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RE: Here we go again!

Where's the data that actually shows that the EcoDiesel equipped vehicles cheated emissions and produced illegal amounts of emissions? That's what I would like to see. The lawsuit accuses them of doing what VW did, but with VW I thought it was the EPA that broke it open and then the lawsuit. Actually, it was a college that first discovered the anomalies, and upon further research started to suspect something was amiss. It was then reported to the EPA and CARB. Link
Fordlover 12/05/16 07:29am Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone tow anything behind a Ford Edge ?

Max tow weight is 3,500 lbs (Class II), but even the EcoBoost (turbo) 4 cylinder is rated for that ! The Trailer Towing Option comes with a 2" receiver and a 4 wire trailer harness. Sadly, the 2.7L EcoBoost 6 cylinder, which has lots of power, is NOT rated for towing. Probably because it comes with ridiculous 20" wheels and extremely low profile tires and they did not want to design a larger radiator and transmission cooler. Plus they really want yo to move up to a Flex or Explorer. Depends on the year. We ordered my wife's 2013 Edge and the 2.0 liter Ecoboost is rated to tow 2,000 lbs. But the factory tow package wasn't available as an option on the 4 cyl ecoboost. That being said, I've not towed anything with it, we just use the Explorer.
Fordlover 12/02/16 07:09am Tow Vehicles
RE: Jeep Grand Cherokee Eco Diesel

Well we went and test drove the Grand Cherokee Limited 4x4 today. I must say the diesel's get up and go was more than what I expected. I had to pull out into traffic on a heavily traveled road the dealership is on and I had nail it to get out of the parking lot. Very impressed. Noise level was ok. Wife says it sounds like a bus. Seats comfortable and power adjustments let us dial them in to our liking. Now for the bad. I knew one of my BIL's had gotten one. DW texted him and he in fact has the eco diesel. It keeps throwing a code that the dealer can not clear and he is ready to file a lemon law claim on it. I will have to talk to him to find out what exactly the problem is. He owns his own mechanic shop so I would trust his word. I went to lunch with a coworker who has the ecodiesel grand cherokee this week. We spoke at length about his experience, and I came away impressed. He was showing nearly 29 MPG and it was quick. He did say his first JGC was bought back by the dealer at about 10K miles because the MIL came on and the dealer couldn't fix it. He hasn't had any similar issues with the replacement truck.
Fordlover 12/01/16 02:54pm Tow Vehicles
RE: New Tires for an F-350

Interesting read about OEM equipment vs replacement tires. clicky This is not limited to BMW either, I know Ford, GM, Probably Fiat, and all the luxury brands do this. Tire compound can be customized to create longer wear, less resistance IE better fuel economy, grip in high temps or low temps, etc. This is why the tires that come on your vehicle might not be the best performance indicator of how the 'same' replacement tire from NTB or discount tire will perform.
Fordlover 11/29/16 08:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: US car in top 5 reliability in a long time, it wasn't Ram

CR has been fairly reliable since the 1930's. Use it or don't. Maybe some of its bashers can be specific about what they don't like in their review process. Reliable! In your dreams! CR is notorious for pandering to the ones that pay the most for afvertising. notorious???? I've never been a subscriber, but I've looked through probably a dozen or so over the last 5 years, and I've never seen a single bit of outside advertising in those pages. I'm convinced we have a few conspiracy theorists around here. I wouldn't say CR is the bible on everything, but if you lack any info on what vacuum picks up pet hair, I supose you could go buy 12 vacs and test them yourself, or you could read the mag and use the info to make an informed purchasing decision..or not.
Fordlover 11/16/16 06:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Motor Trend names their"Truck OTY" Anti GM bias there?

Who knew the new Super Duty has a "jake brake"? This from the article, and when it came time to slow after the quarter mile, the Jake brake gave me so much compression braking that I felt extremely confident transitioning from off-throttle to gentle braking for the turnaround." I agree with you on substance, but if the writer had written about the kleenex holder, you making a comment about how it's actually a tissue holder would likely get you laughed out of the campfire circle, and we might take your beer and man card as well.
Fordlover 11/16/16 05:57pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Motor Trend names their"Truck OTY" Anti GM bias there?

