Albany Auto Repair

What Diesel truck should you buy?

That’s highly subjective but lets talk about the Ford Powerstroke. We love the Powerstroke platform here at Crabtree Auto. 


First introduced as the Powerstroke the 7.3 liter direct injected diesel engine built by International Navistar in 1994.5 was a breakthrough in light duty diesels here in the United States. There was a 6.9 and 7.3 liter diesel prior to 1994 available in Ford F-250’s and F-350 also built by International Navistar these are commonly referred to as IDI’s for their style of fuel injection system In-direct Injection (IDI). 


While the IDI was an extremely robust engine with very few mechanical failures it was not know for making large amounts of power. It performed similar to the Cummins 5.9 and Detroit 6.5 of the same era.


Fast forward many years to the current Powerstroke 6.7 liter and we now have a class leading engine in horse power and torque and the F-Series trucks they can be found in also have class leading towing capacities.


A lot has changed since 1995, and keeping up with current technology, EPA regulations, and the competition has turned the 6.7 into an absolute powerhouse. But thats not without some headaches every so often. 


There are quite a few of us here at Crabtree that own a Powerstroke so we are pretty well accustomed to their behaviors and quirks. Several on the team are factory trained on Powerstroke repair and maintenance. We are the local Powerstroke experts and we are ready to serve anyone with a Powerstroke themselves.


Probably the biggest issue with a 6.7 Powerstroke is the fuel system, specifically the fuel injection pump. We won’t get into all the technical details here but the pumps in these trucks are very picky to fuel cleanliness.


We have replaced the fuel system in these trucks many times and can get you back on the road in no time. There are several companies that have built parts to help with pump health and to keep the rest of the fuel system safe in case of a pump failure in the future.


S&S Diesel has came to market with a replacement pump that fixes all the issues for the factory pump (CP4) we are excited to get our hands on this pump and finally be able to make the 6.7 bulletproof. 


So don’t be afraid of dropping off your Ford Diesel at Crabtree Auto we’ve worked on them all and have the training to back it up. Even the 6.4, which we will touch on another time!


At Crabtree Automotive, we work on all makes and models. From Honda to Audi and everything in between! Including Powerstrokes  😉,  So give us a call or schedule an appointment today with the link below.

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