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Posted: 06/01/21 08:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This could be interesting.
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As long as it’s reliable ide buy one.


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Interesting...yes.

Somehow I doubt the story or it's really for something like the Raptor and not applicable to heavy duty towing.

A modest turbo boost could push the engine north of 600hp and boost the low end torque (not that the stock NA numbers are bad). It would also negate high altitude power loss...but this would largely negate the advantages of buying a big diesel:
- If it comes with the same price as the diesel, I don't see many converts.
- If it comes in thousands less than the diesel, you undercut the profitable diesel sales.

Where is the sales advantage in super duty trucks intended for heavy duty towing?


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The way that engine is built it should be able to handle quite a bit of boost.

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Posted: 06/01/21 09:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

A large displacement turbocharged gas engine would need a HUGE cooling system to keep it cool in a towing application. Especially one that has a closed deck block like the 7.3L. The radiator would probably need to be the size of a medium-duty Peterbilt.


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I bet it could burn through some fuel!

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ShinerBock wrote:

A large displacement turbocharged gas engine would need a HUGE cooling system to keep it cool in a towing application. Especially one that has a closed deck block like the 7.3L. The radiator would probably need to be the size of a medium-duty Peterbilt.


I'm sure 4x will be by shortly to refute it with some home-made bsfc to kilojoules of heat loss chart....LOL


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Grit dog wrote:

I'm sure 4x will be by shortly to refute it with some home-made bsfc to kilojoules of heat loss chart....LOL

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It sounds pretty fun, IMO something to go stupid fast in and compete with the Ram TRX. Can't imagine it as a serious towing motor (the heat problem like Shiner mentioned) but it could be the Ford engineers are smarter than us.[emoticon]

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Speaking from first hand experience, with as poor of MPG as the EcoBoost gets towing, I can't imagine how bad this engine would suck fuel under load.


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