Re: Hauling horses with v-10?
The 6.0 in the van isn't so much derated, as the one in the pickup's is tuned for more power. The 235/440 ratings are the same as the IH Navistar ratings for the same engine in their trucks, and they make the engines.
The van does have a problem getting rid of heat from that packed engine compartment. So, they couldn't use the p/u tuning in the van. And:
- The van has relatively low sales volume
- It costs a bunch to retune the van's 6.0
- They couldn't add much horsepower before the heat issue became significant
- So, use the IH tuning for free
Compared to the p/u's, the van 6.0 doesn't have big reliability issues. P/U's stretch headbolts and blow headgaskets - not issues I hear about or want on my van.
Sorry for rambling.
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