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:

Relay Switch
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Audio Unit
Torque Specifications Audio System The Mustang is available with the following audio systems: M100 CD AM/FM CDX6-AM/FM with six CD in-dash MP3 single CD AM/FM (optional) The M100 system is equipped with four premium speakers. The CDX6 six ...

Engine (Disassembly)
Engine       A modular engine is built around four modules: the intake module the cylinder head module (RH) the cylinder head module (LH) the lower engine module While not all repairs can take advantage of the modular conc ...