If there were a road to the moon, Ford says its F-650/750 trucks could survive the journey there and back without a major servicing thanks to its new 6.7-liter PowerStroke V8.
We talked a bit about this next-generation V8 with Ford’s unveiling of the new Super Duty chassis cab work trucks earlier this week. Beyond providing a power increase of 30 hp and 90 lb.-ft. of torque, Ford announced at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis that this new engine is designed to travel up to 500,000 miles before needing a major servicing that involves removal of cylinder heads or dropping the oil pan to reach internal components.
The half-million-mile figure is a B10 rating based on the 330-horsepower version of the engine which produces 725 lb.-ft. of torque. Ford also offers a 270-hp version with 675 lb.-ft. of torque and a 300-hp version with 700 lb.-ft.
Ford says this B10 design life estimate is the number of miles in operation before 10 percent of engines are expected to require such a servicing. The engine is backed by a five-year/250,000-mile limited warranty.
Beyond durability, the engine’s new design has also made it much quieter: 25 percent quieter at 60 miles per hour; 45 percent quieter at idle inside the cabin and 35 percent quieter at idle when standing in front of the grille outside the truck.