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The Triton is a 6.8 liter, naturally aspirated V10 engine from Ford Motor used to power heavy duty trucks and cargo vans like the Ford E-Series. Featuring a single overhead cam design (SOHC), in a V configuration, the Ford Triton architecture has been part of the Ford Modular family since 1997.

This engine shares its bore and stroke with the Ford 5.4L V8 and utilizes a split-pin crank with 72° firing intervals and a balance shaft to quell vibrations typically associated with a 90° bank angle V10. In 2005, it went from a 2-valve to a 3-valve design, allowing it to receive significant increases in horsepower and torque. While simple and often categorized as rudimentary, the Ford 6.8L Triton engine remains a trusted workhorse within Ford’s heavy duty lineup of trucks, stripped chassis, and cutaway applications for buses, mail trucks or other vital commercial vehicles.  The Ford 6.8L Triton engine powers the following vehicles:

  • Ford E-Series

Overview

MetricValue
Engine familyModular
Displacement6.8 liters
AspirationAtmospheric
Configuration & cylindersV configuration, ten cylinders
Vehicle engine orientationLongitudinal
Valve configurationSingle overhead cam (SOHC)
Assembly sitesWindsor, Ontario, Canada
PredecessorFord 5.4L V8
SuccessorFord 7.3L Godzilla

Specifications

MetricValue
Bore92.2 mm
Stroke105.8 mm
Compression ratio9.2:1
Max power @ RPM362 hp @ 4,750 rpm
Max torque @ RPM460 lb-pi @ 3,000 rpm
Cylinder headAluminum
Cylinder blockCast iron
Camshaft driveChain

Vehicle Applications

VehicleTransmissionDrive Wheels[email protected] RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPM
Ford E250 / E450 F53 Motorhome (1997 - 2004)Five-speed automaticRWD305 @ 4,000 420 @ 3,000
Ford E550 F53 Motorhome (1999 - 2004)Five-speed automaticRWD310 @ 4,000 425 @ 3,000
Ford Excursion (2000 - 2005)Five-speed automaticRWD / 4WD310 @ 4,000 425 @ 3,000
Ford E350 / Ford E450 (2014 +)Six-speed automaticRWD305 @ 4,000 420 @ 3,000
Ford Super Duty (2005 - 2010)Six-speed automaticRWD / 4WD362 @ 4,750 457 @ 3,250
Ford F450 / F550 Chassis Cab (2005+)Six-speed automaticRWD288 @ 4,000 424 @ 3,000
Ford F53 / F59 Stripped Chassis (2005 +)Six-speed automaticRWD320 @ 3,900 460 @ 3,000
Ford F-650 / F-750 Super Duty (2012 +)Six-speed automaticRWD320 @ 3,900 460 @ 3,000
Blue Bird Vision (2011 +)Six-speed automaticRWD362 @ 4,750 457 @ 3,250

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