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Old 08-11-2006, 05:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Looking to buy a 01 F250 v10 5-speed....

Okay...

Not really worried about mpg, but how reliable is the V10?

Is the 5-speed a better tranny than the auto?

Aslo will this still have the d50 front or was 01 the year they went to d60?
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Old 08-11-2006, 11:36 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Even though you're not concerned about mileage, I'm getting 10mpg (+/- 1 mpg) with mixed city/freeway driving. Highway mileage has been as bad as 10 mpg, and as good as 14 mpg depending on load and wind (cruise is set at 72mph.)...and this is with a 4.30 rear end. I get sick of people asking me, "What kinda mileage you get? Three EmmPeeGee?"

I've got 93k on the ticker, and i've only had two engine related problems. The COP's (coil on plugs) don't like moisture and I've had two go out on me. The exhaust manifolds are rusting off, the nuts and studs holding them to the block are literally turning into dust.

I've seen V10's with over 200K on the ticker, worked like dogs everyday, and they're still going strong. The V10 is basically a 5.4L modular V8 with two extra cylinders slapped on.

Front D60 was introduced in '02, so you're stuck with the D50 front.

Don't know about the auto vs stick reliability. My auto still feels pretty good, I've done regular flushes every 20K with no 'Uh-Oh' signs in the pan, but then again it could crap out on me tomorrow.
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Old 08-11-2006, 10:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a 2000 F250 4x4 with the V10 and auto. Its got 124000 on it with alot of that towing my buggy. I have only done alittle maintance and have had no problems so far. The V10 is a great motor. I get anywhere between 8 mpg, towing lots of mountain grades at full throttle, to 14 mpg cruising with no load down the highway.
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Five speed (the ZF-5) was only available in 99 with the 5.4, and maybe the 6.8 (but I've never seen one). The ZF-6 six speed is the manual tranny for the superdutys. Tough tranny, some possible issues with the pilot bearing, but I'd rather have one instead of the 4R100.

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Old 08-12-2006, 11:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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v-10

I have 4 trucks 3 with v-10 one with a 6.0 diesel and I wish I could trade it fot a v-10 mileage is very close but maintence on the v-10 is very cheap and easy to do your self, oil change less than 20 dollars verse 100, fuel filter 15 instead of 75, and so on. two of my truck have over 200k with only plug changes that is still very reasonable and never had a v-10 leave me parked.
the only down fall I have ever encountered is when I put my used trucks up for sale alot of people look down there nose at the trucks because of high mileage.Long story short if you can get a good deal should be a very good truck.
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maintence on the v-10 is very cheap and easy to do your self, oil change less than 20 dollars verse 100, fuel filter 15 instead of 75, and so on.
I'm a little confuse on how you figure this?
I spend $60 every 10K on 4 gallons of Synthetic Rotella T and $13 every 5K on a Donaldson Extended life oil filter. Thats $86 every 10K, so you are about $20 cheaper every 10K, big friggin' deal.
How do you come up with a $100 oil change, and leme guess you are doing them every 5K right?
Oh and fuel filters are $21.50 not $75 and are good for 10-15K.

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If your are specifically looking for an 01, why NOT get diesel. 7.3PSD is a killer engine, way better than a 6.0. 13-14 mpg towing, 19-21mpg highway. At the low end it is still better mileage than a v10. If you do have engine troubles I have heard that v10's are very expensive for replacement internal parts also.
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I've got an '00 F250 ext. cab 4x4 with the V10 and an auto. I bought the truck with 65k miles. It now has 115k. In the 2 years that I have had the truck it has had zero problems.

The truck runs BFG 315/75R16s. When I installed them I didn't like the loss of power and regeared to 4.88's (detroit rear and power-loc up front also). With the new gears the motor came alive and milage increased significantly (3 to 4 mpg). This stock option of 4.30's should be standard.

I've had a couple of PSD's and would not go back for a daily driver, occasional tow rig.
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Old 08-13-2006, 01:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wheelin66BKO, I suggest you go and price filters for a 6.0... They are stupid pricey.... Fuel runs about $70-75, and oil about $20 or so. And what gets my goat is the damn things are just filter cartridges, not a spin on with a casing.... I'm glad I just maintain the one we have at work, not pay for parts for it....
My 00 7.3 was reasonable for maintenance, but I still think the fuel filter is overpriced for them...
My old 6.9, it costs about the same as a gas engine to maintain, which is how it should be...

As for the V10, I've never heard any complaints other than the fuel mileage. Seem to be a good solid engine.
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My first post here. I have an 01 V10 Crew 4x4 auto. I just swapped the tranny with a beefed up rebuild. Replaced ball joints on front and I'm pretty sure the unit bearings are going.

The V10 has been great. Lately I've been getting less than 10, but just really short trips around town. I work from home now so I only put about 5k miles a year on it. My buddy took it to bull head and back, about 700 miles and he got 15.5mpg with 315's. He was sort of freaked out about driving a big truck, so I know he kept the speed down.

I get about 10mpg towing my travel trailer, about 7000 lbs, but I keep the speed down. Drive it at 80 and it'll drain your wallet.

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