As always, only all-new or significantly updated vehicles were eligible to participate. Am I the only one who reads further than the title of a story or headline? BTW, for last years test, the Tacoma, the GM midsize twins and full size twins, and the Nissan XD competed. So, Bias against GM must skip a year, since the Chevy Colorado won last year.
Fordlover 11/15/16 12:37pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ugh cracked dash

Hmmm. This surprises me. I don't think I have seen a cracked dashboard on a vehicle in the past 15-20 years! Growing up in south Alabama, I saw plenty in the 70's, 80's and maybe early 90's but though material engineering (UV inhibitors, etc.) had all but eliminated this problem. I used Amor-All, etc. on the dash to keep it moisturized. Still use it for appearance rather than protection and a sunshade to keep the heat out. Ford has figured out how to prevent or at the very least delay it. Dodge seems to have the most issues with it in the late 90's. My 14 year old Explorer that has lived it's life through Houston summers still looks as good as new.
Fordlover 11/07/16 07:50am Tow Vehicles
RE: Overloaded? Watch to the end. :)

Everybody lost in that video.
Fordlover 10/29/16 11:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Explorer Ecoboost

You are thinking of the 4 cylinder 2.0 liter Ecoboost, the same engine that we have in our 2013 Edge. It is FWD only and not for towing. I thought that was a little strange, since I had heard that the 2.0 Eco could tow up to 3500 pounds in an Escape. I Googled the Explorer Towing Guide and the 2.0 Eco Explorer can tow up to 3000. Maybe that's changed since the new Explorer was introduced. Escape weighs significantly less than the explorer. Since it was introduced the Explorer 2.0 was limited to 2000 lbs, same as the 2.0 in the Edge. When I said not for towing, I mean it can tow a jet ski or a tiny utility trailer, but not really for campers unless they are really small. At some point, the 2.0 engine was dropped in favor of the 2.3, which has a higher tow rating of 3000 when properly equipped. The 2.0 was never rated above 2000 lbs. as far as I know.
Fordlover 10/29/16 11:11am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford Explorer Ecoboost

Back to the topic at hand.. When this engine came out in 2012 it was not availiable for the 4x4, nor were they recommending it for towing. Dunno if or when that changed but that's why I ended up with the "stock" engine You are thinking of the 4 cylinder 2.0 liter Ecoboost, the same engine that we have in our 2013 Edge. It is FWD only and not for towing. OP is talking about the 3.5 liter V6 ecoboost which is available only in AWD, and wasn't offered till 2013. It is rated up to 5K in towing.
Fordlover 10/23/16 08:09pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fiat and Cummins in court

And that F150 doesn't have a DEF fill port right next door to the diesel fill port either just waiting for a spill to occur. I would most definitely have the MOPAR diesel protective cap. Troy were is the DEF filler located on the HD Fords? Same spot as my truck right? I mean the new F-150 3.0 diesel is not being sold yet so no a F-150 wouldn't have a DEF filler now would it? :p Don I understand but my truck has a standard fuel cap that provides a piece of mind I looked and Ford does put a cap on their diesel trucks. Wonder if that will change with the next model upgrade? The 150's are capless right? If it were up to me, gasoline models would be capless, and diesel would always have a cap. The oily nature of Diesel will attract dirt/dust at a much faster rate than gasoline I'd think.
Fordlover 10/18/16 06:54am Tow Vehicles
RE: 6.7L CAC hose rupture..beware!

So, does the engine die or do you just lose all boost so you are left with a 80 hp, 100 ft. lb. motor that will barely move the truck?
Fordlover 10/07/16 06:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: New Truck - But I'm not happy about it....

warranty has been expired on my truck for >8 years. No major repairs to date, but then again, it is gas powered so repairs seem to be much less expensive.
Fordlover 10/01/16 07:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Mistaken ideas about how a diesel engine works

It hurts it big time, because the ones I see with the big stacks are blowing black smoke all the time even in town between traffic lights and he will be the same guy claiming 30 mpg while pulling 30,000 lbs at 70 mph. LOL Hey I worked with that guy about 10 years ago. His 05 Dodge Cummins never dipped below 28MPG, no matter what he was pulling. And he drove like a bat out of hell.
Fordlover 09/29/16 08:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: Disaster averted but barely. Thanking the good Lord above.

