The International Truck and Engine (Navistar International) VT engine, also sold as the Ford Power Stroke, is a Diesel V8 engine. It is used as the Power Stroke in Ford's F-Series Super Duty and under the International (Navistar) name in the International XT trucks.
The VT365 engine replaced the ever popular workhorse the T444E in 2003. It went up to 2010 model years for the International applications. The VT365 engine was also released in a similar version, the 6.0L PowerStroke Engine for the Ford F-Series Pickups (03-07) & Ford E-Series Super Duty till 2010 model years. The VT365 Engine utilized a ECM (Engine Control Module) and a FICM (Fuel Injection Control Module) to control the engine and injectors which was different from the previous generations having an IDM (Injector Drive Module). With the additional of the FICM and a VGT (Variable-Geometry Turbo) they were able to produce up to 325HP from the VT365 Engine but all the International versions were dialed back for longevity. The VT365 Engine was used in many different applications and were highly customized for each one.
The EGR Cooler was one of the problematic components that need to be replaced frequently or else it caused catastrophic engine failure. Bulletproof Diesel in Arizona devised a Stainless Steel Straight Flow Through design that never needed to be replaced for the 6.0-L PowerStroke Engine. ARP released special head studs instead of head bolts to alleviate the issues with the cylinder heads blowing gaskets.
The VT365 engine did not suffer so much in the engine failures that the 6.0L PowerStroke did. However the EGR Coolers did still fail but not as much probably because of the lower horsepower settings. Bulletproof Diesel still provided the EGR Coolers to In the Ford Applications every pony was carefully packed into the engine.
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