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post #1 of 13 Old 02-17-2008, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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Why don't Ford have Volvo make them diesel engines since they own them? They make pretty good diesels. Enlighten me on this subject anyone
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Bumping this as I am curious to see what those in the "know" have to say about this.
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Ford owns the "car" devision of Volvo....

GM owns the comercial truck division of Volvo....

Im sure there is more to it than that....but thats a pretty good reason right there
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good question... but I am sure like some other on this site... I have heard that Ford has been testing there own in house diesel.. but havne't really heard much on that many more of lately...

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Here is the whole story on volvo. They actually bought the GM truck division and named them white/gmc for a short while. Volvo owns U.S. mack trucks.

Volvo Trucks - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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yeah, ford does not own the volvo commercial trucks. there still there own company, and gmc never owned them either.

Still there own company.

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good question... but I am sure like some other on this site... I have heard that Ford has been testing there own in house diesel.. but havne't really heard much on that many more of lately...
i definitely wanna see that one!!!! what are the specs on that engine???

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heres the ford diesel spec.

In late 2007, AutoWeek reported that Ford will allegedly be putting a supercharged 4.4L diesel V8 engine in the F-150 for 2009. Expect it to have around 330 horsepower and 520 lb-ft of torque! GM & Dodge are also planning on putting diesel engines in 1/2 ton trucks, but Ford is expected to be the first to actually produce such a truck. The 4.4-liter engine is a larger version of the 3.6-liter turbocharged V-8 used in European market Land Rover Range Rovers.

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I own two 2005 Volvo commercial trucks. I have to say they suck! EGR problems, intake manifolds crack, radiators suck. These trucks will be traded off this summer.

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