Sounds like Navistar is a weee-bit choked that Ford can survive without them....
Yep... Relation between ford and navistar was breaked down because navistar lack of quality in their products. How can navistar sue ford because they are planning to introduce diesel engines not built by them. If ford has plans to doit after the contract with navistar expires.
1973 F-100 360gas110000m
1985 Mercury Marquis 3.8gas 186000m.(Junked)
1994 FordAspire1.3gasStillalive 234000
1999 F 250 Work Truck159000
2002 Excursion 69000
1997 PlymothMinivan167000 M
2008 F250 FX4x4 Diesel Supercab
This news story has several flaws. First, the story is over three weeks old. Second, International Harvester Company (IHC) went broke in 1979. They declared bankrupcy, and there was no government aid to bail them out, like Chrysler got. No one else was interested, except one company.
Enter Ford, which by signing a long term contract with IHC to provide Ford with diesel engines, saved IHC's azz. Ford not only signed the contract, but paid for the initial delivery of the engines up front...this gave IHC working capital. The first engines did not appear till model year 1986. IHC changed its name to Navistar.
Bottom line: If it wasn't for Ford, there would be no Navistar!
Bill // Retired Ford Parts Manager // SoCal Chapter member // Part Number Research: 1928/2001 Trucks ~ 1928/89 Passenger Cars.
2013 Escape SE FWD 2.0L Eco-Boost.
Last edited by NumberDummy; 06-08-2007 at 10:39 AM.
So basically navistar is bitting the hand that has fed them,and kept them alive,
Ford SHOULD absolutly drop them and get on with the in house motor of their
own, or really give CAT a proposal they could'nt refuse.
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