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Old 05-12-2009, 09:59 AM
 
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Nope; one coil per cylinder. Same coil works on a 4.6L, 5.4L and a 6.8L
And let me guess - they're located in a spot that is a nightmare to get to!

At least with the old GM 3.1 they were down low on the front side of the engine, and were easily accessible.
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:08 AM
 
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And let me guess - they're located in a spot that is a nightmare to get to!

At least with the old GM 3.1 they were down low on the front side of the engine, and were easily accessible.
All but two of them are pretty easy to get to, but the back two are up under the cowl and almost require removal of the intake manifold to change. Good times
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Old 05-12-2009, 11:15 AM
 
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$102 per cylinder, or do you get 2 cylinders per coil?

Some of the GM engines had coil packs that were about $60 each to replace, but they each took care of 2 cylinders.
Global Automotive on Ebay has the whole set for $10 per coil.

But, all the Tritons have/had that blow out issue.

Since the 6.0L diesel gets as low as 10 MPGs from people I know, the v10 isn't a bad choice.

My car dealer owner friend did have an 01 F250 v10 4x4 SCab that did get anywhere from 6-9 MPGs, but he thinks it needed a tune up anyway.
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Old 05-12-2009, 06:33 PM
 
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Hmmmm... I've got a good friend who is a fleet mechanic foreman. He has done a lot of work on the Ford V-10s (maybe the earlier ones). He said they have this weird problem of literally blowing the spark plugs out of the heads.
Yeah the the early years have that problem but 2005 and up 3v v10s don't do that and have a nice power increase as well.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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Yeah the the early years have that problem but 2005 and up 3v v10s don't do that and have a nice power increase as well.
Good deal.

Sometimes the quirks of particular engines are very bizarre. If I remember correctly what my buddy said, it was mostly 1 specific cylinder that blew out the plugs. Is that right?

So what the heck?

Spinning main bearings due to oil port problems I can understand. But blowing a spark plug out of one cylinder? Weird...
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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Ive also heard that the 7.3L was the best diesel Ford has offered yet.
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Old 11-24-2009, 01:36 PM
 
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I am preparing to buy A Ford F-250 or F-350 diesel...What are the best years for gas mileage
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:13 PM
 
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I have never owned a Ford diesal but did own a Chevy Duramax. I keep hearing you need to stay away from the Foed 6.0 diesal that is is bad news, and is not reliable as the old 7.3 was.

Also how is the 6.7 Ford diesal doing ?

I am looking for a Ford E350 passenger van or F250 Ford pickup and not sure about the diesals.

Any info please?
I drove a 2004(or '05 maybe?) F-350 with the 6.0 as a work truck for about a year. I remember that there had been a lot of criticism of that powertrain for being too light for real heavy duty work (like tire trucks, tool trucks, etc. etc.) but I found that it was an extremely hot engine that could pin your ears back and was at the very least adequate for just about any trailer duty. You would need to be someone who really, really beats the sh*t out of your work trucks (not saying that there is any shortage of those people, of course) before that engine wasn't enough.

Good fuel economy for the most part, but I had a hard time keeping my foot off the accelerator.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:14 PM
 
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Ive also heard that the 7.3L was the best diesel Ford has offered yet.
It was a veteran engine that Ford had a lot of time to work the kinks out of and aftermarket improvements were well understood. Definitely a great engine with a lot of power that people were not afraid to tinker with.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:46 PM
 
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I am preparing to buy A Ford F-250 or F-350 diesel...What are the best years for gas mileage
the 6.4 would be the best because it is the newest the 99-02 f250 with the 7.3 is the best bet if going used but seeing as the don't have all the new epa stuff they are quite popular for work trucks
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