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Old 03-06-2019, 07:11 AM   #1
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Interesting Article on the F53

Don't know if this was posted yet but here it is...

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Old 03-06-2019, 07:07 PM   #2
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F53 engine

I had read another article on the new 7.3 L gas engine Ford is introducing but didnít know if it would replace the V10 in the f53 Stripped chassis. Interesting!
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Old 03-07-2019, 12:23 AM   #3
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Interesting article. "CAM in Block" design sounds like it has push-rods to open the overhead valves. I'll have do some research on that. Seems like a step backwards, but I'm sure they have their reasons. A V8 with pushrods implies a lower top RPM, so they made up for that with more gears. Since the 10 speed trans is the same physical size as the 6 speed, this implies each gear is smaller, potentially weaker, but that's just a cynical guess. More research required. I certainly wouldn't buy one in the first few years of production, but that's me.
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Old 03-07-2019, 05:59 AM   #4
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I am pretty happy with the current V10/6-speed set up. I wish they would focus more attention on the suspension which is the weak link in the F53 based RVs.
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Old 03-07-2019, 11:03 AM   #5
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X2... seems like this combo is the best to date.

Will be interesting to see how the 7.3/10-speed works out after a year or two of general production though.
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Old 03-13-2019, 10:53 PM   #6
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The previous announcements did state that the 7.3 is a pushrod engine to lower the height of the heads and make the engine more compact.

The plant where the V10 was manufactured was converted over to make the new 8 so that pretty much indicates it was being replaced across all models.
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Old 03-14-2019, 09:59 AM   #7
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I think it will be a great new option. I do hope there are suspension changes too. But this powertrain change could be a game changer. More torque at lower RPM. More gears. What’s not to like?
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:18 AM   #8
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Pushrod V-8s do well up to 6000 or 7000 rpm. Generally well above the comfortable range for most RVers. We hated the noise from the V-10 in our Adventurer, when it downshifted and went screaming to 4500 rpm and higher. It did make power though.
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