Truck aficionados may recall that the 6.4-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel engine used on Ford Super Duty trucks up until the 2011 model year was provided externally by a company called Navistar International Corporation. The 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel mill picked up thereafter was designed internally by Ford – comforting news for any Super Duty owners about to watch this video.
Shared by Speed Society earlier today, this clip from 2012 shows a Ford F-250 Super Duty, equipped with the aforementioned 6.4L diesel, blowing up utterly and spectacularly during a prolonged burnout. According to the video description, this Ford F-250 met its demise during Dyno Day at a shop called Diesel Doctors, which is just about the most convenient place for it to occur, we reckon.
For all its faults, the 6.4-liter Power Stroke unit did a good job at replacing the earlier 6.0-liter diesel V8, which had a reputation for poor reliability. The former replaced the latter in the Ford F-250 and other Super Duty models starting with the 2008 model year, introducing a compound turbocharging system with a small, low-pressure turbo feeding into a larger, high-pressure unit. The resulting output was 350 horsepower and 650 lb-ft, making it perfect for spinning the back wheels in a glorious display of torque and tire smoke.