Coal-rolling Super Duty Brings the Boom to the Dyno
With 1,220 horses piled on the Super Duty’s 288,000-mile engine, a pair of Ohio builders bit off more than they can chew on a recent dyno run.
It’s fun to modify your Ford pickup or SUV. Some mods bring much-needed off-road cred. Others make things more comfortable no matter where you go. And who can forget a few go-fast bits for the quarter-mile?
However, you can have too much fun, leading to tragedies like this one found by CarScoops, involving a Super Duty, a dyno, and too much power.
Shot on October 27, 2018 in Fredericksburg, Ohio and submitted to YouTube channel ViralHog, the short clip features a second-gen Super Duty rolling coal from under the hood, which is not a place one would want such a thing to happen. The tornado of black smoke comes from a 288,000-mile 6.4-liter Power Stroke V8 with a significant upgrade in power. The twin-turbo diesel V8 that once made 350 horses and 650 lb-ft of torque now made a staggering 1,220 horses and 2,200 lb-ft of torque.
The combination of high power and high mileage was too much to bear. The black smoke gave way to white before the engine exploded in a blaze of glory a second later.
Miraculously, both the Super Duty and the videographer survived the explosion relatively intact. The Power Stroke, on the other hand, was nothing more than an annihilated block dotted with flames. Maybe next time, the builders will assemble a motor from a stronger, fresher block that can handle whatever insanity they come up with. Blowing up a Ford of any kind is a waste, after all.