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Title: '16 F150
Post by: Mikey97D on August 14, 2019, 09:02:32 AM
Picking up this used truck today.  Getting anxious.

'16 F150 XLT Crew Cab with 6.5' Bed.  38k miles.  I hope it treats me well.
(https://i.imgur.com/UvoOiGgl.jpg)
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: mcb82gt on August 14, 2019, 10:22:12 AM
I'm sure it will.  What drivetrain in it?
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: Mikey97D on August 14, 2019, 10:26:40 AM
I'm sure it will.  What drivetrain in it?
Thanks!
It has the 5.0L with the 6 speed transmission.
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: Mikey97D on August 15, 2019, 08:38:25 AM
Did the commute into work with it today about 35 miles at 19.1 mpg.  Really good and about the same as my GMC Sierra 5.3L with cylinder deactivation.  Impressive.
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: mcb82gt on August 15, 2019, 09:59:44 AM
This is impressive!!!   2wd?
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: 85CougarCobra on August 15, 2019, 10:36:26 AM
She's purdy.
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: Mikey97D on August 15, 2019, 02:09:31 PM
This is impressive!!!   2wd?
4WD!

(https://i.imgur.com/i52WqA0l.jpg)
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: mcb82gt on August 15, 2019, 03:49:48 PM
That sounds like  great mileage to me!  My 06 Silverado 6.0 is a gas eater!
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: Mikey97D on August 16, 2019, 07:53:58 AM
That sounds like  great mileage to me!  My 06 Silverado 6.0 is a gas eater!
But it has torque!!!
I do notice the 5.0 in this compared to the 5.3 in my old truck has a little less torque down low so it needs to downshift earlier.
Traffic was bad last night and I got stuck in standstill too.  Dropped down to 17.9 mpg and now with the ride back to work it is at 19.2 at mid 90 some miles.  If I did out by hand I am certain it would be lower since I have been using the remote starter to warm it up.
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: mcb82gt on August 16, 2019, 11:10:03 AM
That sounds like  great mileage to me!  My 06 Silverado 6.0 is a gas eater!
But it has torque!!!
I do notice the 5.0 in this compared to the 5.3 in my old truck has a little less torque down low so it needs to downshift earlier.
Traffic was bad last night and I got stuck in standstill too.  Dropped down to 17.9 mpg and now with the ride back to work it is at 19.2 at mid 90 some miles.  If I did out by hand I am certain it would be lower since I have been using the remote starter to warm it up.

I'm getting ready to get a custom tune with diablew, hopefully get a MPG or 2.  Or at least make the 6.0 feel like it should and get the same mileage.  LOL
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: Beau on August 16, 2019, 11:34:55 AM
I wouldn't ever "warm up" a vehicle in the summer.

Start it, let it idle for about 30 seconds, then drive gently for a mile or two.

Then again, my last three explorers all had over 175K on them when I got 'em.

The 98 now has over 250, the Mountaineer I had before is over 300, and the '06 I've had since March is almost at 180.

In the winter, I let em run for a minute or two.

Anything else is just wasting gas.


Have had several "pros" tell me that, and have no found no evidence that refutes their knowledge. ;)
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: mcb82gt on August 16, 2019, 12:17:32 PM
I wouldn't ever "warm up" a vehicle in the summer.

Start it, let it idle for about 30 seconds, then drive gently for a mile or two.

Then again, my last three explorers all had over 175K on them when I got 'em.

The 98 now has over 250, the Mountaineer I had before is over 300, and the '06 I've had since March is almost at 180.

In the winter, I let em run for a minute or two.

Anything else is just wasting gas.


Have had several "pros" tell me that, and have no found no evidence that refutes their knowledge. ;)
I do the exact same thing.  I also drive very easy when the engine is cold.
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: Mikey97D on August 20, 2019, 09:50:29 AM
Sorry I didn't mean to start the debate on warm up of vehicles.  Next should I ask what kind of oil to use?  LOL

I am lazy and don't like to scrape the windows in the morning during the winter/cold months.  I just use the starter when I walk out the door of the house so it might run 1 minute during the summer before I start driving.
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: Beau on August 22, 2019, 03:10:35 PM
10-30 :grinno:


Nah, in the summer, there's no real need to warm it up. But, you do you ;)


I ain't gonna come take your keys from ya LOL
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: grutinator on August 22, 2019, 09:22:50 PM
NICE!

I really like the 04-08's. The 09-14's kinda turned me off. But the 15+ they really sharpened them up. And that's a great shade of blue.
Title: Re: '16 F150
Post by: Mikey97D on August 23, 2019, 07:54:14 AM
NICE!

I really like the 04-08's. The 09-14's kinda turned me off. But the 15+ they really sharpened them up. And that's a great shade of blue.
Thanks! 
My previous daily vehicles (2) were white.  I needed a change bad and couldn't resist my favorite color.
I checked around with some online friends, some of which work at Ford, and they said 16+ newer were good.  Not that '15 was bad but it was a first year model and had some problems as they all do (every brand).
Today, I turn in my leased '16 Sierra.  It has been a good truck but a few things had me wondering.  I am sure it will treat someone else well.