Ford F650 engine power?

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by Bombi275, Mar 19, 2008.

  1. Bombi275

    Bombi275 LawnSite Member
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    I have a 2000 F650 with a 5.9 cummins ISB and was just wondering how to turn up the power. The engine is currently rated at 185 horsepower but was available in other power ranges. Would just like a little more power on steep grades. Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. 02DURAMAX

    02DURAMAX LawnSite Gold Member
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    thats one small engine for that size truck...maybe a chip would help it..Banks?
     
  3. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    Not much you can do without killing the engine. The 5.9 is already maxed out in a F-650 you don't want to crank it up anymore or it will live up to its name Cummapart.
     
  4. Bombi275

    Bombi275 LawnSite Member
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    Thanks guys. Thought at least it was worth asking. All in all truck really gets around pretty good loaded with 6 tons, no record setter, but it gets there and I don't have to worry about DOT.
     
  5. Gravel Rat

    Gravel Rat LawnSite Fanatic
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    The max power you would want to squeek out of it would be 210.

    It really doesn't matter how much horsepower you have when your pulling a 10% grade. Just get a good run at the hill :laugh:
     
  6. Marek

    Marek LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Edge products makes a tuner that is perfict for that truck. Look it up.Simple to do and not very expensive.
     
  7. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    Ya know with the bigger trucks like that, you can go to a cummins dealer and they will have solutions for it. If you have warranty still. They have upgrades that will keep your warranty in tact. If not then You cant do much more with that cummins, probably about 25-30 more hp. Visit a diesel shop. or call banks.
     
  8. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Ummm, is this not the same Cummins offered in the Dodge pickups for the past 20 years? Unless the computer is different in the Fords, you should be able to get a LOT more power. With it being in a bigger truck, you'd want to be modest about it though, as you are WORKING it harder than those hot-rod Dodge boys.
     
  9. TXNSLighting

    TXNSLighting LawnSite Fanatic
    from DFW, TX
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    No its not the same engine.
     
  10. TLS

    TLS LawnSite Fanatic
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    Different computers and vehicle specific components, but an ISB is an ISB. Same engine.
     

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