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blazenpm

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Posted: 11/19/20 03:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am curious if there is a prevalence of Ford V10 engines with issues. For instance: throwing a cylinder rod and puncturing the engine casing. Starter motor failing and needing to be replaced.

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In a word, NO. One of the more reliable gasoline engines ever used in an RV.


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Posted: 11/19/20 03:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

NO.

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Posted: 11/19/20 04:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That engine has a good reputation


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Posted: 11/19/20 04:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No..have you had this problem? Or has a dealer selling another brand told you this?


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Nothing since the spark plug issue. Bullet proof is one description.


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Posted: 11/19/20 05:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just to be clear, you need a new starter... But you aren't sure if you want to replace it because you fear a rod going through the block? I've never seen that. In fact, it was rare I ever had a V10 get towed in to the shop.

I know one up-fitter that hit a deer a Wyoming, and drove it (a F250 V10) 1,000 miles back to headquarters in Oregon without coolant. I've driven 300+ miles without an intact radiator myself, and another time without a working alternator. The only I've been stranded and required a tow home, was when I sheared my differential pinion gear in half (don't turn off torque management for the 1-2 shift!)


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Posted: 11/19/20 05:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Unanimous!

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Posted: 11/20/20 04:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wolfe10 wrote:

In a word, NO. One of the more reliable gasoline engines ever used in an RV.


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