When I was younger, I was swapping my street tires for my super swamper tires on my off road truck for a trip to the beach. A female friend of mine stopped by while I was working and distracted me. About 100 miles later, I noticed looseness in the rear end. When I stopped all 5 lugs had backed off about 1/4 inch on my passenger rear wheel. Scary indeed.
Fordlover 09/23/16 11:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: F-150 3.0 diesel Pictures

That kinda makes you ask why are they buying engines when they have their own in house small diesel??? Must be they don't have any confidence in their baby diesels? Remember boys, that is what some of you say is why Chrysler buys engines from Cummins right? Looks like the crows are coming home to roost for some of you guys. Uhmm, the 3.0L Land Rover diesel is a Ford engine. Ford AJD-V6/PSA DT17 I think you got as much hatred for Ford as Fish does for Ram/Cummins. Even worse is I think you have disdain for Ford owners. Why? What is the point in not liking someone just because of what they prefer to drive? Life is too short for that nonsense. Don had a bad run of Ford's back >two decades ago, therefore, all Fords are ****. He seems to think anyone who owns a Ford willingly is suffering the same reliability issues he did back then. Oh, and all reported reliability statistics of Manufacturers are lies. At least that is what I have gleaned from reading posts over the years.
Fordlover 09/19/16 06:31am Tow Vehicles
RE: Understanding towing capactity for Ford Expedition

We are noobs to buying and owning TTs but we are learning. What continues to confuse us is the advice/research into what exactly is our max trailer capacity for pulling. What size trailer can we get. If I read the black and white numbers then it looks really good for us. But when I do deeper research including older posts on this board, I get really confused as I am not sure what we truly can and can't do. Here is what we have for a TV: 2012 Expedition EL Limited (5.4L V8 and 3.73 Axel) with HD towing package (Trans cooler, Trailer brakes, class IV hitch). The numbers Ford gives: GCWR 15,000#s Max Trailer size of 8,700#s. Max tongue load of 890#s Other numbers I have found: Curb Weight: 5781#s Maximum payload:1590#s As an example TT, here are the specs on one we like the most so far. UVW 5638#s GVWR 7600#s CCC 1962#s Hitch Weight 639#s Full length 33'5" On the surface we look fine and should be able to pull it considering we are 1100#s under the max rating for our TV. But if I do the math (I believe correctly...) Curb weight + Max Payload + Trailer GVWR + Hitch Weight = 15,610#s This means my GCW is over the GCWR rating if I was to fully load the TT and TV down. Does this then mean that I should avoid the TT and look for something smaller? Or since this is the extreme high end that I am ok? The other concern I have is the tongue. If I again do the math, according to Ford I should be 10-15% of loaded trailer weight. So calculating that it would be 760(10%)- 1140#s(15%). It will obviously exceed the rating of the tongue then at about 11%. So how do I interpret this? If I would go by the percents then I would be looking for a TT under 6000#s to accommodate the 15%. Why does the vehicle even get a 8700# rating. Confusing.... Are there other concerns I may be overlooking? Perhaps I missed something in my calculations and it is better than it looks? Your tongue weight will be the concern as you have said. As to why the vehicle gets a 8700# rating? Because not all trailers=travel trailers. Boats are routinely happy with 10% tongue weight, but campers certainly won't be. Travel trailers are the most difficult type of trailer to pull. Keep this in mind when you consider exceeding the ratings of the TV.
Fordlover 09/12/16 09:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: First RV tow with EcoD

Met a couple towing around a 26 - 28 foot Arctic Fox through the mountains of western Canada with an EcoD. They were happy with the performance. They were probably retired and weren't in a hurry. I kid, I kid.;)
Fordlover 09/10/16 03:03pm Tow Vehicles
RE: 2016 vs. 2017 F150 EcoBoost

Great engine. Too many gears for a pickup. $65,000!!!!!!!! Holy Carp!!!!! I know, right? I can't even stomach that much for a new loaded to the nines HD diesel and yet they can sell half tons for that much? I must be fell asleep one too many times in marketing class. Particularly during the sell ice to an Eskimo lecture! People love buying their status indicators. Never mind you can buy the 1/2 ton with the same capabilities for 45K. But if you need steps that fold up and a seat that massages your rear, it is available but you gotta pay the man.
Fordlover 09/02/16 06:54am Tow Vehicles
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