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Old 05-30-2013, 04:38 AM   #1
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2000 Ford V-10 - Any Problems or Comments

I have a 2001 Winnebago Adventurer Class A built on a 2000 Ford Chassis.
I am VERY hands on and proactive about my maintenance. I realize that this saves me from many (but not all) future problems.
My Question:
Are there any concerns that I should be aware of regarding the Ford V-10, 2000 year build???
I have heard of spark plug threads being too short, but nothing else.
My unit has appx 42,000 miles on it and runs GREAT.

I have changed all of the fluids (oil, coolant) and checked just about everything else that I can find.

So, ADVICE, Please. I would like to hear about your experiences and recommendations. If I needs to do anything, please let me know.

I have NOT touched the spark plugs....why when it runs so good!

Anyway, please comment.
Thanks for your time.
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:28 AM   #2
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Had a 2000 - V10, no big problems, since then I am now on my 3rd V10. The 2000 did have a issue with a wrong dip stick. Cannot remember details, I am sure you can find the issue on other threads. Only other item was new shocks at 24K. Change them out to Blistens. ENJOY!!!
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:45 AM   #3
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I bought some spare parts recommended on the Ford Enthusists? Forum. Spark plugs, COP, boots, IAC, PCV, hose clamps, fuel filter, 2 oxygen sensors, crankshaft and cam position sensors. All and more for $250 from Rock Auto. "If you have them, you will never need them". 75k miles and no problems. Got them, if they ever go out my downtime and expenses will be minimal.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:13 AM   #4
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I have the same chassis. The only major problem I have had is I lost the transmission pulling a steep grade in Yellowstone Park. It had under 20K miles but I believe the reason could have been plugged vent tube...
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Old 05-30-2013, 01:46 PM   #5
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Had a 2001, with a 2000 chassis. Bought it with 24K and traded with 56K and never put a dime in the engine except routine maintenance.
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Old 07-21-2015, 05:30 PM   #6
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Got a 2000 Southwind with 115,000 miles. Great chassis. Recently replaced alternator but engine is sound. Bilstein shocks put on at 50K.
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:34 AM   #7
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So far, I've replaced the coils and plugs due to a misfire condition.
Also replaced the rear stock bushings with poly ones.
Other than oil, oil filter, fuel filter, all has been very satisfying to us.
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Old 07-23-2015, 07:35 AM   #8
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We put well over 100,000 miles on our 2001 Adventurer 32V and never had a problem with the engine. I changed the plugs at about 75,000 miles rather than wait for the 100,000 mile interval.

When we traded it in it still had the original belts and hoses. The spare belt I purchased 5 years earlier was still in the sleeve.
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