Triton V10 question...... - Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum
 
Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum  

Go Back   Pirate4x4.Com : 4x4 and Off-Road Forum > Brand Specific Tech > Ford
Notices

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-15-2007, 07:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member # 92366
Location: The Motor City
Posts: 3
Triton V10 question......

Should I be as worried as I am?? http://www.consumeraffairs.com/autom...ord_spark.html http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news0...k_engines.html

I'm in the process of purchasing a 2001 Super Duty with 47,000 miles and did a little digging and now I'm worried about problems with the motor.

Last edited by One Arm Steve; 08-15-2007 at 07:32 AM.
One Arm Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2007, 07:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member # 56006
Posts: 2,109
Never had a prob with mine....
JoshTurner is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 08-15-2007, 09:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
mondtster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Member # 25349
Location: Waterloo, IA
Posts: 3,646
Send a message via AIM to mondtster
I've heard complaints of this issue in the past, but I really don't know how common it is.

FWIW, the company I work for has an E350 with the v10 in it and they haven't had any issues with it as far as I know.
mondtster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2007, 09:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
On a pale horse
 
Proeliator's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Member # 12042
Location: a den of iniquity
Posts: 7,291
Send a message via Yahoo to Proeliator
bro-in law has one with no problems, but there is NO question that LOTS of people have had problems spitting plugs. The way Ford's handled the situation is whats most disapointing. It cost them a sale when I bought my new truck last month and I went with brand x instead. Personally, I think you have a right to be leery....its a crapshoot.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by 94stepsideford View Post
Seth is scarier than you though. He looks like he would kill and eat a baby with his bare hands.
'73 F250, 533 on N2o, 35spln chromo Superior/CTM D60/D70, twinsticked 205, hydro-assist, f&r lockers, 46" Titan R1s.
Proeliator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2007, 09:21 AM   #5 (permalink)
Rock God
 
1sicbronconut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Member # 37866
Location: Rapid City South Dakota
Posts: 1,512
I wok at a very busy Ford dealership that deals with a lot of oil field trucks. We have seen a few V10 trucks have this problem over the past few years. The number has been very small, maybe one out of a thousand, you never hear about the good stuff just the bad!! I had a 2001 V10 truck for four years and loved it. My truck had the 4.30 gears and empty running at 70 mph I got 16-17 mph out of it. The only reason I got rid of it was that it was a short bed and we wanted to get a bigger slide in camper.
1sicbronconut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2007, 10:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
JackA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Member # 2129
Location: AZ
Posts: 3,226
I believe the problem was in the early model SD's, like the 99's. I have a 2000 with the V10 and have put over 120000 miles on it since I bought it in 01. It has 131000 now. I have had no problems with it whatsoever.
JackA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2007, 10:51 AM   #7 (permalink)
Rock God
 
7.62FMJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Member # 66780
Location: Roanoke, VA
Posts: 1,889
Like said earlier...the spark plug blow-out problem is few and far between. I have a 4.6L with over 100K miles on it with no problem. The 5.4L's seem to be the 'most' problematic however...but still, maybe a handfull out of a thousand, if that.

Just be sure to USE ANTI-SIEZE and TORQUE TO SPEC. when changing plugs.
__________________
Awwww Piss!
7.62FMJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2007, 11:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member # 92366
Location: The Motor City
Posts: 3
Good to hear some good after reading all those bad experiences. Keep em coming.
__________________
[COLOR="DarkRed"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="DarkRed"][URL="http://gvashon.spaces.live.com/PersonalSpace.aspx?_c02_owner=1&_c="]http://gvashon.spaces.live.com/PersonalSpace.aspx?_c02_owner=1&_c=[/URL][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]
One Arm Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2007, 11:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
Zeus of the Sluice
 
ddestruel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Member # 20999
Location: Lost in Nor Cal
Posts: 2,992
we have had 8 V-10 powered ford f-350's and 450's in our fleet over the last 7 years. lumber company. trucks dont see much of a nice life. the earlier year trucks 3 in 2000, 1 in 2002 and 1 in 2005 all popped a spark plug out of a head the ones in 2000 happened around 80-100k miles the 2002 was at 140k miles, the 2005 had a crack in the head at the spark plug hole that one lasted till 170 some odd k miles.

