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This past Sat I heard on local radio station call in program about anything automotive/off road etc where a caller asked about the Triton V-10 in a Class A and the host more/less shot the engine down. Told the caller to shy away from it. I thought that this was a very good engine overall. What's the take on it?


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I don't own one but everything I've read on the forum indicate it's a very reliable engine.
I wouldn't hesitate to buy one assuming it had not been damaged or abused.

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The host was extremely uninformed.


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ACZL wrote:

This past Sat I heard on local radio station call in program about anything automotive/off road etc where a caller asked about the Triton V-10 in a Class A and the host more/less shot the engine down. Told the caller to shy away from it. I thought that this was a very good engine overall. What's the take on it?


Well First understand I am NOT a Ford fan. have not been for a long time... So I tend to put down Fords.. I will attempt to stick to facts here.

I have heard only two things (Other than the reason I'm not a ford fan) that would turn me off on the Triton V-10 and one that is good.

First the good thing: They still make it. (The competitor Chevy 8.1L Vortec no longer made save as replacement)

Now the negatives. and note only one of these apply

FORD is a "High Reving" engine That means peak HP is a fairly HIGH RPM. The Chevy was a "low Reving" engine. fewer RPM. Fewer RPM means the engine lasts longer (My expierence) generally but not as a rule.

Second there was a period for both engines where they had a problem.
on the chevy Vortec that problem was a clip on a fuel regulator that was made from the wrong metal. about 25 cents parts and 10 minutes labor... The Customer Service manager (national) handed me the clip, and a business card. I attached one to the other. He warned me not to try and replace it myself.. (Alreay had an appointment with a dealer) 2 weeks later I handed the service consultant my keys and the card with part attached.. You can't believe the service I got from that Authorized service center after that [emoticon].

On the ford. At the same time. the spark plug holes had like 3 threads and the plugs tended to blow out like a cork from a cork gun. This was a major machining job to fix... Not a "Part of an oil change" grade repair.

HOWEVER that has been fixed.

The only other negative on the Ford is the Transmission.

Even FORD admits that ALLISON makes the best Trannies. and ALLISONS do not fit on the V-10 without an adapt-a-kit.

I won't likely buy another Motor home. If I do it will likely be a Diesel (Detroit if I can get it) but I'd not shy away from the Triton V-10


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Sounds like a call in show that no one should listen to. The host is uninformed and shouldn't be giving out any help.

The V-10 in early years had spark plug spitting issues (fixed in late 03). After that they are the most reliable engine out three. IDE love to know which show so I could call in and let him know how wrong he is!


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A perfect example of someone access to large groups of people, having greater influence than others, and no idea what they are taking about. Like Ford or not, it's an extremely reliable and functional engine for a MH platform. Yep it's noisy and revs high, but given the options (or lack thereof) it's a perfectly suitable engine. Now this radio host is spreading essentially lies due to either his lack of knowledge or some personal feelings. I wish folks with a microphone just stuck to facts. I miss the old days, where news was really news and not a ratings war for a cash grab.


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I had the Triton V-10 in my 2001 F-250 and it was a GREAT engine.... Until it blew 2 plugs out of their holes.....

That was a major pain because it was fairly new and they could not get replacement parts . I was without the truck for months....

I believe that was 2003 ish??? I was towing my TT home from Florida, had just gotten off the highway within 10 minutes of my house when it happened... I was lucky.

I am sure that Ford has improved things like that over the past 16 -17 years


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Was this a GM sponsored show?

The spark plug issue is long gone. Any used rig you find either never had the issue or it's been fixed.

RPM doesn't appear to be much of a factor in lifespan. It's common to see them with 200-250k miles (currently at 210k on our F250). I've heard of a number at 300-500k miles without a rebuild. Also cruising at 1800-2000rpm isn't anything to get excited over.


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no problems with mine.
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With about as much knowledge, (actually sounds like more)as this radio host, I'll say that my V10, has one Major flaw, it uses Far more fuel than my Focus. [emoticon] [emoticon] [emoticon]


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