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SUBJECT: # 13516: Ford 5.0 Litre Engine

Submitted by Cougarcat from ALABAMA on 2/28/2011 7:32:00 PM

Ford just changed their V8truck engines to a 5.0 and a 6.2. Does anyone have experience with the new 5.0? Does it replace the old 5.4?


  1. 3/1/2011 6:45:00 AM Submitted by Skipper from KY says Is it the old 302?
    IMO, the 302's weren't much in a truck. They had plenty of horsepower, but not enough torque. The 300 6's had more torque.


  2. 3/1/2011 11:43:00 PM Submitted by clayslayer from AL says new 5.0
    it's basically replacing the 5.4. The specs are 360hp & 380lb-ft so it's a pretty good bump up from the 5.4...see link below...

    http://www.fordf150.net/2011/2011-ford-f150-engines.php


  3. 3/1/2011 11:47:00 PM Submitted by clayslayer from AL says 3.5 EcoBoost
    the link I posted about doesn't list the specs for the 3.5 but they are ~365hp & 420lb-ft...


  4. 3/2/2011 9:10:00 AM Submitted by Cougarcat from AL says Thanks
    That helps


  5. 3/2/2011 1:31:00 PM Submitted by Skipper from KY says Published Torque numbers
    I had a 6.0 diesel in 2004. Ford said the 6.0 had more torque and more horsepower than the old 7.3 diesels had. Fortunately, the Ford dealer wasn't interested in trading for my old 7.3 truck because it had a couple dents in the bed. I had both trucks at the same time.

    The 6.0 at low end couldn't scoot a minner on cement. However, once wound up to 2000 rpms it had all kinds of torque and horsepower.

    Here's the problem, if you are loaded with a boat trailer, stock trailer, equipment or whatever and need to pull out from a dead stop in the parking lot of the Circle K onto the 60 mph highway the 6.0 won't have any power till you get it wound up to 50 mph or so. Dropping the clutch at idle, it sucks hose water because the torque band is too high in the rpm range to be useful.

    The old 7.3, you could drop it in 3rd gear, ease the clutch out and it'd go on. Plenty of torque at 500 rpms to get any load going.

    The Cummins in a Dodge won't hardly run with the 7.3 or 6.0 Fords at highway speeds, but it'd yank 2 Fords backwards. The amount of torque that Cummins produces is incredible. I know we were crossing Jellico Mt on I-75 in Tennessee once and I got hung up behind a tractor trailer with my boat behind me. Slowed down to around 45 before he finally got back over. Once he got over I ran the Dodge back up to 80 going up hill with a 20' Ranger behind and never did pull it out of high gear.

    The long and short, Manufacturers play a lot of tricks with these numbers


  6. 3/22/2011 3:01:00 PM Submitted by rgray200 #13648 from OH says Ford has had the 5.0 for a good while
    My 95 XLT has a 5.0 so I'm unsure when you say it came out this year. If you're interested about pulling power and torque. I have the Ranger "02" 195 edition. I have had no problems pulling it to Dale Hollow up and down hills since that time. Just be sure to take it out of overdrive. It gears it down to a three speed auto.

    that my two cents


  7. 7/14/2011 10:09:00 AM Submitted by StevieP from MA says NOT the same 5.0
    this new 5.0L V-8 Ford TRUCK engine is all-new and different from any previous 302.


  8. 11/2/2011 10:03:00 AM Submitted by CactusJack from NM says My 5.0 F-150
    I just bought a new F-150. I drove all the new trucks and picked this one. My '02 F-150 now has over 288K miles and just has had no major work, so I stuck with Ford. The new 5.0 is a completely different engine than the old 302. It has dual overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder, 10.5/1 compression, and they can vary the intake and exhaust valve timing independently. For a factory 302, it's a beast! It will out pull my older 5.4 any day. Now if it will last as well as my work truck...

    I will tell you my work truck is a good truck. My new one is nice, but only time and miles will tell me if I made a good choice... I went from Amarillo to Ft. WOrth, recently and got 21.7 mpg... I like that part.


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