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Old 04-09-2012, 01:27 PM
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2001 F250 V10

Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a friend's 2001 F250 V10 to tow my horses. I've heard conflicting things about V10's, so I figured I'd get the best opinions here. :-)

It's in great shape and has only about 75k miles on it. I'll only be putting 4k to 5k a year on it.

What's your opinion of V10's and also for what my intended use will be?

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Its a great truck if its been taken care of. Maintenance on everything including tranny, difs and obviously motor. I am a diesel guy but I have had V10's in work trucks in the past. never had any issues with them unless it was a plow truck. But then again the Dodges and Chevys that we used as plow trucks also had issues. Just cant bang anything around electronically that hard and expect them to last.
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If you have any questions at all, you know if anything doesn't look right, take the truck to a mechanic and have them look it over. Also take the truck on a long test drive. Get it out on the highway. Get it real hot. See if anything goes wrong. If it breaks down just Tell the owner you are not interested haha.
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If you have any questions at all, you know if anything doesn't look right, take the truck to a mechanic and have them look it over. Also take the truck on a long test drive. Get it out on the highway. Get it real hot. See if anything goes wrong. If it breaks down just Tell the owner you are not interested haha.
+ make sure you have good hiking boots.
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Opinion of those of us that have them and take care of them?

The perfect option for those who tow heavy and want power to spare, but do not put huge mileage on.

Come down to the V10 sub forum and surf a while.
The only significant issues?
- Exhaust stud breakage
- They have aluminum heads and do not take lightly to clueless gorillas changing plugs...
- Facial muscle fatigue from smiling so much...
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Our only real complaint with the V10 is the fuel mileage (which is quite poor). Aside from that, the platform works well for us. The engine appears to have more than enough power to handle combined loads of 20k lbs or less, so if that is in your range and the truck is in great shape then it might be an ideal choice for your particular use.
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Opinion of those of us that have them and take care of them?

The perfect option for those who tow heavy and want power to spare, but do not put huge mileage on.

Come down to the V10 sub forum and surf a while.
The only significant issues?
- Exhaust stud breakage
- They have aluminum heads and do not take lightly to clueless gorillas changing plugs...
- Facial muscle fatigue from smiling so much...
I need to go to the V-10 forum, I do kinda get sick of the diesel heads on here, LOL I LOVE MY V-10
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+ make sure you have good hiking boots.
I like that and agree with you.
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I need to go to the V-10 forum, I do kinda get sick of the diesel heads on here, LOL I LOVE MY V-10
Not very nice when a diesel head says nice things about the v10. Now we know why diesel heads speak badly about gassers.
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I need to go to the V-10 forum, I do kinda get sick of the diesel heads on here, LOL I LOVE MY V-10
Typical for this forum. After hearing some technical truth about comparing different engines all V10 owners can do is get personal and sing the propaganda.
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I am a fan of the V10 alot. It works hard when needed. We have a 2002 Ford F250 crew cab V10 4x4 and we use to pull horses like nothing. For that you are fine. Some of the guys that are diesel fans like to just pull our chains. I love the V10 because it does what is needed. If you own one I know you will like it.
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Typical for this forum. After hearing some technical truth about comparing different engines all V10 owners can do is get personal and sing the propaganda.
Haha, diesel guys are so uptight, too, LOL But the FORD brotherhood lives on
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A friend of mine loves her V-10 and its a town driver and then there`s me who loves my diesel and I go all over. To each his/her own. Good luck Joanne
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Haha, diesel guys are so uptight, too, LOL But the FORD brotherhood lives on
Not really, I would probably have a V10 if I didnt live in a mountaineous region of the states. 6,000 less in cost off the bat, less headaches and cost on maintenance, rebuild is much easier and costs less and the government has pretty much made a diesel last the same amount of time as a gas not to mention fuel mileage due to the emissions they put on them. Oh well. The V10 will do it but its not fun going at 35 MPH up and down the pass every week.
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