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
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Engine Component View
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Other materials:

Safety Belt Maintenance
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Scheduled Maintenance
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Supercharger Bypass Vacuum Solenoid - Actuator
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