Ford Powerstroke Diesel Cetane Booster

March 28, 2010



Diesel Engine Changes

The new Ford diesel engines are not your father’s diesel. For years consumers were spoiled by diesel engines that were driven hard, put away wet, and probably not serviced as frequently as we would like to admit. In recent years Government Emissions regulations have tightened and to a large degree dictated the evolution of the new diesel motors.

The most recent government standards call for the virtual elimination of NOx (greenhouse gasses) and particulate matter (soot or smoke) from the exhaust. In order to conform to these strict rules, and still provide the power and performance that you have grown to expect from a Power Stroke, Ford has implemented several substantial design changes.

NOx are created by the extremely high temperatures reached during the combustion cycle. The most popular way to reduce the output of NOx is to mix fresh air with recycled exhaust gases by means of an Exhaust Gas Recirculation System (EGR). Adding an inert exhaust gas into the cylinder displaces fresh air which cools down the cylinder’s temperature and thus reduces the NOx production.

Particulate matter is being addressed with new technologies as well. Manufactures have incorporated a variety of advanced injection systems and exhaust after-treatment designs that filter particles prior to their release into the atmosphere. The most current and widely used technologies are the Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF). After leaving the turbocharger, the exhaust flows through the DPF were the particulates are trapped so they can keep from being released into the atmosphere. Eventually the DPF will become filled with particles and will need to be cleaned. The vehicle will automatically initiate an exhaust cleaning procedure where the engines exhaust stream is mixed with fuel that creates temperatures high enough to turn the matter into ash.

Fuel Changes

Government regulations have not stopped at the diesel engine. The composition of Diesel Fuel itself has been forced to change. Up until 2006 most diesel fuel was Low Sulfur (LSD – 500ppm), but today diesel fuel is regulated to be Ultra Low Sulfur (ULSD – 15ppm). The downside is that Ultra Low Sulfur Fuel holds 1.5 percent less energy than LSD thus decreasing the fuel efficiency of your diesel.

Cetane Ratings, Carbon build-up, and Fuel Economy


Fuel quality is a critical factor in the fuel economy and the durability of your diesel engine. Fuel quality and its centane rating is a major determinate in the amount of particulates generated by the combustion process. The cetane rating of diesel fuel is basically the ability of the fuel to combust. The higher the cetane rating the better the combustion process will be. Centane rating is similar to octane ratings for gasoline. Ford recommends and designs their engines on a minimum of 45 centane level.

Unlike octane there is no regulation or posting of centane ratings at filling stations. Surveys have shown vast inconsistencies in cetane ratings between manufacturers and filling stations, so you can’t be certain what you are pumping into your vehicle. Since 1966 when diesel fuel averaged a cetane rating of 50, the America average centane rating of diesel fuel has fallen to 40, 5 points lower than Ford’s minimum recommendation.

The main problem with this low cetane rated diesel fuel is the inefficient combustion cycle that results.  Less efficient combustion cycles cause numerous problems, the most obvious being poorer performance and decreased fuel economy. A less visible, and perhaps more detrimental, effect is the particulate build up inside the engine. As stated previously, the new EGR systems in diesel engines use cooled exhaust gas to lower combustion chamber temperatures. When the exhaust gas is contaminated with particulate matter created through inefficient combustion, that particulate ends up right back inside the engine reeking havoc on EGR valves, turbos, and intake manifolds.

Using Fuel additive like Ford Power Stroke Diesel Centane Booster & Performance Improver can increase fuel centane levels significantly and reduce these detrimental particulates – Better combustion, Better fuel economy, less expensive carbon-related engine repairs.

For more information, or to order your Ford Cenate Booster visit


Ford’s New Eco Boost Engine: Get More Out of Less

March 25, 2010


In the upcoming year Ford Motor Company is launching its new highly efficient, EcoBoost engine. Nearly half a million vehicles will be equipped with EcoBoost engine technology which will increase fuel economy up to 20%.

•EcoBoost technology will be used in Ford vehicles ranging from small cars to large trucks

•EcoBoost uses gasoline turbocharged direct-injection technology for up to 20 percent better fuel economy, 15 percent fewer C02 emissions and superior driving performances versus larger displacement engines.

•As of early 2010 EcoBoost is available in the Lincoln MKS sedan and Taurus SHO. The new “Ford Explorer America” concept SUV showcases the EcoBoost engine, which combined with other sustainability actions, will deliver 20-30 percent increases in fuel economy over today’s mid-sized utilities. In the next 5 years the EcoBoost will be available in Focus, Flex, F150, and other models.

The line of EcoBoost 4-cylinder and 6-cylinder engines utilize turbo charging and direct injection technology to build upon today’s affordable gasoline engines. It allows customers to” have their cake and eat it too”; affordable, powerful, and fuel efficient!

