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post #1 of 18 Old 01-20-2013, 10:16 AM Thread Starter
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eco boost or 5.0l?

so my 97 f250 gasser finally took a dump after 320k on the clock on a fully stock engine and trans.... So since i need something quick to replace it im putting my 07 F150EC 4wd into work and now im looking for a new truck for myself...

before we get started i do not need a diesel to just run around from job site to job site... a F150 is more than enough for what i need my personal truck for... If i really need to haul something heavy i have my f350 diesel.

so been doing a lot of research and im still torn on the 2 engine options. Ill be getting a new CC 4wd (maybe fx4) in the next few weeks...

Right now my 07 5.4L gets on average 14mpg. I drive about 2k miles a month so fuel efficiency means a lot to me. I see all these people saying they are only seeing about 15mpg out of the EB engine and some saying over 20mpg (which is prob not hand calculated) I know the 5.0L would get better mpg than my 5.4l and is cheaper priced then the EB...

if you were in my situation which one would you choose?

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I think I'd go the EB route Raul. Boy I wish they'd put a 4.5l diesel in the F150.
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I am a tech for a dealer and according to the lie-o-meter the 5.0L is getting much better fuel economy than the 3.5L EB. It's usually about a 5mpg difference on the display. So I know that doesn't mean much but you can use it for food for thought.
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Re: eco boost or 5.0l?

What he said. Ive also heard nitemares when u tow ANYTHING with the ecoboost. I'm not impressed. Get a 5L

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ECO BOOST ALL THE WAY! They are awesome and get GREAT mileage even towing.

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I'd get a 5.0L just cause it seems to be the classic thing to do.. the ecoboost isn't perfect yet

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Re: eco boost or 5.0l?

I've heard some pretty bad mpg reports from the EB.

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eco boost or 5.0l?

Yeah I'm kinda torn on the two engines. I like the V8 just because of the simplicity and to be honest V8's are just cool. I like the Ecoboost because it is quicker than the 5.0 (just by a little bit) and they seem to offer decent MPG if you stay out of the turbos.


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I was forced to trade in my 2010 F250 Super Duty for a 2011 F150 Lariat with a 5.0 engine almost 2 years ago. A change in my job gave me a company van and the Super Duty sitting in the drive way for 2 weeks at a time got me worried with it constantly going into regen, white smoke and possible condensation in the fuel tank, so I traded in for a F150. I have to say, I had the same tough decision to make, but I have to say, I feel I made the right decision, on the highway gong upstate I broke the 20 mpg mark, and that is driving with the A/C on and driving on mountain roads, I haven't reset the computer in a year and now my combines mileage is reading 16 mpg. The truck has plenty of power, I don't tow anything, but since I am in the appliance business I do carry an occasional washer and dryer or a refrigerator in the bed. I was concerned with the Eco Boost engine on the resale end of it, I figured whoever is looking for a used pick up truck, wants an 8 cyl. engine not a 6 cylinder one, that was just my opinion. I have to say, I love my truck, but I do miss my Super Duty, if I ever change jobs again and have to use my own personal vehicle again it will be another F250 diesel.
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