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Oldgator73

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Ford F150'Eco Boost Overheating
« on: January 17, 2018, 09:44:35 AM »
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Re: Ford F150'Eco Boost Overheating
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 08:30:34 AM »
Interesting.  I wonder what gear the computer selected when he is going about 75mph at 2600RPM.  I believe he said the transmission is a 10 speed.

Not surprised at the 239 degree temp on level ground with the speed & RPM shown. 

Didn't watch the rest of the video. 
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Oldgator73

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Re: Ford F150'Eco Boost Overheating
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 09:15:09 AM »
I think he said the highest gear the truck got to was 8. I am thinking of purchasing an F 150 Eco Boost so this was of some interest to me. Other videos have not mentioned overheating.
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Re: Ford F150'Eco Boost Overheating
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 10:13:19 AM »
Not really surprising. Frontal area is probably the largest factor here, given the almost 75 mph speed. That little EcoBoost is actually doing quite well under those circumstances.

I suppose we could also talk about the wisdom of pulling a trailer at 75mph  and focusing his phone camera on the dash board, but there really isn't much to say...  :o
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Re: Ford F150'Eco Boost Overheating
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2018, 10:58:26 AM »
75 mph,  pulling a trailer,  up hill ....

and he doesn't understand why it's getting hot ?     ::)

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Re: Ford F150'Eco Boost Overheating
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2018, 12:14:13 PM »
75 mph,  pulling a trailer,  up hill ....

and he doesn't understand why it's getting hot ?     ::)

Takes a lot less than that to get me hot.
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Re: Ford F150'Eco Boost Overheating
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 12:48:18 PM »
That's a pretty tough climb north of Phoenix on I-17.  I believe there are signs saying "Turn off AC to avoid over heating". I generally slow down to 50-55 going through that section.  Of course, I only drive at 60 MPH on flat land too.
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Oldgator73

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Re: Ford F150'Eco Boost Overheating
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 01:08:10 PM »
That's a pretty tough climb north of Phoenix on I-17.  I believe there are signs saying "Turn off AC to avoid over heating". I generally slow down to 50-55 going through that section.  Of course, I only drive at 60 MPH on flat land too.

In the video he says both the turbos and the AC are automatically shut off when the temp gets to a certain point.
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Re: Ford F150'Eco Boost Overheating
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2018, 01:31:03 PM »
In the video he says both the turbos and the AC are automatically shut off when the temp gets to a certain point.

I missed the AC getting turning off. I really should of said he needs to slow down a bit. But that's not to say he doesn't have some high temperature issues with his truck.
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Re: Ford F150'Eco Boost Overheating
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2018, 01:41:20 PM »
I found this video while searching for info on towing with an F 150 Ecoboost. It was the only mention of overheating.
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Re: Ford F150'Eco Boost Overheating
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2018, 02:26:03 PM »
On top of all everything ...that truck and trailer combo has to be the worst possible aerodynamic towing setup.  It's gotta be like trying to pull a 5 thousand pound 8' x 8' wall up an Arizona hill.. at 75 mph.   (with little a 3.5 liter engine)

I say good job little Ford  :))  that truck did't get hot...... it got 'mad' at the guy driving it.

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Re: Ford F150'Eco Boost Overheating
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2018, 05:52:57 PM »
I tow my 2015 Coachmen Freedom Express Liberty Edition (30') with a 2015 F150 with Ecoboost.  I've towed about 8k miles with it, from Phoenix to New England and all over the southeast and have had only one issue with overheating.  I was approaching the Eisenhower Tunnel from the west in light traffic and had the engine - which normally tows the Coachmen effortlessly - derate due to temp.  I was going slightly in excess of the posted speed limit, which may have been a contributing factor.  Other than that I've not had a problem.

My only bitch with the truck is the range when towing, even with the extended range tank, which is likely endemic to any gas engine. My next truck will be a diesel for sure....

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Re: Ford F150'Eco Boost Overheating
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2018, 02:10:30 PM »

not surprised with such a small overstressed  engine, it's just not made for towing duty cycle.

I made a serious mistake and traded in my big tundra for an ecofail  f150, was a bad decision both in towing experience and fuel economy, or rather the lack of it.. i was pulling 7000lb with my previous trailer and the ford is worse than the tundra
and just not a comfortable tow. i traded the ford for a ram 2500 with the big Cummins diesel. this beast is built to tow day and night with no effort at all.. so it's a horses for courses thing..  in my opinion the ford is a street princess sport truck, not well suited for towing.

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