Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: L.A., CA., U.S.A.
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Re: 7.8L New Holland (Ford) diesels
Well, first hand, I didn't have too much trouble with them other than oil leaks (oil cooler, crank seals) and for some reason loose fuel filters seemed common. They are difficult to service in an F series, particularly if the truck has an alligator hood. The engine is very heavy for it's output. It is a smooth runner, but it doesn't pull near as hard as a Cat 3208. The engine was actually made in Brazil, and when they were around I remember being told by Ford people that they were having a lot of warranty problems. They are starting to get scarce. I guess they weren't that great, they were only around from about 1985 (in the Cargo- what a P.O.S. that was!) until 1992 or so.