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nickscuttingedgelawn
01-22-2008, 12:13 PM
hello all i have a few questions to ask you guys since you all probaly have first hand expierence with these trucks.


Currently I am driving an 2003 Ford Explorer Sport trac to tow my 18 ft landscape trailer. Loaded I get about 8mpg.

Today I found a 1999 Ford F-350 with the 6.8L v10 with a flatbed back looks very nice duel rear wheels also.

I was wondering on what issues you all have had with the V10 and maybe some loaded and unloaded mpg.


Thanks in advance

Landrus2
01-22-2008, 12:29 PM
I hope the gas price donít go up:drinkup:

J&R Landscaping
01-22-2008, 12:53 PM
From hearing what other guys have said, milage is not much worse than the 5.4 v-8 engines. The early v-10s had spark plug issues but I havent heard to many things with the newer ones. Check out www.Fordtrucks.com/forums for more info.

TXNSLighting
01-22-2008, 01:24 PM
well we need to work on your spelling...but newer v-10s (05+) have been known to get 14-16 mpg highway unloaded. loaded town bout 10ish same on highway. they have definately improved and can tow anything.

nickscuttingedgelawn
01-22-2008, 04:42 PM
well we need to work on your spelling...but newer v-10s (05+) have been known to get 14-16 mpg highway unloaded. loaded town bout 10ish same on highway. they have definately improved and can tow anything.



Sorry about the spelling I was in a rush.

Nick

Dstosh
01-22-2008, 05:58 PM
Doesnt sound like a good daily driver, but a good work truck. Check the plugs like others have mentioned.

hosejockey2002
01-22-2008, 06:09 PM
well we need to work on your spelling

We definitely (note the correct spelling) need to work on yours too. :)

JB1
01-22-2008, 06:16 PM
I did have a 99 f-350 with v10, I had several problems with it and finally got rid of it. as far as gas mileage unloaded it was bad, loaded it was worse.

nickscuttingedgelawn
01-22-2008, 06:28 PM
thanks for the feedback guys I guess I will look into a diesel or a v8

FearThisDeere
01-22-2008, 08:32 PM
I have had my V10 for almost 1.5 years now and love it. I get 14 MPG on the highway doing 75 with the 3.73 gears. The only issue has been the manifold studs. Both manifolds have had to be worked on and that gets very expensive (around $1600 a side). Luckily mine is still under an extended warranty.

rscritch
01-22-2008, 10:14 PM
spark plugs are only an issue if you put in aftermarket plugs, the factory ones have longer threads and wont get blown out of the block like the after market ones will, ive got 2 5.4 v8 and one v10 depending on your gearing i get about 8 to 10 with the v10 and 10 to 12 with the 2 v8's not that much difference but if your gona be towing v10 all the way.

TXNSLighting
01-23-2008, 09:39 AM
We definitely (note the correct spelling) need to work on yours too. :)

well seein as tho its suppose to be texan...:rolleyes:

TXNSLighting
01-23-2008, 09:40 AM
thanks for the feedback guys I guess I will look into a diesel or a v8

what year are you lookin at?

RedWingsDet
01-23-2008, 12:03 PM
I have an 2000 f350 v10. Mileage isnt bad, it is actually better than my 06 6.0 chevy.

But it will have problems, for starters, Exhaust Manifolds like to rust off. Secondly, Valve cover gasket will start to leak causing coil packs to go out. Third, spark plugs only have 3 threads holding them into the block, which can cause them shooting through the hood. Lastly, depending on the type of vehicle/use you may replace a trans.

However, the truck has been great, and has had its problems as any 8year old work truck would. I am just letting you know, since the one your looking at is 9 years old now, expect to put some money into it.

Victor
01-23-2008, 02:23 PM
thanks for the feedback guys I guess I will look into a diesel or a v8

I have a 99 F250 Super Duty with a Powerstroke in it for sale. >> http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=56542