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Used Ford Diesel Trucks for Sale in Indianapolis

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Endangered Species: Where to Buy Ford Diesel Trucks in Indianapolis

All Ford diesel truck fans are welcomed at Indy Auto Man. We are glad to offer a good selection of used F-Series trucks for sale in Indianapolis, including diesel modifications in different trims.

Ford’s Diesel Engine History

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2017 Ford Super Duty F-350 SRW Lariat

Ford installed diesel in F-series Super Duty pickup trucks, Ford Excursion off-road vehicles, and Econoline Wagon minibuses built on their basis.

The Ford Super Duty pickup trucks F-series have been produced since 1999. During this time, they have become very popular in their class. By the beginning of 2006, more than 350,000 of these vehicles rolled off the assembly line, which allowed Ford to capture 45% of the American heavy pickup market.

The Super Duty line has many modifications:

  • with a regular, one-and-a-half, or four-door cab;
  • with all-wheel drive or rear-wheel drive;
  • with various base options and even with twin wheels on the rear axle .

Meanwhile, in the United States, a good half of these giants are used not for carrying heavy loads, but as personal vehicles. Therefore, in the used car market, you will easily find these trucks with a chic interior, in excellent condition.

Most used Super Duty models are equipped with two V8 turbodiesels: a 7.3-liter, 215-253 hp, and the modern six-liter engine with 329 hp that replaced it in 2003. Both are developed by a well-known commercial engine manufacturer, Navistar.

What Is Ford’s Most Reliable Diesel Engine?

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When choosing a diesel Ford F-series pickup, take a closer look at the time-tested 7.3-liter modification. Thanks to its exquisite reliability and unpretentiousness, the 7.3-liter diesel engine enjoyed the great love of Americans. It has practically no weak points, except the nozzle of the eighth cylinder. According to experts, it often does not provide the necessary fuel supply due to overheating and fails before its counterparts.

What Years Are Ford Diesel Engines to Avoid?

Buyers do not favor the 2003-2007 Ford Super Duty six-liter engine. Although this diesel was listed as one of the top ten engines of the year by the local press when it was born, it showed several annoying ailments. In particular, there were breakdowns of turbochargers and failures in the control system operation, due to which the engine could stall at any time. Satisfaction of claims cost Ford concern more than $50.000.000.

Therefore, when buying a car with this engine, it is worth spending time and money for its thorough diagnosis.

Will Ford Stop Making Diesel Trucks?

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2019 Ford Super Duty F-350 SRW King Ranch

Ford phased out the 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine for its mega-selling F-150 pickup in July 2021, shifting its focus to more efficient hybrid and electric versions of the F-150 for 2022. The heavy-duty F-Series Super Duty is still on offer with a turbo-diesel 6.7-liter V8 that produces 475 hp and 1,050 lb-ft of torque. One could speculate that the Bronco and Expedition full-size SUVs could get a diesel, but that seems even less likely after the F-150 ditched the diesel option.

If you are a fan of diesel engines for their reliability, low torque, and fuel efficiency, there are a few things to celebrate in 2022. Diesel sedans and hatchbacks have completely disappeared from the US market, and diesel-powered SUVs and pickups are few and far between. Fortunately, there are still plenty of diesel trucks for sale on the used car market.

If you want to buy one of the time-tested Ford diesel trucks in Indianapolis, come to Indy Auto Man for a test drive and get behind the wheel of your new workhorse with no hassle!