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RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

Ford's track record with building diesels... 3 attempts now, since Navistar got smart and dumped Ford. 6.0, 6.4, now 6.7. Nothing has changed, when it comes to their engineers designing diesel engines. Cummins track record? Duramax track record? You tell me. Ford 6.0 Powerstroke is a Navistar VT 365 Ford 6.4 Powerstroke is a Navistar Maxxforce 7. The Ford 6.7 Scorpion was designed and built by Ford. All previous engines were built by Navistar, including the 7.3. Ford has tweaked ALL of the diesels since they have used them from Navistar. The only one maybe not tweaked, and even then I would not bet on it is the IDI6.9. The IDI7.3 max HP/torque from navistar is 175/335, I have one, pretty gutless overall in a 26K navistar MDT. For tweaked it to 185/385 to keep up with the 6.5td specs. The turbo idi7.3 was also a tweaked motor, as that motor was never designed to have a turbo on it, as was the idi6.9. BUT a lot of folks put one on it, including Ford for a year. With a few overheat issues if you had the auto and AC option. You got one or the other, or similar overheat issues the GM had with the 6.5td. The T444e/7.3psd was maxed at 235/620 from navistar and ~2800 rpm. Ford took it to 275 and the upper 500 lb range with 3500 rpm. Do not recall what all Ford did to the 6.0 ad 6.4, but I am pretty sure the let them also go beyond the 2800 navistar limited them to to get into the 300+ hp range. The 6.0 was an intermediate motor tween the 7.3 and 6.4, never to be put into production for long. Marty I had an 88 F-250 Custom with the 7.3 IDI... and as I recall, it was a California model, and was not even 175 HP, something like 170 or 168HP, if I recall correctly, to make CARB happy. 260k miles on it when I sold it with 5speed overdrive manual for $5000 in 2001. Delvac 1300 always 15w-40... 21 to 22 mpg empty on highway at 60-65 mph, lots of times to Mammoth Lakes and back to L.A. Could very well have been that low. The 5.9 had a 160/380-400 spec IIRC when it first came out. With the IDI 7.3, there were three HP specs, IIRC 135, 155 and 175. Mostly put in bus's doing local school routes. Did not need a lot of HP to move loads to 26K, with speeds to 35-45 mph typical. A diesel with gas power specs when Navistar got out of building gas engines. Price a bit more than gas, but not enough to scare folks. IIRC it was a $2K option for my rig. The DT360 equal to a B5.9 would have been over 6K for a 185/500 or so torque rig. I have 135K on a 92, not sure a 500K mile motor is any better at $6k extra vs a 100K mile motor for a general mileage stat before rebuild with my 7.3. Still runs, but it is tired. Are you sure you had a 7.3 in 88? or was that one of the first years? thought it was a 6.9 about then......but memory could be screwing with me too! Marty
blt2ski 12/17/14 11:36pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

Ford's track record with building diesels... 3 attempts now, since Navistar got smart and dumped Ford. 6.0, 6.4, now 6.7. Nothing has changed, when it comes to their engineers designing diesel engines. Cummins track record? Duramax track record? You tell me. Ford 6.0 Powerstroke is a Navistar VT 365 Ford 6.4 Powerstroke is a Navistar Maxxforce 7. The Ford 6.7 Scorpion was designed and built by Ford. All previous engines were built by Navistar, including the 7.3. Ford has tweaked ALL of the diesels since they have used them from Navistar. The only one maybe not tweaked, and even then I would not bet on it is the IDI6.9. The IDI7.3 max HP/torque from navistar is 175/335, I have one, pretty gutless overall in a 26K navistar MDT. For tweaked it to 185/385 to keep up with the 6.5td specs. The turbo idi7.3 was also a tweaked motor, as that motor was never designed to have a turbo on it, as was the idi6.9. BUT a lot of folks put one on it, including Ford for a year. With a few overheat issues if you had the auto and AC option. You got one or the other, or similar overheat issues the GM had with the 6.5td. The T444e/7.3psd was maxed at 235/620 from navistar and ~2800 rpm. Ford took it to 275 and the upper 500 lb range with 3500 rpm. Do not recall what all Ford did to the 6.0 ad 6.4, but I am pretty sure the let them also go beyond the 2800 navistar limited them to to get into the 300+ hp range. The 6.0 was an intermediate motor tween the 7.3 and 6.4, never to be put into production for long. Marty
blt2ski 12/17/14 08:44pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Fords 6.7 Scorpion Diesel motor