In a recent enterview with, Derrick Kuzak (Ford’s group VP of Global Product development) spoke about the potential savings versus expense of the EcoBoost engine. “Compared with the current cost of diesel and hybrid technologies, customers in North America can expect to recoup their initial investment in a 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine through fuel savings in approximately 30 months.  A diesel in North America will take an average of seven and one-half years, while the cost of a hybrid will take nearly 12 years to recoup – given equivalent miles driven per year and fuel costs.”

How Ford EcoBoost Technology Works

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The EcoBoost engine relies on both modern-day turbo charging and direct injection technology. The turbo uses waste energy from the exhaust gas to drive the turbine and force air, at a high rate, back into the engine. These two elements combined allow for similar displacement as larger engines with fewer trips to the gas pump.

Ford’s 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, for example, can deliver upwards of 340-plus lb.-ft. of torque across a wide engine range – 2,000 to 5,000 rpm versus 270 to 310 lb.-ft of torque for a conventional naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V-8 over the same speed range.  At the same time, this V-6 gives customers an approximate 2 mpg improvement and emits up to 15 percent fewer CO2 emissions to the environment.

Direct injection coupled with turbo charging allows for the downsizing of engines that deliver improved torque and performance.  A small 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine has the capability of producing more torque than a larger 4-cylinder engine – nearly an entire liter larger in displacement – with better fuel efficiency. 

The real-world fuel economy benefit is consistent no matter the drive cycle, meaning the engine is efficient in the city as well as on the highway – unlike hybrids, which are most efficient in stop-and-go traffic.  In addition, customers who tow and haul – and have long turned to more expensive diesel powertrains for their superior towing capabilities – can find the engine performance they need from an EcoBoost powertrain.

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Instructions and Videos on programming Ford PATS Keys

March 23, 2010

If you have questions about programming Ford PATS programmable keys, Ford Keyless remote key FOBs, or your Ford Keyless Entry Key Pad with new code  (or retrieving the factory code), We have provided the attached instructions and videos.


 Ford Keyless Entry Keypad Code Programming

      1.  Enter the permanent Ford factory keyless entry keypad code. 

      2.  Press the 1/2 button within 5 seconds to activate the programming mode. Holding the 1/2 button for more than 2 second after activation erases all the stored customer codes. The existing codes do not need to be erased to program a new code.

       3. Within 5 seconds, enter the new 5-digit keyless entry keypad code.

       4.  Press the 1/2, 3/4, or 5/6 to indicate which of the 3 personal entry code positions is to be programmed.

        5.  The door locks lock and unlock to confirm the new code is programmed.

        6.  To program an additional personal entry code, repeat Steps 2 through 4.

Ford Pats Key programming Using Two Programmed Keys

1. Insert the first Ford programmed key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key from the OFF position to the ON position (maintain the key in the ON position for a minimum of 3 seconds and less than 10 seconds).

2. Turn the key to the OFF position and remove the first key from the ignition lock cylinder.

3. Within 5 seconds of turning the key to the OFF position, insert the second programmed key into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key from the OFF position to the ON position (maintain the key in the ON position for a minimum of 3 seconds and less than 10 seconds).

4. Turn the key to the OFF position and remove the key from the ignition lock cylinder.

5. Within 10 seconds of turning the key to the OFF position, insert the unprogrammed key (the new key) into the ignition lock cylinder and turn the key from the OFF position to the ON position (maintain the key in the ON position for a minimum of 3 seconds and less than 10 seconds).

6. If it is desired to program additional key(s) (only up to 8 keys total can be programmed into the IC), repeat Steps 1-5 for each additional key that needs to be programmed.

7. Start the vehicle with the new key(s).

Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) Transmitter Programming

1. The vehicle must be electronically unlocked before entering program mode using the RKE transmitter, keyless entry keypad (if equipped) or door lock control switch while the driver door is open.

2. Turn the key from OFF to RUN 8 times within 10 seconds, with the eighth turn ending in RUN. If the module successfully enters the program mode, it locks and then unlocks all doors.

3. Within 20 seconds, press any button on an RKE transmitter, and the doors lock and then unlock to confirm that the RKE transmitter is programmed. Repeat this step for each RKE transmitter.

4. If the door locks do not respond for any RKE transmitter, wait several seconds and press the button again. If the door locks still fail to respond, refer to Handles, Locks, Latches and Entry Systems in this section. Make sure that no more than the maximum number of 6 RKE transmitters are attempted to be programmed.

5. Exiting the programming mode is accomplished if one of the following occurs:

  • The key transitions to the OFF position.
  • Twenty seconds have passed since entering programming mode or since the last RKE transmitter was programmed.
  • The maximum number of 6 RKE transmitters have been programmed.


