V10 Triton Identification
I've been researching to do some engine upgrades and came across a VIN problem that I thought I would share.
Run darn near ANY recent F53 chassis VIN at the Ford website and it will tell you that the engine has 305 HP.
Best I can tell, when Ford switched from the 20valve to the 30 valve engine they never changed the engine code in the VIN (8th character). 2006 and newer chassis should all have a 30V V10 with the higher HP and Torque.
I've been looking at pics of various Ford V10s and the best I can tell the 20 valve has a round air intake at the engine and the 30V is more of a flattened oval at the engine.
This VIN problem can't be good for our resale values. Spending $50+ thousand for a used coach, I would DEFINITELY run the VIN. Then I would be bummed that some jerk with the coach I want is saying he has 362HP when it's only 305HP.