Some front end repairs too, but with over 100k on Alaska roads what do you expect!! Due to its durability and the high number of engines available, the 7. A Powerstroke, or any diesel engine in that case does not have an aluminum block. . Replaced small electric heater for warming up the fuel on cold days that had a bad o-ring on it and leaked. I have pulled a trailers with it, which kills the fuel economy, but I hadn't expected efficiency with 5000 pounds of dead weight being pulled up Alaska Hills.
That improved it a lot but if you don't like black smoke rolling… Most people say that Cummins is the best diesel engine but not with the new 6. They also made the 6. Ford Econoline E-Series vans also were equipped with the Power Stroke. Now, the biggest and baddest of all Powerstrokes, the 6. Torque is the twisting force generated inside the turbodiesel to give the truck its acceleration and pulling power. I honestly think diesel will be the fuel of the future with bio-diesel technologies coming on-line, but in the mean time we may have to suffer a few more years at the hands of Arab oil. From a power perspective I think it did just fine, I can keep up 65mph on a very steep grade with a trailer, but I go easy on it because there is no cause for hurry when you are out for the scenery anyhow.
I get 16 city, 20 Hwy! I have replaced the glow plugs and the relay about 15 times in 2 years. The Ford Powerstroke Diesels put out more power than the Cummins by 40 horsepower and 85 pound feet of torque. However, the 1997 Fords were fairly consistent in overall strength with the 1997 Dodge, and generally performed better than 1997 Chevy trucks. It's right on top of the engine, very few items had to be moved to get to it. In addition, the engine features a single standard waste-gated turbocharger configuration See References 1-3. I also had to buy a new transmission. Ford strayed away from International for 2011 because of many problems with the 6.
Typical things like starter, batteries, brakes. I have a lot of fun working on this truck, and there are a lot of things a cautious back yard mechanic with the aid of a Haynes or Chilton manual can take care of. Year of manufacture 1997 First year of ownership 2004 Most recent year of ownership 2006 Engine and transmission 7. The 1994 to 2003 turbodiesel family employed different technology from the previous generation. I would reccommend to anyone considering a diesel to go with Dodge less things can go wrong. The Cummins can't idle for more than 6 minutes….
The closest comparable turbodiesel powering the 1996 to 1997 Dodge trucks was the Cummins 5. But you would have to replace the computer to fit a 7. Faults: Fuel Leak at Fuel Filter, mounted on top of engine. When it was stock, I got 17. Later produced 1997 Fords matched Dodge in torque. General Comments: This truck is awesome when it is working right wehich is not to often. The 1997 Ford F-350 equipped with the 7.
No Review Date: 2nd October, 2005. All diesel engine blocks use a cast steel block. Its fuel pump and a separate high-pressure pump worked in tandem to boost the fuel pressure directly into each fuel injector of the hydraulic electronic direct fuel injection system. I haven't had an easier oil change since my '55 chevy!! This will make your truck blow black smoke but it's completely normal for a diesel. This truck has a couple of quirky things, like you have to put a special additive to the coolant yearly otherwise the engine, for lack of better terms, will rot from the water jacket out. For 2011, Ford is making its own diesel engine, the 6.
This beast makes 400 horsepower and 800 pound feet of torque. I purchased it in Anchorage Alaska, where it has lived most of it's life. In a nutshell, I wouldn't buy a gas powered full size truck again, except diesel fuel prices are becoming so outrageous. Yes Review Date: 9th February, 2006 Faults: This truck is not a very reliable vehicle. Torque was rated between 425 and 500 foot-pounds. It's not great but it's pretty decent for a stock truck. Year of manufacture 1997 First year of ownership 2003 Most recent year of ownership 2005 Engine and transmission 7.
Diesel Power magazine named the 7. Replaced fuel pump; not as hard as you might guess! But, if you just want to stay with the 6. The 1997 version was part of the 1994 to 2003 family of turbodiesels that emerged from the first generation diesels. Diesel engines are made heavier duty to handle all the power and heat they create. If you're asking if it's possible, then yes. Crate engines also can be ordered through third-party suppliers.
Horsepower was rated at 215, although some models were rated at 225 horsepower. Now I have the Hushpower Exhaust System Flowmaster and it gets 19 mpg highway and 15 mpg city. The engine was based on the International T444E diesel. . . . .
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