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Everything posted by akirby

  1. Just stop with the xenophobia
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    Factory Screw-up

    Teslas only have a few options.
  3. https://www.designnews.com/automotive-engineering/fords-new-house-maverick-hybrid-e-motor-20-percent-lighter
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    The New 6.8L V8 Thread

    As was the original 302. 302 ci = 4.94L. 307 = 5.03L.
  5. Because logic and common sense don’t matter when juries see companies with deep pockets and big insurance policies. They’ll claim that Ford could have made the roof safer but chose not to. Its almost as bad as the Explorer driven by a drunk driver, left the road, came back on the road, rolled over and ejected the occupants who weren’t wearing seatbelts. The family of the driver sued Ford for not using laminated safety glass on the side windows which would have kept the occupants in the vehicle. And they won, at least initially. Utterly ridiculous.
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    The New 6.8L V8 Thread

    Thats on purpose….. The old “5.0” was really a 4.9…..
  7. akirby

    2022 Super Duty Orders & Discussion

    You don’t need the pin until delivery. If you already generated one and it expires you have to get a new one.
  8. akirby

    The New 6.8L V8 Thread

    Its more about the $3K (just guessing) premium they can now charge for the 7.3L.
  9. Or 50 bags of mulch. Or 30 bags of gravel. Or 20 pieces of lumber 10 feet long. Or 1800 lbs of veneer stone. Or a tablesaw. Ive done all that with my F150 and Lightning would not break a sweat or use more than half a charge doing it. If it doesn’t work for you don’t buy it. That doesn’t mean it won’t work for hundreds of thousands of other buyers.
  10. No, it makes it a bad choice for people who tow heavy loads long distances. Easily 75% of F150 buyers don’t do that so Lightning is a perfect fit for them.
  11. BTW the 3.3 isn’t good for towing heavy trailers either.
  12. Truck stuff is a hell of a lot more than just towing a heavy trailer. Hauling furniture, appliances, mulch, lumber, plants, concrete, mortar, etc and towing a motorcycle or a jet ski or a small utility trailer are all “truck stuff” that doesn’t compromise range much. But by all means let’s focus on the 5% that haul heavy trailers instead of the 95% who don’t.
  13. So the few people that use them that way shouldn’t buy a Lightning. Why is this even a debate?
  14. You do understand that the vast majority of F150s don’t tow anything at all much less heavy loads.
  15. akirby

    The New 6.8L V8 Thread

    According to Ford - yes.
  16. akirby

    The New 6.8L V8 Thread

    I didn’t mean marketing spin just that they can make the 6.8 the base engine allowing an up charge for the 7.3.
  17. akirby

    16 Ford Escape Ecoboost

    Blue smoke is oil. Might be a ring problem.
  18. Don’t use them to tow heavy loads long distances. Problem solved.
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    16 Ford Escape Ecoboost

    Could be normal especially in humid areas. Check the coolant level. If it’s low have the dealer check the compression. It may be covered by an extended warranty. If level is full and no other issues it’s probably ok.
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    The New 6.8L V8 Thread

    So the answer to why both the 6.8 and 7.3 is apparently just marketing. I wonder what the premium will be for the HO diesel? $10k?
  21. akirby

    The New 6.8L V8 Thread

    Your point was IF the 6.8 had a cast crank it wouldn’t be good to add a SC. But the 7.3 is forged so why would anyone try to SC a cast crank 6.8 when the forged crank 7.3 is available and would make more power? Makes no sense.
  22. akirby

    The New 6.8L V8 Thread

    Guys that bolt on blowers on the 6.8 instead of the 7.3 are idiots,
  23. akirby

    The New 6.8L V8 Thread

    More likely that it lets them charge a premium for the 7.3L.
  24. akirby

    2023 Ford Super Duty Reveal Event

    Compared to what?