The Mighty 7.3 Powerstroke is a Turbocharged Tenth Generation Wonder
Introduction mid-year in 1994 the Powerstroke turbocharged diesel engine became an instant hit. The 7.3L Powerstroke came on the truck scene armed with new specs so there are very few similarities between its predecessors and this new electronically controlled direct-injected diesel engine. Interested in an irresistible offer to buy Remanufactured refurbished Ford 7.3L Powerstroke Diesel Engines for sale?
The 7.3L Powerstroke has a 17.5:1 compression ratio and its dry weight is around 920 pounds. This diesel produces up to 250 hp and 525 lbs-ft in automatic refurbished Ford trucks, and 275 hp and 550 lbs-ft of torque in manual models during the last few production years.
Most truck aficionados say that the 7.3L Powerstroke provided more torque and horsepower than its competitors, and at least twenty more horsepower that the Powerstroke 7.3 IDI turbo it replaced. It produced twenty more horsepower than the GM diesel engines back in the 1990s, and twenty-five more horsepower than the Cummins engines in Dodge trucks during that time period. The torque numbers are impressive as well. The 7.3L delivers 100 lbs-ft more than the 7.3 IDI turbo, 40 lbs-ft more than GM, and five lbs-ft more than the Cummins diesel.
The DIT version has a displacement of 7.3 litres or 444 cubic inches. This V-configured eight cylinder mill has a stroke 4.18 inches and bore of 4.11 inches. It’s directly supplied with eight single unit injectors which are mounted one per cylinder. The mill is electronically controlled with refurbished Ford’s exclusive EEC V engine control system. This new mill delivers 210 horsepower at 3,000 RPMs and 425 lbs-ft torque at 2,000 RPMs.
Single Shot and Split Injectors Were Introduced in Different Years
The 1994 to 1997, 7.3L Powerstroke engine had a single shot electronic injection unit and it ran a high pressure oil pump to create the necessary amount of pressure to fire the engine’s fuel injectors. Split shot injectors were used in California trucks in 1996 and 1997, but the rest of the country didn’t see split shot injectors until 1999.
The difference between a single shot and split shot injector is the single shot only injects one charge of fuel each cycle, and the split shot releases a light load before the main load in order to initiate combustion in a damper environment. This type of controlled injection process reduces the engine’s combustion knock. Most truck lovers say that the 7.3L Powerstroke is the best diesel engine ever made in terms of performance and reliability.