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Old 02-05-2013, 11:06 PM   #11
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Thinking bout it could be a difference of Ford's F-53 chassis vs th F-450 chassis. All the same HP? larger sump in the F-53.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:14 PM   #12
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Also remember the V10 is never to be overfilled - it can damage the engine. I put my oil level in the middle of the high and low.


I forget how much that was but it was less than 7 quarts.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:41 PM   #13
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I just left 6 in it for now. I checked it again several hours later and it was a shade higher. It's about 3/4 up the hash marks. It's safe to run, so I'll run it a while like that and check often.
I checked this thread for the latest posts and had a thought about BigJohnD's original and latest posts. The oil has to be hot to drain back into the oil pan and give a true oil level reading. Even though 5W-20 is pretty thin, some will still collect in the engine when it's cold. Running for a few minutes may not have been enough to get a true level check. Check it after it has run for at least 30 minutes, preferrably on the road, so you are sure the oil is at its normal operating temperature. Let it sit for about 5 minutes before you check it.
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Think your right RamblerGuy. Probably wasn't warm enough. I guess this one is just acting different than previous. I checked it again this morning, and it was very close to the full mark. May have been worrying for nothing. I'm just used to it being at least close to full after changing, running and checking. This dipstick is definitely a shade more aggravating for some reason. Thanks for all the feedback.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:07 PM   #15
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Thinking bout it could be a difference of Ford's F-53 chassis vs th F-450 chassis. All the same HP? larger sump in the F-53.

I don't know about the oil pan capacities, but the V-10 in the E450 Class C chassis has heads with 2 valves per cylinders and the V-10 in the Class A chassis has heads with 3 valves per cylinder. The Class A V-10 is rated for about 60 more horsepower. It would be nice if Ford would offer the 3 valve version as an option in the E450, but they would have to do EPA certification for the engine in the E450 chassis. Since Ford sells most of the Class C chassis anyway, there's not much incentive for them to do that. Also, as Forest River rep bclemens has stated, the RV manufacturers may have a chassis setting on the lot for months before the coach is built, so offering this as an option would make inventory difficult.
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Thanks for the info RamblerGuy. Wish they would make the 3 valve standard. Don't want to change the topic up too much, but has anybody ever added a tuner? I don't want to drag race the MH, but I know I good SCT tuner will help with efficiency, power etc.
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I have the 3V engine in my 2005 F-150. But have read where the 3V head is a little to big to fit in E-350/450 chassis. Ford is not dumb, instead the cost to modify the E-350/450 is just too expensive to keep it a low-cost "fleet van" offering.
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I have the 3V engine in my 2005 F-150. But have read where the 3V head is a little to big to fit in E-350/450 chassis. Ford is not dumb, instead the cost to modify the E-350/450 is just too expensive to keep it a low-cost "fleet van" offering.

I believe this is correct but it doesn't matter since 2013 is the last year for the Econoline chassis. It's being replaced by the Transit. Last I checked there was no info on the power plants. It would not surprise me if the V10 goes away and is replaced by a new engine design like the eco-boost. Current V6 used in the F series trucks makes more HP and same torque with better MPG. Also it would be nice to replace the 50 year old twin I beam front end with something more modern.
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Incorrect. Ford will actually continue to build the E-Series in chassis and cutaway cab form at its Ohio Assembly facility in Avon Lake in suburban Cleveland. This plant will be devoted entirely to commercial chassis production, with Ford's Super Duty F-650 and F-750, and F-53 and F-59 models also being produced there. The F-53 is primarily a Class A motorhome chassis; the E-Series chassis is also popular for motorhomes. I've seen both 2017 and 2019 be listed as the last year (with 2017 used most often).
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I have the 3V engine in my 2005 F-150. But have read where the 3V head is a little to big to fit in E-350/450 chassis. Ford is not dumb, instead the cost to modify the E-350/450 is just too expensive to keep it a low-cost "fleet van" offering.
Thanks Joe seems to help solve the 6 vs 7 qts. In Ford V10 sumps.
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