Over-all it happens i wouldnt be to worried if it does happen do a head job and put the truck back on the road no biggie. the trucks have been solid. the 6spd trucks had less issues than the automatics.

mileage was around 10 on all of ours 8 loaded 10-12 empty didnt matter what the gear ratio
__________________
I AM ONE OF MANY WHOM WASHINGTON HAS CHOSEN TO IGNORE OR FORGET
But i Vote

GO UM Montana Griz

"Jeep Lurker"

KEEP REMEMBERING 9/11

Jeep with Rambler motor, SUA, front 608.9 and some bolt on stuff.

I miss my old 4bt powered chief

Support Frank the Tank

Last edited by ddestruel; 08-15-2007 at 11:36 AM.
ddestruel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2007, 07:12 PM   #10 (permalink)
MASTER TECH
 
f250rollinon37s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member # 54844
Location: Northern cali
Posts: 3,476
I have repaired 5 ford 6.8 v10s since Jan. for the spark plugs blowing out. but its not just the v10s. I have repaired plugs on all the mod motors. i have seen it with as little as 50k, and as high as 180k ( on the original plugs !! )

The majority of the trucks have been 5.4s with 80 -130k. most with original plugs. If the plugs are changed or inspected at the recomended 60k ( cali trucks are 105k ) then they usually dont fail. X2 for the proper torque and anti seize. And dont over torque, as only half of the spark plug hole is threaded. It is a fairly easy repair if you have the right tools and it is not one of the rear cylinders ( usually is )
__________________
BSW Racing, Super mod & Bitten Off Road, Pro mod
BSW Driver: Aaron Whitehead - Bitten Driver: Mike Stokes
BSW Spotter: Adam Kovarik - Bitten Spotter: Dan Kovarik - AKA -
: me fuckers

build up of the truggy
/forum/ford/544813-update-pics.html
f250rollinon37s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2007, 07:27 PM   #11 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Member # 92366
Location: The Motor City
Posts: 3
Well its in my driveway now. It is such a clean truck I couldn't pass it up. 2001 with only 41,000 miles. I plan to do this mod in the near future before plugs start popping out:

http://www.blownoutsparkplug.com/

http://www.timesert.com/html/triton_repair.html


I got my fingers crossed, like someone said its a crap shoot.
__________________
[COLOR="DarkRed"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="DarkRed"][URL="http://gvashon.spaces.live.com/PersonalSpace.aspx?_c02_owner=1&_c="]http://gvashon.spaces.live.com/PersonalSpace.aspx?_c02_owner=1&_c=[/URL][/COLOR][/FONT][/COLOR]
One Arm Steve is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2007, 07:46 PM   #12 (permalink)
MASTER TECH
 
f250rollinon37s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Member # 54844
Location: Northern cali
Posts: 3,476
just change the plugs, and torque and you should never have a problem

the inserts can be a bitch, and DO NOT use aluminum inserts as they will do the same as the factory head - i use steel inserts i found at autozone - - ( only place - everyone had the crappy aluminum )
__________________
BSW Racing, Super mod & Bitten Off Road, Pro mod
BSW Driver: Aaron Whitehead - Bitten Driver: Mike Stokes
BSW Spotter: Adam Kovarik - Bitten Spotter: Dan Kovarik - AKA -
: me fuckers

build up of the truggy
http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=544813

Last edited by f250rollinon37s; 08-16-2007 at 07:47 PM.
f250rollinon37s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2007, 08:05 PM   #13 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Jaycar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Member # 67315
Location: SE MO
Posts: 290
I have 4 superdutys in my family all with V10's, I have a 99 with 120k my brother in law has a 99 with 145k on it my work truck is a 99 and has 160k on it and my dad has a 04' with about 30k on it.

I have had the spark plugs changed in mine once my work truck twice and my brother in laws truck has been changed once that I know of, and we have never had that problem,

however a buddy of mine has a 2000 model and he had his plugs changed by a shadetree mechanic and he didnt get 2 miles down the road and it blew two of them out, he had 150k on it before he changed them, he took it to ford and they took the head off and he had it heli-coiled and it has been fine for about 8 months,
the Ford guys here said they have only seen the problem when people try to changed thier own plugs and dont get them started straight and get the cross threaded and then they blow out.
__________________
[U][/U][FONT="Century Gothic"][SIZE="4"][COLOR="Red"][COLOR="Red"][SIZE="5"]www.creepycrawlers4x4.com[/SIZE][/COLOR][/COLOR][COLOR="Red"][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
Jaycar is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:24 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.