How does the Ford F150 EcoBoost twin-turbo engine perform over the long term? What about reliability? We get these question often, but we generally do not have a good answer, as we are unable to test every truck over an extended period of time. However, we recently received this report from Matthew Juntunen (TFLtruck viewer) who owns a 2011 Ford F150 with a 3.5L EcoBoost V6 and over 265,000 miles.
2011 was the first year that a turbocharged V6 was available in a Ford F-150. This is the first model year and the first generation of the engine that was mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
All images you see here were provided by Matthew.
This is what Matthew writes about the condition of the truck and the maintenance items that were performed on it.
- Original engine and transmission
- A new timing chain kit with tensioner
- Four new brake pads & rotors (did brakes twice), but the same calipers.
- No warning lights of any kind
- At least two battery replacements
- Stock rims with no rust
- Regular maintenance, including transmission fluid changes and radiator flushes.
If you have a Ford F150 EcoBoost with more than 265,000 miles, please let us know. Send us some images and the truck’s story to firstname.lastname@example.org
Here is our test of a 2013 Ford F-150 EcoBoost on the Ike Gauntlet™ – world’s toughest towing test.