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v-10 problems?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Lawn Enforcement, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. Lawn Enforcement

    Lawn Enforcement LawnSite Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 8

    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.
  2. collierlawn

    collierlawn LawnSite Member
    Posts: 27

    My v-10 blew out the #9 plug at 139,000 miles. I have heard of quit a few people this has happened to.
  3. D Felix

    D Felix LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,898

    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.:)


    UNISCAPER LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,426

    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.
  5. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,223

    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.
  6. ChipsEarthWorks

    ChipsEarthWorks LawnSite Member
    from ct
    Posts: 44

    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 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 316

    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
  8. Albemarle Lawn

    Albemarle Lawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,544

    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.
  9. Smalltimer1

    Smalltimer1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,223

    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.

  10. lqmustang

    lqmustang LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 620

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

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