/h Instead of 30mpg it's getting 20mpg at best...

In town I find it's pretty good at 15.7l to 100km

I had a cat converter plug up and loose grounds at 4000km's. The truck was shaking so bad I was happy I didn't have dentures but that was fixed and great service from the dealer they had a few with the same problems so it was an easy fixe!!! I was not expecting 30mpg but maybe 23 or 24mpg on the hgwy

I bought a 2011 XTR because of the great hype and I am thinking of trading it in for a 2010 FX4 with a 5.4l to get all the options or a Lariat.

That was my 1st idea but everyone told me I was nuts I should buy the ecoboost that's the way of the future. The gas mileage is amazing!!!My budget was around $35k so I bought a new XTR vs a used FX4 with low km's with leather etc for the same price.

I am questionning my purchase now I wonder if 20mpg is what I should expect and 16mpg in town and that's calculating it by hand the right way driving like an old man on cruise? I'm thinking there's something wrong with it???

I am only stating an opinion don't be hater's :-).... I drove trucks 4x4's for 20 years and they all got 15 to 16mpg in town and 19-20mpg on the hgwy or worse BUT they were advertising 24mph hgwy :-) not 30mpg except my 08 Aspen with a Hemi that was getting 24mpg on the hgwy great SUV... it was advertised at 26 to 28 mpg that was pretty close.

My buddy has a 2010 4x4 with max tow and he gets aeound 11.5l to 100km's on the hgwy and 15l to 100km's in town.
We followed each other on a trip at 110km/h and his truck is better on gas than mine. I do love my truck drives amazing but Ford is milking it with there gas mileage theory unless my truck is not getting the mileage it's suppose to.... I know a 5.4l is bullit proof and will last forever plus I will tow a trailer at 8000lbs, will the turbo's last?

Is anyone getting 24-25mpg on the hgwy like the 2010 5.4l with there Ecoboost? I know I'm not but I do love my truck just not the false advertising by Ford!

Would you change your XTR Ecoboost for a 2010 Lariat??? I'm contemplating the idea. I'm older and love the bell's and whistle and the gas mileage hype seem's to be false... The 2010 is slightly better on gas..
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30mpg is for a 2wd drive extended cab with 3.15 gears. 20 mpg is great. I highly doubt you will get better out of a 5.4. A 5.4 wont TOUCH your ecoboost pulling your trailer either. I don't understand why everybody questions the fact that the ecoboost is turboed and will it last, but they cream their pants over a turbo diesel?

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 12-11-2011, 12:34 AM
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4x4 and towing package (rear end gear ratio) is a huge factor in your fuel mileage, as well as the mileage of the truck end engine when brand new.

Keep driving the truck more to break in the motor for normal operation by having the bearings and seals seat into their proper places by normal heat and wear. You should see your fuel mileage increase after 20k or so kms, I would guess 25-26 mpg at most.

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I think your milage is pretty good, straight outa the box. My 08 is getting 17L/100km. 5.4's are kinda thursty anyways. Like 31dev31 says "keep driveing it"

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Heres my setup.
2009 5.4 2wd 3.55LSD extended cab with 6.5ft box
76,000kms
MobilOne full synetic oil since the 2nd oil change. First was ford full synetic..
Extang tonneau cover
Mbrp dual exhaust
K&n cold air intake
Superchips programmer with k&n tune
Truck was dyno'd just this last summer/spring
271hp and 333tq @ the wheels

Summer i run factory 20" with pirellis.
Winter i run factory 18" with Blizzaks.


120km/hr cruise.. Highway summer 12L/100kms.. Winter 13L/100kms
115km/hr cruise.. Highway summer 11-12L/100kms.. Winter 12-13L/100kms
100-105km/hr noncruise.. highway.summer 10-11L/100kms.. Winter 12L/100kms
85-90km/hr nomcruise.. Highway... Summer 9.5L/100kms .. Winter 11L/100kms


I hope that helps
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Heres my setup.
2009 5.4 2wd 3.55LSD extended cab with 6.5ft box
76,000kms
MobilOne full synetic oil since the 2nd oil change. First was ford full synetic..
Extang tonneau cover
Mbrp dual exhaust
K&n cold air intake
Superchips programmer with k&n tune
Truck was dyno'd just this last summer/spring
271hp and 333tq @ the wheels

Summer i run factory 20" with pirellis.
Winter i run factory 18" with Blizzaks.


120km/hr cruise.. Highway summer 12L/100kms.. Winter 13L/100kms
115km/hr cruise.. Highway summer 11-12L/100kms.. Winter 12-13L/100kms
100-105km/hr noncruise.. highway.summer 10-11L/100kms.. Winter 12L/100kms
85-90km/hr nomcruise.. Highway... Summer 9.5L/100kms .. Winter 11L/100kms


I hope that helps
My point exactly they are better than the ecoboost and the 2010 has the 6 speed and that is even better.
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They advertise on my purchase sheet 30mpg and 20mpg in town and if the Ecoboost will out perform for towing I might keep it. I talked to a few guys that are getting 11.7l to 100km on the hgwy and some at 10.8l/100km with the same set up I am curious why they vary so much but the 2010 F150 seems to be a great combo It has better fuel economy and the 5.0 seems to be better than the Ecoboost I wonder why they advertise the 5l at 27mpg when its a bit better than the Ecoboost humm,

I have to admit that the truck has lots of power and works amazing I will know more when I start towing that will be my deciding factor.
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Good point

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30mpg is for a 2wd drive extended cab with 3.15 gears. 20 mpg is great. I highly doubt you will get better out of a 5.4. A 5.4 wont TOUCH your ecoboost pulling your trailer either. I don't understand why everybody questions the fact that the ecoboost is turboed and will it last, but they cream their pants over a turbo diesel?
That is true on the turbo diesel I never tought of that. I just hope that It will work well from now on and that I won't have any more issues. I am not debating it's ride and performance the in town mileage is pretty good compared to my hemmi but the hgwy is worse than my hemi by quite a bit!
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My point exactly they are better than the ecoboost and the 2010 has the 6 speed and that is even better.
They started the 6 speed at 2009 and up.
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