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Old 12-07-2018, 11:09 PM
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How real are the rumors of the 7.3L gas V8?

I've heard rumors for awhile now that Ford is going to produce a 7.0L (recently heard 7.3L) gas V8 to either replace or bridge the gap between the 6.2L and 6.7L diesel. Anyone have any additional information about this?
 
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Old 12-08-2018, 12:33 AM
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It may only be a replacement for the 6.8 V10, based on what Iíve seen. Too soon to tell. Maybe some else has better info.
 
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I have been in the Windsor engine plant where it is being built. Most of the machines are in, but still being debugged. The initial objective for Godzilla (the code name for the engine) will be to replace the 20+ year old V10. Where is goes from there is only guesswork. It may someday find its way into some special Mustang, or Raptor type application, but for now, it is a low volume line, meaning they are not building the capacity at this time to completely replace the 6.2L
 
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The Romeo/Windsor operations need to move from evolutionary ( 4.6L, 5.4L to 6.8L evolution) and move up the curve.......................my guess is the 7.X will continue in that incremental evolution ---- others (Mazda, GM) are moving out with new gas designs --- making their designs closer to diesels.........Ford is lagging.....
 
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I hope it's a beast of a gasoline engine!
 
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If they do chassis cab only that seems like a perfect excuse to me to do an f550 super single.

Now somebody convince my wife. For some reason my charm stopped working 10 years ago.
 
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It may only be a replacement for the 6.8 V10, based on what Iíve seen. Too soon to tell. Maybe some else has better info.
Ford can't be that deaf to the marketplace. If so GM and Fiat will eat their lunch with their upcoming 6.6/7.0 gas offerings.
Too many fleet and gov't sales to lose if they don't upgrade on the 6.2.
 
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Too many fleet and gov't sales to lose if they don't upgrade on the 6.2.
Fleet and Gov sales only care about operating and maintenance costs. The 6.2 does a good job on both. They only concerns they have about power, is does it have enough to do the job. If it moves the load, but takes 30 seconds to reach 55MPH, they could care less, that is an issue for the person behind them.
 
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I have been in the Windsor engine plant where it is being built. Most of the machines are in, but still being debugged. The initial objective for Godzilla (the code name for the engine) will be to replace the 20+ year old V10. Where is goes from there is only guesswork. It may someday find its way into some special Mustang, or Raptor type application, but for now, it is a low volume line, meaning they are not building the capacity at this time to completely replace the 6.2L
Do we have a confirmation on displacement yet? Is it actually going to be 7.3L? If so, It would be nice if Ford would up that by 0.2 and just revive the legendary 460 V8 lol.
 
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What about a 6.2L ecoboost? The little 3.5 kicks out some respectable HP and torque. Would a larger version be possible?
 
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What about a 6.2L ecoboost? The little 3.5 kicks out some respectable HP and torque. Would a larger version be possible?
I think the duty cycle in the commercial market is something Ford doesn't want to do in the SD (Ecoboost)

But I sure wish they would. Awesome torque curve and altitude immune. I honestly feel that the 3.5 I had in my F150 was a stronger unit than the 6.2 in my SD.
 
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Ford can't be that deaf to the marketplace. If so GM and Fiat will eat their lunch with their upcoming 6.6/7.0 gas offerings.
Too many fleet and gov't sales to lose if they don't upgrade on the 6.2.
Not saying what Iíd like to see, just what I have seen. Only comparisons Iíve seen are to the 6.8 (better fuel mileage; more power) and nothing to the 6.2. That makes me think itís a replacement for the 6.8 but maybe not for the 6.2. The earlier post about the production volume backs this up as well.
 
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Old 12-09-2018, 10:34 AM
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As pointed out above Ford is and has always been behind the power curve on gas engines. They need to move to direct injection like GM did. Ford went with the turbo ringy dingy six bangers as the "preferred gas motor" years ago and has not gotten away from it. If there is going to be a new large displacement gasoline engine it only makes sense to have direct injection.
 
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As pointed out above Ford is and has always been behind the power curve on gas engines.
Seriously? What about the 2.7 and 3.5 eco boost motors? What other truck builder is doing better?
 
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Seriously? What about the 2.7 and 3.5 eco boost motors? What other truck builder is doing better?
Much rather have the 5.3 or 6.2 DI motors. Have had 3 of the 6.2 DI engines (5.3 is also DI) including the highly modified LT4 on my Vette. Have several of my friends that have the 6 cyl Fords and 2 have had some problems with engines. Ford went turbo six and GM went to DI vs the 6 cyl turbo. I had a 6.2 on my Raptor and was pretty happy (modified a little) and now you get behind a new Raptor with the 6 and the exhaust sounds like someone breaking wind and with a aftermarket exhaust sounds like someone who got some bad Mexican food ..
 

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