Join Date: Feb 2013
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the old ford/ international navistar engiens are built to last if you take care of them. 65k miles is nthing for that motor. keep a constant eye on oil level and pressure. i had an 89 lock up because the oil sending unit failed so i would check the oil once a week and constantly monitor the oil pressure. stock they come with 190 hp. if yours has an after market turbo it will probly get 200, fuel milage will increse with a turbo too. people dont own these trucks for speed, but for their durability. Ford IDI motors are notoriously cold sensitive, keep your glow plugs working and plug it in in the winter or you will fry a starter. can also be ran entirely off of filtered waste vegitable oil with no problems. all in all a great motor. just keep it serviced and you can get 400k miles out of it.
P.S. if you want it to black smoke, you can manualy crank the injector pump up by removing the small cover on the left side (standing infront of the grill looking to your cab) and inserting a 5/16 allan wrench in it and giving it a quarter turn. HP and throtle response goes up too.