This is a discussion on 2.7 EB long term updates (normal guy) within the 2016 Ford F150 Ecoboost Chat forums, part of the 2nd Gen F150 Ecoboost Forum category; Update: after 1 month 3037 miles, avg mpg for life of engine 22 mpg. Hours on engine: 87, idle 14. My overall impression of the ...
Update: after 1 month 3037 miles, avg mpg for life of engine 22 mpg. Hours on engine: 87, idle 14.
My overall impression of the truck is good. I'm learning to adapt to the truck and the things it does and doesn't do. The 2.7 is growing on me and I have had no problems from the drivetrain. Oil change at just shy of 2K miles and this will be changed at 5K. Depending on my used oil analysis I will adjust my intervals maybe going to 7500 if the oil holds up.
Minimal towing for me, just around the farm when we go to visit on holidays and weekends, mostly a daily driver family truckster. Daily drive is 36 miles one way on freeway with commuter traffic. I should be flashing off any fuel in the oil with my drive. Hopefully after the holidays I can stop putting so many miles on my truck. I really wanted at least two years out of the BTB warranty.
Minor things that bother me. The lighted vanity mirrors not being standard are really a cheap move by Ford in my opinion. And the 8inch dash instrument cluster should be included on the 302A package. All minor gripes but a valid issue for a truck that sells north of 30K!
Asking Santa for some swing out toolboxes and that looks to be my last mod I'm gonna do.
Long term test in progress.
Had an impromptu road trip yesterday for a family errand. Add another 700 miles.
I'm really beginning to appreciate all the areas for storage in the doors and console, well done Ford.
Windy in our area during road trip, speeds up to 80 mph, mostly 70's... 23.7 MPG.
Getting good mileage while trying to hurry, I'm enjoying ecoboost ownership.
Happy Thanksgiving! (much to be grateful for today)
Update: washed the truck at a carwash yesterday... hard to get the cab dryed off for sure. I haven't had a vehicle this large to take care of since having a company provided 06 Expedition. Lots of real estate to hand wash and I flat ran out of time to wax. Drying is a 3 towel job for sure, and to get the windows dryed off requires some ingenuity. Nice to have an F150 to complain about but I can see how my truck won't be getting washed as often.
So today I went to the dealership to get two transponder keys cut. The counter guys really don't know much about any vehicle they write a ticket on so it took a little convincing to help them understand it could be done without reprogramming all the keys.
So, $10 bucks a key to cut and I'm in business. I had already purchased the keys online, part number on pic.
Less than $20 per key, $10 to cut per key. Add $60 to my total= $657
Easy to program in your driveway IF you have both fobs from Ford. 5 minutes, see page 73 of manual.
Oh yeah, while I was there I picked up a plastic oil pan plug for the 2.7.
Cheap! Add $3 bucks to my total (I rounded up) =$660.
This looks to be new old stock, part had been redesigned a couple of times but will still fit. Next oil change I will post side by side pic to show the difference. Not really a big deal to me as this is a spare for the tool box. I'll use the original till it shows some sign of wear.
This is the key fob with its new little brother. It's not a remote start set up but for the price and peace of mind I'll live with it.
Owners manual says you can add up to 8 of the simple keys and 4 of the intelligent (fob) keys. My suggestion is get some spare keys before you need them.
Last edited by Tdog02; 11-28-2016 at 04:25 PM.
If I ever lose one of my fobs I will die. Lol
I keep one hidden in an undisclosed place on the vehicle somewhere. With this new information I may hide one of the simple keys in a clever hard to access spot in the cab. With the door code maybe I'll never be in an unfortunate situation.
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I have two. I don't think I'm going to spend that on a fob unless I lose one, or both, of them. Lol. I lost the fob to my powerstroke and just started using the key in the door locking and unlocking, lol. Did that for 3 years and it was only $50 or so to get another.
I'd rather spend that money on the module that would allow me to use my phone to lock/unlock/start from anywhere. Then, perhaps, a simple key is all I'd ever need anyway.
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