By 1988 the T-19 had been dropped and the five-speed became the only manual option. The 1983-1986 Bullnose era interiors ranged from a rubber mats, vinyl seat, bare-bones hose-out interiors to this plush velour cabin with carlike options. It has over 350,000 miles on it, and the truck still runs great. Daimler-Chrysler and Cummins realize that they have a good thing going with this and are planning on keeping it that way. Replaced them, but air still getting in somewhere. In 1985, the Dana 60 solid front axle was introduced and most F-350s had it. Ford sold off what ever interest they had in that company ages ago.
Minimum boost was 5 psi but most developed 8-10 psi in service. The oil filler was cast into the pump gear cover. With the heads off, they can be identified by their round coolant ports at the corners of the block deck, as opposed to the triangular ports on the 6. Why doesn't Ford put them in their trucks? The late-1985-and-up engines are the best of the 6. The truck cost half the price of a cummins, but has all the same qualities. It's not such a good rig for riding around town with the family. The overbore and cooling system changes resulted in an increased tendency towards cavitation damage on the cylinder walls in the water jacket.
General Comments: This truck is a beast! It has a non-wastegated Banks turbo, straight pipe exhaust very loud and a newer 5 speed transmission. Please keep your Fix or Repair daily Ford , and I will continue to get the great gas mileage and reliability of my Dodge. The diesel E-350 dually chassis was popular for motor homes and well-liked for its fuel economy, which was significantly better than the big-block gasser. A stronger design was instituted from 1984 and remained the same all through the 6. Ford does not, repeat, does not own Cummins notice that there isn't any g on the end of their name? Body styles included regular cab longbed, SuperCab longbed and, in some years, a crewcab longbed. I would venture to say that the engine will outlast the body.
It is a daily driver and is used for work and when cleaned up it still will turn heads. Diesel engines, at the time not much of a presence in the American car and light truck market, were immediately eyed as a fuel economy answer. The injection pump calibration was altered and new injectors were fitted. Dodge dropped the Mitsu after 1979 and remained diesel-less until 1989, but Chevrolet continued to offer the 5. Faults: Vacuum pump failed at 240,000 miles. The pistons were given keystone rings and anodized crowns. In mid-year 1985, the 10.
In mid-1992, power output was increased to 185 and torque went up to 360. The 1992 model year also brought a serpentine belt system. The revisions to the 7. Introduced in 1993, the original 6. Thinner cylinder walls, changes in coolant flow and an increased tendency towards core shift made the 7.
I would still take the International diesel over a Cummings. On the highway at 54-55 mph it gets about 17 unloaded and 13 pulling a 5,000 lb trailer. . The stage was now set for a grand entrance by Ford. Up front, the twin I-beam non-driving axles carried the load for 4x2s. Unloaded, in town, my 2000 F250 gets about 14 with easy driving.
Gross weight going down road every day is approx. This is a 1992 engine, which featured the serpentine belt system. It has 5 inch chrome stack out of the bed and a hypermax turbo setup on it. They are truly one of the cornerstones of the growth of diesel power for pickups. I am not exaggerating that I can pass people on an uphill grade going 70mph hauling or towing a load. It was advertised at 190 hp and 385 lb-ft, but is generally considered to have been underrated and undertuned by Ford so as not to upstage the upcoming Power Stroke. With a few exceptions, F-350s still used the Dana 60.
It was a considerably more robust engine, with beefier pistons and rods, a stronger block casting number 10809000C3 and head gaskets, Inconel exhaust valves and a larger oil cooler. I have an 86 f-250 4x4 with 283,000 and it still runs like a top. It was naturally aspirated used the Ricardo V combustion chamber. It has the turning radius of a jumbo jet and fits in about 25% of parking spaces. These al … so vary a little depending on if you have a power stroke turbo and if you run fuel additives, and if you let it idle during a hockey game, because it is -30 outside. The effect was profound: a national 55 mph speed limit, government-mandated fuel economy standards, and consumers scrambling for vehicles with better fuel economy.