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Old 08-31-2010, 06:08 AM   #15
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:25 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by safari1 View Post
Thanks for the info, I thought 305hp seemed low for a V10. Lots of other sites confirmed those 363hp numbers. Not sure why the numbers on my info sheet says 305hp when it is a 08 model.
on a class c 305 is correct it is a 2 valve engine not enough air space for proper cooling with a 3 valve, 363 is the published hp for the3 valve both strong engines up to the task intended.

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Old 08-31-2010, 07:47 AM   #17
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What year is the coach? We had a 1999 Minnie Winnie class C with the V-10. It is a strong engine and the later 3 valve per cylinder has a bit more power. The engine revs pretty high to get the power but has a pretty broad power band for a gasoline engine.

There was a time that the engine had an issue with a few of them blowing the spark plug out of the head. You can get a Ford dealer to run an Oasis report on a used coach to see what warranty work was done by Ford on the chassis.

The earlier ones had the 4R100 transmission which was pretty good, as long as you got the oil changes at 25,000 to 30000 mile intervals. The later ones had a 5 speed transmission.

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The coach is a 2002 with 16000 miles. The owners are asking 62000.00 which I think is about 10,000.0 high. Do you know the specs or where I can find them ?
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There are several versions of the 6.8 liter V10 in service today. The version used in the F53 chassis (class A motorhome) is 362 hp. The version used in the E350 and E450 Class C motorhome) is only 305 hp.

Safari1 looking at your profile 305 hp is correct. It's still the same for the 2011 models. If you look at the Winnebago site all the brochures for the past and present motorhomes are available. If you look under the "specifications" section in each brochure it details the engine specs for the available drivetrains.

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Old 08-31-2010, 10:59 AM   #19
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The coach is a 2002 with 16000 miles. The owners are asking 62000.00 which I think is about 10,000.0 high. Do you know the specs or where I can find them ?
The 2002 model should have the 310 hp 2 valve per cylinder 6.8 liter V10 (425 ft lbs torque) and the 4R100 transmission. The newest version of the 4R100 trans has a drain plug in the pan, one in the torque converter, a larger cooler, and an inline transmission filter. The changes to the transmission were made as running changes through production. the 2002 model year may have none of the changes, some, or all, depending on when the transmission was built.

Our 01 Adventurer has over 80,000 trouble free miles on the engine. The original transmission was replaced by Ford at 42,000 miles when it cracked the second gear clutch hub. It still worked but was noisy. Ford decided to replace the entire transmission with the latest version rather than repair the original. Even though it was long out of warranty we only had to pay a $500.00 deductable. Thanks Ford.
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We have a 2008 NEWMAR BS with a 2007 FORD Chassis and the engine has HP 362
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Thanks Hikerdogs, I did not realize there are different versions of the Triton V10.

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