Ford Motor Co. is introducing a new “dual-stage” replacement turbocharger for vehicles equipped with its 6.4-liter Power Stroke diesel engine, shortening the replacement process and lowering costs as well.
“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,” said Dan Goering, Ford’s diesel product manager, in a statement. “Customers and installers now have options in terms of replacement, and the dual-stage choice definitely saves time and money.”
He added that replacing the high- and low-pressure turbochargers on the 6.4-liter Power Stroke used to be a two-step process with two distinct costs. Thus this new dual-stage turbocharger creates a one-stop option addressing the need to replace both turbochargers at the same time, Goering noted.
Ford pointed out that recent analysis shows 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.
On top of that, the OEM said its new the dual-stage unit comes fully 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 for 6.4-liter Power Stroke engines 2008, 2009 and 2010 Ford F-250s through F-550s.