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RE: Chevy's I4 2.7 turbo engine

Update: My son said that his new truck is performing great for him. Right now he is averaging 24mpg highway and 20mpg city. I'll try to give further updates when he gets more miles on it. Just for reference my brother claims 27mpg highway and 24mpg city from his 2017 F150 with 2.7 turbo 6 speed. His friend with a 2019 F150 2.7 turbo 10 speed is getting an extra mile or two per gallon. I feel sure that neither one of them is an aggressive driver so results may vary. Well with my 2019 F-150 4x4 with the 2.7 I am lucky to average 18 city and 22 highway.
womps 01/14/20 01:10pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Chevy's I4 2.7 turbo engine

Thanks for all the replies. My son took the plunge and got himself a 2019 Silverado with the I4 2.7l turbo engine. Interesting read on Motortrend.ca. They say there is no need for the V8 engine in the 1500 GM products because the 2.7 and 3.0 Duramax are so good.
womps 11/21/19 06:10am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ram 2500/3500: MotorTrend Truck of the Year

Ford didn’t have their 2020 HD truck entered in the competition.
womps 11/20/19 06:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: FCA To Merge With PSA

Just announced that it’s a done deal.
womps 10/31/19 01:17pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ecoboost vs. V8 - Can you explain?

Inline maybe a better design, but they just dont fit in vehicles well anymore. Curved down hoods, shorter front ends, etc. The V block engines barely fit now. Look under the hood of a V8 diesel with turbos. Its shoved way under the cowl, and all the way to the radiator support. Then add 2 more cylinders to that length... BTW I have a 3.5L Ecoboost. And either I have a bad one or there's alot of people that fib about their mpg. I got 7.9mpg towing a 30ft enclosed all aluminum 7.5ft wide trailer that weighed about 5000lbs loaded. And I havent seen 20mpg on the EVIC (which always reads high) in a LONG time. Turbocharged gas engines need fuel. GM has accomplished this fitting their inline 6 Duramax in their 1/2 ton trucks.
womps 09/04/19 09:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: I drove a 2020 Silverado D/A 3500HD today

I really like the look of the new Denali but $80k? ... I wonder what us Canadians will have to shell out? 2020 Chev High Country 2500 with the Duramax. $93,893 is window msrp at our dealership in Alberta. I sure didn’t like the looks in picture but this one is black and with all that chrome on the front I am liking it. Makes a very bold statement.
womps 08/19/19 08:44am Tow Vehicles
RE: Car and Driver octane test

So, did Ford change their recommendation in the owners manual away from premium fuel? Ford has never recommended premium for the base model Ecoboost engines engines but they have for the high output engines in the Raptor, Limited and Lincoln. So have they changed, NO. Do they have various recommendations, YES. See the bottom of the first page in the attachment. Standard Ecoboost on the left, HO version on the right: 2019 F150 specs Didi you happen to notice that link also shows a recommendation of ULSD up to B20 for the EB 2.7? That one is new to me. The EB 2.7 is a diesel engine? Yet in the same column on that motor, it says it is coil over plug design. A diesel with spark plugs? So it makes the entire specs sheet seem suspect regarding fuel recommendation. Also, it shows the 5.0L as a 12:1 compression ratio. The 5.0 has never been a high compression engine. Whomever put that sheet together had no clue what they were doing. What spec sheet are you reading? No where do I read that the 2.7 is a Diesel engine. The 5.0 Coyote V8 does have a 12:1 compression ratio. This information is from the Ford website.
womps 08/17/19 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Titan Cummins Diesel option axed for 2020

Most automotive manufacturers do something to increase sales. Apparently Nissan isn’t one of them.
womps 08/06/19 04:16pm Tow Vehicles
RE: I'm seeing a ton of new Silverados and sierras in my town

There are a lot around here as well. They look good, like has been mentioned, the Trail Boss is a sharp pickup. I see more Ram 1500's than GM on the road though, a lot of which are parked behind the dealership to get warranty work as well. I would not call the roll out of that new pickup a win from that standpoint, but they are selling them. Curious if you drive around the country looking behind the Ram dealerships to see how many Rams are parked there for warranty work. And maybe the Rams you see are there for service or accessories or whatever. Wow!
womps 07/12/19 08:22am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 Hemi or Ecodiesel?

