5.0L V8 Cylinder Deactivation

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I’ve seen several auto news sites (including C&D) mention that Ford has implemented cylinder deactivation technology into the 5.0L V8. I don’t see this mentioned anywhere on the Ford website or in the released documents.

Is Ford actually moving forward with this and if they are do we know if we can fully disable it? I haven’t heard many good things regarding this technology within GM.
 

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I just backed out of the 5.0 and switched to the 3.5 Eco for my order.

Too many issues with the 2018-2020 5.0's with oil consumption that seem to have not been fully remedied, and now they adding another technology that has hampered other manufacturers V8 reliability.

Not suggesting you do the same, but seriously look into both Ford's issues, as well as other engine deactivation issues and decide what is best for you.
 

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I heard that too. Ford is going into this technology. I was on the way to choose a V8 but with this new tech i'm gonna go with the 3.5 or 3 5 powerboost if this one is affordable in Canadian dollars.
 
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Any updates on this? Find it extremely odd that it isn’t mentioned anywhere on Ford’s site. Not even on the B&P Tool...
 

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I’m hoping they backed out of it. I’d take a 3.5 if they roll it out in the 5.0. Every 5.3 Chevy I’ve had or known has had problems from cylinder deactivation. Though my BIL’s Ram 5.7 hasn’t had any issues.
 

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I’m still holding out hope that its just a rumor. I remember a year ago, they were saying Ford was dropping the 5.0 for an all new 4.8 V8 that was going to make 420hp and 420lb/ft. Then a week later, the site that first reported it said that not only were they not dropping the 5.0, but the 4.8 was never even in development.
 

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But , this is Ford that announced this new feature.
 

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But , this is Ford that announced this new feature.
As far as I know Ford has not communicated Cylinder deactivation anywhere. This is just a well known rumor all around the web.

I am skeptical because fords website or press releases do not mention this anywhere.
 

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I hope VCT does not stand for variable cylinder technology.
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As far as I know Ford has not communicated Cylinder deactivation anywhere. This is just a well known rumor all around the web.

I am skeptical because fords website or press releases do not mention this anywhere.
Agree.
I read on another forum that it was put on the back-burner.
 

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I hope VCT does not stand for variable cylinder technology.
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Ti-VCT. Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) is the name given by Ford to engines with the ability to advance or retard the timing of both the intake and exhaust camshafts independently, unlike the original versions of VCT, which only operated on a single camshaft.
 

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I hope VCT does not stand for variable cylinder technology.
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“ DescriptionVariable Camshaft Timing is an automobile variable valve timing technology developed by Ford. It allows for more optimum engine performance, reduced emissions, and increased fuel efficiency compared to engines with fixed camshafts.”
 

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As far as I know Ford has not communicated Cylinder deactivation anywhere. This is just a well known rumor all around the web.

I am skeptical because fords website or press releases do not mention this anywhere.
They annouced it when they unveiled the truck. Take a look at TFLtruck website.
 

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Ti-VCT. Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) is the name given by Ford to engines with the ability to advance or retard the timing of both the intake and exhaust camshafts independently, unlike the original versions of VCT, which only operated on a single camshaft.
The 5.0L Coyote V8 is the one and only V8 engine available in the 2021 Ford F-150, which is somewhat of a sobering reality. But fans of eight-cylinder engines needn’t fret, because Ford is obviously committed to keeping it around despite every-tightening emissions and economy standards. And according to F-150 engineering manager Dawn Piechocki, this new cylinder deactivation tech is a big part of that effort.
 
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They annouced it when they unveiled the truck. Take a look at TFLtruck website.

I don’t think they did. But if I get time I’ll go rewatch it.

Seems extremely odd if they did why would they disregard that on ALL marketing on their official site? Same with build and price. No mention... tech specs that came out.. no mention..
 

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I hope Ford doesn't go to the cylinder cancellation technique. GM is chewing up camshafts because of lifter failures. The owners don't know this till they have to foot the 5k bill for repairs.
 

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I heard that too. Ford is going into this technology. I was on the way to choose a V8 but with this new tech i'm gonna go with the 3.5 or 3 5 powerboost if this one is affordable in Canadian dollars.
have you actualy been able to read a canadian version of the 2021 build packages
in vancouver they only had them at the dealer i and they are a little different than US
 

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