Understanding the PATS Key System

   Ford Motor Company began offering the PATS (Passive Anti-Theft System) on their cars and trucks in the late 1990’s and is now standard on all non-commercial vehicles.  Each key has a unique computer chip than “communicates” with the ignition system allowing the vehicle to be started. 

Important things to remember with a PATS vehicle.

 1. A regular cut spare key will open the door but WILL NOT start the vehicle.

 2. If a PATS key is lost you need two keys to program the third key.  In other words ALWAYS have three sets of keys for these vehicles.


Q: “I’ve lost a key and only have one spare what do I do?”

A: Bring the vehicle into service and the code can be pulled and a new key can be cut.

Q: “I only had one key and I’ve lost it, now what?”

A: At this point the vehicle will need to be towed to the dealership to have the code pulled and new key cut.

Always have three sets of keys

Fuller Ford of Cincinnati’s Service Center can provide additional help or programming services. See our website……


The All New Reading CSV is the Ultimate Work Vehicle: Video Demo

March 22, 2010


The following video demonstrates the all new Reading Classic Service Van (CSV) Watch it, and then drive one in person at Fuller Ford. Fuller sells the full line of Reading work trucks and services the entire Cincinnati Tri-state region. Whether you are coming from Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana, our dealership is conveniently located right off I-75, just outside of downtown Cincinnati.

 The Reading CSV was provided by K.E. Rose Co., a Reading Truck Body dealer. The Reading Classic Service Van is the optimal commercial work truck for plumbers, electricians, and contractors. An array of shelves and storage compartments makes the CSV work van an excellent choice for commercial customers who need functionality and organization for their tools and equipment. The body features interior access to horizontal compartments.

 The new aluminum constructed CSV is 45% lighter than steel. This green friendly work truck boasts an impressive 9% fuel savings (actual savings will vary based on chassis weight and payload weight). The CSV is lean, mean, AND green. Save fuel and money at the same time!

Reading work trucks come equipped with an extensive line-up of standard features such as the Aluma-Fill, which is an aluminum fuel fill receptacle that protects the body from accidental nicks and scratches. The Classic Service Van utilizes a rugged understructure. Galvanized shelves, heavy duty compartment doors, and a pooched anti-slip frame mounted bumper are just a few of the other standard features that the Reading CSV has to offer. The CSV comes with a 10 year limited warranty.  As the Cincinnati Tri-State Region’s Commercial Truck Leader Fuller Ford is here to serve all your Reading Truck needs. 

Fuller Ford offers Lifetime Free Oil changes on ALL new vehicle purchases- in stock or factory ordered. This includes the CSV! Please  visit our site andcontact our sales department to test drive  a CSV

All New Gas Engine in All New 2011 Ford Super Duty

March 20, 2010

  With the arrival of the New Ford Super Duty, Ford Motor Company is also introducing a replacement for the 5.4 Engine. The new 6.2L engine has a fuel mileage rating 15% better than it’s 5.4L predecessor.  It also has 405 ft lbs of torque and 385 horsepower.  For more information about the 6.2L engine visit….

6.7L Powerstroke Turbo Diesel is the Powerplant for the All New 2011 Ford Superduty

March 19, 2010

Excitement is building as Ford is releasing the next generation Powerstroke also known as the Scorpion Engine along with the premiere of the new Super Duty pick up truck and cab and chassis.  Fuller Ford is chomping at the bit for the release of these engines. Diesel is our lifeblood and with knowledgeable sales staff and 8 technicians diesel certified, we are ready to deliver on our customer service commitment.

Highlights of the engine include an 18% increase in fuel mileage over the 6.4L engine in pick-ups, and a whopping 25% fuel mileage increase over previous cab and chassis models with a diesel engine.  This engine is designed and manufactured by Ford Motor Company and has been rated at 390 horsepower and 735 ft lbs of torque! To find out how Ford achieved these ratings with the fuel mileage increases visit … and be sure to check out the insane field testing videos.

“Hometown Team” Sharonville Transmission Plant and the UAW Local 863 scored a huge victory with the All New Ford Torqshift 6 Speed Heavy Duty Selectshift Transmission.

March 18, 2010

Fuller Ford congratulates the efforts of the UAW workers (active and retired) and the Engineers  who paved the way for this exciting new product.  The engines seem to get the lion share of the press, but it is this transmission that enables the All New 2011 Superduty to achieve Best In Class Payload and Best In Class Towing.  It started with a beefy one piece construction with rugged and heftier gears and is topped off with the latest technology such as “Manual Mode”, “Progressive Range Select” , and “Tow Haul Mode” that puts this transmission in a class by itself. It is already being tested for much larger and demanding trucks including real world applications for the troops in Afghanistan.  Too much information for this article, check out the design, features, and tests for yourself at …

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