Summer’s here, which means we’ve reached the midpoint of the year and can start looking ahead to the 2017 diesel truck models.

And while it’s tough to sort fact from rumor at this stage, it looks like the 2017 line of diesel trucks will pack more power than ever.

TheTopSpeed.com is even going as far as to suggest that the new 2017 Ford Super Duty 6.7L V8 PowerStroke Turbo Diesel will have more than 500 horsepower and, get this, 1,000 pound-feet of torque. The 1,000 pound-feet of torque, at least coming from the factory, would have been unfathomable a few years ago, but apparently that’s what we could expect from this next line.

2017 Ford Super Duty Diesel

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According to Ford, the 6.7L PowerStroke Turbo Diesel will see an upgraded powertrain and feature a TorqShift 6-speed SelectShift automatic transmission and is the “smartest, most capable tow rig ever in a Super Duty.”

As it stands today, the Dodge Ram HD is the current frontrunner in the torque race with 900 pound-feet of torque. For 2017, it doesn’t sound like there will be massive changes to the Ram 3500 HD 6.7L Cummins I6 Turbo Diesel engine, then again there haven’t been a ton of updates from the Ram camp so that remains to be seen. If anyone has updates on the 2017 model, please send them our way.

2017 Ram 3500

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In any case, expect the same power or even more from the Ram 3500 6.7L Cummins Turbo Diesel, which currently touts best-in-class max towing, according to Ram, with 900 pound-feet of maximum diesel torque and maximum towing capacity of over 31,000 pounds.

Not to be outdone, GM is set to roll out an upgraded 6.6L Duramax V8 diesel for the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra HDs.

2017 GMC Sierra Denali 2500 HD

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The 2017 Silverado HD will feature a new patented air intake system, according to Chevy, which will allow for cooler air to help “the engine run better under load, especially in conditions where engine and transmission temperatures can rise quickly. Running cooler allows the Duramax diesel to maintain full power and vehicle speed for capable trailering in even the toughest conditions.”

According to Truck Trend, they’re “expecting the new 6.6L Duramax to easily top 400 hp and 800 lb-ft of torque” and “confident it will be the most powerful, most refined and most capable Duramax to date.”

2017 Chevy Silverado

Courtesy Chevy

All in all, it looks like the entire diesel truck line for 2017 should bring plenty of power to the table.

We’ll be bringing you more details about the 2017 line of diesel trucks when launched later this year. In the meantime, share your thoughts with us on Facebook about next year’s models and the features that are announced as we get these trucks hitting the road.


Motorcraft Diesel InjectorsWhen looking for remanufactured Ford Power Stroke 6.0 injectors, it’s important that you buy Motorcraft diesel injectors to ensure smooth engine performance.

Too often, competitors cut corners with remanufactured diesel injectors, which can be seen in the following areas:

Coil Assembly

While Motorcraft replaces the entire coil assembly with a new one, the competition reuses the connector seals, wires and guide. This could lead to wire fatigue and poor cold starts.

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Coil Assembly End Caps

Cold start issues can worsen as a result of stiction, or when the two ground surfaces of end caps gather a thin film of oil that can lead to hydraulic lock.

To prevent stiction, Motorcraft end caps include a vented slot that helps alleviate hydraulic lock between the two precision ground surfaces.

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Disk Check Assembly

While many remanufactured injectors don’t have refinished sealing surfaces, Motorcraft OE specs require less than a 2-micron deviation from a perfectly flat surface. This ensures a long fuel injector life and helps improve mileage and performance.

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Control Valve Body and Spool

On Motorcraft injectors, the control valve body and spool are precision ground to Ford-specific diametrical tolerances for sealing and directing oil, which results in optimal operation.

While competitors often reuse spools, Motorcraft injectors contain new spools that are machined to the existing control valve body. Other new components include rail connections, coils, wiring harness, o-rings and springs.

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Intensifier Body and Plunger

The competition also tends to reuse plungers, which often experience coating loss that can result in internal injector leakage.

Motorcraft, meanwhile, uses all new plungers that are precision match honed along with the intensifier body to ensure smooth operation at extreme pressures and temperatures.

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Nozzles are another component that are often overlooked, and should be chemically treated and microbrushed to remove carbon fuel prior to testing.

On Motorcraft injectors, each nozzle is flow tested to ensure proper performance and emissions. When nozzles don’t meet OE specs, they are replaced with new nozzles.

Don’t put your engine’s performance at risk by buying questionable remanufactured injectors.

Go with Motorcraft, and you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that comes with A 2-YEAR warranty on dependable injectors that are flow tested, contain new spools, plungers and coil assemblies, and are refinished to OE specs to keep your engine running smooth.

For more information and pricing for all of our Ford injectors, visit our Power Stroke diesel injectors page.