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Ford EcoBoost V6 Twin Turbo Torture Test

September 26th, 2010 1 comment


Ford is determined to prove that their 3.5L EcoBoost V6 Twin Turbo that is going to power the 2011 Ford F-150 is “built Ford tough”. Ford has decided that the best way to do this is to take a random engine off the assembly line and give it a series of tests that is going to prove that their engine is durable and long lasting, and can take torture test after torture test.

It’s going to start with Ford taking the engine, and putting it on a dyno that is going to simulate 150,000 miles. Granted this isn’t necessarily going to put pressure tests on the engine, such as downhill, or uphill acceleration, but it’s still 150,000 miles. It also won’t test such things as long term wear and tear from the elements such as cold, heat, rain or snow. Turbos usually need some time to cool off also before the engine is turned off, usually with a turbo timer, so the constant cooling down and heating up (contracting and expanding) won’t be tested either. I also wonder what boost the turbos will be at during this 150,000 mile test considering there is no engine load. (Correction – I just watched the first episode of the video series [see link below] and they do infact load test, temperature test and MUCH more – this test is legit!)

After the 150,000 mile test, it starts getting interesting. Ford is going to take the same motor bolt it into a F-150, and head up to Oregon where it will skidsteer logs for a lumbar company. Then, the same truck and engine will head down to Homestead Miami Speedway and tow two Sprint Cup Ford Fusion race cars around the race track for 24 hours at full throttle, only stopping when it needs to get a fuel fill up and tires. Wow!

After the 24 hour tow at full throttle, the engine will be removed and bolted into a specially prepare race truck where it will race at the Tecate SCORE Baja 1000.

If the engine lasts this long, curious to see what the engine looks like inside? Sure! Ford is going to tear down the engine and give the public a look at how things look on the inside.

Whew! Ford is going to either be a huge hit with this test or a huge failure. If the engine happens to die, have a defect or need warranty work, it’s going to be extremely embarrassing.

If the engine survives all of this, I’d also like two know some facts… what kind of engine oil did they use? What filter, and what octane gas?

Here is a full press release from Ford. The fun thing is, Mike Rowe is going to be narrating and documenting the whole thing. Very cool!


* A series of web-based documentaries will take viewers inside the extreme testing of Ford’s new EcoBoost™ truck engine coming to the 2011 F-150; go to
to see firsthand how the new class-leading EcoBoost truck engine performs on the dynamometer and then in extreme real-world tests
* The EcoBoost truck engine is tested to the equivalent of more than 1.6 million total miles of harsh customer use in the lab, in test cells and on the road
* Upcoming web documentaries will show the new EcoBoost engine – chosen randomly
off the assembly line at Cleveland Engine Plant – pulling, towing and racing in extreme
real-world tough-truck tests to prove what it means to be Built Ford Tough
* The videos are narrated by Mike Rowe of the popular Dirty Jobs series
* Specially tuned for the 2011 F-150, the EcoBoost engine will deliver 365 horsepower and a best-in-class 11,300 pounds towing, 3,060 pounds payload and 420 lb.-ft. of torque combined with the fuel economy of a V6
* Also on are video animations depicting key technology features of the four all-new engines coming to the 2011 F-150: the 3.7-liter V6, 5.0-liter V8, 6.2-liter V8 and EcoBoost. This is the most extensive engine makeover in the history of Ford F-Series
DALLAS , Sept. 23, 2010 – To prove out the new EcoBoost truck engine, Ford Motor Company is putting one randomly selected engine through a series of extreme durability tests, both in the lab and in the field. The torture testing is being filmed for a web-based documentary series that offers viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the new EcoBoost truck engine that joins the lineup of the 2011 Ford F-150 early next year.

The first video, now posted on the site, brings to life the dynamometer testing that new truck engines, including the new EcoBoost pulled randomly off the line at Cleveland Engine Plant, endure. In coming weeks, web videos, posted at, will document the extreme challenges the 2011 F-150 EcoBoost faces in the real world.