If I were towing I would go with the Hemi. The EcoDiesel is not economical towing and uses more expensive fuel. That’s where the diesel really has the advantage in fuel economy is when towing. I’m guessing you will see a 50% gain in fuel economy over the Hemi with a trailer behind.
womps 06/17/19 11:36am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ecodiesel specs

FCA tfltruck ram 1500 ecodiesel The fact that Ram is running a 8 speed as opposed to Ford and GM's ten speeds is not an issue. Here is why, the ten speed is never going to be able to hold the top gear and maybe the top two gears unloaded and they will never hit them towing. You simply can not run fast enough to hold those gears. The ZF nine speed will not hold the top gear until you hit 78 mph and that is an issue for customers. They complain that the trans shifts in and out of gear all the time. I drive dealer transfers for a Ford dealer. Majority of transfers are F-150 trucks. A couple of weeks ago I delivered an F-150 Lariat 4x4 with the 3.0 Powerstroke. It was a 360 mile trip, cruise set at 72 mph and 99% highway. What really impressed me about the diesel was how it held 10th gear up grades. I have delivered many 2,7 and 3,5 Ecoboost trucks and they wouldn’t come close to holding 10th like the diesel. Even delivered a couple of HO 3.5 Ecoboost Limited F-150 trucks and they didn’t hold 10th gear like the baby Powerstroke. By the way the lie-o-meter registered 25.1 mpg on that trip. I delivered a Lariat 4x4 with the 2.7 Ecoboost from the same dealer, same speed and conditions and it registered 21.4 on the 360 mile trip. Don Sorry Don, I tried to move your signature on the above post but couldn’t.
womps 06/11/19 08:48am Tow Vehicles
RE: 2020 Ecodiesel specs

FCA tfltruck ram 1500 ecodiesel The fact that Ram is running a 8 speed as opposed to Ford and GM's ten speeds is not an issue. Here is why, the ten speed is never going to be able to hold the top gear and maybe the top two gears unloaded and they will never hit them towing. You simply can not run fast enough to hold those gears. The ZF nine speed will not hold the top gear until you hit 78 mph and that is an issue for customers. They complain that the trans shifts in and out of gear all the time. I drive dealer transfers for a Ford dealer. Majority of transfers are F-150 trucks. A couple of weeks ago I delivered an F-150 Lariat 4x4 with the 3.0 Powerstroke. It was a 360 mile trip, cruise set at 72 mph and 99% highway. What really impressed me about the diesel was how it held 10th gear up grades. I have delivered many 2,7 and 3,5 Ecoboost trucks and they wouldn’t come close to holding 10th like the diesel. Even delivered a couple of HO 3.5 Ecoboost Limited F-150 trucks and they didn’t hold 10th gear like the baby Powerstroke. By the way the lie-o-meter registered 25.1 mpg on that trip. I delivered a Lariat 4x4 with the 2.7 Ecoboost from the same dealer, same speed and conditions and it registered 21.4 on the 360 mile trip. Don
womps 06/11/19 08:40am Tow Vehicles
RE: Comparing price of diesel option on 1/2 tons in Canada.

If you put the 5.0 litre V8 in the Ford and the 5.3 Litre in the GMC and then add the diesel option which doesn’t change anything except the engine the baby Powerstroke is still $2,500 more.
womps 04/27/19 11:19am Tow Vehicles
RE: Comparing price of diesel option on 1/2 tons in Canada.

Ford F-150. Powerstroke option is $7,500 over a 2.7 Ecoboost Chev 1500. Duramax option is $3,155 over a 5.3 V8. I wonder if Ford has figured out why their baby Powerstrokes aren’t selling in Canada. Except the 5.3 is not the base engine option on the Chevy. Correct for that and what is the difference? Or what is the price difference going from the Ford 3.5 or 5.0 engine option. The build is on an SLT with the 5.3 V8. Changing the engine to the baby Duramax adds $3,155 to the price. The Ford build is on a Lariat and the 2.7 Ecoboost is the standard engine. Adding the baby Powerstroke adds $7,500 to the price.
womps 04/27/19 07:21am Tow Vehicles
Comparing price of diesel option on 1/2 tons in Canada.

Ford F-150. Powerstroke option is $7,500 over a 2.7 Ecoboost Chev 1500. Duramax option is $3,155 over a 5.3 V8. I wonder if Ford has figured out why their baby Powerstrokes aren’t selling in Canada.
womps 04/27/19 06:16am Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

they quote an inventory in Days Sales of 30 for Q1, up from 20 at Q4. But sales went down 30%, and inventory $ went up $700,000,000. ... Must be more non-GAAP math. I can hardly wait for the real 10-Q filing. I hope the Tesla external auditors have good quarterly practices! i completely missed that tidbit. I was spending more time looking at Accounts Payable. Not much has changed there from IRC 18 months ago when they extended out their payables. Must have reached their supply base limits of tolerance. I expect they will file this year. I'd bet on a Chap 11 filing, but they really are Chap 7. Debt is only part of their problem, their business model and production plan is failing. I can’t get the link to work. I said go to motortrend.com but it is motortrend.ca, scroll down to the article “Tesla from San Fran to LA on one charge. The semi pictures are in this article.
womps 04/26/19 07:07pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Tesla Semi truck unveil & test ride set for Oct 26th !

The pictures were taken by Motor Trend between San Francisco and L.A. Motor trend was testing the range of the Tesla 3. You can read about it on motortrend.com.
womps 04/26/19 10:10am Tow Vehicles
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