Being named the best-in-class for several years when it comes when it comes to durability, power, towing, torque, etc. is no small feat. The Ford Super Duty truck is capable of handling anything and everything you may throw at it, whether you’re hauling and towing heavy loads on unpaved roads, or racing down the highway. But the Ford Super Duty truck would be nothing without the beast powering it: the Power Stroke Engine, often considered to be one of the best diesel engines to ever be produced.
The Power Stroke engine takes diesel engineering to almost unimaginable levels. Capable of delivering 935 lb-ft of torque and best-in-class 450 horsepower, you simply won’t be able to find anything like it in the market today.
The Power Stroke diesel engine has several unique features that make it stand out even further. For one, the inverse-flow configuration of the Power Stroke Engine allows for faster air displacement and greater power. The 6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel also has a driver activated engine, able to restrict the turbocharger’s exhaust flow to ultimately slow down the vehicle. This allows for better control when traveling downhill, regardless of vehicle load, thereby minimizing the amount of pressure that needs to be applied on the brakes. This leads to less brake fade and lining wear, which then ultimately leads to lower maintenance needs and costs. And that’s just what the Power Stroke diesel engine can do on its own, not everything else that your Ford Super Duty truck is capable of.
Routine maintenance and upkeep can greatly extend the life of your Power Stroke diesel engine. Still, many people wait until there are major issues before visiting a shop. Failing to properly service your Super Duty can result in increased repair costs, as well as greatly reducing its value.
The maintenance schedule alters a little depending on the operating conditions, whether you’re utilizing your truck under normal operating conditions or special operating conditions. Special operating conditions include, but are not limited to, the following:
Under special operating conditions, your Ford Super Duty truck will require slightly more maintenance. For example, your fuel filter will have to be changed every 15,000 miles rather than every 22,500 miles. The filter minder will need to be checked every 5,000 miles, rather than every 10,000 miles. Also, rather than initially changing your coolant at 105,000 miles, under special operating conditions you will need to change it at 60,000 miles.
However, if your message center indicates that something needs to be checked or changed, don’t hesitate. Take your truck in to get looked at immediately, even if you have less miles on your truck than the maintenance schedule dictates. If you have any questions as to your Power Stroke diesel engine repair and maintenance needs, just reach out to our team of expert Power Stroke technicians!
If you value keeping your Ford Super Duty truck and its Power Stroke diesel engine running like new and trouble-free, it’s invaluable that you keep up with the recommended service intervals. Equally important as important as maintaining the service schedule is ensuring that the right Ford/Motor fluids are used. If you’re getting your Power Stroke diesel engine repaired, you should also make sure that the right Ford/Motorcraft replacement parts are used. For this reason alone, you should only take your truck to a trusted Ford dealer. As experts on the Power Stroke diesel engine, we know the right fluids and parts to use, and we will not settle for something that “should work fine for now.” We will only use the parts Ford intended specifically for your truck. Your truck was a big investment, don’t put it in the hands of just anyone.
If you would like to schedule your next service appointment for your Power Stroke diesel engine, just fill out our simple online form, or call us at (530) 665-8323 today!
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