► 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.
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.
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.
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
2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Limited Off-Road Drive and Review
( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) The 2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Limited is not exactly set-up to be the
most off-road worthy truck that Ford builds. In fact with 22 inch wheels
the Limited Model is perhaps one of the less off-road worthy light duty
trucks on the market. But never-the-less we wanted to see how well this
truck would deal with the Colorado Rocky Mountains. In another accurate,
fun and informative review, Nathan and Roman put the 2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Limited to the TFLtruck test by
taking it into Colorado mountains to see how well this truck drives when
the going gets tough.
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Test Drive: 2011 Ford F150 Lariat EcoBoost
For this test drive, we go out in the all new 2011 Ford F150 Lariat,
equipped with the new 3.5L EcoBoost
Twin turbo V6. The purpose of the drive
is to demonstrate the new EcoBoost
engine in varied road conditions. A small portion of the drive also
explains the "Torture Test" that Ford put the engine through, before
releasing it onto the market.
All new Ford F-150 EcoBoost Baja Truck Engine Swap
After months of hard work, the 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost "hero engine" has been installed in a
race truck to take on the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000 desert endurance race this
month. This same engine first endured 150,000 harsh user miles on the
dynamometer, then was dropped into a new 2011 Ford F-150 to work as a log
skidder in Oregon, tow a maximum trailer load at high speeds around a
NASCAR track and beat the competition in a towing exercise at Davis Dam.