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Lesley

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1993 Fleetwood Bounder Me it
« on: October 17, 2020, 03:23:54 PM »
I need to know the Ford engine & transmission size for a 1993 Fleetwood Bounder M28T. If anyone can help, Id sure appreciate it.
Thanks--Lesley

donn

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Re: 1993 Fleetwood Bounder Me it
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 05:03:27 PM »
Likely the 460 big block that Ford used in that time frame.  Trans? 

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Re: 1993 Fleetwood Bounder Me it
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 06:17:51 PM »
If you have the vin# you should be able to get all kinds of info from a vin decoder.
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Re: 1993 Fleetwood Bounder Me it
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 06:58:07 PM »
The transmission should be an E4OD used by Ford from 1989-1997 only in trucks. It is a computer controlled 4 speed overdrive transmission with a lockup torque converter. It is a pretty tough transmission for that era.
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Re: 1993 Fleetwood Bounder Me it
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2020, 07:55:32 PM »
The problem areas for that engine & transmission are the catalytic converter, intake manifold leaks, and exhaust manifold cracks.  Oh, and fuel consumption.  Our 460 got about 4 MPG most of the time.

Intake manifold leaks are easy to find with a squirt gun, you'll hear exhaust cracks, and when the cat goes you'll think the engine blew up, but it will start fine after cooling down for an hour or so.
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Re: 1993 Fleetwood Bounder Me it
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 09:50:50 AM »
As The Bar says, it will be a 460 V8 with the E4OD tranny.  The chassis is a Ford F53 Stripped Motorhome Chassis and the chassis model year could be either 1992 or 1993.  I don't think there is any significant difference between those years, but the VIN will tell you the year for sure. You can use a VIN decoder like this one:  https://en.vindecoder.pl/3FCMF53G6VJA26369
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TheBar

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Re: 1993 Fleetwood Bounder Me it
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 10:38:59 AM »
The problem areas for that engine & transmission are the catalytic converter, intake manifold leaks, and exhaust manifold cracks
My 1996 460 had a broken exhaust manifold on the passenger side when I bought it. Was easy to replace but the driver's side would be a bear.

The 460 has lots of problems with broken exhaust manifolds, manifold bolts, and cracked heads. The 460 is an old design developed in 1968 for the Lincoln Continental and is not a heavy duty truck engine. Keep it below 65 mph and keep the RPMs low going uphill. It will last over 100K miles if you baby it.

For the 460 Ford recommends a 5 minute idle time after highway driving. That is very inconvenient so I slow down to 45 for a few miles before shutting it off. Ford says do not use gaskets on the exhaust manifold and follow the reduced torque spec on the bolts. The manifold needs to slide on the head upon expansion and contraction or things will break.
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Re: 1993 Fleetwood Bounder Me it
« Reply #7 on: October 18, 2020, 03:02:58 PM »
The problem areas for that engine & transmission are the catalytic converter, intake manifold leaks, and exhaust manifold cracks.  Oh, and fuel consumption.  Our 460 got about 4 MPG most of the time.

If you have an OD pushbutton on the shift lever you have the E4OD transmission.  This also means you have the fuel injected engine. I can believe 4 MPG on a older motorhome with a carbureted engine and the 3 speed transmission, especially if you keep your foot in it.  I had a 1994 35 ft. Damon Class A with the fuel injection and the E4OD and it averaged 6-8 MPG towing a car.  It doesn't sound that great but it's half the fuel consumption of something that averages 4 MPG.