Hey Everybody! It's me again. I was just wanted to ask what the benefits of a Commonrail 5.9 is over a regular 5.9? Is mpg better? More power? I have a commonrail in my Ford Excursion and just wondered what the benefit/drawbacks were of each engine.
There are a lot of threads on this subject on other forums and the pros and cons are still tough to balance in favor of one or the other. I would love to see your wiring harness details. I'm working on a 2005 5.9 into a 2006 F250 and want to build my own harness adapter.. I went with the common rail to get more horsepower and a quieter power plant at the expense of simplicity and more cost and arguably less reliability and durability... I have never owned a commonrail before but loved the 12 valve 5.9 in my old first gen.
Like Elbonk said, there has been lots of discussion about the pros and cons. As for power level, a mechanical 6bt can reach extreme power but since the common rail is computer controlled it can be turned up a lot cheaper. One of the main reasons we went away from the mechanical injection system was smog control. Probably not a huge difference in fuel mileage, but the computer metered system probably has an edge.
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