The Ford LSG875i industrial engine, a variant of the Ford 460 truck engine, has been widely used in generator set applications over the years. This engine is commonly found in Kohler and Onan generators. While the Ford LSG875i engine is a rugged performer, the water pump will occasionally need to be replaced. The problem is Ford used two different water pumps on these engines. Unfortunately, they look very much alike and you will hear one is no longer available from Ford, even though we have both styles in stock and ready to ship.Read More
The Ford Industrial Engine Model LSG423 uses different intake manifolds. Identifying which LSG423 gasket set to order can be difficult. The chart and directions below should be helpful in purchasing gaskets for your LSG423.
INTAKE PORT CONFIGURATION
After having located the sticker on the engine timing belt cover, check the engine code against the alpha table in the same way as noted above to determine whether the correct replacement part number appears in column “A”, “B”, or “C” on the appropriate catalog reference page.
In the event the Ford LSG423 engine has neither a nameplate nor a sticker on the timing belt cover, the proper engine code can be determined by a quick check of the intake ports. After having removed the intake manifold, compare the intake port configuration against the following three illustrations, each of which is keyed to one of three alpha code categories reference above for replacement part identification.
This Tech Tip, one of a number we publish for the engine community, discusses the differences among Ford 240 and Ford 300 cylinder heads.
The Ford 300 engine (also known as the CSG649i when used in industrial applications) first appeared in 1965 and was produced for the next 31 years. This in-line six cylinder engine gained a well-deserved reputation for toughness and durability and has been used in a variety of industrial applications including wood chippers, generators, airport tugs, etc.
This Dr. Diesel™ Tech Tip is about how to unscramble a Ford Industrial engine’s serial number to determine the production year.
Foley Engines has long supported Ford Industrial engine owners by stocking both new and remanufactured Ford Industrial engines and parts. Identifying the correct replacement parts for a Ford Industrial engine can be difficult. Ford doesn’t give the same level of parts support that Perkins or Deutz offers and it often comes down to whether or not you need a part for, say, an “early” or “late” example of the model Ford Industrial engine you may be working on.
The CSG649i is the industrial version of the Ford 300. This Ford industrial engine is used widely in such industrial applications as wood chippers, airport tugs, and other applications requiring a rugged six cylinder gas engine. While it is getting long in the tooth, it is still a very popular engine. The Ford 300 is a very heavy cast iron engine with all the usual components of a successful industrial engine including cast iron timing gears, severe duty crankshaft, etc. This Ford engine has good torque characteristics. So good in fact, that the six cylinder Ford 300 is a more powerful engine than some Ford V8s.Read More
This Tech Tip is one in a series that we publish for the industrial engine community. It focuses on the Ford VSG411 and Ford VSG413 engines and how to identify the correct replacement starter motor for them. For more information on the Ford VSG series engine check out Tech Tip #121: How to Order Parts for the Ford VSG Series Engine.Read More
You don’t have to be Frank Sinatra to know that this is one of the coldest winters we’ve seen in a while. But we can help.
We have block heaters for most Perkins engines. You pop out a freeze plug, insert the heater and then plug it into 110 wall outlet. Now your engine will be warm and toasty. It will last a lot longer, too!
This is one in a series of Tech Tips that we publish for the industrial engine community. It focuses on the Ford 300 Industrial Engine, also known as the CSG649i engine, and follows on the heels of earlier tech tips on this subject. See for example Tech Tip #24: Ford 300 Industrial Downdraft Carburetors, Tech Tip #148: Ford Industrial In-Line 6 Cylinder Gas Engines: How to Tell Them Apart and Tech Tip # 152: Ford 300 Industrial Engines.Read More
This Tech Tip, one in a series we publish, focuses on the Ford 300 Industrial engine. This Tech Tip follows earlier ones including: Tech Tip #148: Ford Industrial In-Line 6 Cylinder Engines: How to Tell Them Apart, Tech Tip #131: Perkins 4236 Diesel and Ford 300 Industrial Pilot Bearing Holders, Tech Tip #85: Identifying and Maintaining the Ford C6 Transmission as Used in Industrial Applications and Tech Tip #143: How NOT to Seat the Piston Rings on Your New Ford 300 Industrial Engine; Cleaning Components When Swapping Accessories.Read More
Ford Industrial In-Line 6 Cylinder Gas Engines: How to Tell Them Apart
This Dr. Diesel™ Tech Tip is one in a series we publish for the marine and industrial engine community. It focuses on how to differentiate the Ford 200GF, the Ford 223GF and the Ford 300 CSG649/Ford 240 six cylinder engines. It is one of several we have published on Ford Industrial engines. See for example,
Tech Tip # 8: Ford 172/192 Industrial,
Tech Tip # 13: Leaking Deutz, Deere, Perkins or Ford Industrial Exhaust Manifolds,
Tech Tip # 24: Ford 300 Industrial Downdraft Carburetors,
Tech Tip # 39: How to Install a Wisconsin, Continental, Perkins or Ford Ignition Coil,
Tech Tip # 85: Identifying and Maintaining the Ford C6 Transmission as Used in Industrial Applications,
Tech Tip # 87: Perkins, Ford, White-Hercules, Continental and Chrysler Water Pumps,
Tech Tip # 94: Ford 460 Industrial Engine,
Tech Tip # 117: Ford 172 and Ford 192 Distributors and Drive Rods,
Tech Tip # 119: Identifying the Ford 460 Industrial Engine,
Tech Tip # 121: How To Order Parts For The Ford VSG Series Engine,
Tech Tip # 125: Deutz Diesel and Ford Industrial Engine Timing Belts: How to Avoid a Big Problem,
Tech Tip # 129: Ford 172 and Ford 192 Industrial Engine Distributor Drive Rod,
Tech Tip # 131: Perkins 4236 Diesel and Ford 300 Industrial Pilot Bearing Holders,
Tech Tip # 137: Ford BSD444T: How to Tell the Difference between Early and Late Models and
Tech Tip # 143: How NOT To Seat the Piston Rings on Your New Ford 300 Industrial Engine; Cleaning Components When Swapping Accessories.
Ford Industrial in-line six cylinder gas engines are commonly used in wood chippers and other industrial applications. Over the years, engine serial number identifying decals become hard to read or are no longer present. When people order parts for these Ford Industrial engines they often are puzzled regarding which engine they have. Here are some ways to tell them apart which should make it easier to order parts for these six cylinder Fords.
Intake Manifold is part of the Cylinder Head
No Side Cover
Manifolds are on LEFT side of engine when viewed from the REAR of the engine (flywheel end)
One Water Pump; only 3 mounting bolt holes
Manifolds are on RIGHT side of engine when viewed from the REAR of the engine (flywheel end)
Two different Water Pumps depending on shaft diameter (5/8″ vs.3/4″); each with 4 mounting bolts of varying lengths (be cautious when reinstalling)