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Yes or No on the 2018 V8 with Ten Speed

Old 06-10-2018, 08:41 AM
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Originally Posted by UncleG View Post
I also vote yes on the 2018 3.5 10 speed.
Ok. So someone has trouble reading titles!!!

I've had my 5.0 2018 for three weeks now, and about 1200 miles. The truck goes in tomorrow for it's first transmission warranty work. My truck bucks and and can't seem to find the gear it needs when cruising back roads. There's no reason a trans should be in 8th gear at 30 miles an hour. Usually, roads that have a 30mph speed, will have curves and grade changes. The trans jumps from 8 to 4 to 7 to 6, etc while driving these roads and it isn't smooth shifting. I also heard a loud clunch when I started the truck yesterday. I also have a whistle that I can hear at low speeds.

I came to Ford after being a GM guy my entire life because the GM trucks are plagued with frame shake at 45mph and 70mph, and I didn't want to deal with that issue. So now, I have a 10 speed transmission that's sole job is to shift into the right gear, but due to all of the stupid electronics, can't figure it out. I'll let you know what happens after the service appointment. BTW, my truck was built in November 2017, so the trans may just need a flash update to improve some of these issues, but I don't see the flash fixing the new clunk or the whistle that others have mentioned.
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Old 06-10-2018, 08:53 AM
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I love my 5.0 V8. The sound and power is amazing. Also love the 10 speed. No issues with shifting and gives decent gas mileage. Would do again.
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Old 06-10-2018, 10:38 AM
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Just a huge thank you for the clicking hopefully it is all legit; seems to be though as most comments are positive with the few that aren't going well about same ratio as poll. I was scared it was like at least a 50/50 thing. It also seems most are at least seeing improvement with the Flash/TSB updates. The clicking and clunking that others are discussing is a concern in that I haven't heard any solutions at all. Again thanks all for taking the time and sharing your experience!
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I fall under the "its a toss up" crowd. I've had my 2018 SCSB FX4 for about 6 weeks and 1800 miles. Came out of a tuned 2015 3.5 Eco that I absolutely loved but sold to my brother in law after months of him asking to buy it.

My 2018 has more options and the 5.0 sounds amazing through the Magnaflow exhaust. That said, I don't love the 10-speed. Low throttle acceleration has been very wonky at times, right around the 3-4-5 shift. It almost feels like the engine is missing (its not). You also have the flog the 5.0 a little more to get brisk acceleration, where the tuned 3.5 Eco pulls hard down low.

Tomorrow I hope all my gripes go away. Whipple is being installed at the dealership complete with a retune.
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Old 06-10-2018, 11:49 AM
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Love the 5.0
Hate the 10 speed, shifts are sketchy sometimes, other times they are awesome.
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I love EVERYTHING about my 2018 SCREW! 10spd 5.0 hauls RWD hauls *****! 6 months old with 6500 miles on it! The only thing I wish it had when I bought it were LED lights. I did however change all of them out with Next will be exhaust. Most likely Magnaflow, then a programmer!
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Love mine. More power than I need and the transmission is smooth as silk. Get off the internet and go drive one. You will find enough negative information about every engine produced by every manufacturer to make you nervous.... Bottom line is drive it and decide.
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I'd sure consider one. Now I will say if I was buying tomorrow it would be one of the ecoboost mills I would seek, but I see nothing actually wrong with the 5.0 either. For my use case the 2.7 does wonders for me. (seriously suburb city commute and I get 20.5 calculated MPG)

10sp. I know people have issues with them and in many cases I am starting to blame the dealers. Yes there is a TSB for a software patch - check that it's a real update. But bigger issue I see seems to look like this.

you went to the dealer - tested a _______ truck it was mostly great and the dealer guy wanted to to goose it and the like to get the feel for it. But you don't really drive that way. you buy it - bring it home. For the next 3 weeks all you get are snappy shifts, bang downshifts, it hangs out in 2nd waiting for revs. etc etc. and you don't drive that way with your own vehicle. The dealer was supposed to clear and reset the computer as part of the "prep" for the new customer.

but who's got time for that **** let's get some spray wax on there and vac it good.

So - you have a transmission control module that still has the learned behavior of all the test drives before you bought it. ANd it's expected you to drive it like you stole it - because let's face it that's that some test drives are.

It would eventually relearn a new pattern but it takes time. It should have been reset before you drove it home.

There are legitimate minor issues like the cold fluid temp thing, and the TSB thing but it's mostly a great transmission. I look forward to getting one soon - but I have a 2017 because I had to have one, and I intend to keep it for a few years. It turned one last month.
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Old 06-13-2018, 09:36 AM
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Loving my 2018 5.0
I am getting great mileage, I have no noises or thumps others are experiencing.
I hated the start/stop at first but now I don't even notice it.
Its super quiet on the highway
The 10 spd tranny seems to work great and it doesnt hunt for the right gears

No negative comments, so far. I only have 2300 kms
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Although it wasnít the 5.0 10 speed, I went from the 6.2L v8 in the Raptor to my current 2.7EB and couldnít be happier. To each his own. Didnít need the power. Just liked the looks and ďcoolnessĒ. Once I snapped out of it(2 years later lol) I got the 2.7EB and havenít been happier. Me and the ol ball and chain have been taking about getting a trailer in the upcoming years once the kids are old enough to go camping and riding regularly. If thatís the case I will gladly buy an old f250 diesel pusher for cash outright and leave it parked until I use it. For now, and the forseable future, the 2.7 makes me happier then my v8 did. Although I understsnd Iím not talking about the 5.0 v8.
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