After undergoing the equivalent of 150,000 miles on the dynamometer, the same EcoBoost engine is dropped in a 2011 F-150 at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant before it faces a series of extreme real-world tough-truck tests to ensure it exceeds the demands of even the most demanding F-150 customer.
Once out of the lab, the ongoing web documentaries will take viewers on a nationwide journey as the 2011 F-150 EcoBoost’s durability, capability, fuel economy and power is proved out in the field. The challenges include:

Hauling timber
* The 2011 F-150 EcoBoost joins a lumber company in Oregon, working as a log skidder to show off its best-in-class hauling and 420 lb.-ft. of torque. This severe duty involves dragging logs weighing thousands of pounds up steep grades. The 2011 F-150 EcoBoost replaces larger, heavy-duty machinery to perform the task.
24 hours of NASCAR
* Following its work in the Pacific Northwest, the same 2011 F-150 EcoBoost heads to Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida to demonstrate its best-in-class towing capability of 11,300 pounds. The truck will tow a pair of Sprint Cup Ford Fusions for 24 hours around the 1.5-mile oval. Befitting the track, site of the NASCAR Sprint Cup season finale, the fully stock 2011 F-150 EcoBoost will run at full throttle, reaching speeds in excess of 90 mph on the straights, stopping only for tires and more 87 octane fuel.
Baja 1000
* After towing on the oval at Homestead-Miami Speedway, the same EcoBoost engine will be dropped in an F-150 off-road race truck and challenge one of the harshest tests on Earth – the 2010 Tecate SCORE Baja 1000. Last year less than 60 percent of the entrants finished the grueling desert race. Built Ford Tough trucks have a proud legacy in the event, winning more Baja titles than any other four-wheel manufacturer.
* After all the pulling, towing, desert racing and much more, viewers will get an inside look at the durability of the EcoBoost when Ford engineers tear it down to evaluate the extensive testing program.
Innovative technology
The first application of Ford’s award-winning EcoBoost technology – which combines direct fuel injection and turbocharging – in a rear-wheel-drive truck highlights an all-new class-leading powertrain lineup for the 2011 Ford F-150. Available at launch in late 2010 are a 3.7-liter V6, 5.0-liter V8 and 6.2-liter V8, followed by the new EcoBoost truck engine, available in early 2011. This marks the most extensive engine makeover in the 62-year history of Ford F-Series. Animations of key technical features of all four new engines will be available at the site as well.

The new EcoBoost truck engine’s turbocharging and direct fuel injection are particularly relevant to F-150 customers looking for the power to haul and tow heavy loads. This unique EcoBoost truck engine delivers impressive low-end torque and maintains it across a broad rpm range, which is key in towing applications. Approximately 90 percent of the EcoBoost truck engine’s peak torque of 420 lb.-ft. is available from 1,700 rpm to 5,500 rpm. EcoBoost’s 420 lb.-ft. of torque is more than any other competitive half-ton truck.

The F-150 EcoBoost also tows a best-in-class 11,300 pounds and delivers an impressive 365 horsepower. Combine that with the fuel economy of a V6, and it is a combination competitors can’t match. And it’s all done on regular fuel.

Built Ford Tough testing
Three avenues that test and validate all truck engines are computer analysis, laboratory work and in-vehicle exercises. All the tests together replicate more than 1.6 million miles of customer usage – the harshest-use customer. A customer profile reflecting extreme-use driving style, road types and vehicle usage, including maximum towing and payload situations, was developed to underpin the testing program.

For the 2011 F-150 EcoBoost, that includes analytical time, dynamometer testing at full boost, in-vehicle test time, thermal test cycles ranging from 20 degrees Fahrenheit to 235 degrees Fahrenheit, fatigue testing with engine running nonstop between peak horsepower and peak torque and road tests.
A recent proving drive, for example, included accumulating nearly 1,500 miles across Arizona, Nevada, Utah and California. The 2011 F-150 EcoBoost traveled up grades as high as 14 percent, with elevations ranging from a few hundred feet below sea level to more than 12,000 feet, in temperatures ranging from 28 degrees to 108 degrees.

