Ford Power Stroke Engine

By: zee001

The Power Stroke is a family of turbodiesel truck engines sold by Ford Motor Company for the Ford F-Series trucks, the Ford Econoline van, the Ford LCF commercial truck, and the Ford Excursion SUV and built by Navistar International Corporation (International Truck and Engine Corporation).

The Ford Power Stroke name was given to the 7.3 liter diesel engine when they added electronics and direct injection to the 7.3 Liter IDI Turbo engine. Power Strokes are built in two different locations, Indianapolis, Indiana and Huntsville, Alabama. In 2004 the EPA mandated a change in diesel engine emmissions in all registered vehicles for on highway usage. Due to this dramatic change the 7.3 liter Power Stroke has to be laid to rest. In came the 6.0 liter Power Stroke to make its mark on the world. This model will be replaced January 1, 2007. Ford will start using a 6.4 liter engine due to another emmisions change at the beginning of 2007. This new engine bumped the horsepower up to 350 and torque to 650. Many more changes will take place with the usage of the 6.4 liter Power Stroke. Two major changes will be the fuel and oil. The fuel required will be Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (15 PPM sulfur). The fuel is backwards compatable to the beginning of time. The oil will be classified as CJ-4 vs. the previous CI-4. CJ-4 oil must be used in all diesel engines requiring the USLD and is backwards compatable to approx 12 years for all diesels. (since Ford started using the Power Stroke name). For those of you needing an oil for older trucks you will still be able to get the CI-4 oil.

There have been three different engines offered under the Power Stroke name:

F Series and Excursion Applications

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o 1994-2003 7.3 L

o 2003-2007 6.0 L

o 2008- 6.4 L

E Series Applications

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o 1994-2003 7.3 L

o 2004-current 6.0 L

LCF (Low Cab Forward) Application

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o 2005-current 4.5 L

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