Jim, 10-13% is easy, normal etc for local roads here at sea level in the greater Seattle area. I know of a few close to 25% that I have had to pull trailers up, granted equipment trailers. stalled out on a few of them too! I have yet to find an "in the mountain(s)" road that is bad as some in downtown Seattle proper, or the road I used to live on to one of the local foot hills, elevation 550'! I'm not worried about mountains, unless towing the ski hut to a local ski area to spend the weekend in it! Then it can be downhill on a 3-5% grade with ice and snow. That gets interesting! Marty
blt2ski 12/17/14 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Pulling Power

Taught both daughters to drive a dually crew cab. Took there driving test in a reg cab C2500! What is the problem with women driving big pickumups! I even see some driving class 8 rigs. Pickumups are puny compared to those rigs! I also know a few that are captains on 100ton boats too! Oh, you only need about 10hp to move 100k lbs on a level at less than 5 mph! Just need the correct gearing to make the torque large enough to move the subject! Marty
blt2ski 12/13/14 10:26am Fifth-Wheels
RE: tv bed sides

See equal question post in 5w area. Marty Moderator
blt2ski 12/10/14 05:42pm Tow Vehicles
RE: MFG Ratings what are the limiting factors

Hi Ben, and thanks for the support. I fully appreciate that folks who have never lived in the certification/compliance/liability world cannot even begin to understand the complexities of this environment and the need to "get it right" 100% of the time. 99.99% is not good enough. Add to this the fact that I could have ended up in jail if I did get stuff wrong, resulting in an inaccurate statement to the Feds. Perhaps some folks may then get a sense of why I tend to err on the cautious side of many discussions, including the subject of weights. There is a huge difference between an individual's responsibilities and that of a Corporation producing millions of vehicles. For a start, the average Joe Citizen doesn't have the depth of bank account that some lawyers find attractive!! I could relate many frivolous lawsuits that were attempted simply because "someone" thought they could get big bucks out of it. One example - a case for "Failure to warn" because we did not state in the Owner's manuals (another part of my job) that a bowling ball thrown off a freeway overpass could cause severe injury or death. Yup, really happened! Or what about the hot drink sitting between the legs, spilling and burning the persons legs..........The company that supplied the drink was sued and lost......hmmmmm..... should have been the other way around, the person with the burned leg, owed the company for doing something incorrect or wrong, putting themselve in danger, and then trying to blame the person that supplied them the hot coffee. Then on the labeling, me step day who was a fairly well know engineer at Boeing in the 60's and 70's for bearing designs, had tolerances of plus minus 2 in the 1000 or 10,000 of an inch parts. Lets assume that is % of a vehicles given wt. For a 5000 lb vehicle, a .001 plus minus is the 5 lbs Keith talks about, .0001 is .5 lbs off! I've found ALL of my rigs to be with in 20-40 lbs, or 1-2 typical scale units off plus or minus. I know of one scale where I am ALWAYS 200 lbs shy of every one of the other scales I go across. I've probably been across upwards of 20+/- other local scales at dumps, landscape supply places, quarry's and the 6-8 local DOT scales on the side of the freeway. ALL are usually with in 1-2 scale unit, ie 20 lbs a unit of each other. I could be wrong on this too. COULD Dodge be willing to say that ANY MV of that style has the ability to carry say "1200 lbs" or "8 seats" at 150 lbs of person? No matter that options? marty
blt2ski 12/07/14 10:08am Tow Vehicles
RE: Has anybody validated your payload sticker?

Have weighed my truck several times, and as best I can tell after accounting for what's been added to the truck since factory, the payload sticker is correct. IIRC, that 150# driver BenK is referring to is used in tow capacity and GCWR(?). But not payload (or curb weight or GVWR). Correct, along with the camper load will be the total payload less # of seatbelts times 150 lbs to get the camper load. So for my 2000 C2500, 3700 less 450 lbs or 3250 lbs of camper. Marty
blt2ski 12/06/14 08:37am Tow Vehicles
RE: Has anybody validated your payload sticker?

As I said before, EVERY truck I have owned from new, has been wieghed right after I got them. Be it a camper load sticker in the glove box, or since payload sticker came into being since about 2000, EVERY truck has been within 20-40 lbs, or about 2 20 lb increments on a scale, plus or minus of what it is supposed to weigh off of the factory line. My old 05 dually, sticker said about 7300 lbs, came in at that. Another now not posting too much, also had a 05 dually, sticker said should weigh about 7100 due to it being a base model and 2wd. Mine a mid level 4wd. BertP had a full bore leather 05, his sticker was 7600 base wt, also came in at 7600. My 2000 C2500, should not include it, but it is around 4900, sticker payload 3700, total gvwr 8600. I only have three options, as close to base as one can get. Auto trans, trailer tow pkg, and trim rings. Oh and cloth seats, but that is an N/C option vs vinyl. My 96 CC was also with in a few lbs of sticker. My ex's 2 Astro safari vans, also with in a few lbs....... I doubt they will be off a lot. BUT if buying used, someone has put on a hitch, spray in bedliner or other after market options, all bets are off if the full tank of fuel rig is at the sticker base wt. Like my 2000 is around 5300 sitting there with a line-x, metal pipe rack and mesh sides etc. Marty Marty
blt2ski 12/05/14 11:06pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Has anybody validated your payload sticker?

