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Yesterday, I ordered a lariat with the 2.0 EcoBoost. This will be the first turbo charged engine I have ever owned. I drive like an old man because I kind of R one. What do I need to know / watch out for? Ever since I started buying new vehicles, I've had them serviced at the dealership. Is there any maintenance related info I should know in regards to the turbo?

Thanks in advance for your insight.
 

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Just hope it doesn't develop exhaust leaks and oil leaks like some of the Escapes I've seen. The ole turbo 2.3's in the late 80s Mustangs, Cougars, and Tbirds were pretty reliable. Change your oil before it tells you to with a synthetic and you should be ok.
 

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Yesterday, I ordered a lariat with the 2.0 EcoBoost. This will be the first turbo charged engine I have ever owned. I drive like an old man because I kind of R one. What do I need to know / watch out for? Ever since I started buying new vehicles, I've had them serviced at the dealership. Is there any maintenance related info I should know in regards to the turbo?

Thanks in advance for your insight.
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You will find the turbo adds a little weight to your right foot. Also, your wallet is a bit lighter, as you move to the right hand side of the gas pump. But as my wife likes to say, it’s worth it. Miles of smiles…
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Yesterday, I ordered a lariat with the 2.0 EcoBoost. This will be the first turbo charged engine I have ever owned. I drive like an old man because I kind of R one. What do I need to know / watch out for? Ever since I started buying new vehicles, I've had them serviced at the dealership. Is there any maintenance related info I should know in regards to the turbo?

Thanks in advance for your insight.
I drove a turbocharged 2.3L Ecoboost Mustang and it was extremely reliable. Boost was good, and you get the fun little turbo sounds- the 250 HP in the Maverick should be plenty of fun for a small truck.

Just know what regular maintenance for a turboed engine looks like and you should be fine. I also went with the Ecoboost based on that line of engines' track record.
 

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Just know what regular maintenance for a turboed engine looks like and you should be fine. I also went with the Ecoboost based on that line of engines' track record.
I loved the last turbo I had. Just make sure you give the engine a chance to warm up real good before you push it hard. Some say premium gas is needed if you have a turbo, though I believe the Ecoboost may not need it. Might be nice if someone has more info on that for this forum.
 

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2.0 L Ecoboost engine is not the same as the 2.3L . Run away! exhaust manifold is integrated with head and they crack.
Another reason to get the 4K towing pkg... Larger fan..Larger Radiator and trans cooler...
 

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Follow the recommended oil change schedule to the letter. Keep up with engine control updates.

I saw a Fleet vehicle with a v6 ecoboost twin turbo that didn't get its first oil change until 30000 miles and second at 50000 and it had so much sludge that the variable valve timing wasnt working correctly. Didn't think modern oils would sludge up that much. We ended up replacing the engine not under warranty. True story.

Keep up the maintenance and you should be fine.
 

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Change your oil before it tells you to with a synthetic and you should be ok.
Actually opposite could be true, you might be able to double your oil change interval. I did, for my 1998 Jetta TDI; I went from 10,000 mile to 20,000 miles, using high quality fully synthetic vs. recommended semi-synthetic oil, and using OIL ANALYSIS, and my son still uses the car, and it is at 280,000 miles, and it still has original turbo! (Along with many, many components).
 
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