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Old 10-25-2015, 06:38 PM   #15
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Maybe I will be keeping my V10 Excursion till I die.


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Old 10-25-2015, 07:34 PM   #16
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The Ford V10s are EXCELLENT engines that work well over the long term. Very reliable.

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Old 10-25-2015, 09:42 PM   #17
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All about CAFE and the manufactures trying to reduce emissions.
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Old 10-26-2015, 05:41 AM   #18
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Being old school,, and the labor and cost to replace in tank fuel pumps I learned real early on to splash a few ounces of 2 stroke oil into the gas tank with every fill up.. 1st as a piston ring,, valve stem lube and also as a fuel pump lube..

Since 2 strokes are known for carbon build up the additives in the better brands keeps the parts coated with a oil film that keeps carbon from sticking and building up.. I have been inside engines that ran a low percent mix 1/2 dozen times and always found the same results.. A totally carbon free engine. That and I have not replaced a fuel pump for over 30 years..

It also makes a good reason for using a sync oil that can withstand the higher temps and not lump up under the pistons or other areas of higher heat.

Just my defence for trying to see the 600k miles I got out of my first pu,, a 1951 IHC L110.. with my newer Dodge Ram.. That old IHC carried me and my gear for almost 40 years and is still in service but with a different chassis and Mercedes diesel...

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Old 10-26-2015, 09:05 AM   #19
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I run one. Just remember to dump it regularly if towing.

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