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Old 05-19-2018, 07:00 PM
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Drove my First 2.7EB today

My dad bought a 2018 SCREW 4x4 with the 2.7eb/3.55 gears a couple months ago and I finally got around to driving it. The truck only has 300 miles on it so I didn't get on it very hard but I was pretty impressed with the motor, got up to speed really quick and had no problems holding it. I switched over to sport mode while taking off from a stop sign and it made a big difference, it felt like I mashed on the throttle even though I never changed throttle input. The auto start/stop was more seamless than I thought it would be but I'd still deactivate it if it was my truck.

If a guy doesn't need to tow anything heavy the 2.7 would be a great compromise between power and economy.
 
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Old 05-21-2018, 05:30 PM
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As Far as towing Mine Has No Problem Towing my 21ft TT that Weights 6,000 lb. Dry with a Tongue Weight of 600 lbs.
I Put it in Tow/Haul, I do have a WDH Blue OX with the Torsion Bars Pulls like a Dream I don't even know its there.
I'm sure with more weight things would Change, I have a friend that Tows a 30ft TT and he said its Working!!!
 
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Whats the hp/tq on that motor?
 
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Whats the hp/tq on that motor?
325hp and 400lbs tq.Ford squeezes quite a bit out of a small displacement engine.
 
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Old 05-21-2018, 06:24 PM
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Think i'll go test drive the ecoboost.
I would be interested in the bigger motor..depending on the towing mpg.
 
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That's a great engine, and would suit most of us really well.
 
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Old 05-22-2018, 04:40 AM
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I have the same 3.55 gears in my 16' with a 2.7 that I had in my 08' with the 5.4. This truck significantly out performs the 08' towing my 5,500lb TT or empty and way better mpg. It's not even comparable. Amazing little engine.
 
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I have 27K on mine and I couldn't be happier with the truck. Nice to regularly get 23 MPG from full size truck. They even pipe a V-8 engine sound into the speakers, but without it you could not tell it isn't a V-8. Pulls a bulky trailer amazingly well. The backup assist is a great circus trick, it will back a wee tiny trailer in a straight line!

Apparently all the 2018's have auto stop-start. I was next to a Benz yesterday that had it. Very common in Europe. The only real downside I have noticed is the dealer does not let the oil drain long enough... I suspect they designed the engine to 'hold' oil for a while, so all those starts are never a 'dry' start?? Wait 15 minutes to check the oil level is what the book (and sticker says).
 
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I had a loaner 2.7EB for a week. I thought it was a great engine and was quite impressive. The truck was an 18 XLT supercab.
 
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Apparently all the 2018's have auto stop-start. I was next to a Benz yesterday that had it. Very common in Europe. The only real downside I have noticed is the dealer does not let the oil drain long enough... I suspect they designed the engine to 'hold' oil for a while, so all those starts are never a 'dry' start?? Wait 15 minutes to check the oil level is what the book (and sticker says).

I noticed on my 2017 f150 with 3.5L Eco that when auto stop-start is active...the OIL pressure stays Up for an additional 5 to 6 seconds, then drops off until it starts again. I thought that was interesting!


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I noticed on my 2017 f150 with 3.5L Eco that when auto stop-start is active...the OIL pressure stays Up for an additional 5 to 6 seconds, then drops off until it starts again. I thought that was interesting!


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That's intentional. There are check valves (or something) to keep the oil pressure from bleeding off quickly. It slightly complicates an oil change (take longer for the old oil to drain), but it's a big plus for the auto start/stop.
 
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Old 06-02-2018, 09:17 PM
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The oil pressure 'gauge' is more a switch than a gauge. It merely indicates pressure or no pressure, always reads the same when the engine is running. That is not realistic, should be lower at an idle. But good point, it does 'read' for a time after shut down.
 
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