• Jul 23, 2008
The Internet got a sneak peek at the new 4.4L Ford diesel engine last April when somebody snapped a pic of the complete package sitting on the floor at Ford's national dealer conference. Now, thanks to some eagle-eyed sharp shooters, we can see the new oil-burning mill in its natural habitat under the hood of a Ford F-150. Sure, there's lots of black plastic covering all the good stuff, but we can get a glimpse of all the assorted plumbing that will make this engine squeaky clean. We can also have a good shot of the intercooler, peaking out between the grille and the radiator.
This engine is labeled as a Power Stroke, Ford's long-running moniker for the diesels equipped in its Super Duty trucks. For years, those mills have been made by Navistar, but after the fallout between the automaker and the supplier, Ford is now using a derivative of the diesel from Land Rover in Europe, though the 4.4L iteration will be made in Mexico for the North American market. Offering 20-percent more fuel economy than the 5.4L gas-powered Triton, along with a considerable bump in power, this could be one very important addition for the Ford Motor Company and will likely make its official debut at next year's Chicago Auto Show.

[Source: PickupTrucks.com]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Offering 20-percent more fuel economy than the 5.4L gas-powered Triton

      But with diesel fuel costing 20% more than gas, it's a wash.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yup, unfortunately that is true. And worse, the diesel engine is undoubtedly significantly more expensive than the gas engine. It is too bad. I'm a big fan of diesel, but the fuel price differential has sucked the economic life out of diesel engines in the US.
        • 6 Years Ago
        20% is nothing - my 5.4 gets 18 mpg regularly. So, 21-22 mpg from the new plant? They were talking about 28-30 when they first announced it. Color me unimpressed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Unless you get your diesel from behind a restaurant for free.
        • 6 Years Ago
        remember, this isn't going to be marketed as a economy engine. In todays trucks, diesels are the performance (for towing) engine. So to get a 20% efficiency improvement when shopping for performance is just a bonus.
        Also, when doing moderate towing, typically gas engines typically get single digit mpg as you often have to drive in a lower gear in order to get the engine to make the torque needed . Diesels, because they make torque beginning off idle, can still tow with low rpms and higher gears. You don't lose so much mpg while towing.
        • 6 Years Ago
        no kidding. This diesel circle jerk is getting old. Does someone think that diesel prices are going to magically come down less than gas?
        • 6 Years Ago
        Or purchase home heating fuel diesel which is taxed at a lower rate, identical except for the added dye and lower price...shhhh.
      Kumail
      • 6 Years Ago
      so we can get spy shots of a new car's exterior and engine, but not even a pic of the interior. sad.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Who wants to see another Ford engine that will just brake down anyway... if you want a real Truck Buy a Dodge Ram or a Chevy Silverado.. or something.. anything but... a Ford...

      Found on Road Dead. Fix or Repair Dally. Forgive our Research Department. Hahahahahaha... lol...


      P.s. im not a GM Fanboy i just pick the best and go with it. The only Automaker i Hate is Ford... Because every Rustang i've had since 98-06 has had some kind of Problem in anyway shape or forum. in 06 i Bought a 02 Camaro SS SLP 400hp. it's been Doing fine ever since. then in 07 i bought a 07 Corvette Z06. and it's been fine too. And thats why I Hate Ford...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Correcting myself a bit, I meant "all but 3 cars in the entire Ford Motor Company are reliable."
        • 6 Years Ago
        99-06?

        I own a 99 Mercury Sable LS with 116,000 miles on the odometer equipped with a Duratec 30 and still have the original Engine and Transmission... oh yea that really sucks
        • 6 Years Ago
        You sound so mature and intelligent and informed.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Sounds like a nut loose behind the steering wheel to me. I have owned all 3 trucks and frankly, there is very little difference between them all. Forgive me, I find brand haters as just silly. I actually just lost IQ points reading your silly post. You got a couple lemons, maybe made modifications, skipped routine service or did not seeignored problems coming. Theres a pile of reasons for this, none of which fall user "Ford sucks".
        • 6 Years Ago
        Nevermind that nearly every authority out there now recognizes Ford makes some of the most reliable cars in the United States. Nevermind that even Consumer Reports rates all but 3 cars and trucks in the entire Ford Motor Company unreliable. No, Fords are still completely unreliable and nobody should buy them. A Chrysler built Ram is far more reliable. I'm a Subaru driver and I cannot get over how freaking delusional you are.
        • 6 Years Ago
        @ Everybody Give it a rest and live up the the reality That Ford Sucks... now stop replaying to this post cause all you guys don't know anything as a said 99-06 thats a lot of cars so it proves my Hardcore Fact... now im not a fanboy i just hate ford for the reason i stated...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ford F-150 is the best selling pickup in the US and has been for a very long time. There's a reason for that. Their cars may be pretty crappy, but their trucks are built to last.
        • 6 Years Ago
        i just pick the best and go with it. The only Automaker i Hate is Ford..."


        You say this in every. single. post.

        we get it

        and next time, please do not comment if it's just trolling like you usually do
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm in agreement with the Greek man .. all are equally as reliable. Except, the Ram has always had transmission problems, which could be the primary reason why it doesn't sell as many units.

        Look.. the F150 is obviously America's favorite truck. Is it the best? I think so .. overall, it's just a more solid truck. Is it more reliable than a Chevy? Probably not..
      • 6 Years Ago
      F150, the best selling truck in the world! Period.
      • 6 Years Ago
      If only they brought it out sooner..... Oh well, Better late than never.
      • 6 Years Ago
      @ DS:
      it's not trolling it's pure fact... go look up trolling on wikipedia... oh wait let me do it foe you here...

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll_%28Internet%29

      Im just voicing my opinion... do you need to know what that is too ? im sure you do..

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opinion

      ok now do we understand each other ?

      ok then do me a Fav. and Smarten Up...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Wait... now which one is it? "pure fact" or just "voicing your opinion". Quite a bit of contradicting yourself for someone telling other people to "smarten up"
      • 6 Years Ago
      I can't wait. Sexy truck, solid engine.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Do us all a favor and try to smarten up yourself...or at least write your posts as if you didn't fail at remedial reading.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Get over it... Ford Sucks now stick a Pony up ur Ass and get a life... Dumb Ass

        Wow !!! im so... Mean... but i like it...
        • 6 Years Ago
        so you are mean and dumb...now there's a winning combination.
      • 6 Years Ago
      How much biodiesel can this thing use?
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