Ford Mustang Service Manual: Engine - 3.8L

General Specifications




a - 20-200 seconds to leakdown 3.18 mm (0.125 in) with 225 Newtons (50


a - 20-200 seconds to leakdown 3.18 mm (0.125 in) with 225 Newtons (50 pounds) load and tappet filled with leak-down fluid.

Torque Specifications



a - Refer to the procedure in this section


a - Refer to the procedure in this section

b - Advance one-half turn after gasket contacts the sealing surface.

Engine (DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION)

The 3.8L engine has:

  • a V-block with six cylinders and splayed crankpins.
  • a distributorless ignition system.
  • a multiport, sequential fuel injection (SFI) system.
  • overhead valves.
  • hydraulic valve tappets for automatic lash adjustment.
  • connecting rod parting faces that are unique with an interference fit.
  • an engine dynamic balance shaft.
Exhaust Manifold - Inspection
Engine (Diagnosis and Testing) Special Tool(s) Commercially Available Leakdown Tester Quick Disconnect Compression Tester 134-R0212 or equivalent Dial Indicator Gauge ...

Engine Component View
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Other materials:

Essential towing checks
Follow these guidelines for safe towing: Х Do not tow a trailer until you drive your vehicle at least 1000 miles (1600 kilometers). Х Consult your local motor vehicle laws for towing a trailer. Х See the instructions included with towing accessories for t ...

Support Straps
Fuel Tank And Lines (Description and Operation) WARNING: Do not smoke, carry lighted tobacco or an open flame of any type when working on or near any fuel-related component. Highly flammable mixtures are always present and may be ignited, possibly resulting ...

Flywheel Ring Gear
Clutch (Description and Operation) The primary function of the clutch is to couple and uncouple engine power to the transmission upon driver command. The clutch is a single plate, dry friction clutch disc. The clutch disc has a splined hub (with ...