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ksss wrote:

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Ford spent a lot of money designing and developing the new 7.3 to replace the reliable V-10.


I am not sure copying the GM LS engine is really "designing and developing" but I am sure they spent a lot of money in printer ink handing out copies of the LS engine design to their engineers.


Hate much!
I'm pretty sure Ford didn't copy he LS engine. If they did they would've been sued by now.
That's like saying you can't use a V-8 because we have a V-8!


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Agree with Kevin...and...the tech worth copying are patented...

Surprised no direct injection, as the higher compression ratio direct inject allows would have bumped the power much higher


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ksss wrote:

gbopp wrote:



Ford spent a lot of money designing and developing the new 7.3 to replace the reliable V-10.


I am not sure copying the GM LS engine is really "designing and developing" but I am sure they spent a lot of money in printer ink handing out copies of the LS engine design to their engineers.


Exactly what did they copy on the LS?

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I have no hate for Ford or their 7.3 gas engine, Nearly every in depth article compares how the 7.3 as a very close copy of the LS. The LS has been out for many years I doubt there are many patients that are still active. The LS works and I dont blame them for building their version of it. The point I was making is that it wasnt a technological marvel in creating it. I think I have been pretty consistent, other than the 6.0 Diesel discussions, I really keep to myself on these types of discussions.


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ksss wrote:

I have no hate for Ford or their 7.3 gas engine, Nearly every in depth article compares how the 7.3 as a very close copy of the LS. The LS has been out for many years I doubt there are many patients that are still active. The LS works and I dont blame them for building their version of it. The point I was making is that it wasnt a technological marvel in creating it. I think I have been pretty consistent, other than the 6.0 Diesel discussions, I really keep to myself on these types of discussions.


Ford invented the V8, nearly 90 years ago and have been making V8s ever since. We see all the time that technology limitations and design goals push designers to very similar products. The main things that I have heard about the 7.3 is that it is designed to be very robust to survive in medium duty applications and that it has a unique combustion chamber that promotes efficiency over power. That sounds like it is just what is needed in a motorhome.

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Bam off topic before the 2nd page!
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Groover wrote:



Ford invented the V8, nearly 90 years ago and have been making V8s ever since.


Not true, see this.





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mikervet wrote:

We are thinking of ordering a new motorhome with a gas engine and there does not seem to be a choice. From what I see the V10 is no longer available.


The V8 is superior to the V10. There was a recent side by side test and the V8 pulled away from the V10 easily. MPGs? I don't think either is great but what can you expect moving a box down the road? I'm pretty sure I read the V8 is an improvement over the V10.

To me the biggest benefit to the new F53 chassis isn't even the engine. They are FINALLY putting read sway bars and suspension and it has MUCH less body roll. The same video that showed the acceleration comparison took an old and new F53 chassis through the cones and the difference was pretty amazing. And, as anyone who has spent time of these message boards can tell you, complaints about handling in the old F53 chassis are very easy to come by.

Here's the video I was talking about. It's 20 minutes but is very educational:

https://www.tfltruck.com/2020/02/exclusive-ford-7-3l-v8-van-vs-rv-vs-chassis-this-is-not-the-worlds-greatest-truck-drag-race-but-its-cool-video/

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Lynnmor wrote:

Groover wrote:



Ford invented the V8, nearly 90 years ago and have been making V8s ever since.


Not true, see this.


OK, so it has been around 116 years. I think that the patent has long since expired.

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You all realize that the RV versions of this 7.3 drivetrain will not be appreciably better than the outgoing V10, right.
It’s disappointing that the chassis models get old technology and less power.

* This post was edited 09/05/20 09:27am by Grit dog *

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