205,000-Mile EcoBoost-Powered F-150 Silences Haters

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If you take care of your vehicle, it will most definitely take care of you.

When Ford released the EcoBoost engine in the 2011 F-150, purists were a little upset about the new addition to the motor lineup. Over the years, Ford hasn’t only stuck with the turbocharged engine, but but it has in grown its popularity massively. Of course, there are many folks who believe the V8 is the only way to go when it comes to pickup trucks. That makes us wonder, how do these engines perform over the long term?

In a video posted on YouTube, a mechanic goes over a client’s 2011 EcoBoost-powered F-150 that recently surpassed the 200,000 mile mark. Guess what? It’s still performing amazingly! He goes over what’s been fixed over the last six years with the vehicle, but surprisingly, it’s not much at all. You would think that 200,000 miles would lead to major repairs, but it’s mostly been wear-and-tear items.

2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost

The mechanic has replaced the front brake rotors, passenger front wheel bearing, spark plugs, the battery, ignition coils, and some sensors. Not too shabby, right? This is especially surprising since the owner is a construction worker who hauls a 16-foot box trailer everyday for work, and doesn’t necessarily baby his truck.

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Charles Dean is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum and Rennlist, among other auto sites.

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