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Author: Philipo Big funky green star, 20000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 18117  
Subject: Re: 2014 EcoSport Date: 8/31/2012 9:35 AM
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"I could just be able to get it broke in without major problems"

With the machining tolerances & GMP continuity today I think the old notion of motor break-in (brokein?) is a bit obsolete...not totally but the longer ritual is not as relevant as it use to be. I think what you're really questioning is infant mortality of components vs long term and yeah if it goes well initially you'll likely have a long life cycle but these things are statistical more than guarantees (with the best choice in the world you could be the unlikely outlying data point that gets disappointed).

I keep my vehicles for >1 decade too...heck more like >2 decades. I'm an engineer & I've listened to interviews with the engineers who worked on the earliest Ecoboost implementations and I was impressed with their thermal cycling & accelerated wear tests - simply exhaustive in range & duration and their efforts seemed to pay off validating what is a tough system (to paraphrae a car marketing blurb - it's not your father's big bearing frying turbochargers). That it goes into cash cows F150's might be one positive measure of Ford's confidence. <shrug> Seems like a decent bet given the gas mileage & power it gives back which is hedging the bet for a owner with savings.
JMO's (good luck, YMMV)
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