► 2011 Ford F-150 Ecoboost Hero Engine - part 2
Ford powertrain engineers will tear down an engine that has gone a distance
equal to six times around the earth and three quarters of the way to the
moon. Or put another way: the engine has the equivalent of 160,000 miles
and 10 years of rugged use. Now, Ford engineers want to see how the
engine's parts and components held up. They will examine it for long-term
durability in front of the public at the North American International Auto
Show in Detroit on Jan. 15, 2011 at 11 a.m.
► Ford F-150 Hero Engine Tear Down
The block, pistons, turbos, crankshaft,
valves and other internal parts of the 3.5-liter F-150 EcoBoost "hero" engine are still within rigid
factory specifications after enduring testing that simulated 10 years of
wear or about 160,000 miles. In an unprecedented -- and high-stakes --
public reveal, Ford engineers disassembled the engine for the first time in
front of a live audience of nearly 1,000 at the North American
International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
2011 Ford F-150 Mashup review: Ecoboost V6 Twin Turbo vs 5.0L V8
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Twin turbo has been a surprise grand slam for Ford.
Not only has this V6 Twin turbo pick-up
proved to be the most popular engine choice in the country's most popular
vehicle but it also surprised many automotive journalist and buyers with
it's fuel economy, towing capacity and 365 horsepower. So which is the
better F-150? The traditional V8 or the brand new twin turbo V6 EcoBoost? Check out this video as we compare the
two Ford best selling pick-ups to each other.
Extreme Traction-Control Test
As part of the 2008 PickupTrucks.com Half-Ton Shootout, PickupTrucks.com
put six half-ton pickups from Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Nissan and
Toyota through an extreme traction-control test that simulated icy road
conditions to find out which trucks had the best traction control. For more
information, visit PickupTrucks.com.
#15 of 22 2011 Ford F-150 BFT Roundup -- 2011 F-150 Towing Test Ecoboost 3.5L Atlanta
Check this out! We had a 6,500 lb trailer behind us on Interstate 20 in
Atlanta GA. This EcoBoost engine
outperformed the big V8s by Ford, Dodge and Chevy. It was absolutely
amazing and unbelievable. This engine will change the market for sure. It
is capable of towing 11,300 max towing.
This video is #15 of a 22 video series all shot in one day. There is even
a bonus 23rd video of a sneak peek of the 2011 Explorer--wow! Come see us
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Ford F-150 EcoBoost Teardown from NAIAS - Part 2
Watch as engineers begin to tear apart engine 448AA in order to determine
how the engine's parts held up over the course of the Torture Testing. The
engineers check out the state of the turbos and the chain that drives the crankshaft up
through the cams.
Sights and Sounds: 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
We hit the dirt with Ford's breathtaking baja-storming beast, the F-150 SVT
Raptor 6.2L V-8.
Read the full story here:
Shot by: Mike Suggett
Edited by: Mike Suggett
Ford F-150 EcoBoost Teardown from NAIAS - Part 3
Watch as our engineers complete the teardown of engine 448AA including how
the pistons held up. The team also talks to Mike McCarthy, driver of the
EcoBoost truck in the Baja Torture
Test webisode, about his experiences with the engine.
SDHQ's Twin-Turbo Eco-Raptor - /TUNED
The Raptor is an amazing truck worthy of an amazing engine. While the
standard 6.2L mill is no slouch, it's far from high tech and eats gas like
no other. This is the Raptor review Ford doesn't want you to see: the Super
Duty Headquartters EcoBoost-powered