Regular and SuperCab models could be had with either a 6. The 1987 Ford F-250 kicked off the eighth production cycle for the half-ton version of the Ford Motor Company's popular F-series of full-size pickup trucks. Changes included a roomier glove box and larger, easier-to-read gauges. The eighth generation of Ford's F-150 debuted for the 1987 model year. The frame is mint condition. Buyers at the time clearly embraced the new model, as it maintained its long-running status as the best selling full-size pickup in the U. One closer to the water pump on the top toward the front.
The regular cab and flareside cab trucks, however, measure 210 inches in length and 133 inches in wheelbase, while the super cabs have a length of 232 inches and a wheelbase of 155 inches. It was available with a 4 speed manual or 4 speed automatic transmission, though a 5 speed variant was offered during its last production year. The second is on the drivers side betwee … n the valve cover and the exhaust manifold close to the front of the motor. Originally the truck spent most of its life in Florida and then the past couple years in Oklahoma. I have all the maintenance records for it from myself and the previous owner. You can delve much deeper into the subject about Ford powertrains by checking out this great Website:. Unfortunately taking the tank down is the easiest way to get the sensor out.
I then soldered up the hole, and re-installed the assembly. It offered a premium engine alternative for the '87 F-250, though; the 6. Hopefully the information posted here will be of some use to you. The Blue Oval's full-size pickup hit the late 1980s with a sleeker, more aerodynamic exterior design, anti-lock brakes for the first time, a lineup of fuel-injected engines and numerous minor upgrades and enhancements. And neither Ford nor International knew at the time that this engine would eventually lay the foundation for one of the most successful diesels ever offered. I experienced this myself very recently. With the three-speed automatic and the V-6 engine, the rear-wheel-drive F-150 achieved 14 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the highway.
Then drive to Texas and park under a newly fractured oil well and let the new oil rain into the engine. All versions of the 1987 Ford F-250 have two doors, share a width of 79 inches and ride on 16-inch wheels and tires. While it may be true that may of the manufacturers are not producing the plethora of parts that they are for other, newer models, there are still a large assortment of quality components to keep your Ford on the road and running at its best. When done in moderation, owners will notice a moderate performance increase with minimal reliability concerns. Higher pressure does not necessarily improve bearing life. Diesel Forum - The Diesel Stop. Has two fuel tanks 15 gal.
The trucks have a three-speed manual transmission or a four-speed automatic gearbox with overdrive. The flareside bed -- with its bulging rear wheel arches -- was temporarily retired and only the styleside bed was offered. Check to see if you have two sensors. Ford Diesel Forums - TheDieselStop. The 1987 F-150 was available in the expected regular cab, SuperCab extended cab and crew cab body styles.
However, I always check and maintain my oil level right at full, using a diesel formulated oil like Rotella 15W40. Finally, the crew cab was 245. Oil pressure will increase as engine speed increases. I think this problem is more related to the oil pressure sensor and the display gage rather than the actual physical oil pressure. The truck drives and operates flawlessly.
When that sensor says I'm hot the gauge pegs and the check engine light comes on. Next have a team of trained chimpanzees 5 bananas an hour is the new wage scale for these guys remove the filter. For safety reasons, a pyrometer is recommended when turning up the injection pump. It is my daily driver. Ford added rear space to the super cab trucks consisting of a 39-inch headroom, 29-inch legroom, 67-inch shoulder room and 61-inch hip room.
The fuel economy range is 11 to 15 mpg for city driving and 14 to 17 mpg for highway driving. Depending on version, the truck's height is around 74 to 77 inches, and it has a curb weight range of around 3,900 lb. It has the original 6. Ford offered three standard engines for the 1987 model year of the F-250: a 4. . In 1993, a turbocharged version of the engine was released, which pushed torque to nearly 390 lb-ft. The SuperCab model measured 216.