Category: Ford F150 (& F250 Light Duty) 1997 – Present

Why Are Newer Trucks So Hard to Work On?

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I’ve often been asked why are newer cars and trucks so hard to work on? After leaving engineering and running an auto repair shop, my employees asked me this daily. They enjoyed having someone that helped caused their misery right there to sling it back! One of the best examples of this is a Chevy [...] More »

Ford Plants Tomato Based Plastic in 2015 F-150

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Ford has enlisted the aid of tomato experts, Heinz, in their quest to develop a 100% plant based plastic. The report says that they’re using tomato skins specifically, but that could expand to peels, stems, seeds, and the rest of it. Nike, Coca-Cola, and Procter & Gamble are also partners along with other companies. According [...] More »

F-150 Rescues Stranded Semi-Truck on the Beach

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Semi-trucks aren’t the optimal beach vehicle. That probably sounds like an obvious statement, and yet, here we are with a semi-truck stranded on the beach, mere feet salty doom. Tragedy! All is lost! If only there were trucks around with a reputation for toughness and versatility. If only they had a proven record of saving [...] More »

Fleet Sales Pick Up For CNG F-150

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Ford’s been pushing their CNG trucks for the better part of the year, but that average consumer probably wouldn’t have heard about it. Honestly, the initial expense and limited bed space preclude them from the best option for most individuals. If you’re a government, however, the long term appeal of CNG is attractive. I’m not [...] More »

2015 Super Duty Engineers Q&A: Part 2

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Ford’s engineers returned last Friday with answers to more questions about the 2015 Super Duty. Compared to last week, they got to hang around a little longer. Questions about frame rigidity, the 6.7-liter, and dampeners all get addressed in the summary below. If the mood seizes you, jump to the forum to ask your own [...] More »

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