► 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.
Torture Test #2: 2011 Ford F-150 "Logging Miles" with the 3.5L ECOboost engine
2011 Ford F-150 with ECOBoost "Logs"
Heavy-Duty Hours At Oregon Timber Company
Oregon by dragging logs weighing from two to almost five tons.
2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost "hero
engine" demonstrates its best-in-class 420 lb.-ft of torque, especially its
wealth of low-end torque, in Oregon by dragging logs weighing from two to
almost five tons
Dyno stress web
documentary shows this same engine already enduring the equivalent of
150,000 miles on the dynamometer, replicating the duty cycle of the
The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost
recently logged some tough miles in rugged Pacific Northwest country in the
latest demonstration of its durability.
The new 3.5-liter EcoBoost "torture
test" truck engine moved from the lab to the real world with a stop at a
logging company in Oregon. It's the current phase of a multi-part series of
Web-based documentaries that began when this randomly selected EcoBoost engine endured the equivalent of 150,000
miles or 10 years' use on the dynamometer, replicating the duty cycle of
the harshest-use customer.
After the Dyno torture
testing, the engine was dropped into a new 2011 Ford F-150 to work as a log
skidder for Nygaard Logging of Warrenton, OR. Skidding is the process of
moving harvested timber, after the branches have been removed, from the
forest to a staging area where it is placed on a truck to be sent to a
The 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost
replaced a vehicle similar to a backhoe that "ropes" the harvested timber
using high-strength cables and drags it to the staging area.
The work was performed at Clatsop State Forest, where the 2011 F-150 EcoBoost pulled logs weighing from 4,000
to 9,000 pounds. That's where the new engine's best-in-class torque of 420
lb.-ft. at 2,500 rpm was essential -- especially low-end torque. Up to 90
percent of the EcoBoost truck
engine's peak torque is available from 1,700 rpm to 5,000 rpm -- all on
Ford F-150 Ecoboost vs Chevy Silverado Duramax Pick-up Mashup Review
( http://www.TFLcar.com ) Ford expects to sell almost 100,000 brand new
EcoBoost twin turbo F-150s this year. With a towing capacity of
just over 11,000 pounds and 360 HP, the F-150 is a class leading pick-up
truck. But how will it do when stacked up against a Chevy Silverado 2500 HD
(heavy duty) with the Duramax turbo
diesel engine? And perhaps even more importantly how do both classic
American pick-ups do when used the way that many people use pick-ups...as
their daily drivers? We took two of America's newest and most popular turbo-charged pick-ups and put them to the
everyman test of comfort, ease of use, and combined that with a very
unusual drag race to see which pick-up was the better daily driver.
2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Top 5 Likes & Dislikes (Episode 6)
( http://www.TFLtruck.com ) The 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is a capable and
even useful pickup truck that can serve as an everyday drive. But it is far
from perfect. In fact there are a number of areas that need improvement.
In Episode 6 of of this long-term test of the 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor,
Roman takes a look at the Top 5 things he likes about the new Raptor and of
course the Top 5 things that he dislikes.
The Ford F-150 SVT Raptor is one of the baddest trucks in the land. It can
tow 8000 pounds, seat 5 comfortably, haul all of your stuff and still race
across the desert at over 100 MPH is perfect air-conditioned comfort.
That's why we at TFLtruck choose the 2014 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor as our
first long term test truck. Usually truck manufacturers supply us with
pickups to test for a week at a time. We wanted to test the best selling
truck in the land for durability and reliability which meant buying a Ford
F-150. But not just any Ford F-150, the most powerful and the most off-road
worthy version that Ford builds.
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Ford Raptor vs Ram Runner! - Head 2 Head Episode 14
On this episode of Head 2 Head, Motor Trend's Mike Febbo and off-road racer
Joe Bacal head to the desert to pit the Ford Raptor against the Ram Runner.
Find out which high performance prerunner tames the tarmac and destroys the
dirt the best!
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2012 Ford Explorer EcoBoost - First Test
Motor Trend senior editor Jonny Lieberman tests out the 2012 Ford Explorer
EcoBoost to see if it has what it
takes to compete in the sport/utility arena.
Read the full story here:
Ford Ecoboost Animation
Sticking with the recent trend of 'less is more', Ford has unveiled its new
series of EcoBoost 4-cylinder
engines at the Frankfurt motor show today.