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Old 10-14-2021, 02:19 PM   #1
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Godzilla engine is a Beast

Iíve tried twice to tell recent trip with our 2021 Alante 27A. Engine is awesome. See if this actually gets posted!!
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Old 10-14-2021, 02:23 PM   #2
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While we did have 3 spark plug wires go bad on us. The overall trip was great and the engine has awesome power and gets good gas mileage. We pull an enclosed trailer and our combined weight was 20980lbs per a CAT scale
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Old 10-14-2021, 02:28 PM   #3
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We had 6941 miles on rv when we left western massachusetts. Headed west to Oregon via rt-70 thru the Rockies,which is awesome! First plug wire went bad in Kansas with about 8800 miles. I had a couple extras and had bought an obd2 scan tool so it was an easy fix. I ended up getting more extra wires 1 at Tubbs Ford in Kansas. 5 more at Western Slope Ford in Colorado
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Old 10-14-2021, 02:37 PM   #4
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On our way back took rt-80. Going thru Nebraska rv computer said getting 10.3 mpg!! Cruise set at 67mph. Unreal. Overall that day about 500 miles driven we got 8.9 mpg. Real mpg. Mileage by gallons used!! One more wire went bad #7. Again replaced in minutes. Got home safely with 13838 miles. Average 8.3 mpg over almost 7000 mile trip. I like the 7.3 gasser!!
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I like mine too; so far after hearing your story. I'm impressed with your MPG and was with mine as well - 9.1 in a Greyhawk. Although I don't want to spend the savings on good MPG on plug wires.
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Old 10-15-2021, 02:18 PM   #6
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Yeah you would think Ford would have had the right plug wires on a new engine from the start. I paid 30$ per plug wire which I think is expensive. But was better to have them and not be stuck on the side of the road for hours waiting for help. Shouldnít have to worry about that on a new vehicle though! Still waiting on parts from local Ford dealer to get the rear end recall done! Having put 13000 miles on it since January I donít think the rear end is bad but they got to check it.
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Somebody on this forum called the time in the beginning that it takes to get things working right the "pain period". You had the knowledge and foresight to take care of things right then. For some people that would have been a vacation killer. I hope all goes well for you.
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While we did have 3 spark plug wires go bad on us. The overall trip was great and the engine has awesome power and gets good gas mileage. We pull an enclosed trailer and our combined weight was 20980lbs per a CAT scale
Same for us too. 3, 7 and 8. Plugs, wires and coils all replaced along with another oil change. Thank you Lebanon Ford for fixing or/aka replacing Mexican made parts.
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I have that engine in my F350 and pull my 11k travel trailer. Just got home from a 2200 mile round trip down south and back. Best I did was 9.5 mpg averaged right on 9.0. Love the truck and the power. It's a 2021 and I haven't experienced the plug wire failure yet. Not sure if it was the earlier engines or just the ones on the RV chassis...
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Nice job and good trip wow! I don't like to travel more than 5 hrs to get to a site lol
I had my plug wires go bad as well, lucky there was a Ford dealer 8 miles away and they replaced all the coils under warranty. No issues since!!
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