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Brownleaf

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I just bought a 2004 24 ft. BT Cruiser with 45k miles and a V-10 engine. It runs rough with vibration. At this point until I drive it more cannot be more specific. I am wondering if owners with similar V-10's had some common issues. I am hoping it is not transmission as that seemed to be around $9000. Wait to hear, Doug

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Has it spit out a spark plug?


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Mine has 66k on it and it runs perfectly. I've only put about 8k on it myself, but the previous owner had not maintained as they should. I change my own fluids, filters, and front brakes. Anything more I'd take it to a shop. A Ford dealer will charge a lot but it will work.

Is it miss firing or throwing a check engine code or anything?


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put in 2 cans of seafoam. Fill with premium gas. Drive it for at least one hour at highway speeds.


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X2 on seafoam. It obviously can't fix everything but for the price it's always worth a try.

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Posted: 07/01/18 04:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Running rough sounds like engine and not so likely trans. That old but low miles, fuel system is a good place to start. X3 on the seafoam trial.


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Have fun with seafoam. If fuel filter is in bypass mode because its plugged up be prepared to pull every injector and remove **** from injector screens that got pushed forward from Filter being plugged

Pull code
Change fuel filter
Test fuel pressure
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Rough running on that vintage V10 could also likely be one or more bad coil packs. The rubber boot around the coil pack deteriorates and cracks with age and lets water down around the plug and shorts out the coil.


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Thanks to all for response on rough riding V-10. I need to drive it again to be more specific. If several things are sort of fusing to cause my symptoms it becomes vague to me exactly what is going on. I would like to know if it did have transmission issues what would be the symptoms. I wonder about the guy who sold it to me. Seemed like a nice guy and not obviously dishonest but when he opened the hood the battery had alot of corrosion on it and to go for the oil stick he first pulled out the trans stick before finding the oil stick. It was a legitimate title and he seemed to know all about the house part. Nice to be on the forum and to hear from other RV'ers I had a nice Toy and mechanics messed it up so i have been without one for 2 years. Doug

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ol' yeller wrote:

Rough running on that vintage V10 could also likely be one or more bad coil packs. The rubber boot around the coil pack deteriorates and cracks with age and lets water down around the plug and shorts out the coil.


To add, the plugs are down in a well in the head which holds water remarkably well depite the high temps under the hood. Also the V10 runs remarkably well with several plugs misfiring.

Usually tranny problems would be things like slipping or mis shifting.

Go to your FLAPS (Friendly Local Auto Parts Store) and borrow (or rent) an engine code reader. That is the best place to start. You can't mess up your engine using one.

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