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Old 07-30-2015, 06:21 PM   #1
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What Ford gas motors should I avoid

This will be my first MH and I am looking at used (28-30') class c gas and want to make sure I don't start out with the wrong motor. Are there years and size of motors to avoid? How about transmissions?
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I believe if you do a google search on Ford V10. You will find all you need to know.
Also a similar search here will provide you with hours of reading.

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Old 460's loves gas very low mileage. the V-10 good engines lots of power. Had an issue many years ago but I'm very happy with mine.
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Old 460's loves gas very low mileage. the V-10 good engines lots of power. Had an issue many years ago but I'm very happy with mine.
What year is yours?
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There was a problem with heavy handed mechanics screwing up heads when doing a plug change around 2000. Addressed by Ford many years ago. Even so if one follows directions the problem is manageable without breaking the bank. How old do you want to go?
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Old 460's loves gas very low mileage.

I suspect that's a mechanical issue caused by a loose nut behind the wheel.

My 460 gets the same mileage as my buddies newer (but identical coach) V10 powered unit does.
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Avoid 460s with carbs. Our old 26' Class C (an 85 with enough smog controls for a small town) got 6 mpg at sea-level and less than 5 at altitude. There's a lot of altitude around here.

By comparison, our '02 Class A (32', EFI V-10) got a consistent 8 mpg regardless of altitude.
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