View Full Version : 99 ford f250 4x4 with 10 cylinder engine ?

redmax fan
07-29-2009, 12:10 AM
im thinking of buying this truck with 118,000 on it for $5000 ,
in very good shape ands been used just for transportation
and not as work truck . but ive no knowledge of this ford
10 cylinder engine and would appreciate opinions on it

07-29-2009, 12:38 AM
Only thing bad I remember reading is something about a tendency to spit out spark plugs and ruin the threads in the block. Do a little research.

redmax fan
07-29-2009, 12:42 AM
thanx !

speaking of plugs its just had some kind of 100,000 mile plugs installed

DK lawn care
07-29-2009, 12:47 AM
The v-10 wont spit any plugs as long as you torq em down to 14 ft pds

07-29-2009, 10:41 PM
V10's have some great power. It sounds like a pretty good deal.

07-29-2009, 10:54 PM
I have the same truck. Its a beast and a great plow truck!

07-30-2009, 12:15 AM
yeah the plugs are fine as long as u torque them when changed aqnd dont over rev to much....which causes them to pop.

V10 are very good motors but are gas hogs

redmax fan
07-30-2009, 12:47 AM
thanx for the info everyone

my mechanic friend likes the motor too so im gonna make an offer on it
tomorrow night after work

DK lawn care
07-30-2009, 01:01 AM
lol redmax fan, you wont be sad with gettin the v-10. And dont be afraid to rev it. Its a SOHC style top end and the loves revin. lol it performs better when towin on the highway when reved. The sweet spot while towin grades is at 3500-4000 RPMS. And if u ever have the plugs changed on ur v-10, just have the dealership do it, only if its a 99 to early 03. In 03, they added more threads to the cyl heads to prevent these plugs from spittin out. If you have the dealership change em and it spits out, just blame it on them cause they did the work lol

07-31-2009, 09:17 PM
I used to have one it was a 2000. Loved it but it loved its fuel too much for me. Like posted earlier don't try to run it like a Diesel at low RPM's it is a rever. Keep the RPM's up high when towing and it will impress the hell out of ya with its pulling ability. It sounds like a good price as long as the body doesn't have too much rust and is in good condition.

redmax fan
07-31-2009, 09:27 PM
thanx everyone for info

i cooled on the deal when i found out it needs front end ball joints and cv joint because my mechanic friend says thatll cost me alot to fix

but its still available so im getting a price tomorrow on fixing it then re-evaluating

07-31-2009, 11:30 PM
ive seen a few of those and they seem to have plenty of power

08-01-2009, 11:39 AM
the truck i'm looking at getting is very similar except its not a 4x4. It runs very well and I had my mechanic friend take a look at it. I only wish it was a 4x4 diesel. Then it would be a perfect truck for me