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It’s been a long saga for Ford’s “torture tested” EcoBoost V-6, marked serial number 448AA. After the engine was swapped in and out of a rally truck and a log skidder, and after it logged the equivalent of 150,000 customer miles, Ford technicians tore down the engine in front of a live audience Sunday at the Detroit auto show. This unusually cruel ending for the powertrain will help shed light on the engine’s long-term performance. To find out how the engine fared, go to

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