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Turbocharged 6.0L Powerstroke Engine

You can always count on Warren Diesel Injection to pull up to events in a sweet Powerstroke truck - they've been innovating the platform for over a decade. We saw this 6.0L at the 2023 Ultimate Callout Challenge and this thing is next level awesome.

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Jesse Warren and the team over at Warren Diesel Injection are synonymous with diesel power. For 13 years, the Guy Mills, PA-based shop has been a trailblazer in the performance diesel industry and largely known for their competition fuel injectors for the 6.0L, 6.4L and 7.3L Powerstroke platforms.

All of WDI’s injectors are remanufactured, flow tested and put through a series of tests to provide high quality components. That same dedication comes through in Warren’s competitive side. He’s been building competition trucks for years, including the hybrid 6.0L/6.4L Powerstroke engine we detailed for out Diesel of the Week series in 2021.

His ingenuity is on full display at events like the Ultimate Callout Challenge, where his super-powered Powerstroke builds stand relatively alone as the minority in a sea full of Cummins builds. We were able to check out his new 6.0L Powerstroke Pro Mod truck this year at the event.

“We’ve been working on this for about three years,” Warren told us. “We picked up a Ford Ranger for a Pro Mod truck and had it looked at – they said it would never pass the certifications. So we started from the ground up and we built the entire chromoly chassis.

“This one here is a little different than some of the Pro Street 6.0Ls we have out there right now. It’s a cast iron filled block with CNC ported heads, and we ended up going with Jesel solid rockers and lifters and the Colt solid lifter cam. It’s got Mahle forged race pistons and Wagler rods.

On the forced air front, the engine features a 92mm GT55 turbocharger with a .124 exhaust housing. Warren guesses that engine will make around 90 lbs. of boost with its three stages of nitrous.

“The way it is now, we should be right around 2,000 horsepower,” he says. “But we’re going to have to step it up when we go to the other engine.”

Warren plans on running the current setup for a year to pave the way for a more potent billet block engine, targeting an impressive horsepower range of 2,500-3,000 hp. Driven by Austin Denny, Warren guesses the truck to be in the 155-160 mph range in the eighth mile with times in the high 4s. The goal will be to eventually get that number closer to 180 mph and we can’t wait to see it happen.

Diesel of the Week is sponsored by AMSOIL. If you have an engine you’d like to highlight in this series, please email Engine Builder Editor Greg Jones at [email protected].

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