Go Back  Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums > General > General Automotive Discussion
Reload this Page >

Question of the Week: 2.7L EcoBoost or New Diesel?

Notices
General Automotive Discussion

Question of the Week: 2.7L EcoBoost or New Diesel?

 
  #16  
Old 02-13-2016, 05:58 AM
John1001
John1001 is offline
New User
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 3
John1001 is starting off with a positive reputation.
"" The 6.7L block is CGI and the 2.7L block is also CGI. Compacted Graphite Iron. The next gen 3.5L will be CGI. Sounds like the same to me. ""

I am basing it on some well known engineering facts, materials aside: ""“The high compression ratio of diesel engines allows for better efficiency compared to gasoline engines,” Angner said, “but this high compression ratio also requires more robust parts, which in general are considered to add longevity to the life span of the engine, because diesel engines use compression ignition, which can quickly ruin a gas engine, they must be made very tough. And because they come form a workhorse heritage, they tend to be very reliable and need a minimum of care""
 
  #17  
Old 02-13-2016, 01:13 PM
Ford_Six's Avatar
Ford_Six
Ford_Six is offline
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: The Big, Oregon
Posts: 18,488
Ford_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputation
If I wanted an economy pickup I'd go buy another Courier or B2000. Tiny truck, with 1200-1600lb cargo capacity, and my 2.3 equipped one got nearly 30mpg real world, loaded. If it burned less oil it probably would have gotten better mileage.
It's nearly done as a 4x4 and diesel conversion now, and should still get 25 or so while being far cooler than the current F150s. Unfortunately it won't have a 7k tow rating, but that's what my 7.3 swapped 69 F250 is for.
Modern trucks are cars with beds, they are far too luxurious. Two F150s have come through the shop for bedliners in the last two weeks, one 2.7 EB and one 5.0. Both had insane levels of comfort stuff, and would have likely lost 500lbs ditching that all in favor of rubber floors, unheated cloth or vinyl seats, no backup cameras, basic stereo, and manual seats/windows/etc.
 
  #18  
Old 02-13-2016, 01:27 PM
John1001
John1001 is offline
New User
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 3
John1001 is starting off with a positive reputation.
I want the luxury, buying Platinum version, I found i need a truck and have to drive it more than any other vehicle due to where we live and needs we have. The level of luxury and the towing ability are both critical for me as our boat is 34' long. We rarely tow it, but when I need to do so I need the towing , the rest of the time I want good fuel economy
 
  #19  
Old 03-04-2016, 08:40 AM
Rickyrobert's Avatar
Rickyrobert
Rickyrobert is offline
Senior User
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Caledon, On
Posts: 239
Rickyrobert is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.Rickyrobert is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
Diesel no more chances for ecoboost. too many problems
 
  #20  
Old 03-06-2016, 12:49 AM
Ford_Six's Avatar
Ford_Six
Ford_Six is offline
Super Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: The Big, Oregon
Posts: 18,488
Ford_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputationFord_Six has a superb reputation
Originally Posted by John1001 View Post
I want the luxury, buying Platinum version, I found i need a truck and have to drive it more than any other vehicle due to where we live and needs we have. The level of luxury and the towing ability are both critical for me as our boat is 34' long. We rarely tow it, but when I need to do so I need the towing , the rest of the time I want good fuel economy
I would not tow a 34' boat with something smaller than an F450, unless it was some sort of narrow lightweight configuration. In that case I might step down to an F350 dually.
 
  #21  
Old 03-07-2016, 11:40 PM
82_F100_300Six's Avatar
82_F100_300Six
82_F100_300Six is offline
Posting Guru
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 2,437
82_F100_300Six has a great reputation on FTE.82_F100_300Six has a great reputation on FTE.82_F100_300Six has a great reputation on FTE.82_F100_300Six has a great reputation on FTE.
Originally Posted by LSchicago2 View Post
5.0. Mine gets mid 20's driven easy unloaded.
We have a winner
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
StrikeForce
2017+ Super Duty
44
08-15-2017 04:22 PM
1968
General Automotive Discussion
2
04-17-2017 05:41 AM
CGiron
2015+ F150
57
02-22-2017 02:19 PM
boblamp1
1999 to 2016 Super Duty
76
03-17-2016 05:45 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Question of the Week: 2.7L EcoBoost or New Diesel?


Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.