• 📊 F-150 Orders List & Stats: Add Yours Inside!. The Lightning List Is Here. ⚡️
  • Announcing F150Lightningforum.com!

    We're happy to announce the spin-off and launch of our F150 Lightning Forum - F150Lightningforum.com!

    If you were registered here on F150gen14.com as of April 16, 2022 or earlier, then you can simply login to F150Lightningforum with the same username and password as here!

Happy with 5.0?

Hivolt

Active member
First Name
John
Joined
Feb 1, 2021
Threads
2
Messages
30
Reaction score
16
Location
Tukwila, WA
Vehicles
F150 Platinum 4x4 super crew, max tow, 400hp 302
I love my 5.0! It feels quick and nimble, and sounds awesome! I dont like the way the tranny shifts in stop and go traffic but it has the manual button for that. I drive through a large city with heavy traffic daily so I probably dont get a lot of cylinder deactivation. Back in high school if you could get 1hp per Cubic Inch you were doing good. Now I have a 302 with 400hp and i love it!
 

canes1

Well-known member
First Name
Dale
Joined
Apr 19, 2021
Threads
5
Messages
83
Reaction score
64
Location
Georgia
Vehicles
2021 F150 FX4 5.0
Occupation
AIRCRAFT MECHANIC
Traded in a 2011 Ecoboost for a 2021 5.0 and "Thrilled" to be back in a V8!
 

UNIKRN150

Well-known member
First Name
Bob
Joined
Mar 20, 2021
Threads
7
Messages
499
Reaction score
479
Location
Pacific North West
Vehicles
Pinto SE 4x4
I love my 5.0! It feels quick and nimble, and sounds awesome! I dont like the way the tranny shifts in stop and go traffic but it has the manual button for that. I drive through a large city with heavy traffic daily so I probably dont get a lot of cylinder deactivation. Back in high school if you could get 1hp per Cubic Inch you were doing good. Now I have a 302 with 400hp and i love it!
If you're that impressed with the 5.0 pulling a 4X4 screw, I can't wait to see how it tosses around a Reg Cab Short Bed!
 


Bryan Simon

Well-known member
First Name
Bryan
Joined
Sep 16, 2020
Threads
11
Messages
1,260
Reaction score
933
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Vehicles
65 Ranchero, 66 ElCamino, 05 Ranger, and more
Occupation
Maintenance
Well, got into the engineering mode a bit ago.
Wanted to adjust the mpg reading to not read so optimistic.
In my keyed XLT, these are the steps I used.

1. Depress brake pedal and hold.
2. Press and hold “OK” on steering wheel.
3. Turn ignition switch to “ON” but do not start.

Engineering Mode appears
Press ”Up” arrow and the fuel AFE appears (that is as far as I needed to go)
adjust to the number you come up with in your calculations.
(actual calculated mileage divided by display mileage)
I came up with .965, so I adjusted to 960 from 1000 (1000 is factory setting)

Now my display is reading a bit shy of actual, but I prefer that over being a bit too proud.

The adjustment created a difference of just under 1mpg and I needed to reduce it by .75.
 

Bryan Simon

Well-known member
First Name
Bryan
Joined
Sep 16, 2020
Threads
11
Messages
1,260
Reaction score
933
Location
San Antonio, Texas
Vehicles
65 Ranchero, 66 ElCamino, 05 Ranger, and more
Occupation
Maintenance
Woah, what! First I hear of this. What other options are available in this mode?
looking at some videos of the older trucks, there is a lot of stuff in there.
probably best if 99% or more was left alone.
Its raining out, so I did not do a Lot of exploring.
just made my change because I just filled up
 

HJL

Active member
First Name
Harv
Joined
Apr 22, 2021
Threads
1
Messages
32
Reaction score
8
Location
Edmonton
Vehicles
2021 F150 KR 5.0, 2006 Escape
Occupation
Self employed
I ordered back in February and all I have so far is a VIN. I went with a KR 5.0 3.73 after having 3 F150's with the 3.5 ECO. I am struggling with the long wait as I can't wait to get back to a V/8. No issues with the 3.5 but can't wait to step on it and hear actual old school engine rumble. My ears can't wait...
 

