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I don't think too many people are nostalgic about the 2.3T in the 80's Mustangs. There's a reason they were only offered for a few years. The 2.3 was going to exist whether the Mustang used it or not, as there is a need for it in other vehicles. More than likely, it just happened to check all the boxes that were needed in the Mustang also, so there it is.

The reason there is nostalgia for the SVO was that the SVO was faster than the GT of the time, not because anyone particularly liked a turbo.

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I debated between the 3.7 ecoboost and the 5.0 on my new F150. I have yet to recieve it, but was glad to settle on the 5.0 I actually trust Ford, and believe their turbos will run well for a good service life. But, I wanted the simplicity and durablilty the 5.0 provides, and its a modest MPG hit, so I was pleased to make teh 5.0 choice. I suspect many are doing the same.

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If you are thinking of a 5.0L Coyote , dont think twice- It is the best engine ever put in an F150 IMO and gets no marketing whatsoever.

 

Ive had old 5.0s, 5.8s, 5.4s, 5.4 3valves and this engine is better, is good on fuel, revs like a chevy, and has a sound that an ecoboost just cant beat !

 

Twin turbo 6cyl in my truck ? Never. Let me know how that works out after your warranty is up.

 

Trucks are supposed to have a v8.

Revs like a Chevy? So you're saying the 5.0 is a slow, laborious, rough revver? Sorry, couldn't resist. :-)

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We absolutely love the 2 f150 5.0 we have.  Great mileage and no real issues. 2016 and 2018. 

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The only complaint I have with the gen 3 Coyote is the amount of nasty noises it makes. And I'm not referring to the exhaust. There are times when it absolutely sounds like a damn diesel. Rattles, clangs, ticks, you name it, it makes all those noises at times and at other times it is relatively quiet, but not very often. Ford says it is "normal". Bullshit! The only reason I would get rid of my '18 F-150 is because of the embarrassing sounds the damn thing makes. It certainly doesn't have the sound of a quality product. Not by a long shot.

 

This particular thread on F150forum.com currently has 1798 posts about those issues and 744,469 views:

 

Ford F150 Forum - Community of Ford Truck Fans > Late Model F150s > 2015 - 2020 Ford F150
> 2018 5.0L - Engine Rattle Noise On Deceleration And/Or Acceleration ***TSB 18-2354***

 

The first few posts sound hopeful but it goes downhill fast after that. As far as I know there is no permanent fix other than earplugs.

 

2018 and newer Mustangs with the 5.0L have the same issues.

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44 minutes ago, blksn8k2 said:

The only complaint I have with the gen 3 Coyote is the amount of nasty noises it makes. And I'm not referring to the exhaust. There are times when it absolutely sounds like a damn diesel. Rattles, clangs, ticks, you name it, it makes all those noises at times and at other times it is relatively quiet, but not very often. 


Ive noticed this with a lot of Ford engines. Both of my Focuses had engines that were really loud at idle. A lot of valve train noise especially. I'm sure a lot of it could have been solved by not using a plastic/composite valve cover. So far the 2.0EB in my new car is the quietest ford engine I've had since my 2002 Explorer, possibly ever. 

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2 hours ago, fuzzymoomoo said:


Ive noticed this with a lot of Ford engines. Both of my Focuses had engines that were really loud at idle. A lot of valve train noise especially. I'm sure a lot of it could have been solved by not using a plastic/composite valve cover. So far the 2.0EB in my new car is the quietest ford engine I've had since my 2002 Explorer, possibly ever. 


A lot of that noise is direct injection.

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