New outlets for Ford’s 6.7-litre engine
Ford is dropping Cummins 6.7-litre ISB I6 engines from its F650/F750 Work Truck models in favour of its in-house 6.7-litre V8 diesel.
The North American medium duty truck scene will change this summer when production of the revised F-650/F-750 models begins at the company’s Avon Lake facility in Ohio.
The latest new developments at Ford confirm earlier reports in these pages that highlighted the upcoming switch to the in-house 6.7-litre Scorpion V8 Garrett turbocharged diesel engine built at the Ford Chihuahua Engine Plant in Mexico using compacted graphite iron (CGI) cylinder blocks from Tupy SA, headquartered in Joinville, Brazil.
While Ford’s experience with machining CGI material at its Chihuahua Engine Plant using machine tools sourced from vendor MAG-IAS has put the company at the forefront of North American vee diesel engine makers.
Key innovations on the 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 turbo diesel are its compacted graphite iron engine block and so-called reverse-flow layout.
6,7 liter V8an väger 990 lbs ( 495 kilo torrvikt utan olja) och blocket väger 170 kilo. Det tillverkas 20.000 i månaden av dem i Chihuahua-fabriken i Mexico. Det innebär ca 816.000 ekvivalenter. Det hörs mycket.