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dezrik
March 9th, 2010, 02:30 PM
Found a Ford 1ton SRW w/ a DT466 7.6L w/ Turbo...

Does the engine have the same setup as a IH DT466?

Am I still looking at 8mpg in a tow rig loaded?

bowtied1
March 9th, 2010, 02:32 PM
No, they have different hp ratings, 180,210,230 and I think they have a 250 now. The early ones had mechanical fuel injection and the new ones are electronic fuel injection. They will usually do about 300,000miles in a tow truck before they need to be inframe rebuilt.

dezrik
March 9th, 2010, 02:36 PM
Im going to guess that this one is electronic... Just trying to get an idea on the engine I Didn't know ford offered a DT466. Im going to go look at it soon. When I asked about it, I said 7.3L he said no 7.6L That threw me off :confused:. DT466E is the Electronic Fuel Injection?

dezrik
March 9th, 2010, 02:40 PM
He just left me a voicemail its a 7.3L typo :(... Still would like more info on a 466, since it seems everyone likes them.

1967k10
March 9th, 2010, 07:27 PM
They are big and heavy and in all reality too big to put in a pickup. Guy up had one in a 75 F250 4door briefly and he had to move the the firewall back a bit :eek:. IIRC they weigh 1500-1800lbs.

Trango
March 9th, 2010, 07:29 PM
The DT466 is in the same class as the Cummins 8.3, and the Cat 3126. It's a medium duty truck engine, for sure.

rockhound
March 10th, 2010, 06:30 PM
Am I still looking at 8mpg in a tow rig loaded?[/QUOTE]

the 24 valve second gen dodges get much much better than that.

i got 11 mpg out of my 2005 cummins pulling 15,000 lbs. out to ouray this last summer.