6.8 Liter Triton V-10 Engine Specsby Christopher Jackson
Ford's "family" of modular engines is designed to streamline production, enabling one plant to produce multiple engines. This family of single- and double-overhead cam engines includes 4.6 and 5.4 liter V8 powerplants as well the 6.8 liter V10, and it has been used in vehicles from pickup trucks to Jaguar luxury sedans.
The largest engine in the series is the 6.8 liter V10, which was used in Ford's Super Duty heavy-duty pickups from 2003 until 2010. It also appeared in the Econoline heavy-duty vans and was used in Ford's medium-duty truck chassis. As a result, it can be found powering many RVs and buses. A 6.2 liter gasoline V8 replaces the V10 in 2011.
The 6.8 liter (415 cubic inch) V10, designated "Triton," is a three valve per cylinder single-overhead cam engine. Output is 362 horsepower at 4,750 revolutions per minute (rpm) and 457 foot-lbs. of torque at 3,250 rpm. This engine uses an iron block and aluminum heads. Bore and stroke measure 3.55 by 4.16 inches, and the compression ratio is 9.2:1. Throughout its production run, Ford made the Triton available with a five-speed TorquShift automatic transmission.
The 6.8 liter Triton V10's oil capacity is seven quarts and the coolant capacity is 27.5 quarts.
Christopher "Emmy" Jackson has been an automotive writer since 1999. His self-syndicated auto column appears weekly in print and online, and his work has appeared in "Grassroots Motorsports," "AutoWeek" and "African-Americans on Wheels." He is a graduate of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, with degrees in English and creative writing, and spends most of his free time reviewing new cars and working on new automotive projects.