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Ford Power Stroke Injector Innovations That Changed the Game

Ford Power Stroke Injector Innovations That Changed the Game

Launched alongside the introduction of the 2008 Super Duty in the early part of 2007, the new 6.4L had a lot to live up to. Not only were customers of the problematic 6.0L ready to wipe the slate clean, but Ford needed to keep pace with the more powerful competition in the 365hp LMM Duramax and the 350hp 6.7L Cummins. The 6.4L Power Stroke accomplished many firsts despite many design similarities with the 6.0L. It was the first engine introduced to the light truck market that utilized dual turbochargers from the factory. Additionally, this was the first Power Stroke to use a diesel particulate filter (DPF) to reduce particulate matter emissions from the exhaust.

Another 6.4L Power Stroke first was the use of the piezoelectric injectors in the diesel truck segment. The hard-to-reach injectors were located under the valve covers. And like the 6.0L, peak in-cylinder injection pressure remained near 25,000 psi, but the highly-advanced, quick-firing injectors could deliver much more precise fueling than the previous HEUI injectors could. In addition to that, as many as five injection events could be pulled off during the course of each cylinder’s power stroke. This means pilot events are used to quell engine noise, post events are employed to better meet emissions and the main shot can be carried out in less than two milliseconds while still making 350hp. At a time when the Duramax and Cummins competition were relying on the formidable yet aging solenoid-style common-rail injectors from Bosch, these injectors were a step ahead of the game.

Despite the 6.4L engine having many issues over its lifespan, it accomplished many firsts that have been adopted in modern day light duty diesel engines. And the tool demands prove the 6.4L Power Stroke engine is not yet ready to throw in the towel.

See below to learn more about our latest Ford 6.4L Power Stroke injector specialty tools:

6515 - Ford Fuel Injector Connector Disconnect Tool – 6.4L 

  • Spring loaded design allows for easy removal of connector
  • 4 prong fork design maximizes surface area on injector and connector to limit damage
  • Services 2008-2010 Ford 6.4L Power Stroke Diesel on F250, F350, F450 & F550
  • Compare to Ford Factory Tool 310-157

3874 - Ford Fuel Injector Sleeve Cup Remover & Installer - 6.4L

  • Removes and installs fuel injector sleeve cup
  • Saves time by eliminating need to remove heads
  • Services 2008-2010 Ford 6.4L Power Stroke Diesel on F-250, F-350, F-450 & F-550 - Also, services 2008-2010 Maxxforce 7
  • Compare to Ford Factory Tools 303-1262 & 303-1263
    • Pair with 6515 (310-157) Injector Connector Disconnect Tool



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