Any and all of my pickups have been within 20-40 lbs of any style payload sticker in the rig. Be it only a camper load sticker like my 81 GMC long since gone, or my current 2000 Chevy pickup. This is at a dot scale on the freeway, dump, gravel quarry etc where I have been weighed at. Marty
blt2ski 12/05/14 03:13pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ford 6.0 Diesel question

Closing, same basic question asked 3 times over the last 3 weeks, also currently one of them in the 5w area. Marty TV Moderator
blt2ski 11/30/14 09:01pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Name Your Football Rivalary College or NFL!

Apple Cup, UW huskies vs Wa St cougars Seahawks and raiders at one time........I would say 49"ers are a better grudge match these days...............especially if you watched thanksgiving.g day game. Marty
blt2ski 11/30/14 10:22am Around the Campfire
RE: RAM 3500 SRW - Aisin vs. 68RFE - Update

If a given motor is put in a vehicle that falls in the mdt range, ie 14K-26K lbs, it must be an MDT setup, or at least usable as one. So the folks with the Cummins motors, the dmax, ford, navistar v8 motors are also rated to MDT status. Marty
blt2ski 11/29/14 02:25pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Long box vs Short box

A CC long box must have what 200+" of WB?!?!?! my 14' long box has a 188" WB, and it out turns my 88 ext cab GM with a 155" wb, along with both the 96 and 05 dually with 168-172" WB's. Those had short 8' boxes. Just because you have a long box, does not mean it will not turn sharp. Get the one with a 55* wheel cut vs a 45*, and you can have an extra 36-45" of WB and still turn in a tighter circle than a short WB rig..... Marty
blt2ski 11/29/14 09:30am Tow Vehicles
RE: Long box vs Short box

I've had 8', 12' and a 14' box on my trucks.....the best has been the 14' one. I vote LOOOOONG box. Oh what was the question again? frods vs chebbys vs dogde's vs yota.......4x4 vs 4x2...........take your pick, no right or wrong...... Marty
blt2ski 11/28/14 06:52pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Git er done

Nice thing about a 6.5, decent fuel mileage. Cheap to work on. Problems are known, most are very easily fixed. Power, yeah a bit on the under stated side compared to todays motors. STILL, a 200/400 motor is nothing to sneeze at, and they will overall pull upwards of 8-10K without issues at reasonably decent speeds etc. Keeping them cool is the main issue. I went from the pre97 cooling mods, to the post 97 with dual t-stats, high gpm pump that is about double the water flow, and a 7 instead of a 5 blade fan with a different fan clutch, made a lot of difference for me, IE I could use the AC vs not and still have lower engine temps. Marty
blt2ski 11/28/14 04:58pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Git er done

Do as I did to my 96. Put an upper 6 leaf instead of the 5 pack, with all the leafs being 1/16" thicker. Gave me an 8500 lb pack instead of STD 6400 rated spring pack. I've also heard good things about the penninsular diesel for 12+ years now. If I still had the 96 and that motor went out, I would get one from them. Marty What is the difference? I just know from 3 crate 6.5's being replaced they have thin cylinder walls. From about 99-2000 on or so, The 6.5 has been poured from the same plant as the Navistar V8 diesels, with a higher nickel? count in the block. Which has made it stronger. Reality is, the stock or penninsular diesel from this time on is better this way. But even before this time, the Penninsular diesel had a slightly lower compression, ie instead of around 21-1, lowered to 18 or 19-1 as the Navistar V8's had, as does the cummins and most other turbo diesels. THis allows them to handle the higher pressures from the turbo, and generally speaking, allows this motor to last longer. The majority of diesels with 22-1 compression were in reality, never designed to be turbo's, including the idi6.9/7.3 navistar v8's. ALtho many did turbo them. Marty
blt2ski 11/28/14 01:59pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Git er done

Do as I did to my 96. Put an upper 6 leaf instead of the 5 pack, with all the leafs being 1/16" thicker. Gave me an 8500 lb pack instead of STD 6400 rated spring pack. I've also heard good things about the penninsular diesel for 12+ years now. If I still had the 96 and that motor went out, I would get one from them. Marty
blt2ski 11/28/14 12:32pm Tow Vehicles
RE: attn: Weight Police

