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Power loss as altitude increases: normally aspirated 2%/1000ft and turbos 1%/1000ft.
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25188324/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1.cfm
As the air thins out there's less to burn in the cylinders...various thoughts and comments along those lines.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Towing & hauling

Has Owning A Diesel Pickup Lost It's 'Edge'? Why BUY One Nowadays - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1078563-has-owning-a-diesel-pickup-lost-its-edge-why-buy-one-nowadays.html
Discussion on the old reasons for buying a diesel engine vs. the current realities. "I want input from ALL diesel owners.....Gas owners.....Anyone with an HD/SD with an opinion.....I know the topic has been discussed in different threads here..... ...more
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine, Towing & hauling Engine: Ford 5.4L V8, 6.0L V8, 6.2L V8, 6.4L V8, 6.7L V8, 6.8L V10

Can't Let A Diesel Truck Sit Idle? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1077216-cant-let-a-diesel-truck-sit-idle.html
Aspects of a modern diesel that don't like long sitting (storage) periods: the EGR and the turbo.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine

Yippee!!! Finally broke a manifold stud (or two) - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/593174-yippee-finally-broke-a-manifold-stud-or-two.html
Detailed write up on replacing exhaust studs on a 2V V10
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine Engine: Ford 6.8L V10

Broken exhaust studs....time to get at it. Info? - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/859392-broken-exhaust-studs-time-to-get-at-it-info.html
Discussing removing & replacing broken exhaust manifold studs.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine Engine: Ford 6.8L V10

Broken exhaust studs: on the 3V V10?
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/859392-broken-exhaust-studs-time-to-get-at-it-info-14.html
Discussing the V10 exhaust manifold stud failures, and whether it applies to the 3V version.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine Engine: Ford 6.8L V10

Michelin tire experiences on pickups
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25105483/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1
A variety of drivers of Michelin tires relate good experiences in the past but sidewall cracks now. Overalllack of warranty support. Don't use ArmorAll on tires, use 303 instead. With picts.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Brakes, wheels & tires

DPF kaput @ 48k
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/25112310.cfm
A user needs a new DPF at 48k miles and relays the aggravating factors and the cost.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine
Year: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Make/Model: Dodge 2500, 3500, 3500DRW Engine: Dodge 6.7L I6

Studs, and what breaks them - tech discussion - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1036565-studs-and-what-breaks-them-tech-discussion.html
Discussing the V10 exhaust manifold stud failures, including ideas on prevention and causes.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine Engine: Ford 6.8L V10

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Tow Vehicles: Too low of a gear ratio?
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24812203/srt/pa/pging/1/page/1
Various thoughts on gear ratios, both in the axle and in the transmission, and the effects on towing performance.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Axles & transfer case, Towing & hauling

your take on the new 2011 V8s - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1029054-your-take-on-the-new-2011-v8s.html
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Numbers Tech Topic: Engine Engine: Ford 6.2L V8, 6.8L V10

6.2 V8 vs. 6.8 V10 vs. ??? (gas engines) thread - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1021305-6-2-v8-vs-6-8-v10-vs-gas-engines-thread.html
Thread comparing the new 6.2L V8 vs the 6.8L V10, by folks who have driven or owned both.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Dyno results Tech Topic: Engine Engine: Ford 6.2L V8, 6.8L V10

Sad V10 Owner - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1030437-sad-v10-owner.html
A cautionary tale of using Bosch spark plugs, one breaking apart and breaking a valve seat in the #4 cylinder.
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Type: Discussion Attributes: Upgrade/Aftermarket Tech Topic: Engine Engine: Ford 6.8L V10

Xl issues - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/1003453-xl-issues.html
A discussion and some pictures of the basic XL work interiors.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Interior Make/Model: Ford F250, F350, F350DRW

RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Tow Vehicles: ford ecoboost, in the long run
http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/24650856/
Discussion on the long run durability aspects of the ecoboost. Has a detailed discussion on piston cooling.
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Type: Discussion Tech Topic: Engine Make/Model: Ford F150 Engine: Ford 3.5L V6 TT