TundraHeadquarters will be at 2014 North American International Auto Show

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Tundraheadquarters.com news editor, Tim Esterdahl, will be at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. Have a question for him? Want a picture of something? Contact him below and he’ll add it to his “to-do” list.

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  1. Breathing Borla says:


    Will they have the new F-150 there?

    if so, lots of pics and any details.

    other than that, just some coverage of all the 1/2 tons on the market. Maybe a little blurb on each one of things you though looked or were cool.

    Also, Lon over at TS said that toyota may be announcing tundra changes there.


    • Tim Esterdahl says:


      Yep, the new Ford should be there. Ford has once again rented out Joe Louis Arena and I’m sure they will lower it to the floor. I’ll be taking plenty of pics of 1/2 ton trucks. Good idea on the recap.


    • Tim Esterdahl says:

      Forgot to add that it isn’t likely that Toyota will make an announcement in Detroit. They usually make their announcements in Chicago (why I went last year). They have unveiled every new truck in Chicago and I don’t see them changing it up (although I wish they would). In any event, I’ll be there. I’m pretty sure they will talk about the Highlander hybrid and the new FCV hydrogen fuel cell car they just displayed at CES.


      • Breathing Borla says:

        Maybe I’ll meet you next time in Chicago, I live in the burbs.

        until then, look forward to the coverage

  2. Randy says:


    Since my Ford knowledge only goes through Aug/Sept 2013; it would be nice if you could pin down some Ford engineers and get some real facts. Specifically: 1) what has been done to fix the condensation issue on the 2014 F150 EcoBoost vs the 2011 – 2013? And 2) How much water per hour “is” and “can be” removed at 60 mph steady state “before” it enters the engine (keyword is “before”). Need a rock solid and proven answer to that one? Are they able to prove it in a demonstration (we all know they love doing demonstrations). Looking for a “quantitative” answer, such as: 20oz, 32oz, or 64 oz. per hour and so on.

    If they do the same demonstration that the engine can swallow 4 to 8 oz. has no value at all since that is not what is happening out in the field – besides that is “after” not “before”. How much water can they keep from reaching the engine per hour?


    • Tim Esterdahl says:


      I think the condensation issue is a “biggie” and must be addressed by Ford. My guess is that they will simply reply that the new CAC design fixed the issue and it is no longer an issue for them. I’m sure that question will be asked throughout the press event.

      With that said though, I, along with everyone else, got a special “invite” to a Ford media lounge that is basically a wifi hot spot with product reps. In the past, these “product reps” are nothing more than temp workers taught the basics on the products like mpg estimates, msrp, etc… Yet, I am going to see what I can do to find a company rep or engineer and talk about the issue.

      Keep in mind, the field engineers rarely come to these events. There is a separate “industry” night event that they come to instead. Chief engineers do come from time to time (like Sweers), yet it is often a bit tricky to get them to talk with you. And I’m not certain they would be able to tell me how much water condensation is OK for their engine.

      I’m not saying I won’t try to ask your exact question, I’m just trying to give you some background knowledge.


      • Randy says:


        Ok, it sounds like a plan. I tried to talk to “engineers” at the last State Fair, they were in hiding (all brands).

        Side Note: Just for kicks I have been doing research on my last two Ford trucks just to find out what happened to them. Short story I am very thankful I got rid of them when I did. One I found with pictures, 100% salvage but zero body damage, only left with the new tires I put on it, all else stripped. I think I will right a book.


  3. Mickey says:

    Tim see if Toyota will nail down the 8 speed tranny.

    • Tim Esterdahl says:

      I seriously doubt Toyota will make any announcement at this show. If they do make an announcement it will be in Chicago.

  4. Mickey says:

    Tim since Ford will be there showing their new truck. Are they J2807 standard?

    • Tim Esterdahl says:

      Good question. I very much doubt it. 🙂

      • Mickey says:

        If not then Ford has become a complete lie to the consumers. They have stated when the new design comes out they will be J compliant. Well now we know what Ford stands for.

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