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Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 02-14-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By Sand_Man
Is there some problem with the motor that just...

Is there some problem with the motor that just affected the timing chains? They should last at least as long as the rest of the engine. They aren't like timing belts on ohc cars
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 02-14-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 249
Posted By Sand_Man
I always go to Rock Auto for pretty much...

I always go to Rock Auto for pretty much everything. Nothing but good luck with them every time.
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 02-14-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By Sand_Man
Maybe I misunderstood your math, but I can tell...

Maybe I misunderstood your math, but I can tell you with all certainty a V10 will reach 6,000 rpms. I don't recommend it, but mine has done it a couple times for giggles. Also not sure where you get...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 01-04-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,613
Posted By Sand_Man
In all honesty in the 6 years since I've bought...

In all honesty in the 6 years since I've bought my '04 V10 I've wondered if I made the right call going with a V10 rather than a 7.3 diesel. With all the hoopla surrounding the 7.3 maybe it would've...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 12-14-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,983
Posted By Sand_Man
134K on my '04 V10. Other than 1 blown out plug,...

134K on my '04 V10. Other than 1 blown out plug, zero issues at all. Love this truck but I know it's got a couple thinks on the horizon that are gonna cost a bit. I abused the brakes towing a trailer...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 12-14-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,201
Posted By Sand_Man
Got mine fixed for $192 plus another $50 for a...

Got mine fixed for $192 plus another $50 for a coil from Rock Auto. My fault for not checking, since it developed what I thought was an exhaust leak months earlier. I checked the exhaust with it...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 12-14-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By Sand_Man
While I don't do a whole lot of stop-light racing...

While I don't do a whole lot of stop-light racing these days, I recently had a fun one, but not in my truck. I was in my '88 GT and saw some dillweed in a Duramx intentionally rolling smoke into car...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 12-14-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By Sand_Man
a little personal experience: my '04 V10 has been...

a little personal experience: my '04 V10 has been the picture of reliability but even though I have never broken an exhaust stud, mine did puke out a plug a couple years ago. It was 100% my fault as...
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 11-02-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By Sand_Man
13mpg with that truck setup is pretty darn good....

13mpg with that truck setup is pretty darn good. I say live with it and be happy gas isn't $5 a gallon. My '04 is stock except tires and wheels and only gets 1mpg better,
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 11-02-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 581
Posted By Sand_Man
I bought my truck with new Terra Grapplers on...

I bought my truck with new Terra Grapplers on them and 75K on the truck. Now it has 131K on the truck and the tires still have probably another 5K on them. I'd sure like to know how the guy above...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 09-27-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,506
Posted By Sand_Man
Since everyone is adding to a 12 year old thread,...

Since everyone is adding to a 12 year old thread, I guess I can, too. I bought my '04 back in '09 and before I bought it, I added up the pluses and minuses of whether to buy a gas or diesel anything....
Forum: Super Duty & Heavy Duty 09-14-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 48,723
Posted By Sand_Man
I found a trick that really helped my mileage, I...

I found a trick that really helped my mileage, I moved out of a hilly area to a flatter area! Until Last year, I lived in NorCal right on the coast were it always seemed I was traveling uphill and my...
Forum: Modular V10 (6.8l) 09-13-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,874
Posted By Sand_Man
I'm not on here much anymore, but I recently...

I'm not on here much anymore, but I recently moved from Northern California to Southern Oregon and my trusty '04 Lariat went from high 11's to mid 14's after the move. For one thing, the gas is MUCH...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 05-06-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 128,393
Posted By Sand_Man
We own the type certificate for the S64 Aircrane...

We own the type certificate for the S64 Aircrane as well as the Pratt & Whitney engines they use, so we can and do make anything our fleet of Aircranes needs as well as customer parts for their S64E...
Forum: General NON-Automotive Conversation 05-04-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 1,618
Views: 128,393
Posted By Sand_Man
Ehhh, I doubt they're gonna turn over a...

Ehhh, I doubt they're gonna turn over a $30,000,000+ aircraft to a CNC programmer anytime soon. But then again, I year ago I didn't think I'd be working on them, so never say never...
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