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Old 05-10-2019, 09:26 AM
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I'm looking at purchasing the wife an new vehicle. Her last 3 have either been a Tahoe XL or a Chevy Suburban.
We went to the Ford dealer the other day and looked at the Expedition Max and really liked it. We did not have time to drive it.
When we got home I did some research and found that the only motor they offer is the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost.
This scares me a little, we pull the boat or a 20' trailer with a side by side and 2 4 wheelers with her vehicle when the girls want to bring friends on the boat or to the camp.
Her GM vehicles with the 5.3 has no issue pulling what we need to pull and I doubt the dealer will let me hook up the boat for a test drive.
So those of you that may have a EcoBoost. How does it pull?
Any issues with that motor?
Old 05-10-2019, 09:29 AM
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I put a Ford 900 powermaster tractor with a 5' bush hog mower on a trailer behind mine and pulled it down the interstate at 70mph. I routinely pull my 31' cape horn with my F150 with the 3.5 ecoboost. They have more torque than the V8's. I like them so well I got another in my 2019 truck. You won't even know that side by side is back there.
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:30 AM
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3.5EB is a great motor and a beast for what it is. I have 70K on my F150 with 3.5EB and have had no issues what so ever with it. I would not worry about. Ford knocked it out of the park with that design.
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Originally Posted by latravcha View Post
I'm looking at purchasing the wife an new vehicle. Her last 3 have either been a Tahoe XL or a Chevy Suburban.
We went to the Ford dealer the other day and looked at the Expedition Max and really liked it. We did not have time to drive it.
When we got home I did some research and found that the only motor they offer is the 3.5L V6 EcoBoost.
This scares me a little, we pull the boat or a 20' trailer with a side by side and 2 4 wheelers with her vehicle when the girls want to bring friends on the boat or to the camp.
Her GM vehicles with the 5.3 has no issue pulling what we need to pull and I doubt the dealer will let me hook up the boat for a test drive.
So those of you that may have a EcoBoost. How does it pull?
Any issues with that motor?
The ecoboost is going to have way more HP and torque than that 5.3L.
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:50 AM
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
The ecoboost is going to have way more HP and torque than that 5.3L.
Reading the title, I thought they might have marinized the 3.5EB!
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Old 05-10-2019, 09:51 AM
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What everyone else said, the ecoboost will put the 5.3 to shame, especially towing...
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Originally Posted by Lorne Greene View Post
3.5EB is a great motor and a beast for what it is. I have 70K on my F150 with 3.5EB and have had no issues what so ever with it. I would not worry about. Ford knocked it out of the park with that design.
It also doesn't have the variable cam timing to screw up.

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EB is the power king of the segment at low RPM. Get the HD Trailer Tow package and you will get the 3.73 gearing, which gives it the most towing capacity in the class.
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Originally Posted by km1125 View Post
Reading the title, I thought they might have marinized the 3.5EB!
I wish, indmar does marinize the 2.3 ecoboost, but not the 3.5 as of yet...
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
EB is the power king of the segment at low RPM. Get the HD Trailer Tow package and you will get the 3.73 gearing, which gives it the most towing capacity in the class.
and the integrated trailer brake option.

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My F150 has a 13,500 lbs. towing rating with the 3.5L EcoBoost.
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Just got my wife a 2017 expedition limited with the 3.5 and it has done nothing but impress . Don't think you will be disappointed at all . Pretty peppy at 6 sec. 0-60 with tons of tow capacity .
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Not to hijack, but I'm looking at a 15' F-150 with the 2.7 EcoBoost. How does this engine perform?
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Originally Posted by jshanks View Post
Not to hijack, but I'm looking at a 15' F-150 with the 2.7 EcoBoost. How does this engine perform?
How would you be using it?
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I had a Ford F150 Ecoboost, towed 28', 6k lb. trailer like it wasn't even there and had plenty of power/torque to spare. Truck was comfortable and well equipped. I recently got sold traded her with 125k miles due some issues that I didn't feel could be resolved. What was happening was while underway the truck would go into "limp mode". First time it happened I was passing a semi on a two lane road, scared the shit out of us. Took to dealer, no codes, this was at 100k miles, they did the 100k service (changed plugs) and everything was fine until it happened again at 118k miles, same situation. It happened 3 more times in rapid succession at 122k miles. Started researching as well as talking to Ford service and other mechanics and just couldn't get the sense that anyone knew what to do with it. Ford wanted to start replacing parts. They'd already done the plugs so the throttle body was next up ($500), if that didn't do it they look and see what was next. There were enough tales online of people who'd spend thousands on same or similar issues that I decided it was time to part ways with the truck.

I'm not trashing Ford, the F150 or the EB motor in any way, just throwing it out there to inform. For me at 123k miles it was just time to invest in something new as this was our primary traveler and we no longer had the confidence in it.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
How would you be using it?
Driving 25 miles to work on the interstate, pulling trailer with a 4wheeler, and pulling trailer with a 21' boat or a 17' boat.

Don't really tow anything heavy.
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Originally Posted by jshanks View Post
Driving 25 miles to work on the interstate, pulling trailer with a 4wheeler, and pulling trailer with a 21' boat or a 17' boat.

Don't really tow anything heavy.
That's about ideal usage for the 2.7.
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Originally Posted by dlos View Post
I had a Ford F150 Ecoboost, towed 28', 6k lb. trailer like it wasn't even there and had plenty of power/torque to spare. Truck was comfortable and well equipped. I recently got sold traded her with 125k miles due some issues that I didn't feel could be resolved. What was happening was while underway the truck would go into "limp mode". First time it happened I was passing a semi on a two lane road, scared the shit out of us. Took to dealer, no codes, this was at 100k miles, they did the 100k service (changed plugs) and everything was fine until it happened again at 118k miles, same situation. It happened 3 more times in rapid succession at 122k miles. Started researching as well as talking to Ford service and other mechanics and just couldn't get the sense that anyone knew what to do with it. Ford wanted to start replacing parts. They'd already done the plugs so the throttle body was next up ($500), if that didn't do it they look and see what was next. There were enough tales online of people who'd spend thousands on same or similar issues that I decided it was time to part ways with the truck.

I'm not trashing Ford, the F150 or the EB motor in any way, just throwing it out there to inform. For me at 123k miles it was just time to invest in something new as this was our primary traveler and we no longer had the confidence in it.
My buddies did the exact same thing. A new throttle body fixed the problem and he hasn't had an issue since.

My ecoboost had terrible "turbo lag" when I would accelerate out of a rolling stop. No codes = no fixes. Finally couldn't take it anymore and traded it. But it towed my boat like a champ.

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My '19 Limited pulls the INV out with ease. Better then any of my previous Limiteds.
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The new 10 speed transmission is also a game changer.
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