While it would be great to have an engine that never fails, no engine is without fault. Some, however, are better than others. The 7.3 powerstroke turbo, which is found in certain Ford vehicles, is a legendary engine that can last several years if it’s well cared for. While a sturdy engine, issues can still arise. Here are some of the most common issues you may encounter with a Powerstroke.
Cam Position Sensor
When there’s something wrong with your cam position sensor, your engine may not start. If you’re driving when the issue starts, your engine may shut off on you. One way to determine if the cam position sensor is the problem is to watch your tachometer for movement when you crank the engine. If there’s no tach movement, the sensor needs to be replaced.
Injection Pressure Regulator Valve
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It’s no secret that there is a huge gender gap between men and women in the STEM fields. According to the National Science Association, 72% of science and engineering professionals are male, while only 28% are female. There is a myriad of reasons for this gap from harmful stereotypes to the lack of female role models.
While many important organizations like Girls Who Code, Operation SMART, and Girlsmart host conferences and camps in the hopes of maintaining interest in scientific and technological fields, many young girls are still growing up believing that they are not smart enough to work in the STEM fields.
According to the American Association for University Women, there are several vital steps that should be taken in order to encourage girls of all ages to actively pursue their passion for the STEM fields. To combat the harmful stereotypes (i.e. “girls can’t do math”), teach … Read More