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Old 11-30-2011, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by snrusnak View Post
IMO ford doesn't do forced induction very well. Any of their super or turbo charged factory engines had issues (diesels, F150 lightnings, mustangs, tbirds, etc...). I think between all the manufacturers GM has forced induction down the best, they have had many vehicles turbo and supercharged with success (grand prix gtp's, the old buick grand nationals, new zr1 corvette making like 640hp, cobalt SS turbo and supercharged models, and many many more...)
Ford did OK with their boosted offerings in the gas arena (SVT stuff, SVO Mustang, Turbo Tbird, etc) and their diesel offerings to the 7.3 have been rock solid.

The problems IMO are of the user nature- the owner figures that if factory boost is good, more MUST be better. Boost is a great drug, and its relatively easy (especially on a turbo) to boost an engine to destruction. I'll bet the Eco-Boost owner put some sort of restriction in the wastegate circuit to increase the boost without compensating for additional fuel.

BTW, the same calamity can (and did) happen to GM products, as well as the old Shelby Omni GLHS, Chargers, Spirit R/Ts and turbo minivans.