If you are a truck enthusiast, then you have probably heard of the power stroke engine; in fact, you may even be driving a truck with a 7.3L, 6.0L or 6.4L power stroke diesel engine. Have you ever stopped to wonder where the power stroke engine was made? This fantastic diesel engine was originally designed and manufactured by International / Navistar.
Ford Motor Company and International / Navistar began working together in 1983, when Ford first offered the International Harvester’s 6.9L IDI diesel engine in their pickups. However, in recent years the relationship has been severed. Currently the Ford Motor Company manufactures a 6.7L power stroke diesel engine. The latter engine represents the first in-house designed and built Ford engine of its kind.
Now, that you have a bit of history about the power stroke diesel engine, let’s discuss manufacturing origins. Power stroke engines are typically made in Illinois and Alabama. The automatic version is usually constructed at the Ohio factory. In past years, the Ford Motor Company has received 7.3 engines, which were made at the Indianapolis, Indiana, and Canoas, Brazil engine plants.
Did you know that you can easily check the origins of your power stroke engine? To check where your power stroke engine was made, simply check the engine bar code sticker on the driver’s side valve cover. This bar code sticker should list the name of the plant (and geographical location) where the engine was originally manufactured.