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Old 03-19-2004, 10:01 AM
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Ford V10 vs V8

I need some opinions for a new truck purchase. F350 dump V10 vs V8. Any opinions on the V10 would be great, also any concerns with the 5.4 V8 not being powerful enough. At this point I think I am going to stay away from the diesel because of money. Although I do feel the diesel would be the best engine of all. Pros and Cons of V10 vs V8. Let see what you got!!
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Old 03-19-2004, 10:10 AM
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I have had my V-10 F-350 since 2001 I love it power is unbelievable the only thing it does not pass is a gas station average 9 miles to the gallon alittle more on the highway but not if your pulling a trailer, my other ford is a diesel 2000 and to tell you the truth when comparing gas mileage it is just Little bit better but also a great truck love them both! the V-10 has 50,000 miles on it have not had any problems yet good luck I'm anyone you choose will be fine.

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Old 03-19-2004, 10:24 AM
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Thanks, do you think the 5.4 V8 would be too weak. The reason I am not sure is because I would have to wait 6 weeks for the V10 and the V8 is ready now. I just don't want to be impatient and grab the V8 and it be a dog.
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Old 03-19-2004, 04:46 PM
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The 5.4 is too weak. It would probably do the job, but would work harder therefor reducing engine life. The whole time you'd be wishing you had a more powerful motor.
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Old 03-19-2004, 06:15 PM
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I had a 92 F-250 with a 5.8 and never had any problems. Pulled an open 16' trailer full of equipment and hauled a pallet at a time of ice melt. It handled it great. If the V-8 is a little weak for ya just slap one of those chips in it. I put one in my 02 Mustang and that was the only bolt on upgrade I've done that you could actually feel the extra power. And the V-8 should be a little easier on fuel when your not workin it. Good Luck
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Old 03-19-2004, 08:55 PM
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The new 5.4 is 300hp.

What is the V10 rated at ?
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Old 03-19-2004, 10:12 PM
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Is it an automatic transmission or manual?
I have an 88 F350 with 7.3 diesel IDI. Not a real powerhouse by any means but with the 5 speed and low gears, it pulls good. The gears provide the pulling power not so much the horsepower.
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Old 03-19-2004, 10:23 PM
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We run two V-8s one being a '97 and the other a '01. No probs outside of a coil on the '97 ( $225.00) I wish they had a little more power but they get the job done for now. The '97 gets about 16 MPG , while the '01 gets about 13-15 MPG.
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Old 03-20-2004, 06:35 PM
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Why not consider the diesel engine? They last forever and they're able to pull the tongue off the trailor and very fuel efficient.
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Old 03-20-2004, 08:50 PM
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Quote:
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The new 5.4 is 300hp.

What is the V10 rated at ?
The new 5.4 is in the new F-150 only. The old 5.4 is 260hp. The V10 is 310hp.
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