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.
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...
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!
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,
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....
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?
psssssst jimmy its easier to pull a 6 liter out of a pickup than a van
planning ahead in case of BUGS
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
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