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V10 = Cracked Windsheild

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by PremierLand, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    It has happened to me and some other people I know...

    We all have V10s and under a load, the tourqe twists the frame and cracks the windshield... Anyone else have this happen and wonder why?
  2. diehrd

    diehrd Senior Member
    from NY
    Messages: 199

    That sounds silly,Not doubting ya but if thats the case the trucks are twisting there own frames to do it..And that is bad news....
  3. hydro_37

    hydro_37 PlowSite Veteran
    from iowa
    Messages: 3,790

    I have been plowing with my F-250 with a V-10 for 3 years now. I push an 8 1/2 Snoway V-plow and never had an issue with window cracking. Check out this site but no one there has ever posted anything about it I have read,

  4. FORDV10

    FORDV10 Member
    from CT.
    Messages: 31

    I never had a problem with my windshield... had the truck new since 2003........:drinkup:
  5. BSDeality

    BSDeality Senior Member
    Messages: 736

    I would think the diesel would be more prone to torquing the windshield than the v10. AFAIK no one I know has cracked a windshield for that reason on their F250-F550's (v10, v8 or either 7.3 or 6.0 diesel.)
  6. Bry@n

    Bry@n Senior Member
    Messages: 159

    I have never heard this before. I don't think it would be caused by the engine though...
  7. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    I've talked to a few guys around here and we all have V10s, and have had this happen, never had a chip in it before or anything to cause it to crack... It could be something else, but something twisting the frame would need ALOT of power, and if its doing that, it cant be good...

    This happened last March, so far its been fine. Maybe I can get it to happen this winter when we get our 2ft storm, and take a picture or something.
  8. BigDave12768

    BigDave12768 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,446

    People that get stress cracked windshields more thab likely the truck had been in a serious accident or you beat the snot out of it plowing and have tweaked the frame. The v-10 do not nearly have enough power in them to twist the frame. If you said the 6.0 did maybe I could believe it. But not hardly. Do you plow witht he truck or hire drivers too? That maybe where your problem lies
  9. Tscape

    Tscape Senior Member
    Messages: 829

    Motor mounts wore out or broke?
  10. spittincobra01

    spittincobra01 Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    The V10 has more HP than the 6.0 or 7.3, and only about 90 less foot pounds of torque.

    that being said, I do agree that there has to be another factor causing the windshield to crack. Inproper installation, prior accident or chip in the edge of the windshield, frame cross members damaged or removed... something other than torque twisting the body enough to break the windshield or Ford would have had to recall hundreds and hundreds of thousands of V10 and PSD trucks to fix the problem!
  11. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    i have a dodge v10. which is an 8.0L vs the ford 6.0L, It has 183,000 miles on it. I have put a 100,000 of those miles on it and have never had a cracked window. Most people would probably say I beat the snot out of it. So i would say that there is something else wrong with the truck..Maybe an accident...
  12. spittincobra01

    spittincobra01 Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    the Ford 6.0 is a V8 diesel, the Ford V10 is a 6.8 gas
  13. Midwest BuildIt Inc

    Midwest BuildIt Inc PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,280

    Oops, I knew i should have waited to post that. I had just gotten back from the bar. mind wasn't thinking rite..:drinkup: :drinkup:
  14. spittincobra01

    spittincobra01 Senior Member
    Messages: 193

    it's all good, see I know lots about Fords... but almost nothing about Dodge, so if things were reversed I probably would have said something stupid like "the only V10 dodge makes is in a Viper or that new R/T 10 truck" and I ahven't been drinking yet...lol :dizzy:

    (I do know they have one in the heavy duty truck, one of my neighbors had one)
  15. Very interesting to hear, but I would tend to believe there is another problem to cause the windshield to crack, as our department has been plowing with v10 fords since they first came out in 1999.
  16. PremierLand

    PremierLand PlowSite.com Addict
    from detroit
    Messages: 1,572

    Maybe it was something else. Or something I didnt notice. Its been great since. But its weird since other people I talked to said their windsheild cracked for no appearant reason.
  17. 84deisel

    84deisel Senior Member
    Messages: 697

    check the lowest part of your plow frame and tell me how many gouges are there. After having a similair problem with a couple of trucks in our yard::1-99w/5.4 , 1-01 w/6.8 and 1-00 w/7.3 I found that in these trucks the crack was the same and the undercarridge had gouges and angle cylinder pins were missing cotter keys. The cause? when the drivers were pushing snow over the curb, the curb was too tall and hits the plow frame and stersses the frame enough to crack the windsheild. At least thats what I concluded and by the way the cracks sometimes did not appear right away.
  18. scaper27

    scaper27 Member
    Messages: 48

    I got a 2001 F450 and I load the balls out of it all the time and I never had a problem. maybe something is bent on the frame
  19. Ggg6

    Ggg6 Senior Member
    from IL
    Messages: 521

    I too have seen a lot of Super Duties with cracked windshields mine included. A lot of them have been 2wd non plow trucks. So maybe it's a design flaw, I don't know for sure. Gave me good reason to install a 04 windshield with the "SuperDuty" in the tinted top portion.

  20. I agree, I did the same in my 00 when it suddenly became cracked plowing one nite last year. But, then I totaled the truck so there's lots more cracks in it now :cry:

    The 04 hasn't had any problems yet, and the 99 has about 20 hours on it and nothing yet either.....:dizzy: