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Ford to tear down EcoBoost engine at the Detroit Auto Show


The 2011 Detroit Auto Show won’t be just about introducing cars and concepts to the public. While that aspect will take up most of the event’s time, there will also be a number of side events that promise to keep the show as interesting as it can be.

One of the events that’s scheduled to take place is a public demonstration by Ford where a group of engineers from the Blue Oval will tear down an F-150 EcoBoost engine. The whole episode will involve the engine being stripped down to its individual parts where it will then be analyzed to see the importance of each individual part that comprises the EcoBoost engine.

The engine that will be torn down by Ford engineers will be a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 engine that can be found in the 2011 Ford F-150 Ford F-150 pick-up. Although the engine is relatively new, Ford has simulated it to have more than 160,000 miles of wear and tear on it, which in real life form, translates to a usage time of somewhere around 10 years.

Be sure to check out this special Ford event at the Detroit Auto Show where it will take place at the Ford stand on January 15th at 11 a.m. If for nothing else, it should give us a better idea of the capabilities of the company’s EcoBoost engine.



14 comments:

Well, I agree with you adriano_colombo. However, I just wonder if Ferrari has a direct contact with the Carrozzeria Zanasi ? 

Wow! That’s nice. I find this engine very impressive but its a good thing Ford actually decided to upgrade the engine into more powerful one. I bet this one will perform even better.

I am not really into pickups with low ride heights. Kinda defeats the purpose og being a pickup in the first place. But this one actually looks good.

It should give us a better idea of the capabilities of the company’s Eco Boost engine..I really admire the capability of an engineer who analyzed to do a great outcome..!!

It was a great idea.,,changing engine to a new modern techniques boost the confidence of the users..

I’m disappointed that Ford is using the sound of a V8 in these videos for the EcoBoost V6. If you listen in the videos, especially the NASCAR Track Testing video, you can plainly hear a V8.

It should give us a better idea of the capabilities of the company’s EcoBoost engine..Looking forward for the next version of it...

It’s not really the equivalent of ten years use. They are leaving out the thousands of cold starts that do the most wear on an engine.

great now put a 1.6-2.0 turbo engine on the FOrd Fuzion and Focus hehehe.. I love those two cars but here in state we only got an rs version 2.5.

nice this one is good, I hope more auto companies will do the same thing, most car companies should take note of this one specially those who promotes the electric cars.

I’m disappointed that Ford is using the sound of a V8 in these videos for the EcoBoost V6. If you listen in the videos, especially the NASCAR Track Testing video, you can plainly hear a V8.

It’s not really the equivalent of ten years use. They are leaving out the thousands of cold starts that do the most wear on an engine.

Yeah, looking forward to see this one, I’m just curious mostly.

Will it use fewer gas as it reaches 160.000 miles? smiley What other event could there be?

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