"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)B
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