Each web-based documentary is narrated by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs, seen on Discovery Channel. Rowe hosted a series of videos last year on the development of the all-new Ford-engineered, Ford-designed and Ford-manufactured 6.7-liter Power Stroke® V8 turbocharged diesel engine, which recently won the Ward’s Automotive Diesel Shootout.

“Mike Rowe is a tremendous part of helping us communicate the outstanding attributes of our new EcoBoost truck engine and its unbeatable combination of durability, power, capability and fuel economy,” said Doug Scott, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Mike resonates very well with our Ford F-Series customers because he is authentic and no stranger to tough work.”

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Ford Focus RS MOVIT Brakes

September 18th, 2010 No comments

306hp, 0-100km/h in just 5,9s and 263 km/h top speed – it’s a real sportsman. The new MOV´IT braking system for this streetable racer does not only offer brutal braking force combined with super fine modulation ability, but it can also be painted individually – for example in “Ultimate Green”.

The MOV’IT PERFORMANCE braking system consists of:

MOV´IT PERFORMANCE brake calipers: Heart of all systems is the BILLET caliper, machined from solid pieces of ultra-high-strength aircraft spec aluminum. The progressive, vehicle specific piston arrangement allows for an exactly equal contact pressure, even pad wear and perfect modulation ability.

MOV´IT PERFORMANCE brake discs: A special alloy ensures lowest possible wear. The unique perforation leads to a perfect responsive brake feeling, even under wet conditions. The inner part of the disc contains a double directional evolvent ventilation system which offers a much larger surface than same sized discs. This ensures unique heat-absorption and -transfer abilities. The discs therefore stay by far cooler than other discs of the same size.

MOV´IT PERFORMANCE brake pads: The brake pads also have an important job to do by transferring friction energy into thermal energy. Their unique, MOV´IT-developed formula guarantees super responsive pedal feel, fading free operation and highest possible lifetime.

For further information on all of MOV´IT’s braking systems, including its Ceramic, Security and SUV ranges, please visit

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2011 Mustang 5.0 Roush Supercharger

August 29th, 2010 No comments

Since the day Ford announced the new 5.0L engine for the 2011 Mustang, people have been asking, “What is ROUSH going to do with that engine? When will the ROUSHcharger be available?”

The answer to those questions is finally available. ROUSH has engineered a 5.0L ROUSHcharger Tuner Kit that can boost the horsepower on the 2011 Mustang upwards of 550 horsepower on stock pump gasoline with more than 470 lb.-ft. of torque. This 5.0L ROUSHcharger Tuner Kit (part number 421140) has a suggested retail price of $5,999.00 and is available for shipment now.

Many people got their first look at the 5.0L ROUSHcharger in the ROUSH display at Mustang Alley during the Woodward Dream Cruise. The display car got many double takes as people walked by, looked, and then realized that car was, in fact, a 2011 Mustang with a ROUSHcharger installed.

Based on the popular TVS2300 ROUSHcharger, the 5.0L ROUSHcharger Tuner Kit comes with a 90mm pulley and generates an estimated seven pounds of boost. Included in the kit are 47 lb. fuel injectors, high-flow fuel rails, a high-flow ROUSH air lid, and a twin 60mm throttle body. The heavy-duty ROUSH tensioner is included for the first FEAD belt.

This Tuner Kit includes a 90-day parts warranty, but does not come with a calibration or maintain the Ford factory engine warranty. Professional tuning and installation is recommended.

“While the new Ford five-liter engine offers amazing performance right from the factory, and the new ROUSHcharger will kick it up a level,” said Jack Roush, motorsports legend and chairman of ROUSH Enterprises. “Our engineering team has worked hard to deliver a product that will satisfy the demands of the ROUSH customer on an extremely tight deadline, and they have come up with another great solution for a powertrain upgrade.”

