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Old 06-14-2005, 07:01   #1 (permalink)
Bob Urz
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1988 ford 350 diesel cube van

Got a chance to get a 1988 cube van cheap. I have not seen it yet.
It has a 350 diesel. tranny won't go into forward.

My questions are:

whose diesel would have been in a 88 cube van?
Was it a good engine and what kind of problems did they have?

Which automatic trannie would have been mated to it?

Bob
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Old 06-14-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1988 ford 350 diesel cube van

I did a little checking, but have not been able to find a Ford application
for a diesel of
that size in 1988. Maybe you could be a little more specific than 'cube'
van...Exactly
what is it?
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Old 06-14-2005, 12:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1988 ford 350 diesel cube van

Cube van is like a small rider rental truck. Has a beefed up van chassis with
an aftermarket rectangular box with roll up door on the back. The 350 on the
side may stand for E350 rather than the motor size. I am trying to figure out
what motor they used and what trannie.
Navistar 6.7 or 7.3 maybe? C6? or? I still have not seen it yet
so just going on some second hand descriptions.

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Old 06-14-2005, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: 1988 ford 350 diesel cube van

I'm sure the van is an E-350. Ford never made a 350 CI diesel engine that
I'm aware of. I did a junkyard search for you for that year van and the
only diesel the Hollander says was used in that year was the 7.3.

I then searched the 7.3 diesel equipped E-350 and it appears that for 1988
the only auto tranny that was mated to the diesel was a C-6. This search
was not quite as conclusive as the engine search, but I'm relatively certain
that you're looking at a C-6. I'm 97% certain you're looking at a 7.3
engine.

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Old 06-14-2005, 14:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 1988 ford 350 diesel cube van

A 1988 E350 highcube van would have come with a 7.3 liter diesel. this is a
good motor if taken care of, and 400k miles is not out of the question, 300k
is common. the thing to look for is ph level in the coolant system. if the
proper additives have been kept up, there will be no porosity in the
cylinder liners. the trans will be either a C6 or an AOD. you are looking at
around $1100 to $2500 for a trans rebuild, depending on the trans type and
what it needs.
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Old 06-14-2005, 15:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 1988 ford 350 diesel cube van

I can't in my wildest dreams imagine that Ford would put an AOD behind a
7.3.

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Old 06-14-2005, 15:02   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 1988 ford 350 diesel cube van


"CJB" <colonyparkwagon@excite.nospam> wrote in message
news:fAHre.3902$yw4.2052@trnddc09...
> I can't in my wildest dreams imagine that Ford would put an AOD behind a
> 7.3.


Neither can I. It is most likely the C6. They are pretty tough, and can be
rebuilt a lot
cheaper than some of the trannies on the street today.


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Old 06-14-2005, 16:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 1988 ford 350 diesel cube van

bob
international
many mini school busses are diesel
prolly c6


hurc ast
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Old 06-14-2005, 16:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: 1988 ford 350 diesel cube van

7.3 non powerstroke
also used by international
if ya want parts try them

hurc
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Old 06-14-2005, 16:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: 1988 ford 350 diesel cube van

actually seen them with 500000mi
just keep replacing injectors and sometimes
injection pump
the early 90s had the aod
i think they started in 89
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