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The EB has overheating issues, sputtering issues, misfiring issues, bed bounce issues, fried cat issues, and fuel dilution issues. Ford basically copied the Volvo T6 application and tried to beef it up for towing and tried to shove direct injection into it at the same time. While the engine is a great idea on paper, in the real world it gets the same or worse mileage in every condition. Within 1800 miles of normal driving and no towing with my previous EB, I had high fuel dilution according to my oil analysis. These engines were not designed from the ground up, they were copied and improvised.
Now the Tundra 5.7l was designed from the ground up, everything in the current Tundra was best in class when it was released back in 06-07. Have the other makers improved to compete? Yep, but that's the name of the game. If Toyota makes a better frame than current, keeps the same engine and adds direct injection.... you will have one hell of a truck.
Competition is good for consumers.
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Last edited by prime81; 01-16-2013 at 02:35 PM.