Orders for the 5.0L ROUSHcharger Tuner Kit are now being accepted by calling 1-800-59-ROUSH. Information can be found online at

There will be a 5.0L ROUSHcharger Kit available this fall that will come complete with a ROUSH calibration and full warranty. Pricing and details to come.

Based in Livonia, Mich., “The Art of Performance Engineering” takes place at ROUSH Performance. To get a look behind the scenes at what goes on at ROUSH and how the vehicles are designed, manufactured and produced logon to For more information see your local ROUSH dealer, visit or telephone toll-free (800) 59-ROUSH. Follow us on Twitter @_ROUSH_ or on Facebook at

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Ford F250 Mishimoto Radiator & Intercooler

April 11th, 2010 No comments

Ford F250 6.0L Powerstroke Mishimoto Intercooler

Mishimoto has just unveiled a performance intercooler specifically designed for the 2003-2006 Ford F250 with a 6.0-Liter Powerstroke Engine. The Mishimoto F250 Intercooler provides the perfect cooling capacity needed for a turbo diesel truck. Constructed of 6061 aircraft quality aluminum for extreme durability, the Mishimoto F250 Intercooler efficiently reduces air temperatures, significantly improving engine performance. All Mishimoto F250 Intercoolers are precision tig welded and designed as a direct OEM fit, making installation effortless with no modification required. The Mishimoto F250 Intercooler will provide the ideal cooling capacity needed for a turbo application, safely increasing horsepower while providing that extra boost every driver appreciates.

Order a Ford F250 Mishimoto Intercooler here: MMINT-F2D-03

Ford F250 6.0L Powerstroke Mishimoto Radiator

Mishimoto has specially developed a performance aluminum radiator for the 2003-2006 Ford F250 with a 6.0 Liter Powerstroke Engine. The Mishimoto F250 Diesel Performance Radiator is crafted from durable aircraft quality aluminum, providing up to 30% greater cooling efficiency than the standard OEM F250 radiator. A stock radiator cannot handle the heat that comes along with having a great deal of horsepower, but every Mishimoto Performance Radiator is designed to efficiently reduce heat from vital engine areas. Made with 100% brazed aluminum for a clean OEM fit, Mishimoto F250 Aluminum Radiators ensure superior performance and a lifetime of efficient cooling. The Mishimoto F250 Diesel Performance Radiator is backed by an excellent lifetime warranty.

Order a Ford F250 Mishimoto Radiator here: MMRAD-F2D-03

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Geiger Ford GT HP790

November 29th, 2009 No comments


I’ve always told myself, and everyone here at Redline Motive that super cars such as the Ford GT should not go unnoticed. These super cars are designed for speed, performance and all of the joys of driving, as well as one key ingredient – being noticed. What better way to be noticed than to paint your super car a “look at me” lime-green? That’s just what Geiger, a German tuner, did with this Ford GT. However, the flashy looks are backed up with a supercharger that makes the 5.4L V8 produce 790 horsepower and 637 torque. Top speed is said to be around 223mph, and we’ll take their word for it.


The interior looks nice and relatively stock. I don’t recall seeing these seats before in the Ford GT… makes me wonder if they are stock or Geiger upgrades. Either way, I love the 9 holes they have for vents… must be for those times you’re going 223mph top speed, and need to let out some steam.


Above you can see the 5.4L Ford that has a new larger supercharger to force air into the combustion chambers to create the insane 790 horsepower. We still say Geiger should have ditched the supercharger all together and done with a nice twin turbo setup to push 1000 horsepower. Looking in this engine bay though, doesn’t look like twin turbo would be an easy fit, but there are companies out there that do have twin turbo kits for the Ford GT and that is our favorite kind of Ford GT.


The business end of the Geiger Ford GT. This is the end most people will see of this car. We still wish Ford would create a supercar that competes with the Corvette Z06 for about the same price. The Mustang doesn’t close the deal, and the Ford GT is out of the price range. But the Ford GT is still much more exotic and a Ford fanatics dream car. And we love it too.

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