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Gen X V6 Mustang?

Discussion in '2005-2010 V6 Mustang Tech' started by ZStang, Sep 23, 2004.

  1. ZStang

    ZStang New Member

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    Some questions:
    What's the history of this block? Has it been used in other Fords?
    I hear it was in the ford ranger and V6 explorers? Is this true?
    Technically, what "Generation" is the 4.0L V6?
    What do you think the engine break-in period should be?

    Shameless plug: I just want to first say i wouldn't mind being a mod for this section:)
     
  2. pete

    pete I like Ford V6s...I own 4

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    If you want to be a mod for it... Answer the questions. All the answers are online.

    Its a 4.0L SOHC almost identical to the Ranger/Explorer engine. Its refered to as the "Cologne" since its made in Cologne, Germany.

    It started out as a 2.4 and 2.6 in the 70s. It was then a 2.9 then 4.0L then 4.0L SOHC. Block hasn't changed much.

    The bottom end is going to be a prob. Its weaker than the 3.8/4.2s without any good parts made like we had with the 3.8 SCs.

    The heads flow well and it likes to rev. My Ranger makes power all the way to 6k stock.
     
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    My good old buddy, Cobra232 told me that the block is pretty much maxed out at 4L. Our 3.8 based 4.2's should kill them.
     
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    nikko Admin Emeritus Off Topic Moderator

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    As Pete said - moderators answer questions - not ask. ;)

    Tech moderators are chosen primarily on their knowledge of the subject at hand.
     
  5. ZStang

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    Actually, i knew the answer(see my post) and it wasn't a guess. I wanted to bring some light into the new forum and start some relevant discussions on the new V6s.

    I know we domestics like to use chasis platform/engine versus "Generation" to refer to similar model years. Are we sticking with that convention for the '05s?
     
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    nikko Admin Emeritus Off Topic Moderator

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    I've heard SN-197 thrown about a bit, but I don't know if that will stick or not.
     
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    Jester4Kicks pwn-hawk

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    Not to get too off topic... but does anyone have a good diagram of our engines compared to a SOHC engine? I know first hand how ours looks on the inside... but the more I think about how a DOHC is supposed to function... the less I can picture what a SOHC would look like...
     
  8. pete

    pete I like Ford V6s...I own 4

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    The 05 is an SN197.
     
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    nikko Admin Emeritus Off Topic Moderator

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    Same way, but with one cam in each head instead of two.
     
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    Jester4Kicks pwn-hawk

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    Oh... so a SINGLE overhead cam... is still TWO camshafts?
     
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    nikko Admin Emeritus Off Topic Moderator

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    Yes. And a Dual Overhead Cam is actually four separate cams if you have two banks of cylinders.
     
  12. IAmNotAtGregs

    IAmNotAtGregs Delicious

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    Edited: Completely unneccessary. You'll be receiving a PM shortly.


    :cry: i feel so opressed.

    kidding.
     
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    (Deleted because I was asking about the 3.5L and I saw Pete say in another post that's not going to happen)
     
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    WTF:uhh: What does this statement have to do with a 2005 Mustang:disgust:
     
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    Jester4Kicks pwn-hawk

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    It doesn't, and a warning will be issued.
     
  16. CougarStang

    CougarStang I do my own stunts

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    Yupp, that's why you always see 24v on a DOHC v6 and 12v on a SOHC. Likewise, 32v on a DOHC v8 and 16v on a SOHC v8
     
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    And, now 24v SOHC on the new V8 '05.
     
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    oh, and explaining my unneccesary comment about the size of cobra heads earlier, i was just saying that cobra heads are so wide because you have to fit two cams in there, not just some roller rockers
     
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    nikko Admin Emeritus Off Topic Moderator

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    Actually the number of valves doesn't necessarily have anything to do with DOHC vs SOHC.

    There's no rule that says you can't have a 2 valve per cylinder DOHC motor, or a 4-valve per cylinder SOHC motor for that matter.
     
  20. CougarStang

    CougarStang I do my own stunts

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    True, which validates what silly1k said with the 3v motor having 24 v SOHC

    For the most part though what I said is true, since it's usually the case, but you're right there's no rule saying otherwise.