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Recovering the F-150 Thread


justgary

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I hate the auto start/stop b/c it was a traditional start on my 2017 (shakes the truck, not smooth).  I just test drove the new powerboost and the auto/start stop is MUCH smoother.  Not sure if they are doing it at the crank or what but very silky smooth and I would expect a hybrid to cycle on/off gas so I guess its inevitable and I like how smoothly it does it.

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Thanks to all of your for your help.  I found a leftover 2020 with max tow and navigation (in "dirt color") for what I thought was a very reasonable price.  The only problem is that it was in Tennesse

On the EBs it’s the cam phasers that make the cold start rattle - lasts about 2-5 seconds upon start.  Mine has been doing it for the last 21,000 miles, with 27,000 miles on the truck currently.

Yes, the 10-speed is an absolute winner here.  It locks out the upper gears when necessary and does a great job of keeping you in the power.  No need to do anything, simply engage tow/haul mode and hi

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31 minutes ago, justgary said:

Why?  It doesn't seem to bug me at all that the engine dies when I stop.  It starts very quickly, and I figured out that if you flare the brake pedal just a bit as you stop, it will delay the shutoff.  If I want it to kill the engine sooner, I press the brake pedal a little harder as I complete the stop.

 

Totally annoying in the ford I drove for a while. Plus, what about the extra wear on the starter and battery to save a thimble full of gas over the life of the vehicle. They are trying... but I don't think it's a good answer. 

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11 minutes ago, BlindSquirrel said:

Totally annoying in the ford I drove for a while. Plus, what about the extra wear on the starter and battery to save a thimble full of gas over the life of the vehicle. They are trying... but I don't think it's a good answer. 

I certainly understand your point.  However, I traded in my 16 year old F-150 with the original starter still in it.  They put an AGM battery in this truck, and I expect it to last until the plates have too much lead sulfate.  This thing starts within about a half turn when it is warm, so they don't run the starter very long at all.

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20 minutes ago, pauley71 said:

Not sure if they are doing it at the crank or what but very silky smooth

I kind of expect the turbo engine to have less compression than a NA engine, so it may just spin easier.  I could see how cranking a NA V8 might be different.

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13 minutes ago, BlindSquirrel said:

Totally annoying in the ford I drove for a while. Plus, what about the extra wear on the starter and battery to save a thimble full of gas over the life of the vehicle. They are trying... but I don't think it's a good answer. 

I would be interested to see how much fuel it saves by shutting the truck off for 30 seconds. Most vehicles(trucks/suvs) see a difference of what 3-6 mpgs change from city to highway? And most of that fuel saving is coming from not having to accelerate I would imagine.

 

Whether is reduces starter/battery life or increases fuel economy I think both points are minute.

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I just did the auto-start disable on mine.  I think it was $.05 piece of wire.  

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On 3/31/2021 at 1:21 PM, justgary said:

I kind of expect the turbo engine to have less compression than a NA engine, so it may just spin easier.  I could see how cranking a NA V8 might be different.

My 2017 was the same 3.5 EB just not hybrid. 

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