Mitch, How are you good to 10K? I can see the 8K, just as my sons trucks are, ie similar chassis's but a GM and Toyota. As they have to buy an 8K plate too. I've always under stood I get what I pay for, not the extra you are claiming.......... I can see a potential for the 2K, in that an actual wt and measures leo ie a cveo will give you up to a ton over before ticketing you. You will also get a 10 day up your plate amount too. Been there done that in my mdt........ Reality is, you can get to about 20K without going over the actual state law. again as you say, I would not recommend one go this high of actual gvw..... Marty I thought that since my curb weight x 1.5 puts me in the #8000 range and that's the minimum tag I can get and since I can't get a #9000 tag, the next level is #10,000, so I guess I should say #9,999.... ??? Or I'm completely misunderstanding it.. Which is probably the case, but I would never take it to that weight anyway.. Just tossing it out there as I understood it. Thanks, Mitch Mitch, If you have paid for an 8K plate, that is ALL you get here in washington state. If you pay for the next higher wt, that would be 10K, then 12, 14......in 2K increments, that is what the LEO's will enforce, as long as you are under the 500 lbs per inch width of tire per FBL's. my C2500 has an 8K plate. I am good to 8K lbs max, NOT the door sticker of 8600 lbs. I can get an 8K plate, as the truck is 4800 empty, or 7200 lbs at 1.5 times tare. Marty
blt2ski 11/27/14 02:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: attn: Weight Police

Ben In the state of Washington, on my registration it is GVW! NO BLINKEN R after all this. I've been pulled over and had to go thru weigh scales with many of my trucks. NOT ONCE< when over a door sticker, but under my paid for license have I had issues. And the one time I was over paid for sticker, 150% of door sticker, as noted a few posts back, I was give a 10day to up the gvw from 26K to 28K lbs. I had another 2000 lbs, 1000 per axel before I would have been over the max amount allowed me under the "federal bridge law". THis is the weight law EVERY on gets in the US. If you are reduced to less than this, you can go to the Federal DOT, explain, show the ticket, and that state could lose federal funding of roads! In fact, the weight law section here in Wa st, says, The weight law enforcement will be done in a way as to NOT lose funding under the FBL! A manufactures GCWR has absolutely NO meaning to ANY LEO/CVEO on the road. only in a civil court will any of the door sticker/warranty max weight numbers be a difference. And even then, not always. In my state, I get licensed at 1.5 times the tare, based on manufacture number, or scale wt if the truck chassis was incomplete at the chassis manufacture. Then up this number to the next higher ton! So a rig that weighs 7500 empty, 1.5 times is 11250, so you would be buying a 12K license tag. Be it an 8600 min door tag rig to as much as just over 11K SW rig, or a dually! ANY LEO or CVEO will tell you here any way, the door sticker is a warranty performance amount set by the manufacture. They enforce the "ENGINEER" rating of the road bed itself, NOT the "engineer" rated limit set by the manufacture. Two different engineers here, with different specs they design too! In the case of the OP, he probably has 265 or 275 tires, or around 10.5-11" wide, he would get say 11" times 500 lbs per inch width of tire, so 5500 per tire, 11K per axel, or max 22K gvw going down the road. Not too many will recommend this, including myself. If he is truly on the road, he will also have to follow braking limit laws, which IIRC is stopping his rig within 25' at 20 mph. If he can not do this, he has a red tag, non drivable rig on the side of the road until the brakes are fixed so he can meet this figure! THIS is a moving violation, if over the 22K lbs gvwr, assuming he has a paid for registration equal to or greater than 22K, that is a NON moving violation and does not follow him on his driving record, as per the federal bridge law. I know of a few folks that do long haul, max legal is 105K for a given setup here in Wa st. If one goes into Louisiana, it is 70K max. So they ticket one something like $400 for coming across the border over 70K lbs. You pay the ticket they let you drive thru the state. Cheaper to pay the $400 ticket for the truck company, than take off 25-30K lbs of product so they do not have to pay the fine. At the end of the day, the paid for tonnege registration, is collecting the fee for the damage you do driving that rig across the road. So the state, taxpayer etc can rebuild the roads when the time comes. Marty
blt2ski 11/26/14 06:40pm Tow Vehicles
RE: charles_1947, did you....

If one is going to post the same question twice, in the same forum, not look for the original......BYE BYE....... I believe I close fewer, delete fewer posts etc than some of the other mods, be that good or bad in some cases........ Marty
blt2ski 11/25/14 05:23pm Tow Vehicles
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