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Bruce Brown wrote:

PastorCharlie wrote:

Its the old 460 redesigned. The 6.8 V10 3 valve 362 HP is a much superior engine.


Close in size, not even close in features and tech.

I too would like to know why you think the 6.8L will be so much better than this one.
Me too. Sounds to me without seeing specs it will have more HP and torque with lower rpms and better fuel economy. With more displacement and fewer cylinder the max torque will be lower than the V-10 , a 10 speed transmission will help keep it in that range. It will be interesting to see the final numbers.

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This all sounds just great, but wait a minute, remember the great write up on the 6.0 from Ford back in the not so long-a-go pass. See how that one worked out. Just like every new coming out on the market, give a couple of years. If Ford has done all the real world testing it ought to already have the numbers.

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Time will tell of it will be superior to the V-10.
And it’s nice to see they are adding new features like ACC and such.
And I do hope they addressed the ridevquality issues. The old F53 rides like a lumber wagon. An air ride option would be great!!!!


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I'm a little surprised that Ford is putting this new engine in the F53 so soon. I figured they would wait a year or so after the engine had been installed in the trucks. If the new V8 is as durable as the V10 Ford will have a winner. In reading the forums over the years I have only come across a couple of articles where someone had a catastrophic V10 engine failure (compared to dozens of failed diesel engines).

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Captain_Happy wrote:

If Ford has done all the real world testing it ought to already have the numbers.


Just as with any vehicle, tweaking, tuning and emissions 'stuff' will dramatically affect the hp & torque that hits the road.

My SUV came with 503hp and 465 ft/lb of torque from the factory, with just some very minor physical changes and some electronic tinkering it now puts out over 600hp at the WHEELS.

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Quote from article:

"In addition, the 7.3-liter uses an all-new cam-in-block, overhead-valve architecture . . . . ."

I'm not sure what is "all-new" about that cam/valve configuration. Much less complicated, yes, fewer parts, yes, but, time will tell what tricks the Ford engineers have up their sleeve to get more out of less. Back to the 2 valve design on the F53 also? Interesting.

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Rating an engine based upon the transmission is a false engine rating. Rate the 6.8 V10 3 Valve 362 HP coupled to a 10 speed trans. Then compare their performance.

Chassis have nothing to do with engine performance.

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Add'l features from an article I read:

"Additional elements of Ford Co-Pilot 360 technologies become available on Ford commercial vehicles for the new model year. For F-650 and F-750 medium duty trucks, plus E-Series and F-53 and F-59 stripped chassis, traction control, hill start assist and auto headlamps are standard."


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Captain_Happy wrote:

This all sounds just great, but wait a minute, remember the great write up on the 6.0 from Ford back in the not so long-a-go pass. See how that one worked out. Just like every new coming out on the market, give a couple of years. If Ford has done all the real world testing it ought to already have the numbers.

Not sure thats a good example. The 6.0 was a diesel, built by Navistar, and sold to Ford. Other than the trucks they went in Ford didn't have a whole lot to do with that one.

On the other hand, when Ford decided it was time to build their own diesel, they came out with the 6.7L. I've owned a few of them, they are a rock solid reliable engine.

Hopefully this new 7.3 gasser is as good.


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They could of at least put aluminum wheels on it!


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