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#4536150 - 10/07/17 11:45 AM Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost
FLORIDA Offline


Registered: 06/29/13
Posts: 188
Loc: Panama City, FL
Hey guys I pulled the trigger on a new 2017 F150 2.7 2wd a few days ago and absolutely love it so far. I'm really wondering about the whole auto stop/start thing though, it doesn't bother me, but I have to wonder how much gas it can really save by shutting the engine down for 15 or 20 seconds everytime I come to a stop. I hope the starter is bullet proof considering that it will be used 50x more than if auto stop/start wasn't used. I'm also wondering about the factory oil fill, I just started going through my book but haven't come across anything mentioning it. Hoping a ford guy will chime in with info on how long I'm supposed to stay on the factory oil fill. The factory fill appears to be over full also. After a Hyundai Veloster, Toyota Matrix, and VW Golf sportwagon it feels good to buy American(we do love our VW, its now my wifes). Looking forward to hearing any advice about my new F150.

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#4536161 - 10/07/17 12:03 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4392
Loc: The Midwest
Read your owners manual!!!!!!! I'm sure the starter is built with start/stop in mind. I'm more curious to the the battery in your truck.
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#4536162 - 10/07/17 12:04 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Congrats on the new truck! Enjoy.

There will be plenty of opinions on first oil change...mine is to change early, as the high particulate count is abrasive. In your case it would also solve the overfill condition. My plan with a new vehicle is 1000, 2500 and 5000 miles, then regular intervals and oil.

Nothing special about the factory fill that I have seen, it is likely Motorcraft bulk oil.

All that said, if you follow the IOLM and change when it gets below 5% you should be fine.


Edit: I do not like the start/stop for the reasons mentioned...starter wear, battery drain, and also the oil pressure drop at each startup. IMO it is CAFE driven and does save some gas but for me is outweighed by wear and tear.


Edited by Kuato (10/07/17 12:07 PM)
Edit Reason: Add response
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#4536166 - 10/07/17 12:07 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA]
double vanos Offline


Registered: 08/05/04
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KJSmith has lots of UOAs posted for his 3.5 EB in the UOA section here. Though not a 2.7, it appears that Castrol Magnatec works really well in these engines. Id say change out the FF at 3k, then follow the OLM from that point on. Good choice, btw...
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#4536168 - 10/07/17 12:08 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10128
Loc: OH
Nice upgrade. I wonder if there's a way to disable the Stop/Start feature? Please post pictures! Since that's what guys want to see most.

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#4536181 - 10/07/17 12:24 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: SatinSilver]
Kuato Offline


Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 7094
Loc: Colorado
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Nice upgrade. I wonder if there's a way to disable the Stop/Start feature? Please post pictures! Since that's what guys want to see most.


I can second the pictures.

From what I know, the start stop can be disabled each time you start the truck. But I do not think there is a permanent disable feature
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#4536182 - 10/07/17 12:26 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21178
Loc: Orlando, FL
Congrats. Please post some pictures.

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#4536183 - 10/07/17 12:26 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA]
Leo99 Offline


Registered: 03/30/14
Posts: 3039
Loc: NJ
Start/stop seemed fairly common in the cars I was in or drove in Europe. I think you'll get used to it.
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#4536202 - 10/07/17 12:44 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: SatinSilver]
RTexasF Offline


Registered: 10/01/02
Posts: 2878
Loc: North TX
Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
Nice upgrade. I wonder if there's a way to disable the Stop/Start feature? Please post pictures! Since that's what guys want to see most.


There's a button right on the dash. Give it a google. You must hit the button each time you start the vehicle.

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#4536207 - 10/07/17 12:50 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7471
Loc: S California
I thought start/stop technology was just a hack to show a better result during EPA testing. I never thought anyone that kept a vehicle long term would even consider using it. Modern engines use very little fuel idling at a stop light and this start/stop routine can be little more than wear and tear on a vehicle.

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#4536210 - 10/07/17 12:54 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA]
CKN Offline


Registered: 10/14/14
Posts: 3684
Loc: Utah
I am wondering if after the warranty expires you can disable the start/stop permanently through a reprogram of the ECM?

Congrats! BTW.


Edited by CKN (10/07/17 12:54 PM)

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#4536235 - 10/07/17 01:48 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA]
Merkava_4 Offline


Registered: 01/30/07
Posts: 17501
Loc: Clovis, CA
No pictures ? Are you serious ? How disappointing can you get ? frown

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#4536276 - 10/07/17 03:14 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: CKN]
bdcardinal Offline


Registered: 06/03/05
Posts: 10979
Loc: Santa Barbara, CA
Originally Posted By: CKN
I am wondering if after the warranty expires you can disable the start/stop permanently through a reprogram of the ECM?

Congrats! BTW.


Yes there are tunes that disable it.
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#4536278 - 10/07/17 03:17 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: bdcardinal]
SatinSilver Offline


Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 10128
Loc: OH
I read something about a plug in the trailer hitch that will cease the Stop/Start feature. But if one only has to press the button after the truck is started then that's not a big deal either. I somehow thought the button to stop it had to pressed before or while starting it up.

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#4536283 - 10/07/17 03:19 PM Re: Proud owner of a new F150 ecoboost [Re: FLORIDA]
FLORIDA Offline


Registered: 06/29/13
Posts: 188
Loc: Panama City, FL
I'm working on pictures guys, lol, weather isn't cooperating right now.

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