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ashs inc
03-19-2009, 04:42 PM
hey guys i ran across a guy selling a f350 with a lawn bed on it. it has the
v10 133000 miles. he has used it very very little the past few years. he has been selling off his business. this is only thing left. i dont know much about the v10? the motor seems tuff drives good air and heat work well. what do you think? whats it worth?

neil

Lakewlc
03-19-2009, 11:33 PM
snap any pics of it?

whoopassonthebluegrass
03-19-2009, 11:45 PM
Need more. Which package? 4wd? Single, Extra, or Crew Cab? Etc...

KrayzKajun
03-19-2009, 11:49 PM
need more info!

the ford v10 is definitly a tuff engine. but dont expect anymore than 7-9mpg

TXNSLighting
03-19-2009, 11:54 PM
yeh, pics, price, crew, super, or reg cab. much more info please.

got-h2o
03-20-2009, 12:29 AM
need more info!

the ford v10 is definitly a tuff engine. but dont expect anymore than 7-9mpg

Every Ford V10 I've ever heard of has blown spark plugs out of the heads. Not much better power than a V8 either. I used to drive a tow truck with one, it was a pig. Yeah, agreed on milage too, half that loaded.

ashs inc
03-20-2009, 09:23 AM
its a reg cab. 2wd. plain work truck. i wouldnt be dring it much. just in neighborhoods and stuff.

ashs inc
03-20-2009, 09:47 AM
heres a pic took with phone.

joshco84
03-20-2009, 08:13 PM
Every Ford V10 I've ever heard of has blown spark plugs out of the heads. Not much better power than a V8 either. I used to drive a tow truck with one, it was a pig. Yeah, agreed on milage too, half that loaded.

Thats odd, i have never heard of any ford v10s having problems. They are a great motor, and have much 65 more horsepower than the v8.

One of the best work pickup motors currently built in my opinion.

weasel
03-20-2009, 09:28 PM
pros- no trailer to buy or pull, easy to get parts, gas is cheaper than diesel, insurance rates good

cons- gas mileage with that bed 9 mpg, you'll need a personal vehicle as well, you'll need some tranny work at about 160K(maybe already done) Diesel will go a lot longer.

$6500-$8000

Lakewlc
03-20-2009, 09:30 PM
its a great looking truck..

ashs inc
03-20-2009, 11:50 PM
so $4500 is a good price for it

TXNSLighting
03-21-2009, 01:58 AM
Id say its a good price. By the way, Not all the V10's had the spark plug problem. Also they run alot better than the V8's.

Lakewlc
03-21-2009, 09:15 AM
yes, $4500 is a good price

weasel
03-21-2009, 09:45 PM
Buy it.The bed alone is 2-3k

Gravel Rat
03-22-2009, 01:06 AM
The problematic V-10s are the ones that people didn't install the spark plugs the proper way.

The V-10 is a good engine alot of people like the engine it gets better mileage than the old 460 that only sees 8mpg loaded or empty if your lucky more like 6 mpg.

I like it when people will say a diesel truck will go more miles but your still repairing the truck. A diesel may go 300,000 miles but you are rebuilding ever part of the truck from the suspension to the brakes etc.

Buy a 7.3 and it has injector problems the money spent replacing the injectors can almost rebuild the V-10.

Classified
03-22-2009, 01:44 AM
7.3 injector problems? fill me in here, I have NEVER heard about this issue or seen an issue with them on the 7.3s my dad owned starting as far back as his 91 and up to the 7.3s ive owned (2003, Last year). All engines have thier issues and quirks but the 7.3 along with the 12v cummins is notibly the most reliable diesel on the road. The 7.3 isnt known for having good crank position sensors but thats a cheap part.

Also, to go 300,000 miles, of course you need to replace brakes and suspension, its a wear item. the tranny may need to be rebuilt anywhere from 80,000 miles to 300,000 miles ( A friend of mines truck made it on the original tranny to 300,000 miles!).

