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Re: Eco Boost Towing

Post  QtrWarrior on October 21st 2013, 8:19 pm

Lem Evans wrote:
John Myrick wrote:I have a 2011 F350 CC with the 6.7 but , it sits alot and I know things go wrong with diesels that just sit and not so much with a gasser. And the maintenance isn't as severe with a gasser.
You could use a F250 6.2 if you have concerns about using a F150.
What Lem said.....

The wife just started pulling the 27' camper with her 2012 F250. 6.2 ...
Said truck didn't even know camper was back there and it weighs about 5500lbs...
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Re: Eco Boost Towing

Post  Lem Evans on October 21st 2013, 8:34 pm

John Myrick wrote:I'm actually thinking about selling the car and trailer. I would just need to move the trailer around a little until I sell it.
The Mercedes-Benz should handle that Smile 

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Re: Eco Boost Towing

Post  John Myrick on October 21st 2013, 8:38 pm

Lem Evans wrote:
John Myrick wrote:I'm actually thinking about selling the car and trailer. I would just need to move the trailer around a little until I sell it.
The Mercedes-Benz should handle that Smile 
I would be in divorce court if I tried that Shocked 
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Re: Eco Boost Towing

Post  Lem Evans on October 21st 2013, 8:39 pm

Mules............

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Post  dfree383 on October 21st 2013, 10:52 pm

John Myrick wrote:I'm actually thinking about selling the car and trailer. I would just need to move the trailer around a little until I sell it.
If your sure that's all you are going to tow with it you don't need a bigger truck.
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Re: Eco Boost Towing

Post  yellowhorse7 on October 22nd 2013, 8:56 am

John F....what are the most common issues with the Eco? I'd like to let my bro in Law know if he should have something go wrong
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Post  plowboy34 on October 22nd 2013, 9:35 am

On the farm here we always say towing a trailer is one thing, STOPPING a trailer is another.

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Post  bruno on October 22nd 2013, 10:25 am

yellowhorse7 wrote:John F....what are the most common issues with the Eco? I'd like to let my bro in Law know if he should have something go wrong
we fixed my deal , couple steps colder on the plugs and I haven't had any issues , 18lbs of boost for more then 45 sec will tend heat things up Very Happy 
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Re: Eco Boost Towing

Post  bruno on October 22nd 2013, 10:34 am

yellowhorse7 wrote:John F....what are the most common issues with the Eco? I'd like to let my bro in Law know if he should have something go wrong
but on a serious note there has been issues with moisture build up do to intercooler design, mine has had the intercooler replace , 2 cats replaced , new defusser , new coils
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Re: Eco Boost Towing

Post  Mark Miller on October 23rd 2013, 11:07 pm

X2,The things Nick mentioned is some of the problems i hear of.I'm on the second EcoBoost truck the first one a 2011 they replaced the intercooler TSB bulletin.I have a 2013 now never had problems with either one.I know the 2013 has different spark plugs then the 2011 had and idles smoother then the 2011 did.They do run good the 2011 ran a best of a 14.67 at 93.7 mph and the 2013 ran a 14.88 at 91.7 mph the 2011 had 3.55 gears and the 2013 has 3.31 gears.Not bad for Supercab 4X4 trucks.

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Re: Eco Boost Towing

Post  Copperhead on October 24th 2013, 1:41 pm

FWIW,....
That 2011 F-150 was probably 30k + new.

Personally, I'd much rather have a little older diesel (95-03, 7.3) for super heavy towing and a nice used gasser to knock around in and haul/tow the lighter stuff,.......AND,... "probably" have a lot less money in it than you would have in the 11 model alone that you're looking at.

I've towed with gassers,......I hated it. Too many steep grades around my part of the country.
I've had a diesel truck as my daily driver,......got tiresome and began to hate it too.

I actually had two trucks several years ago and thought,.......Why don't I just get a decent diesel and drive it all the time. Big mistake,.....as the rattle, rattle shit everyday got old,.... real quick.

These days I went back to having two, as one of each makes life MUCH, much easier,...... AND if you do have one to break down on you, you always have the other to fall back on in a pinch.

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