The Power Stroke engine is found in Ford diesel trucks, but certain engines and vehicles have been discontinued in the effort to improve the vehicles. Before considering a Power Stroke vehicle, it is important to identify engines that are discontinued since it may cause concerns regarding future repairs.
The 7.3L Power Stroke is a discontinued engine and the trucks with the engine are also discontinued. Since the 7.3L engines were initially developed in 1994, changes to federal emissions guidelines and the development of new technology caused it to be discontinued in 2003.
In 2003, the 6.0L Power Stroke engines were introduced in Ford trucks. Even though the engine was replaced with the 6.4L Power Stroke in 2007 and 2008 trucks, the engine was not discontinued until 2009.
Even though the 6.4L Power Stroke was initially released for 2008 vehicles, the engine was discontinued by 2010, when it was replaced by the 6.7L engine.
The Power Stroke diesel engines that are used in Ford trucks have a long history. Even though the engines that were developed initially have been discontinued, it is still possible to find trucks with the older engines. Depending on the age of the truck and the discontinued engine in the vehicle, the challenges and issues that may arise during routine maintenance can vary.