RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-27-2018, 10:16 AM   #1
Winnebago Watcher
 
Smartis's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Massillon, Ohio
Posts: 3
FORD Triton V10

We own a 2016 Sunstar 30T with only 34,000 miles. The check engine light came on in SC on our way to Florida.

After 6 weeks of delays waiting for the dealer to get parts from Ford, we were notified that our Itasca was ready for pick up. We drove from FL to SC on December 22nd and picked it up.

The report from Conway Ford states:

Found cylinder 3 intake valve fell into cylinder.

Severe damage from metal contamination in cyl 2 and 3.

Found severe damage to cylinder heads

Found metal in intake.

Authorization for a REPAIR under warranty.

Removed engine. Replaced short block and both cylinder heads. Replaced intake manifold and oil cooler due to metal contamination.
Installed motor. Oil change and road tested.

Service Manager is guessing a bad lifter started the problem.

On a positive note, I have driven the RV with the rebuilt engine about 800 miles in the last 3 days, and the engine runs better than when it was new. It would always over-rev. It feels like it was underpowered from the beginning.

Sharon and John
Fort Myers Beach, Florida.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	293BBA8F-CE03-49A0-B8A1-CE8ECFDF845E.jpg
Views:	102
Size:	343.9 KB
ID:	170760  
Smartis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2018, 11:21 AM   #2
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Bettendorf Iowa
Posts: 137
Ughh what a shocking way to start a vacation!!Sorry to hear about anyone having problems on the highways..Glad it is all behind you and insurance covered the bill..I suppose anything mechanical is always subject to failure sooner or later...but we are never ever ready for it...Happy travels.
Reniram is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2018, 08:49 PM   #3
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 175
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smartis View Post
Service Manager is guessing a bad lifter started the problem.
\


A bad lifter? I thought that the 3-Valve Triton was an overhead cam design.

Well, thank goodness for warranties!
DryCreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2019, 05:14 PM   #4
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 97
I had a transmission problem with my 2015 Ford Chassis with the 5-spd transmission. I never felt this engine worked correctly, although 3 dealers all swore nothing was wrong.

For reasons which made sense at the time, I traded for a 2017 Winnebago Vista. This unit has the 6-spd tranny. But more importantly, the engine (same make and model) just seems to run better and smoother. Particular like cruise control when downshifting no longer goes into the high rpms.

Go figure.
__________________
Richard
RoadRohrers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2019, 05:45 PM   #5
Winnie-Wise
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 255
And then to think in 2020 the V-10 goes away and a new V-8 7Liter will take it's place. Suppose to have more horse, more torque, better MPG's. So for a couple of years there will be a unproven engine being put into gas Class A's & C's
Ret.LEO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2019, 05:55 PM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Posts: 97
May just need to be thankful Ford is staying in class A chassis market. I donít think it is the strongest segment of rvs. Plenty of time left to get a V-10

Happy New Year
__________________
Richard
RoadRohrers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 10:51 AM   #7
Winnebago Owner
 
FishBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: WA
Posts: 54
I have had two MH's with the V-10. The 2006 unit had the 4 speed trans and my 2019 unit (2018 chassis) has the 6 speed trans.

I have had great experience with both... but this 6 speed is a welcome improvement. Took some getting used to but I really like it.
__________________
2019 Vista 32YE
FishBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-03-2019, 06:44 PM   #8
Winnie-Wise
 
akeagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Posts: 487
I like the 6-speed transmission too, but it tends to downshift at the drop of a hat. On our next trip I think I'll try using the tow/haul function more often to see if that has a positive effect.
__________________
2016 Minnie Winnie 27Q on a 2015 Ford E450 chassis. Retired U.S. Air Force. Living in Anchorage, Alaska
akeagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2019, 06:23 AM   #9
Winnebago Owner
 
Phil-T's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Ogdensburg, NY
Posts: 73
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ret.LEO View Post
And then to think in 2020 the V-10 goes away and a new V-8 7Liter will take it's place. Suppose to have more horse, more torque, better MPG's. So for a couple of years there will be a unproven engine being put into gas Class A's & C's
The "new" engine will be in PUs and medium trucks as well. Won't take long to be proven/disproven. There will be a LOT of them in service.
Phil-T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2019, 08:41 AM   #10
Winnebago Owner
 
Join Date: May 2017
Posts: 175
Quote:
Originally Posted by FishBear View Post
I have had two MH's with the V-10. The 2006 unit had the 4 speed trans and my 2019 unit (2018 chassis) has the 6 speed trans.

I have had great experience with both... but this 6 speed is a welcome improvement. Took some getting used to but I really like it.
Are you sure that your 2006 had the four speed? There were no 2005 MY chassis built, and the production shifted to 2006 MY chassis build in mid-2005. The 2006 had the five speed TorqShift. That's what we have in our '06 Sightseer. It's a good transmission, with positive, if not aggressive downshifts while in Tow-Haul mode.
DryCreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2019, 12:05 PM   #11
Winnebago Owner
 
FishBear's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: WA
Posts: 54
Quote:
Originally Posted by DryCreek View Post
Are you sure that your 2006 had the four speed? There were no 2005 MY chassis built, and the production shifted to 2006 MY chassis build in mid-2005. The 2006 had the five speed TorqShift. That's what we have in our '06 Sightseer. It's a good transmission, with positive, if not aggressive downshifts while in Tow-Haul mode.
Pretty sure... likely the 2005 Ford chassis.
__________________
2019 Vista 32YE
FishBear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2019, 05:59 PM   #12
Winnie-Wise
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 255
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phil-T View Post
The "new" engine will be in PUs and medium trucks as well. Won't take long to be proven/disproven. There will be a LOT of them in service.
For RV's............probably not so much until all the V-10's are gone. I would hate to drop a bundle into a new Class C with a engine that hasn't been proven. Sure they will be under warranty but who wants the hassle? Ford's new engines can take awhile to have the design flaws appear. Examples: Diesel 6.0, the early V-10's spitting plugs?
Ret.LEO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2019, 11:37 AM   #13
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 9
V10 replacement

Not to worry. I love the gas 6.2 v8 engine. I've owned two V10's and the V8 is superior in power, torque and gas mileage. Been in use for at least 7years and holding up great. It's better than the V10
boatdesigner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2019, 05:07 PM   #14
Winnie-Wise
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 255
Quote:
Originally Posted by boatdesigner View Post
Not to worry. I love the gas 6.2 v8 engine. I've owned two V10's and the V8 is superior in power, torque and gas mileage. Been in use for at least 7years and holding up great. It's better than the V10
The new V8 will be a 7 liter engine, not a 6.2
The new "7X" engine is still unproven in the real world where the V-10 is a proven workhorse.
It will be interesting though if the cab dynamics change any with a slight decrease in the dog house size?
Either way, this will be a interesting engine when they make their way into the rv world.
Ret.LEO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
ford, v10


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Correct oil type for Ford Triton V10 engine buzzyb General Maintenance and Repair 9 04-25-2015 11:18 PM
Triton V10 Required Oil Just For Fun General Maintenance and Repair 6 08-15-2014 12:52 PM
Chev 8.1 Workhorse or Ford V 10 Triton antiquelady General Maintenance and Repair 22 02-04-2011 09:29 AM
Cruise control recall/Ford V-10 Triton codgerbill General Maintenance and Repair 6 02-23-2008 04:55 PM
Ford V10 Doghouse Insulation General Maintenance and Repair 21 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×