Anyone know why Ford managment/engineering makes this decision

The newest version of the 5.4 and 6.8 engines have 3 valves per cylinder. Ford puts these engines in the new trucks but they still put the old version of the engines with only 2 valves per cylinder in the new
E series vans. Anyone know a good reason for this?
I have heard they are dumping inventory and also the new engine is too powerful for the van.
Thoughts? Thanks, Jeff
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Jeff, If you look back through the years, the vans pretty much always tended to have lower horsepower engines than there pickup counterparts. One thing is there is no power war between the vans like there is with the pickups...
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Jeff Nowak wrote:

Too powerful! That's a joke, right?
Think about all the chassis cabs that go out the door and their wide usage... ambulance & RV are two that come to mind quickly.
When was the last time you saw an ad for an Econoline boasting of "more standard HP than Express or Ram Van"... when was the last time you saw an ad for Econoline at all!
Rob
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The E-series has been, traditionally, a few years behind the pick ups for receiving new powerplants, etc.... Why??? Never bothered to figure it out since E-seiries is such a small percentage of the population. Part may be due to differing emissions requirements, but this is only conjecture. Part may be due to recouping costs... the more of a particular unit they produce, the cheaper the total cost of the entire production run. Still more may be due to time constraints implementing changes.... wiring harnesses, programming, parts.....
Most of these vehicles are built on the "just in time" parts supply model so I doubt there is any "inventory dumping"... quite the opposite in some cases where we are sometimes forced to wait while they pull a major assembly from production to perform a repair....
Lastly, the E-series got the 6.0 diesel about a year after the pick ups and Excursions..... it is downrated from the pick up version but that is mostly due to room constraints that limit the size of the charge air cooler....

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On Fri, 24 Feb 2006 00:56:01 GMT, "Jim Warman"

bullCRAP thats like saying ford does not sell cars to make money
look at school busses, moving trucks, cutaway vans ETC ETC ETC
jimmyboy get out of slave lake and count the E 350s on deerfoot

when did this last happen to you?
LMFAO

psssssst jimmy its easier to pull a 6 liter out of a pickup than a van planning ahead in case of BUGS foctard lets introduce a product.....if it works ..well change complete platform....if it dont we dont loose everything
oh yea ..... i fogot your 62 and still working....what do you know about business

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