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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-10-2019, 03:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Thomcat View Post

The 2.0T twin scroll was the optional engine in my '16 dual exhaust Malibu LTZ. A premium gas sucking piece of crap.....zippy with lots of torque, but when fully loaded running on regular behaved more like the gas saving 1.5T in my '18 LT, i.e., turned into a dog when fully loaded. So I suspect when you shove overweight Moe Larry and Curly into the back with their luggage the RS turbo will behave like a dog compared to lower line aspirated L/LS/LT w/3.6ls. And Chevys less for more logic is likely why it was discontinued! A race is not judged by who's the first off the line, but the first across the finish.

So Chevy smartens up by the dumping the 4 cyl turbo in the Traverse and then dumbs down with adding a 4 cyl turbo to the new Silverado , worse with AFM mode. And it will likely get good reviews when a featherweight test driver does the performance testing. Holy CAFE! When under load it will switch from 2 cylinders to 4 cylinders for max power. And no GM turbo will ever reach the endpoint on the tach, I tried, because the cutout limiter is set below the max 8K reading on the tach, so it hesitates and then upshifts

Substituting torque for hp may work well in a small city scooter or grocery getter, but load up a full sized work oriented vehicle with 5 full size workers and 2 tons of manure and it will drive just like it smells!
I'm still interested in longevity as well... I know a lot of the 3.5 Ecoboosts were incredible off the lot but most people I know with them have moved on, even if they weren't throwing codes or breaking parts the mileage was abysmal and power was lacking.

Current Vehicles:
-2015 Pilot EX-L AWD
-2014 Traverse LT2 AWD
-1961 Impala 2 Door Sedan 283 3MT

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-1969 Camaro SS 350 4MT
-1957 210 2 Door Wagon (project)
-1939 Ford 3 Window 2 Door (project)

Past Vehicles:
-2008 Sonata SE V6
-2012 Silverado LS 4.8 4WD EC
-2011 Rogue SL AWD
-2006 Accord Sedan EX-L K24 5MT
-2012 Tacoma DCSB V6 6MT 4WD
-2011 Civic Si Sedan
-2001 Pathfinder VQ35 5MT 4WD
-1997 Pathfinder VG33 4AT 4WD
-1999 ML320 4WD
-1997 Accord LX Sedan F22 4AT
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 09:41 AM
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The early 3.5 Ecoboosts had a lot of problems and were particularly susceptible to sludging the intake valves IIRC. They've improved quite a bit, the 2.7 Eco is a pretty darn good motor from a power and economy standpoint, probably what GM was targeting (but missed) with their new 2.7 I4. As mentioned the revised LT-based 5.3 gets almost the exact same mileage with more power and better prospects for longevity.

I had a Regal GS with the 270hp 2.0T, with a GM supported performance tune would do about 300hp, reasonably quick but would knock down 32-34 on the highway, which is 10-12mpg better than my ~450hp LS3 SS will do at a similar curb weight. T4's have their place and can be fun.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-11-2019, 11:08 AM
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Every time I start my hamster wheel 1.5T, I hear my uncle cursing out the day he went with the new Olds diesel!

Current Chevys -'19 Silverado RST;'18 Malibu LT Redline;'18 Traverse Premier Redline<br /><br />Previous&nbsp; Chevys:16 Silverado LT;16 Malibu LT2;'17 Impala;'16 MalibuLT;'15 Camaro LS;'15 Traverse; '13,'12 and '07 Avalanche LTs; '11 Tahoe LT; '13 &'11 Malibu LTs; '08 Trailblazer;'06 Colorado WT..... Chrysler era.....'80 Citation;'75 Impala;'72 Chevelle;'69 Camaro R/T;'65 Impala SS;'62 Nova
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