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Ozz
02-03-2010, 09:48 PM
Anybody else think it would be a good idea to have ford put different motors in thier trucks other than the 6.4,new 6.7,7.3 powerstroke etc?

I'd like all the choices of motor I could get.... Just my opinion.

Alpha Property
02-04-2010, 01:21 AM
ummmm isn't ford making there own new deisel now? or for next year?

Gravel Rat
02-04-2010, 02:22 AM
It is not even worth buying a diesel pickup anymore they get poor fuel mileage and cost more to buy initially if you buy new. When the emission crap fails it costs you more money.

International engines were not that bad they didn't have the problems like Ford had with the same engine but Ford engine managment controls.

Yellow iron is expensive good in big trucks but for light truck use they would be too expensive.

If Detroit diesel ever built a small enough engine in the 6.0 litre size range it would have been good. They always could have put a super quiet 3/53

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z16LFkBwYHQ&feature=related

Ozz
02-04-2010, 05:33 PM
ummmm isn't ford making there own new deisel now? or for next year?

Yah, It's a 6.7. It's quiet beyond all belief and has no glow plugs. It's gonna be a sweet engine.

TXNSLighting
02-05-2010, 01:28 AM
Hell yah. I'd be all for that. A couple of years ago Ford was talking with Cummins because the agreement with International was coming to an end. I guess it went bottoms up...

Yeh, cuz theyre under contract with dodge...

JakeLewis79
02-05-2010, 07:54 AM
I would LOVE to see a big yellow engine under the hood of my F350, but Ford has spent untold millions developing the 6.7 "scorpion" (and it is getting WAY better fuel mileage than the 6.4), and won't likely scrap that engine any time soon.

You can get a Cummins or a Cat in a Ford, but it has to be at least a F650.

I bought my 7.3 because I would rather walk than take my chances with the 6.0, and I couldn't justify dropping $50k on a 6.4.

lawn king
02-05-2010, 07:54 AM
Yah, It's a 6.7. It's quiet beyond all belief and has no glow plugs. It's gonna be a sweet engine.

That remains to be seen?

Duffster
02-05-2010, 08:35 AM
Cat quit building truck engines.

360ci
02-05-2010, 11:15 PM
Yes, emissions is costly, plus the $10K for a diesel and auto option. The Dodge Cummins is the only one I'd own, I6 for long life and durability and can be had with a 6 speed manual!!

stuvecorp
02-06-2010, 05:37 PM
Wouldn't it be cool if we could option engines like the big trucks and even better if there wasn't the emission nonsense? I had to pick the Cummins but would be open to something from Isuzu way before Cat.

How about transmissions also?

lawn king
02-06-2010, 08:38 PM
When i purchased my 2008 GM, the duramax/allison was an additional $8400. I think that was a lot of money, but i love the truck, it runs great & i plan to keep it for a long time! Im not sure i would be willing to shell out an additional $10,000. for the diesel/automatic ?

Ozz
02-08-2010, 05:25 PM
That remains to be seen?

My cousin's a diesel mechanic that go to run and look over the new 6.7

lawn king
02-08-2010, 06:08 PM
My cousin's a diesel mechanic that go to run and look over the new 6.7 This is your justification for calling this a sweet engine? Lets see how they hold up their first year in the field.

TXNSLighting
02-08-2010, 06:14 PM
This is your justification for calling this a sweet engine? Lets see how they hold up their first year in the field.

How about first and second year..First year engines are going to have bugs to be worked out.

albhb3
02-08-2010, 08:33 PM
^ or if your polaris it will be the 4th

Ozz
02-08-2010, 08:51 PM
This is your justification for calling this a sweet engine? Lets see how they hold up their first year in the field.

True... I'd go with 7.3 power in a new truck today. Proven,reialbe,but suck fuel.