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How Is The Ford V10??????

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by Auctioneer, Sep 26, 2011.

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  1. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Well-Known Member

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    There is a Ford truck with a V10 in it. Just wondering how good that engine is. How is that engine for power, gas and repairs.
     
  2. Tron

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    Very reliable but an under-powered gas hog slug. I remember when they discontinued the 460 big block (a true gas hog in its own right) and came out with the V-10 modular motor. You noticed almost right away that the V10 was better built, didn't leak oil like a sieve and had far less wear and tear issues at greater milage....but, compared to the 460, it was a gutlass wonder.
     
  3. Patrick Haskins

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    I get 13 mpg and once got 14 and I don't drive slow. It's in a 2001 Excursion. I have only had to tune it up at 100,000 mi. It will tow anything I put behind it and have plenty of guts left. I tow a boat and a 35' trailer.
     
  4. AveragEd

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    Our son has a 2002 F-250 4x4 extended cab pickup with the V10 and it does what he bought it to do but it's a thirsty rascal. He has had to replace the exhaust manifolds due to cracking and a few other things but all in all, it hasn't been hateful to maintain over the 80,000 miles it has been driven.

    Ed
     
  5. white rattler

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    There are two models. The first one out was a two valve model and the last one out was a 3 valve model. The 3 valve has 350 HP. I have had a few of them and I think that they were good motors. No problems with any of them. But they are not the motor that has replaced them. This new 6.2 has lots of power and another 75 HP. Trevor Dawe.
     
  6. RickN

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    I've a customer who has a heavy duty F250 with the V10.

    He tells me that when his trip odometer gets to 200 miles, he better be close to a gas station.

    I believe he said it held 29 gals.
     
  7. Pull & Mark

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    Darn Rick, I thought my small V-8 (305 in) in my chevy was bad at about 26 gallons at 400 miles. All I have to say is if you need a V-10 gas motor for power look into a V-8 diesel engine. Better power and better milage as well. break em all Jeff
     
  8. 4EVRYOUNG

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    2001 Excursion 160,000 mile doesn't seem to be missing any power I get 13.5 14.0 at 80 on the interstate. I like it.
     
  9. Steve W

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    Funny this tread started on this topic. I just talked to my mechanic about this last week.

    My mechanic has a customer who owns a shuttle service, one particular 2004 E-350 (Econoline) van that has 700,000 miles on it, original V-10, original transmission. I find it hard to believe, so he showed me the service record of this van started at 125,000 miles.

    It's quite a statement for the Ford V-10, especially the transmission.
     
  10. cotrshooter

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    I have had 2 V-10 trucks. A 99 and 03 loved them both. If you open up the exhaust they will run better. Put 190000 on the 99 and wish i still had it
     
  11. Auctioneer

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    I found a Ford F-250 Super Duty, Cab extension with 110,000 miles. Auto and 4wd for $5000.00. After what I have heard here I think I will be looking for a diesel.

    Now I will start a thread about a diesel truck. Thanks for all the help here.
     
  12. Shooting Jack

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    I have a friend that has several of F250's with v10's in them and he gets 10 to 12 MPG but they have 373 gears and he says they will pull anything he can hook to them. Very good engine holds up after many miles. Jackie B.
     
  13. Jawhawker

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    I have one that has 200 plus on the odometer. It will do 13 on the highway if it's kept under 75 and 7.5 pulling a RV trailer. Right after purchase a young lad with a cummins thought he needed to prove his manhood. He was showed that he was yet a boy. Another time a guy with a lathe on a trailer decided he needed to prove something. I was pulling a skidster. Going up a pretty steep hill, he couldn't even begin to keep up. I'll stick with the v10
     
  14. Ross

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    Very thirsty 6 to 7 maybe 8 mpg at best in small motor home with 488 gears if I pull a trailer might as well just lock it in 3rd gear, it will just shift itself to death otherwise, very disappointed. It's an 04 model maybe newer ones are better, I drive about 60mph that's where it gets it's best mileage. Worse if I use cruise control. Starts well does NOT use any oil runs smoothly, noisy though. I,m 70 so not a hot-rodder. Only 35000 on it so far, maybe just not broken in yet????? Ross Puls
     
  15. omgb

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    I had an F250 (89 model) with a 460 in it and a Lance camper on the back. I swer, that sucker never got better than 8 mpg and sometimes only 6 mpg. I flat out couldn't afford to use it so I sold it.
     
  16. BDodd

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    Auctioneer, I'd many times over prefer the 7.3 ford diesel for reliability and brute power. Mine gives me 22 mpg on the freeway, even around the western mountains but drops to 12/13 towing a 30' 5th wheel, it is not a 4wd. Just passed the 100,000 mile mark with the only "repair" being a water pump that recently decided to occasionally leak a drip. The 7.3, of course, has been replaced with a new engine and the older, 7.3s are much more reliable according to my mechanic. So, a used but not abused 7.3 might be in your future......breakemall
     
  17. Ron(Oh)

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    I've had it in 2 motor homes now and don't see any problems with it
    I get 10mpg and about about 9-9 1/2 pulling my car trailer
     
  18. quartering

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    looking at mustangs, a v6 produces about 300 hp. a v8 about 400 to 500. you would think a v10 would produce well over 600, yet it only delivers 300. what's up with that?
     
  19. TOOLMAKER 251

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    All in the tune and how much fuel the injectors will put out. Their 5.4 4v can produce 700 hp.
     
  20. white rattler

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    This is funny some bitch about the gas mileage and some want 600 HP. You can't have both. Trevor Dawe.
     
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