Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Calgary, Alberta
I wouldn't worry too much about this. Ford generally supplies parts for engines for at least 15 years, beyond that if people are still driving them, aftermarket will supply. I know that only 5% of these trucks have this engine, but that still 45,000 or so trucks per year sold so there's still a fairly large market. Once the engine proves reliable, which I think it will, sales will likely pick up; especially with fleets given the excellent fuel economy. Parts of this engine have also been produced for over a decade so it's not new, and things like the turbos, bosch injection systems, etc are third party produced and used in other applications, so they should still be available regardless of what ford does with this engine. For me it's nice to have a unique engine, keeps things interesting. With GM and Dodge putting diesels back in their trucks, I doubt ford will drop it. This is a solid platform, so they can likely build up the HP and Torques from here to compete with the new GM 3.0 in a couple years... i.e. Gen 2.