Balljoints and tires are also basically a consumable on a Ford which will need replacing on a gas or diesel. You just might need to replace them a few more times on a diesl because it will likely last longer. Diesels are not for everyone, they dont pay off for every use. They also keep thier value longer because of the longevity of the engine.

Im not trying to threadjack, just want to offer another side of the story.

That truck listed looks to be worth every bit of $4500 and would buy it in a heartbeat.

Gravel Rat
03-22-2009, 02:13 AM
Diesel trucks don't hold their value worth crap atleast in B.C. nobody will touch a truck with 300,000kms (187,000 miles) you would be taking a big chance. Sorry the 7.3 maybe a okay engine but when it comes to doing repairs your looking at big dollars. In the USA you can buy parts cheap but in Canada parts are very expensive.

The V-10s have been proven pretty well the forestry companies have quite a few trucks with them and very little problems.

LawnProLandCare
03-22-2009, 02:18 AM
Every Ford V10 I've ever heard of has blown spark plugs out of the heads. Not much better power than a V8 either. I used to drive a tow truck with one, it was a pig. Yeah, agreed on milage too, half that loaded.

ok so why are my plugs still in my head on my 2000 v10? some of the early v10s and v8s had problems but not all and most were from 1999-2001, not much better power than the 5.4? youve got to be kidding me ? ok thats like saying the 8.1 litre chebby is no more powerful than the 6.0 obviously you dont have much seat time in either... oh and watch those strong frames on your chebby in the front by the shock mounts, you never know when theyll crack :clapping:

Classified
03-22-2009, 02:40 AM
Im saying that gassers are crap. Id own a V10 but prefer a diesel since I dont keep vehicles until they are done. And your right, I cant speak for canada values or economics but a truck with 187k miles will sell for more than gas truck with the same miles.

Classified
03-22-2009, 01:57 PM
Oops, I should have proof read my last posthe first sentance should read

"Im NOT saying that gassers are crap"

signature lawns
03-22-2009, 02:14 PM
pros- no trailer to buy or pull, easy to get parts, gas is cheaper than diesel, insurance rates good

cons- gas mileage with that bed 9 mpg, you'll need a personal vehicle as well, you'll need some tranny work at about 160K(maybe already done) Diesel will go a lot longer.

$6500-$8000

I saw gas (reg.) .10 higher than diesel the other day in Wisconsin...not to mention that diesels are way more efficient (at least 30%) so the fuel costs will be way less with diesel, that and they last longer. But that lawn bed is a killer set-up though.

ajo771
03-22-2009, 02:19 PM
Around here you'd ask $4000 and get $3000 for a truck like that.

TXNSLighting
03-22-2009, 06:00 PM
Diesel trucks don't hold their value worth crap atleast in B.C. nobody will touch a truck with 300,000kms (187,000 miles) you would be taking a big chance. Sorry the 7.3 maybe a okay engine but when it comes to doing repairs your looking at big dollars. In the USA you can buy parts cheap but in Canada parts are very expensive.

The V-10s have been proven pretty well the forestry companies have quite a few trucks with them and very little problems.

we're talking about US trucks! Not canada. I dont know how many times i have to tell you this. Our market is so much different then yours! Diesel hold their value so much better than gassers. Its a known fact here. Theyre all good til 300,000 miles down here.

joshco84
03-22-2009, 07:17 PM
we're talking about US trucks! Not canada. I dont know how many times i have to tell you this. Our market is so much different then yours! Diesel hold their value so much better than gassers. Its a known fact here. Theyre all good til 300,000 miles down here.

Honestly i dont see any of the fords motors not lasting till 300000 any more, gas or diesel.

I have seen many V-10s and V-8's go well over 200000 before being sold, and still running fine, not burning/using/leaking oil. Minor repairs are needed some, but the motors seem to be running great for long periods of time.

However these have been well maintained engines. I dont see why they wouldnt make 300 easily with the right care.

TXNSLighting
03-22-2009, 08:13 PM
Exactly. Its all about maintenance and how you drive em.