► 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 EcoBoost "Head to Head" Towing Competition
► http://www.facebook.com/youcarpress 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost won a powertrain performance exercise against the competition towing a trailer up the Davis Dam in Arizona. It's the latest phase of the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost truck engine's "Torture Test" web-based series.
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