Ford E-350 Packs Custom Diesel Power: Tire Smokin’ Tuesday
This might be the greatest burnout by a Ford Econoline van that we have ever featured!
This week’s Tire Smokin Tuesday video comes to us from the YouTube channel of fatmanridezr1 and it features a fourth generation Ford F-350 Econoline van doing a monster burnout with diesel power. Aside from purpose-built burnout machines, this might be the best smoke show we have seen by a full-size van, with the diesel engine providing gobs of torque and a little smoke as well.
The Diesel E-350
From 1994 through 2003, the Ford E-350 Econoline was offered with a 7.3-liter Power Stroke turbocharged V8 diesel that offered gobs of tire-smoking torque, but this big van isn’t relying on the factory engine. Under the hood of this F-350 is the 6.0-liter diesel that was featured in the Super Duty pickups starting in 2003. The 6.0 is considerably more powerful than the 7.3 in stock form, but based on the amount of black smoke pouring from the exhaust – and the fact that someone went to the trouble to swap this engine into the van – it seems likely that this Power Stroke engine isn’t stock.
Provided that the 6.0-liter diesel has been tuned, it is likely making at least 350 horsepower and more than 600 lb-ft of torque. When you apply all of that torque to the rear wheels of a van with little weight on that end of the vehicle, you have one amazing tire-slayer.
The Diesel Burnout
The burnout action begins as the driver of the diesel-powered Ford E-350 brings the engine speed up, causing thick, black soot to shoot from the exhaust. A few seconds after the black smoke begins to flow, the rear tires start to spin and almost immediately, white smoke builds around the rear of the van.
Even as the Power Stroke-powered Econoline slowly rolls forward, the smoke continues to flow at the same incredible rate until the van races off into the distance.
Crank up your speakers and enjoy!