Re: Navistar Files Lawsuit against Ford for Breach of Contract Involving Diesel Engines for Ford F-1
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The power stroke diesel---they get the base engine from Navistar
and put ford stuff on top of it.
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Man, if you believe this, you need to increase the thickness of your tinfoil hat, maybe rig and external ground strap...
The "base engine" is EVERYTHING from turbo inlet to turbo outlet with the exception of the CAC tubes. Ford isn't buying "short blocks" (which is a block, crank, pistons & rods, and sometimes a camshaft) and putting "their own stuff" on top of them. They're not buying "long blocks" (a short block plus cylinder heads), either.
The engines shipped from ITEC to Ford are, and have been, complete, ready-to-use engines that only need external umbilicals (fluids and electrical) hooked up to run.
The 6L uses a Ford ECU but most of the operational code was done by ITEC. The 7.3L used an ITEC ECU with automatic trucks getting a partially-neutered EEC to run the transmission.
If you're going to throw someone under the bus, make sure it's the right someone...