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Old 02-18-2019, 06:50 PM   #1
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Confirm or deny?

Anyone heard with any certainty that the Ford V10 is on itís way out as the engine of choice in the gas motorhome market, no matter whose ďhouseĒ brand is riding on it? Pretty sure thatís all there is after GM Vortec is no more.....if Iíve got that right

A friend said he heard......

I figured Iíd ask those that may know better.
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:32 PM   #2
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I do know that Ford is about to release a 7.3 gas engine
(oh the sacrilege!....LOL)

Interesting to see how that works out. Too bad they don’t re-release the 7.3 diesel!
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:54 PM   #3
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Video I saw on the new 7.3 gas it's an 8 cylinder. No specs released yet. Article didn't say if it's overhead cam or not.
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Ford has been mum on any spec’s on the new 7.3, other than it will have a new 10 speed transmission.
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That will be a sad day for motorhomes if the V-10 disappears. The saving grace for the V-8 may be the trans. I know the 8.1 GM couldnít hang, which is why itís no longer.
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Production of the 2020 E Series is supposed to start in January 2020 which is much later than new model year production usually is so I imagine there is a big change in the works.
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Old 02-19-2019, 09:13 AM   #7
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Ford has been mum on any spec’s on the new 7.3, other than it will have a new 10 speed transmission.
Wont be long and all the OEMs will be doing the same with the transmissions. Better fuel mileage and torque options.
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The new 7.3 gas engine will be a pushrod V8. It was designed more narrow than the previous V8's so it could be installed in many different platforms.
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There are enough articles if you google "Ford ending V10 engine production" that indicate the V10 is going away. The new engine will start making appearances in the F-Series in Fall 2019. When it will be replaced in the E Series and the F-53 chassis is a question.
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Could be their replacing the V-10 with a 4.5 eco boost for the motor coaches LOL
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Wont be long and all the OEMs will be doing the same with the transmissions. Better fuel mileage and torque options.
I heard that Ford and GM are getting together to build those 10 speed transmissions.
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Old 02-19-2019, 10:12 AM   #12
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I don't know what is going away or coming up--- but--- I had a Ford V-10 in a class C and a GM 8.1 in a class A. I liked the GM 8.1 better, it had better performance and better mpg. Just my experience.
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Onetonford, you did hear correctly.
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Video I saw on the new 7.3 gas it's an 8 cylinder. No specs released yet. Article didn't say if it's overhead cam or not.
Push rod, cam in block.
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If Iím quoting correctly, an article with ford exe was asked why this size and why push rod. Response was ohc engine makes power on the high end sacrificing fuel economy while push rod makes it down in low rpm, like in motor home use.

I think thatís a yes.
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7.3 liter with the 10 speed transmission going into the motorhome chassis was confirmed. Said to generate more power and torgue than the current 6.8 engine. Also to get new dash and steering column, along with updated electrical systems and features.
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Old 03-05-2019, 05:31 PM   #17
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If Iím quoting correctly, an article with ford exe was asked why this size and why push rod. Response was ohc engine makes power on the high end sacrificing fuel economy while push rod makes it down in low rpm, like in motor home use.

I think thatís a yes.
That makes zero sense. The cam profile is what makes the difference. Where the cam is located makes NO difference.
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See new thread. Ford confirms adding V8 with a 10 speed transmission for 2020.
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See new thread. Ford confirms adding V8 with a 10 speed transmission for 2020.
Ford Introduces New F-53 V8 Engine, Transmission*(3/5/2019)
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I have a 2017 that has the V10. With the $500 5Star ODBC upgrade, there is NOTHING wrong with the Engine or Transmission at all.


Better mileage would be nice, but that is just physics and software can not help that. MPG = (weight / 2800) * 35. It is that simple! Use any of your gas vehicles, put in its weight and the result will be extremely close from my real world tests. I always heard different vehicles, designs, manufacturers, … are different, but reality is that for every gallon of fuel (regardless of type), it yields XX quantity of energy. The higher the mass, the more energy (fuel consumption) it takes to move it. Assuming gearing (Tx) is correct, a smaller engine at higher RPMs will consume the exact same amount of fuel as a larger one at lower RPMs - just physics.


Unless there is a breakthrough in designs (something like Fuel Injection was), all current engines are fairly equal in efficiency regardless of manufacturer. They all use the same design technology in hardware and software and most vehicles shapes are based on some form of wind tunnel input.
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