Deleted member 2919

Guest
I ordered back in February and all I have so far is a VIN. I went with a KR 5.0 3.73 after having 3 F150's with the 3.5 ECO. I am struggling with the long wait as I can't wait to get back to a V/8. No issues with the 3.5 but can't wait to step on it and hear actual old school engine rumble. My ears can't wait...
I want you to be prepared for a very very modest V8 sound. From the factory, the truck is relatively quiet. Although, it doesn't take much money to release the rumble you are looking for.
 


DLav8r

Well-known member
Joined
May 19, 2021
Threads
11
Messages
131
Reaction score
123
Location
Huntsville AL
Vehicles
22 Lariat 502A PowerBoost 7.2kw
Very happy with my 5.0 so far. I’m getting 23.5 on the highway and over 19mpg in the city. Guess I’m getting old, more than enough power and I have the 3.31 gears. I was concerned I should have held out for the EB before buying the v8. 10 spd really helps and mine has been butter Smooth after the first week of learning. I don’t notice CD at all. I’ve owned multiple Hondas/GM and could always tell when CD kicked in. The Ford has been seamless and I’ve been impressed that I can’t notice it kick in.

Again, very impressed. Sound is a bonus. Jury is our for long term reliability, but I’m optimistic.

I bought this truck as a holdover while waiting for my 502a PB order, but I may revaluate that decision now. I’m seeing more problems crop up with the power boost. It’s a great system, but complex.
 
Last edited:

Blueshound

Well-known member
First Name
Dave
Joined
May 12, 2021
Threads
3
Messages
306
Reaction score
252
Location
Connecticut
Vehicles
2021 F150
Very happy with my 5.0 so far. I’m getting 23.5 in the highway and over 19mpg in the city. Guess I’m getting old, more than enough power and I have the 3.31 gears. I was concerned I should have held out for the EB. 10 spd really helps and mine has been butter Smooth after the first week of learning. I don’t notice CD at all. I’ve owned multiple Hondas/GM and could always tell when CD kicked in. The Ford has been seamless and I’ve been impressed that I can’t notice it kick in.

Again, very impressed. Sound is a bonus. Jury is our for long term reliability, but I’m optimistic.

I bought this truck as a holdover while waiting for my 502a PB order, but I may revaluate that decision now. I’m seeing more problems crop up with the power boost. It’s a great system, but complex.
Pretty much my experience. I have 3.73 and am getting about 1 mpg less all around. 502A PB would be my preference too, but I didn't want to spend the extra $15-20K over 5.0 302A.
 

Mike2019SCrew

Well-known member
First Name
Michael
Joined
Nov 18, 2021
Threads
1
Messages
53
Reaction score
62
Location
Humboldt, TN
Vehicles
2022 4WD 5.0, 2019 2WD 3.5 SCrew FBO previous
I have heard that driving in Sport or Tow Haul modes will turn it off.
I can confirm sport mode turns off CD. I have a Corsa dB exhaust (taken off previous 2019 3.5) and it sounds AMAZING - until CD kicks in. Sounds just wrong then lol. Now it's sport mode as soon as the truck is on.
 

Chilidog

Well-known member
First Name
Todd
Joined
Jan 4, 2022
Threads
5
Messages
107
Reaction score
78
Location
St. Louis, Missouri
Vehicles
F150, Lariat, 5.0, Fx4, 502A, Carbonized Gray
I can confirm sport mode turns off CD. I have a Corsa dB exhaust (taken off previous 2019 3.5) and it sounds AMAZING - until CD kicks in. Sounds just wrong then lol. Now it's sport mode as soon as the truck is on.
Good news! Thanks for confirming. Not sure how much this will affect gas mileage but oh well!

 

 
Top