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I've heard various urban legends about people using the small Diesels from reefer units to power compact trucks. They're very long lasting and have huge oil pans, the downside is they aren't equipped for variable-speed operation (plus the issues with the bellhousing).
I'd try it if I had an old Hilux or something. Just for kicks.
I put the thermostat in backwards like an idiot and the engine got so hot I think the needle on the temperature gauge actually bent. Flipped the thermostat and she's still going with no worries. Does that qualify as a horror story?
Only horror I have on my 300 is that it doesn't have enough mileage, and burns to much gas
1990 Ford F250 4x4, ZF5, L/S 4.10, N/A 7.3L Diesel, 568,808km/377,497 miles, still on the original clutch!
1989 Ford F150 300-6, C6, 2.73, 152,000km/95,000 miles.
1987 Ford E350 26ft. Motorhome, N/A 6.9L Diesel, C6, 3.54, 289,000km/180,000 miles.
1985 Ford E350 Ext Van, 6.9L Diesel, C6, 4.11, 677,000km/425k miles
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