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Old 04-05-2013, 12:08 PM   #15
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I sometimes disengage OD before it decides to. That way, I don't get the surprise when my F53 starts screaming at me. Mine seems comes out of OD more often than others have posted in other threads. I'm towing a 5k 20' enclosed. I'm really interested in this tune. John, your MPG is in line with what I am getting, maybe a little more. I do ~62MPH.

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Dunner, quick question? How to you shift out of OD. Is this something that was available on the older F53's? My 2011 does not have this ability, it is all automatic in and out of OD. I have the 5 star tune and mine seems to shift to a 4th gear on the steeper inclines and not the 4k rpm's I used to get. It jumps from around 2200 rpm to around 2800 rpm on certain steep inclines. So far, happy with the tune.
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There is a button on the end of my shifter. It lites a very dim light when you manually press it to turn off OD.

With the stock tune, the RPMs search all over the place.



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Dunner, quick question? How to you shift out of OD. Is this something that was available on the older F53's? My 2011 does not have this ability, it is all automatic in and out of OD. I have the 5 star tune and mine seems to shift to a 4th gear on the steeper inclines and not the 4k rpm's I used to get. It jumps from around 2200 rpm to around 2800 rpm on certain steep inclines. So far, happy with the tune.
Just to add to what Duuner said. In 1998, Ford introduced the 4R100 trans, a 4 speed auto. 4th being OD which can be turn off. In 2004 to 2010 Ford used the 5R110W, a 5-speed automatic with Tow/Haul mode. if I'm not mistaken, this trans is capable of being taken in or out of tow haul mode manually by the driver. However, this only changed shifting points. In 2011 Ford used the 6R140 - 6-speed automatic with Tow/Haul mode -non selectable. This is the trans you have.
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Looking at the 2011 and my 2013 it appears to still be a 5 speed.
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John, my 2011 F53 is the 5 speed with manual Tow/Haul on the end of the shifter. You all did answer my question about older units having the ability to turn off OD. Thanks
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I have diesel, but run into a lot of V10 drivers.
They will ask what financial "tune" they would need to sing.
Have an estimate?
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Certainly no expert on late model F53 transmissions (no experience), only going what Ford says on "Super Duty" trucks (which includes the F53). Just remember, if your coach is a 2011, it's most likely a 2010 chassis, ect.
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I have diesel, but run into a lot of V10 drivers.
They will ask what financial "tune" they would need to sing.
Have an estimate?
Not sure what you're asking, can you elaberate?
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They want to know how much money is needed to make a diesel go fast.



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Looking at the 2011 and my 2013 it appears to still be a 5 speed.
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Ford has never made a V 10 with the 6 speed. My 2013 F53 still has the 5 speed and there is no way to keep it from downshifting from 5 to 4, although the 5 star tune did help. Ford super duty line dropped the V10 in about 2011 and went to the 6.2 gas with the 6 speed select shift, same as the diesels. Ford did not upgrade the V10 to the six speed as it is only used in special apps like MH chassis and such. The triton line of engines is pretty much dead, only used now in the expeditions, 5.4 and navigators. And some vans, 5.4 also. The whole F 150 to 350 line uses all new engines. Only the 6.2 gas and 6.7 diesel in the super duty line. All six speed autos and no manuals at all in any ford truck. Ford needs a Ecoboost type motor for the superduty line as the 6.2 is a gas pig and has less torque then the V10. The 3.5 Ecoboost has almost as much torque as the 6.2 and the V10. They are all over 400 FPT. Not over about 25 FPT between the three with the V10 on top, then the 6.2 then just under it is the 3.5 Ecoboost which has 365Hp, the 3 value V10 has 362 HP and the 6.2 has 411 HP in the F150 line and about 385 HP in the superduty trucks, I think.
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Not sure what you're asking, can you elaberate?
I know some V10 drivers. They will want to know how much it costs for a tune
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They want to know how much money is needed to make a diesel go fast.
Huh? I've had my old 1st generation V10 well over 90 mph (as a test), no doubt a 400hp cummins could do the same, or much better. Maybe join the NDPDRA (Nat Diesel Pusher Drag Racing Assn) :-)
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I know some V10 drivers. They will want to know how much it costs for a tune
If I remember correctly, a 5 Star Tune with software and hardware to reflash the ECM is $400. So far, addition tunes (reflash) is free, AFAIK.
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Put a #110 plate and a CON-O clutch in my 97 CTD. Had it over 90.



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