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
Engine Component View Cylinder Heads and Valve Train Components   Engine Front Cover Components   Engine Components   Cylinder Block and Lower End Components   Engi ...

Other materials:

Mounting Arm and Pivot Shaft
Wipers and Washers (Diagnosis and Testing) Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 59 , Generic Electronic Module for schematic and connector information. Refer to Wiring Diagrams Cell 81 , Interval Wiper/Washer for schematic and connector information. Sp ...

Unique Calibration
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Locator The vehicle identification number (VIN) is a seventeen-digit alphanumeric code. The VIN is stamped on a metal tab riveted to the instrument panel, top upper left of the dash. The VIN number is also found on the v ...

Inspection and Verification
Principles of Operation The vehicle has two module communications networks. The standard corporate protocol (SCP) which is an unshielded twisted pair cable (data bus plus, Circuit 914 [TN/OG] and data bus minus, Circuit 915 [PK/LB]), and the internation ...