RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Class A Motorhomes: Ford V10 Triton

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  General Topics

 > Ford V10 Triton

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev
Sponsored By:
JoeH

Apollo Beach,FL

Senior Member

Joined: 02/21/2001

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/22/22 05:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bumpyroad wrote:

My Chieftain was on the original v 10 and had no problem with spark plugs blowing out, etc. the problem I had was the motor sucking in ground water due to air pickup location and got a "snorkle" from Ford for that. talked to a fella at a campground who had a newer model and was sort of gloating about that until we compared gas mileage and his smirk disappeared.
bumpy

Same here... I had a first year ( 1999) V-10 and it gave us great service in our 36' Pace Arrow Vision. Well over 130,000 miles when I sold it without any issues other than the serpentine belt idler pully bearing and the starter relay failed... but both of those were in the first couple of years and covered by warranty. I did change the air intake as Bumpy mentioned. I wish my other vehicles had such reliable engines !


Joe
2013 Dutch Star 4338- all electric
Toad is 2015 F-150 with bikes,kayaks and Harley aboard

Lumpty

Greater Gotham City

Senior Member

Joined: 03/29/2002

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 03/23/22 04:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The V10 got the 2v “PI” heads in ‘03, which raised HP to 310 in the A chassis and 305 in E-Series cutaways. Those heads also increased the spark plug hole thread count. BTW, consensus is 28 ft-lbs dry cold torque is a set and forget amount of twist when replacing the plugs.

In the ‘05 model year is when the 5R110 was introduced. Given the incomplete chassis inventories, the safe year for those would be ‘06.

The 3v heads I believe ended up in the Class A chassis starting in ‘09. Again, the safe year looking for that would be 2010. The early years of those heads had some issues with plugs breaking on removal. More recently, the 6R140 trans was added (guessing 2017-18?).


Rob

Too Many Toys.
- '11 E450 Sunseeker 2300
- '16 F150 Supercrew 5.0/FX4
- '09 C6 Z51
- '15 VW Golf Sportwagen daily driver
- '86 Civic and '87 CRX race cars

howdy35

Athens, Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 07/10/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/29/22 07:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a 1999 V10 in 03 and drove to Alaska and back 11,500 miles pulling a Honda Accord. Several trips to Iowa and Florida without any problems from the V10. I think they are a solid unit and would not be afraid to own an older one even now.

I might also say that I used Amsoil full synthetic and never changed oil on my Alaska trip until I returned. Then I changed every 10,000 after that. I was very happy with that old V10.

Good luck on your choice and Happy Travels

Arnold


1999 National Tradewinds 7370
2014 Honda CR-V--Toad
Fulltime


howdy35

Athens, Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 07/10/2009

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 03/29/22 07:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I had a 1999 V10 in 03 and drove to Alaska and back 11,500 miles pulling a Honda Accord. Several trips to Iowa and Florida without any problems from the V10. I think they are a solid unit and would not be afraid to own an older one even now.

I might also say that I used Amsoil full synthetic and never changed oil on my Alaska trip until I returned. Then I changed every 10,000 after that. I was very happy with that old V10.

Good luck on your choice and Happy Travels

Arnold

T18skyguy

Eugene, OR

Senior Member

Joined: 12/13/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member


Posted: 03/31/22 10:49pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What Lumpty said is spot on. I have an 03 V10 and it has the full length spark plugs. Anything before that has the shorty plugs.


Retired Anesthetist. LTP. Pilot with mechanic/inspection ratings. Between rigs right now.. Wife and daughter. Four cats which we must obey.

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Class A Motorhomes  >  General Topics

 > Ford V10 Triton
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Class A Motorhomes


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.