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Old 10-27-2013, 10:53 PM
Phil88m6 Phil88m6 is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Norcross GA
Age: 54
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Vehicle: 2013 Ram 1500 5.7 4x4
Trim Level: Laramie
Color: Mineral Gray
Engine: 2009-20?? 345ci (5.7L) Hemi V8 390hp 407lb/ft
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Ok I know its an older post, but just traded an 11 F150 Ecoboost for a new 13 Ram. I would likely bet the Ecoboost (purely speculation on my part) ingested too much water in one of the cylinders and hydrolocked on the of the pistons. The Ecoboosts have an known history of condensation build up in the intercoolers. All the earlier symptoms are exactly what I experienced for two years and 60k. Ford is trying to correct, but I think they have backed themselves in a corner with advertised power and the corrections are going to lower those numbers significantly. Mainly a smaller intercooler. Their last recommendation with me was an new intercooler just outside of warranty at my expense. Sadly owners of the 2012 and 2013 models are still reporting the same problems with the upgraded intercooler. Very happy with the 5.7 Hemi in my 2013.
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