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Posted: 11/21/20 09:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Anyone running the new 7.3l V8?

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No,running the old 7.3 diesel from 2002. It has a lot of life left in it. It may be around when the 7.3 gas engines are long gone.

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Not sure if they’re out yet in the class C.
Although, I just saw a video and you can add a supercharger and get almost 700 HP and 600 Ft/Lbs. Now that would make a Sporty Class C.


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Wow!!! The first class C to do the 1/4 mile in under 10 seconds!!!!! The chassis made it but the house is still at the starting line!!!


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Several of the manufacturers have the 7.3L gassers out to the dealers. I do not think any of the manufacturers loaded up on V10 chassis' after they found out about the new 7.3L. Look on Youtube, there are several dealer videos of them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEDt8zFvttA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcXyKaxaCZE

https://youtu.be/ap-W1C8ydBs

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBHww2yk8soPJ9IcbZ0n_Uw

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Wow!!! The first class C to do the 1/4 mile in under 10 seconds!!!!! The chassis made it but the house is still at the starting line!!!


This cannot be right.

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There are a number of different tunes out for it. The Premium Tune for motorhomes looks to be the default on E450s. When you hear it idle, it sounds like a muffled big block [emoticon]

https://fordauthority.com/2020/05/why-7-3l-ford-godzilla-v8-engine-offers-two-tunes-in-2021-e-series-exclusive/

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HiTechRV wrote:

There are a number of different tunes out for it. The Premium Tune for motorhomes looks to be the default on E450s. When you hear it idle, it sounds like a muffled big block [emoticon]

https://fordauthority.com/2020/05/why-7-3l-ford-godzilla-v8-engine-offers-two-tunes-in-2021-e-series-exclusive/


To some of us the muffled big block sound in an RV could be somewhat of a negative: i.e. My Class C's V10 idles whisper quiet - with a smooth purring sound. I often idle it here and there to quickly top up our coach batteries when drycamping ... and it can barely be heard a few feet away.

I have a pickup with a growling big block sound when idling, and I would never want to hear that sound for any length of time when camping - whether it was coming from my rig or someone else's. [emoticon]


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HiTechRV wrote:

There are a number of different tunes out for it. The Premium Tune for motorhomes looks to be the default on E450s. When you hear it idle, it sounds like a muffled big block [emoticon]

https://fordauthority.com/2020/05/why-7-3l-ford-godzilla-v8-engine-offers-two-tunes-in-2021-e-series-exclusive/


That makes sense, being that it IS a muffled big block.

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It has the displacement of a big block (445 cubic inches). I wonder if the center to center piston spacing is still small block, like the larger GM engines. It is pretty compact. I’m going to say it is quieter than my 2001 V10 class C, but it may just be that I like the sound.

* This post was edited 11/26/20 10:13am by HiTechRV *

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