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Old 08-16-2001, 17:23   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up F-Series and New Exlorer Drive

I Attended the F-Series and Explorer Drive day in Regional Victoria yesterday, and after taking the new F-250 4.2 I6 & F-350 7.3 V8 through Mud, water, up and down hills and 4WD Tracks, I can say it is a very impressive vehicle.

I also took the new explorer V8 for a drive, VERY VERY VERY impressive vehicle. It is heaps better than the old one, very little body roll., IRS, 175kw V8 Engine, good build quality, 350% more rigid chassis than the older model.

Very impressive vehicles, they both should sell well. Well Done Ford.
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Good to hear that you like the new additions to the range. Lets hope the general public are like wise
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Does anyone know when the new Explorer goes on sale?
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I didn't think the yanks were still using an I6...maybe that will be incentive to keep the I6 here in aus, and not change to a V6.
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Does anyone know when the new Explorer goes on sale?
I think they're penned down for November this year.
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Originally posted by jaytyn
I Attended the F-Series and Explorer Drive day in Regional Victoria
yesterday, and after taking the new F-250 4.2 I6 & F-350 7.3 V8 through Mud,
water, up and down hills and 4WD Tracks, I can say it is a very impressive
vehicle.
Hmm anyone know what type of power output the 4.2 I6 pumps out?

Wonder if it will fit into the engine bay of a falcon? :D

Hope the F-series does well - maybe Ford will start selling the F-150
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The 4.2 I6 is a intercooled turbo diesel. It has 132kw @3400rpm and 500Nm@1600rpm. Looking at the catalouge I've got it has a HUGE intercooler. BTW the photo of the 7.3 on the first page is an ambulance package engine with dual alternators.
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the 7.3 and the 4.2 run the same intercooler ..... and yes it's BIG.

the 4.2 will kick some serious Landcruiser butt, even when they bring out their 4.2 turbo; the 7.3 destroys it.
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Good stuff Jaytyn,

Hmmm like the idea of the 4.2 Inline 6 even though it's diesel, shows that the Inline 6 is the way to go for utmost reliability, smoothness and power for 6 cyclinders.

Yeah the V8 Explorer with a heaps more chassis stiffening is great news. About time Ford should release a 4WD that will really have Zoom Zoom Zoom with a V8 arrr arrr arrr.

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Whoooa that 4.2L Inline 6 although it's makin 132kw the torque will pull trees mate a stump pullin 500Nm. :eek: :eek: :eek:
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Just what we need - more barges on our roads. Come on Howard/Costello - jack up that tax rate so 4WDs pay the same as passenger cars and stop this madness!
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