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Old 09-15-2011, 09:45 AM   #1
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Ford 460

Whats your opinion on the Ford 460 EFI engine ??
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:56 AM   #2
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Ours has been a good performer and reliable. Plenty of power for a 32' FW.
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I'm setting at 98000 miles on mine. 95 Dolphin with tag pulling a CRV and have been all over the CO mountains and to Newfound land and back. Engine is better than the transmission as I am on the third.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:51 AM   #4
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Gotta agree Fishfryer

I have 80k on my 1995 460 and just blew reverse. It's in the shop getting a new trans right now. I'm wondering what caused your first two transmissions to go though?

The motor on the other hand just got my 35 footer, fully loaded for a week of vacationing, 1200 miles from Tampa to NC and back towing a Jeep Cherokee that had a motorcycle on a hitch carrier without problem.
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Hello digitalone
Don't know about the first transmission as it was a previous owner at 51000 miles. Mine was loss of front seal on the top of Monarch Pass (11000 ft) and 89000 miles
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Don't know about the first transmission as it was a previous owner at 51000 miles. Mine was loss of front seal on the top of Monarch Pass (11000 ft) and 89000 miles
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We'll be going over Vail and Eisenhower passes in 2 weeks. Its too bad they didnt build that E40D transmission better. At 37,000 mi I'm still on the original. Keeping my fingers crossed. The transmission man said one good thing is they arnt that expensive to rebuild. He charges $1500. I try to stay away from the passes but we have family in the Denver area and we're over on the Western Slope (Delta) east of Grand Junction. I dont think its a good idea to have a transmission like the E40D and live in Co. Oh well didnt know about them before I bought the coach. Do they do anything different when they rebuild them in order to make them more reliable ? Or are they just trouble for as long as one owns the coach ? Thanks guys
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Not reverse then. I was just looking for a common failure point. I'm also assuming that was the original transmission in mine.

They aren't that expensive to rebuild. $1500 sounds about right. I'm having them put a nicer Torque Converter so I'm up to $2200 installed. This includes some other upgraded pieces as well. I get it back tomorrow and can't wait to drive it, I'm hoping it's much smoother from a stop now. The shuddering was annoying.

Sorry for the sorta thread jack but the 460 is coming with an E4OD. Great motor just not the best transmission it seems. The package works flawlessly though and I wouldn't let it scare me out of anything. Just keep it out of Overdrive if you anywhere north of the Florida border. I over heated the trans at the first elevation rise in the foothills of the mountains in Northern GA. After letting it cool and turning off OD it ran cool and didn't struggle anywhere else on the way to Franklin NC.
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The E4OD was weaker than the C6 it replaced until '99 (?).. Next time, tell them you was it rebuilt to the late model specs (or better)...
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My brother just had to replace his, and it only had 283,000 miles on it. #%&(@) piece of junk.
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My brother just had to replace his, and it only had 283,000 miles on it. #%&(@) piece of junk.
SAY WHAT !!!YOUR BROTHER PUT THAT KIND OF MILEAGE ON A PRE 99 E40D transmission ??? Tell us about this. was it on a motor home
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SAY WHAT !!!YOUR BROTHER PUT THAT KIND OF MILEAGE ON A PRE 99 E40D transmission ??? Tell us about this. was it on a motor home
Good Gawd yall
I do believe he had the tranny rebuilt somewhere around 140,000 and had a new crate engine installed last summer at 283,000 and had them go through the tranny again. His MH is a 1997 Damon Intruder 350. Engine did not break, it was just getting too weak to pull grades well and starting to smoke.

Sorry wrong year its an 89
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I do believe he had the tranny rebuilt somewhere around 140,000 and had a new crate engine installed last summer at 283,000 and had them go through the tranny again. His MH is a 1997 Damon Intruder 350. Engine did not break, it was just getting too weak to pull grades well and starting to smoke.

Sorry wrong year its an 89
Thanks I needed that ! I feel much better now...
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Had one in an F-350. Loaded heavy, you could almost see the gas gauge fall. Loved the power - it would pull anything I ever hooked it to. Used it on the farm pulling a triple axle gooseneck hauling double stacked round hay and farm tractors and equipment. The only problem I ever had was the exhaust manifold on the passenger side. Other than the weird sound it made under load, that wasn't bad.
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Thanks I needed that ! I feel much better now...
The Ford 460 is a real powerhouse. Like all the "big bores" it was designed to produce its horsepower at high RPM. 365 HP @ 4600. Drive it like you stole it.
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