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Old 02-28-2013, 08:54 PM
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Very Audible Turbos

I can hear my turbos spool in my truck (to me, a good thing), but my bosses' F-150 seem to me to be much quieter. I'm curious if anyone else has ever noticed a difference between the 2011 truck, compared to lets say a 2012 or '13 in this regard. I do love this engine. I came from a 5.4 (good engine) to my Eco, and I really am enjoying this powerful little 6 banger.
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My '13 is very quiet. I can't hear the turbos at all.
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I can hear the turbo's on my 2013 plain as day.
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I can hear mine spool as I start the truck but she's quiet otherwise.

Now when I'm going on base and passing the guard shack to my left with the window down, I can hear the turbos.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:11 PM
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They are quiet for sure, but louder than I thought. I was just curious what others have noticed.
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The 2013 Eco's actually have bigger turbos than 2012 and 2011. There not much bigger but a little and i have read that they are more pronounced when spooling up.
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They have 51mm Borg Warner, and have a nice faint turbo whistle to them. I've hit the gas and given them some boost and people walking have turned their heads, so I know their must be a difference.
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My wifes 2013 Escape has a little noise to it. I can actually hear the blow off too,cracks me up.
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My dad and i both have 2012 Ecoboost trucks... Mine is an FX4 and his is an XLT. His truck has a lot more turbo noise than mine. I can barley hear my turbos. Very faintly, but when im in his truck and he gets on it, you can hear them plain as day. You can hear the turbo spoola s well as the rush of air.

I think the FX4 has more sound deading materials in it than the XLT's. Maybe thats why there is a sound difference.
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I have almost 42k miles on my 2012 F150 Ecoboost that I bought on 9/30/12. It has a loud pinging sound, which everyone notices and comments on, but when I took it to the dealer for an oil change and to check the noise, they say it is normal and they gave me a service bulletin that mentions customers complaining of noise. But mine is more of a ping than a woosh, so I don't know if I trust them. I may take it to another dealer for a second opinion. The truck has great power though, so it seems to be running fine. I get 18-20 mpg depending on how fast I drive and if I drive the hills. I love the truck.
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Honestly in my 2013 I have never heard them as of yet. Even when floored I hear more of a motor noise than anything.
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On Friday, 9/6, my engine blew as I was accelerating from one freeway (I15) onto another (I60) on my way to work at 730 a.m. As I was accelerating, I heard a weird grinding noise, I lost power and the truck downshifted from 6th to 4th, and then I saw smoke (can't remember if it was blue or white -- not black) coming out of the tailpipe and then the engine. I coasted off the freeway and had very little power to make it up the offramp and to turn right on a very busy street in Ontario, CA, and then to pull off onto the first side street. So much for the response, "the noise is normal for the Ecoboost." I will hear on Monday what they say is exactly wrong.
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On Friday, 9/6, my engine blew as I was accelerating from one freeway (I15) onto another (I60) on my way to work at 730 a.m. As I was accelerating, I heard a weird grinding noise, I lost power and the truck downshifted from 6th to 4th, and then I saw smoke (can't remember if it was blue or white -- not black) coming out of the tailpipe and then the engine. I coasted off the freeway and had very little power to make it up the offramp and to turn right on a very busy street in Ontario, CA, and then to pull off onto the first side street. So much for the response, "the noise is normal for the Ecoboost." I will hear on Monday what they say is exactly wrong.
I am sorry to hear about that...please let us know how it goes.
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I am sorry to hear about that...please let us know how it goes.
Chino Hills Ford, in Chino Hills, CA, had never seen an Ecoboost engine failure before mine. As I explained in my 9/4 post before the engine blew, I have 42k miles on the truck and I bought it on 9/30/12. I drive a lot of miles to work near downtown LA from Riverside County – 105 miles each way. Luckily I had just complained of the strange “noise” on 8/22/13, when I went in for an oil change, and they said it was normal and attached a copy of a tech bulletin explaining that the engine turbos produced a strange noise that customers were complaining about.

After I had it towed to them, It took a couple of days to take the engine apart and they found a rod had busted through the block. A guard at work, who had commented on the abnormal noise before this happened, said he thought it sounded like a loose wrist pin, which nobody at Chino Hills Ford confirmed. If they would have properly diagnosed that when I took it in on 8/22, and replaced the wrist pin, perhaps Ford would not have had to replace the engine under warranty. But, Ford was wonderful and sent a long block, which Chino Hills Ford installed. It was the first one they replaced so they had the truck for 13 days total. They said they wanted to make sure they did the job right.

They paid for my rental car, which I had for 13 days, too. I put 2100 miles on a Chrysler T&C minivan during that time. When I got the truck back last Thursday afternoon, it no longer had the abnormal noise and I can hear the normal turbo sound now. The abnormal sound must have gradually worsened to where it sounded normal to me with all my 1000 mi/wk driving. Duh! I am a 66-year-old grannie, so I don't pay a lot of attention to the noises in my vehicles.

I personally think that the people who have trouble with their vehicles should place the blame on the dealership’s service department and not Ford headquarters. The service reps are the people who go to bat for their customers and make or break the dealer’s reputation. There are certain dealers that I refuse to use, and that includes the closest one to my house, which is near Temecula. For example, when my F350 would not start one day, I had it towed to that dealer. Their diagnosis: 8 new fuel injectors at a cost of $4k!

I laughed and asked if they thought I just fell of a turnip truck. That service writer said that Ford’s engineers said it was possible. I said I had a BS in Physics and it would never happen, so I had the truck towed to Drew Ford in San Diego, who I knew had a great reputation. Their diagnosis: new fuel pump for $2k. I told Drew what Rancho said, and they laughed and said that, if I had Ranch replace the 8 injectors for $4k, I still would have needed a new fuel pump and I’d be out $6k. They were amazed at Rancho's gall in making that diagnosis, but perhaps they thought I would believe anything since I am a woman. Either that or some of these mechanics just don’t know basic physics of the machines they work on.

I love my Ecoboost and completely trust Chino Hills Ford. The truck drives like a dream and is now quiet as can be.
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