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Old 05-18-2022, 01:12 PM   #1
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Ford V-10 History

https://thecampingadvisor.com/6-8-fo...ton-v10-specs/

I was searching around for some info on the V-10 and came across this one linked above. I don't know how accurate it is but seems to be close.
What I was really looking for was the years they changed the horsepower ratings. Take a look, I thought it was an interesting read.


EDIT: My engine does NOT look like the very first picture you see, DARNIT, lol.
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Old 05-18-2022, 10:47 PM   #2
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That article is FULL of false and incorrect information!
1997 was first year for the v10 97 to 2000 was v10 2 valve 275hp late 2000 upto 2004 was the v10 PI ( power improved) at 305hp
The 362hp v10 is found only in the f53 and some F450's it is the v10 3valve motor. The 3 valve was NEVER installed in an E series.
Google ford v10 and check Wikipedia
That article that was posted is flat out junk!
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The original V10 in the F53 was 275hp. In late 1999-2000, hp was increased to 305/310. That rating was continued through 2004 (December 31st). There never were any F53s with a 2005 VIN. Jan 1st of 2005 began the production of the 2006 model year with the 3 valve engine and improved exhaust system (cast iron headers) boosting hp to 362 and switching to the "tow/haul" 6 speed transmission. I think that design went through 2016 or so but I haven't kept up it after the 2006 came out.
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The original V10 in the F53 was 275hp. In late 1999-2000, hp was increased to 305/310. That rating was continued through 2004 (December 31st). There never were any F53s with a 2005 VIN. Jan 1st of 2005 began the production of the 2006 model year with the 3 valve engine and improved exhaust system (cast iron headers) boosting hp to 362 and switching to the "tow/haul" 6 speed transmission. I think that design went through 2016 or so but I haven't kept up it after the 2006 came out.
Six speed didn't come out till 2016.
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I don't understand the "Bolt Torque Spec" paragraph? Is the author implying all the fasteners for the engine are only torqued to 30 foot pounds?

Pretty much the only year there was a significant HP change was with model year 2006 and the three valve heads. Any other year there are questions concerning why the HP measurement was published at different RPM points and was the measurement a true peak HP.

And wasn't the 2 valve head spark plug launch an issue after the plugs were changed and over torqued which stripped limited number of threads holding the plug in place?
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Thanks for the correction about the 6 speed transmission. The tow/haul transmission added a gear to the 4 speed I've got in my 2004. That was a much needed upgrade. I'll be going up a long hill and loose speed below 50 mph when the lower gears kick in allowing me to speed back up with the engine roaring only to upshift and start loosing speed again.



On the early models, the spark plugs would blow out without ever having been touched. There just weren't enough threads in the heads back then. Thank goodness, that was never anything I've experienced. My first V10 was made in the summer of 2000 and used under a 2001 model MH. I put about 58,000 trouble free miles on it.
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Thanks for the correction about the 6 speed transmission. The tow/haul transmission added a gear to the 4 speed I've got in my 2004. That was a much needed upgrade. I'll be going up a long hill and loose speed below 50 mph when the lower gears kick in allowing me to speed back up with the engine roaring only to upshift and start loosing speed again.



On the early models, the spark plugs would blow out without ever having been touched. There just weren't enough threads in the heads back then. Thank goodness, that was never anything I've experienced. My first V10 was made in the summer of 2000 and used under a 2001 model MH. I put about 58,000 trouble free miles on it.
My 1999 has 78000 on it trouble free. Just normal maintenance
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Well ok. I love this. Now you Ford guys, techs, engineers etc., have come forth and given us the real specs on the Ford V-10.
This is a GREAT forum.
I thank all who have replied. Much appreciated.
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