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Old 06-27-2014, 09:00 AM   #31
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Since we are somewhat off topic now. When they switched over to 10% ethanol my X with the V-10 barely had enough power when towing my trailer to hold 55 into a small headwind, the mileage also dropped to 5 from 7.5. I started running 93 octane and my power and mileage were almost back to normal. Nothing wrong with my X and it now runs even better with a tuner on 89 octane.



We have a newer 5.4 dump truck at work and empty it will barely get out of it's own way! Can't imagine it with E85 in the tank.



Do yourself a favor and get the V-10. In the end it will get the same mileage as the V-8 using the same fuel!

Not sure what the point is here. E-85 definitely reduces power. My Chevy Avalanche is proof to me. After a few tries with E-85, I went back to regular (10% ethanol because that is all that is available).

BUT, the Chevy 6.0 used in motorhomes (Express 4500 chassis) is NOT a flex fuel engine. It burns regular, not E-85. Based on many posts on this forum over the years, the Chevy gets slightly better mileage. Is it a deal maker for the Chevy? No. But neither is two more cylinders a deal maker for the Ford. Both have plusses and minuses.


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Old 06-27-2014, 10:39 AM   #32
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Chevy 6.0 V8 has 364 cubic inches
Ford 6.8 V 10 has 362 cubic inches

Displacement is measured in cubic inches. Chevy has more.

Yes the Ford has more torque but not displacement!!


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??? How do you come up with that? I see a problem with your math.

1 liter = 61.0237 cubic inches.
Chevy 6.0 = 366 (their lit actually says 364 CID)
Ford 6.8 = 415 (their lit actually says 415)
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:14 PM   #33
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Don't forget the most important item that untethers you while on the move while still delivering all the convenences of our modern society.

Your generator is not E85 complaint! See page 26 if you wish: http://www.cumminsonan.com/www/html/.../rv/F-1123.pdf

Don't know about the rest of you... but there is no way I'd give up my generator for some government subsidized gimmick that shortens the useful life of almost everything it touches. That's a Fact Jack!

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Old 06-27-2014, 01:17 PM   #34
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oooh. I think we just found ourselves a winner in this here debate.
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Amen.



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Old 06-27-2014, 08:14 PM   #36
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Google both engines and none have your figures Brian. I never go by the "brochure" as they are most always inaccurate. The Chevy is strong especially with the Allison tranny. I have driven both.


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Old 06-27-2014, 08:41 PM   #37
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Chevy on a van chassis does not get an Allison.

My specs are from Ford & Chevy engineers. You may be looking at the V8 Ford.
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All my paperwork shows the Max 6.0 with an Allison tranny. I have the 4500 chassis. I will verify tomorrow and let you know.


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Also, you need to go out to the Chevy and Ford websites and information will be verified by the company. I am not making up numbers!! I do own a 2013 Sunseeker on a Chevy chassis with full body paint in Auburn.


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Bclemens is correct on displacement and the tranny
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