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Lawn Enforcement
01-06-2005, 02:29 PM
Lookin at an 01 F-250 4x4 v-10, perfect condition just passed 113,000 miles - used by an 82 year old man to tow a 5th wheel. Anyone with a v-10 hit major problems after 100,000 miles? Yes I know all about the PStrokes, looking for v-10 info.

collierlawn
01-06-2005, 03:23 PM
My v-10 blew out the #9 plug at 139,000 miles. I have heard of quit a few people this has happened to.

D Felix
01-06-2005, 05:49 PM
While I have no experience with a Ford V-10 with that many miles, my experience is that the V-10's really have no a$$ behind them, compared to the diesel. It'll pull it, but it leaves you wanting a LOT more.:)


Dan

UNISCAPER
01-06-2005, 06:12 PM
If that is a common problem, you could buy with the intent thatit is going to happen, and, either wait until it does, or, yank the heads and Heli Coil them before it occurs. Heli Coils actually make the threads stronger than they were originally, all of the Top Fuelk and Funny Car teams run stainless steel inserts like Heli Coil in thier plug holes.

Smalltimer1
01-06-2005, 06:56 PM
The first generation V-10's (99-04) don't really feel much different from the 460. They definitely have more top end though. The 460 seems to have a better low end than the V-10 however.

I'd be willing to say that the '05 V-10 with the 3v heads should pull more like a diesel. 362hp and 457lbs. of torque is well past the levels of the old 6.9/7.3 IDI/IDIT/and 94-97 PSD's.

ChipsEarthWorks
01-07-2005, 07:52 PM
While I have no experience with a Ford V-10 with that many miles, my experience is that the V-10's really have no a$$ behind them, compared to the diesel. It'll pull it, but it leaves you wanting a LOT more.:)


Dan


I hope your experince is not with dodge because I have 95 Dodge with the V-10 and I have pulled alot with it and I never had a problem with wanting more power granted it is a 5 speed but, I have never had any issues with not having enough power. Also fords V-10 is a 6.something liter if I am not mistaking Dodges Is a 8.0 liter (488 cubic inches) motor that also could be the diffrence

BOTURF
01-10-2005, 08:31 PM
i had a dodge v-10 that was a pos from day 1 , prob spent right at 3500 bucks in last 2 years on repairs , bottom end of motor timing chain and gear pushrod broken every fricking sensor on the damn motor you name it went out never again never again will i ever have a dodge truck

Albemarle Lawn
01-11-2005, 06:10 PM
The tradition continues.

Why buy a Ford? You are just signing up for punishment. IF that junk V10 runs for long, it will drink up way to much fuel and cost you transmission rebuilt $$$$ if it is automatic.

People who know better have GM's.

Smalltimer1
01-11-2005, 06:25 PM
The tradition continues.

Why buy a Ford? You are just signing up for punishment. IF that junk V10 runs for long, it will drink up way to much fuel and cost you transmission rebuilt $$$$ if it is automatic.

People who know better have GM's.

Let me know when you have the CSK and piston slap GM's are famous for. www.pistonslap.com

Why bother with GM junk? You'll spend more on it keeping it running than what you gave for it. Simple economics.

http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=GM+Piston+Slap&sm=Yahoo%21+Search&fr=FP-tab-web-t&toggle=1

lqmustang
01-11-2005, 09:37 PM
The tradition continues.

Why buy a Ford? You are just signing up for punishment. IF that junk V10 runs for long, it will drink up way to much fuel and cost you transmission rebuilt $$$$ if it is automatic.

People who know better have GM's.


Why don't you tell us how you really feel?

Green Pastures
01-11-2005, 09:48 PM
My 99' F-250 with the V-10 just turned over 80K and not a single motor problem.

I pull an 8' x 20' enclosed trailer every day.

My next truck of this size will be a diesel because of fuel consumption and for that reason only.

My V-10 will pull my house off the foundation but I only get about 9mpg average.

Albemarle Lawn
01-12-2005, 12:08 AM
:gunsfirin Ford

Smalltimer1
01-12-2005, 08:28 AM
^^^^^Needs :help: ^^^^^

hosejockey2002
01-12-2005, 12:23 PM
Why is it that a guy can't ask a legitimate question about a truck without the thread degrading into some pointless and very childish debate about truck brands? If you think Fords are junk, great, don't buy one. If they really were junk, the roads would be littered with them, would they not? The same goes for any other brand. No matter what truck brand you are talking about, there will be someone who has had great luck with them and someone else who thinks they are junk, based on their own experience. I have owned mostly Fords, but my current work truck is a Chevy. They have all had their pluses and minuses. My next work truck could just as easily be a Dodge. OK, my rant is over....

Albemarle Lawn
01-12-2005, 01:38 PM
When Toyota makes true 3/4 ton, 1-ton trucks with diesel engines. There is a huge market there, and when Toyota wants it they will come feast.