For vehicles with a 6.4 liter Power Stroke Diesel Engine, replacing the high pressure and low pressure turbochargers used to be a two-step process with two distinct costs. Now Ford Motor Co. has launched a dual-stage turbocharger to streamline the replacement process and provide customers a better value opportunity.
The all-new 6.4L dual-stage turbocharger is Ford’s direct response to a market need for a one-stop option addressing the need to replace both turbochargers at the same time. Analysis has shown that 33% of high pressure turbocharger repairs also include a low pressure turbocharger. Moreover, replacements of just the high or low turbocharger may soon be followed by replacement of the other – causing inefficiencies, especially for fleet vehicles when time off of the road is critical.
“The new dual-stage turbocharger allows installers to provide one repair at a lower cost that also includes peripheral parts like an oil supply line and an installation kit that would otherwise need to be purchased separately,” says Dan Goering, diesel product manager. “Customers and installers now have options in terms of replacement, and the dual-stage choice definitely saves time and money.”
Unlike replacing just the high or low turbo charger, the dual system comes assembled, saving labor costs while still coming in at a lower price. Customers can order the dual-stage system from their powertrain distributor or Ford dealer using part number 8C3Z-6K682-CRM. The 6.4L Power Stroke Diesel engine can be found on 2008, 2009 and 2010 Ford F-250s through F-550s.
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