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Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: double vanos] #5002298 02/05/19 06:02 PM
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I'm going to guess that if they can get this engine past 150K miles without the exhaust manifold bolts breaking off.......it will be a winner.

Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: double vanos] #5002304 02/05/19 06:10 PM
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Looks like that new 7.3L gas engine will be seeing school bus duty.


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Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: E365] #5002308 02/05/19 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by E365

I herd the rumor when I bought the wife her new truck.


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Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: Cujet] #5002313 02/05/19 06:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Cujet
Looks like that new 7.3L gas engine will be seeing school bus duty.

If Ford doesn't kill off the Econoline cutaway chassis, I can see that. The Transit is making a slow entry into the school bus market.

I can see lots of paratransit vans using these as well.

Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: double vanos] #5002322 02/05/19 06:28 PM
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Glad to see the V8 making its return to the Raptor. Dodge is also rumored to have a 426 coming out. Something about big block V8s...enjoy them while they last. Really loving the 6.2 supercharged Hemi with the A8 transmission. Take care all.


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Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: nthach] #5002324 02/05/19 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by nthach
Originally Posted by Cujet
Looks like that new 7.3L gas engine will be seeing school bus duty.

If Ford doesn't kill off the Econoline cutaway chassis, I can see that. The Transit is making a slow entry into the school bus market.

I can see lots of paratransit vans using these as well.

Doubt it...the Transit already has its own line of engines.


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Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: double vanos] #5002335 02/05/19 06:42 PM
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I have a friend that works at KTP - Ford plant as a product development engineer in Louisville and he showed me this engine a few months back. Kind of interesting how they camo and hide everything even in the plant. He is really bragging this motor up saying it is much better than the old gasser it is replacing. Surprised me how much back pressure this engine produce on our exhaust system. Clamp of old exhaust was not strong enough and broke loose. They measured over 1,500 lbs of back pressure on the exhaust system.


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Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: OVERKILL] #5002363 02/05/19 07:01 PM
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Nothing wrong with pushrod engines. Like any engineering solutions, they have their advantages and disadvantages. OHC engines, although seen as modern, have a lot of disadvantages that keeps the pushrod engines employed to this day.


There's something to be said for the simplicity and reliability of pushrod mills. GM's success with the LSx family, and its compact nature, as well as Mopar's HEMI have proven it isn't obsolete yet. I couldn't imagine trying to turn a wrench on a comparable displacement OHC mill in my Jeep crzy


My understanding is OHC is more advantageous in high revving engines . Typically , diesel engines are lower revving , where push rod system is fine .


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Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: spk2000] #5002364 02/05/19 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by spk2000
I have a friend that works at KTP - Ford plant as a product development engineer in Louisville and he showed me this engine a few months back. Kind of interesting how they camo and hide everything even in the plant. He is really bragging this motor up saying it is much better than the old gasser it is replacing. Surprised me how much back pressure this engine produce on our exhaust system. Clamp of old exhaust was not strong enough and broke loose. They measured over 1,500 lbs of back pressure on the exhaust system.


Before or after the turbo ?


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Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: double vanos] #5002436 02/05/19 08:15 PM
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This is great something modern with some big grunt that gets around all the diesel complexity and bolt on windmills.

A modern big pushrod mill with variable timing and a high BSFC sounds like a killer package.

Mated to a wide 10 speed it could get decent mileage.

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Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: UncleDave] #5002469 02/05/19 08:49 PM
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Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: double vanos] #5002593 02/06/19 04:29 AM
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Ford LS swapping at the factory now. LOL


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Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: ZX11Rebel] #5002762 02/06/19 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by ZX11Rebel
The pushrod engine came after OHC engines. So,OHC engines are out of date:)


I was going to state this.


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Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: hatt] #5002839 02/06/19 09:28 AM
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Yep, yep, and yep. Low end torque, lighter (to increase available payload for one), simple reliability and proven design durability. They'll probably put a 5w40 in it and never look back.

Oil cap in the video I watched showed 5w-30.


Thanks, I missed that detail.


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Re: Fords new 7.3 liter engine is a pushrod engine? [Re: racin4ds] #5002869 02/06/19 09:59 AM
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Originally Posted by racin4ds
This should be a HORSE of an engine. Fords V10 was only a 6.8L mill if I recall. The Biggest gas truck engine to date was the GM 8.1L I just don't see the need for such a large gas engine that will undoubtedly get horrible economy. Why not just buy a diesel if you require this much towing capability?

My notoriously hated 05 PSD with the 6.0 averaged 15-16-mpg loaded to the gills hauling a 3 horse trailer with living quarters, 3 fat mares, tons of excess junk and other items when we moved from WV to Florida, over 975 miles.


When my dad bought his 2002 Silverado 2500HD, he chose the 8.1L gas engine. I asked him the same question - why not buy the diesel? He said that option was close to $7k at the time. He can buy a LOT of gas for $7k, and not have to deal with DEF fluid and DPFs and all that BS.

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