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pros or cons fords 6.8l v 10

Discuss pros or cons fords 6.8l v 10 in the GENERAL DISCUSSION FORUMS forums; Looking at buying f-350 with the v-10 gasser to pull my 30 foot trailer and still have room in the ...


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    pros or cons fords 6.8l v 10

    Looking at buying f-350 with the v-10 gasser to pull my 30 foot trailer and still have room in the box for the bikes. Don't want diesel because I do to many short halls to work and back in the 30 below weather so thought the big gas job would be better. If you guys know any pros or cons on the 2006 models or 6.8 v10 I would like to hear from you.
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    Re: pros or cons fords 6.8l v 10

    I used to work at a Ford dealer we never had a lot of problems with the V-10.
    Engine held up very well as long as servicing was done. Fuel filters and dirty fuel bogged those things down.
    Tranny will need a extra cooler a k & n air filter will help
    Service diff if pulling a lot also

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    Re: pros or cons fords 6.8l v 10

    Quote Originally Posted by jimdandy View Post
    Looking at buying f-350 with the v-10 gasser to pull my 30 foot trailer and still have room in the box for the bikes. Don't want diesel because I do to many short halls to work and back in the 30 below weather so thought the big gas job would be better. If you guys know any pros or cons on the 2006 models or 6.8 v10 I would like to hear from you.
    Sounds like a V-10 would fit the bill for you perfectly, I have had lots of diesels and the only real benefit nowadays is the ridiculous power you can get when chipped but the cost of maintenance off warranty is stupid.

    The truck you are suggesting is a great truck, I don't know if there has every been a tougher truck made with the amount you would need to spend. Earlier models had troubles blowing spark plugs out of the heads. A great place to go for info on these is the dieselstop.com. Check under the v-10 gas forum.

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    Re: pros or cons fords 6.8l v 10

    One reason the plugs blow is not checking them and dirty threads.
    We had more V-8 plugs out than V-10.
    If you remove coil blow out dirt and may have to put anti seize spray on plug.
    Remove plugs carefully and not pull threads.
    We used nickel cote on the new plugs and tighten properly.
    You can also repair the heads without removing.
    The owners guide has a very low km plug check most people ignored.

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    Re: pros or cons fords 6.8l v 10

    I have the V-10 and like the power and how it pull's, not as good as my 2002 7.3 diesel but still well enough that I dont have problems on hill's and can pass most conventionals around. Not too bad on fuel either (considering what I thought it would have been).
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    Re: pros or cons fords 6.8l v 10

    i just ordered a 09 f350 with the V10 a week and a half ago for the very same reasons that you are considering it can't wait to it gets here should be built by late this week or early next week and then good by overworked F150

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    Re: pros or cons fords 6.8l v 10

    Quote Originally Posted by 250mark1 View Post
    i just ordered a 09 f350 with the V10 a week and a half ago for the very same reasons that you are considering it can't wait to it gets here should be built by late this week or early next week and then good by overworked F150
    I here you! Got the old girl sold and pick up the new ride tomorow.
    06 Ford f-350 v-10 lariat super crew
    05 Honda CRF250r,06 Yamaha TTR 230
    06 Yamaha TTR125,07 Honda crf 80
    00 Yamaha yz 80,86 kawasaki majave with KX 250 motor,99 30' topaz bumper trailer
    [SIGPIC]

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    Re: pros or cons fords 6.8l v 10

    Keep us informed.



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    Re: pros or cons fords 6.8l v 10

    ttt..........................

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    Re: pros or cons fords 6.8l v 10

    We put the V10s on propane more octane 105+ 13to14 mpg, good power. With propane you can afford to drive more and pulling power is great. I was at my local Ford dealer today talking about a Ford. I am not sure what I am going to do. I am a GM fan but don't like the 6.0L (bad heads) (Intake valves) I even looked at Dodge (not a hemi fan) I think if I was today going to buy it would be a V10 F250. MY 2 CENTS WORTH

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