Cube van is like a small rider rental truck. Has a beefed up van chassis with
an aftermarket rectangular box with roll up door on the back. The 350 on the
side may stand for E350 rather than the motor size. I am trying to figure out
what motor they used and what trannie.
Navistar 6.7 or 7.3 maybe? C6? or? I still have not seen it yet
so just going on some second hand descriptions.
I'm sure the van is an E-350. Ford never made a 350 CI diesel engine that
I'm aware of. I did a junkyard search for you for that year van and the
only diesel the Hollander says was used in that year was the 7.3.
I then searched the 7.3 diesel equipped E-350 and it appears that for 1988
the only auto tranny that was mated to the diesel was a C-6. This search
was not quite as conclusive as the engine search, but I'm relatively certain
that you're looking at a C-6. I'm 97% certain you're looking at a 7.3
A 1988 E350 highcube van would have come with a 7.3 liter diesel. this is a
good motor if taken care of, and 400k miles is not out of the question, 300k
is common. the thing to look for is ph level in the coolant system. if the
proper additives have been kept up, there will be no porosity in the
cylinder liners. the trans will be either a C6 or an AOD. you are looking at
around $1100 to $2500 for a trans rebuild, depending on the trans type and
what it needs.
the first year for an overdrive trans with a diesel was 88, behind the 7.3.
I know, I had 3 of them. the trans did not last over 1000 miles in any of
them though. that is why I put a C6 in my personal truck.
How do you tell them apart?
Is there letters on the pan or such?
Either way, you cannot just drop a generic c6 or such in?
Did the diesels have a different bell housing on the trannie?
Different shift point programming?
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