Ford Panther Engine With Jet Fuel Compatibility

Ford Global Fleet Sales performs an engine conversion on Ford’s 2.0L Panther Diesel engine for disaster relief first responders. This enables our fleet customers, such as aid agencies and first responders, to operate in areas where good quality Diesel is unobtainable or has become contaminated.

What happens when a Euro 4 or higher rated Diesel engine runs on high sulfur, non-Diesel, or jet fuel?
  • The catalytic converter will become cloaked with contaminants.
  • The Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) cooler can develop an acid build-up which will lead to corrosion.
  • Water could enter to the engine and worst case, result in engine failure.
  • The engine ECU will recognize EGR cooler corrosion and build-up, causing error codes to diagnose other problems.
  • Injector and high-pressure pump degradation. Fuel pressure deviation resulting in engine limp home condition (reduced performance)
The FGFS Ford Panther Diesel Engine to Jet Fuel capability conversion consists of the following steps:
  • Recalibration of the ECU to operate on different fuel grades, including kerosine-based products.
  • Replacing the catalytic converter with a non-catalytic muffler system.
  • Closing the Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve (EGR) prevents return exhaust from entering the EGR cooler.
  • Software updates to deactivate the EGR sensor and prevent the occurrence of error codes due to the EGR blockage.
  • Loading updated calibration to Ford Global Aftersales System so that it is included in any Authorized Ford Service.
  • Lastly, a hot climate option involves fitting a fuel cooler to operate on F63, JP8, or similar low-viscosity fuels.

FGFS provides solutions for all your Ford fleet needs. Contact us for more information.