My son-in-law raced his Ford Taurus SHO in the "Test & Tune" at Capitol Raceway in Crofton, Maryland. It was really windy and cold that day, and I made the mistake of trying to operate two cameras AND a video camera at the same time. Enough excuses. This is the best footage I have of the day, showing my son-in-law racing his car. Permission granted by Capitol Raceway, and my son-in-law to show this video.
Ford Taurus 3.0L 12v Timing Cover Coolant Leak Repair
This is my favorite gasket set to complete this job-
If the front cover is pitted here is a complete kit front cover included-
If the water pump is needed this is the one to get-
This is the serpentine belt tensioner tool I use Here-
This is the Engine Sealant I recommend-
In this video I show how to remove the front cover on the 3.0L 12v Vulcan
engine. Coolant leak from the main coolant ports is very common on these.
This can be a very costly repair, with this video I am sure anyone with any
mechanical experience can handle this job with ease.
Tighten bolts in the sequence shown.
Tighten numbers 1-7 to 25 Nm (18 lb-ft).
Tighten numbers 8-12 to 10 Nm (89 lb-in).
Torque Sequence Illustration
13MM Crank Pulley Bolts- 37 ft lbs
Large Center Dampner Bolt- 107 ft lbs
Wheel Lug Nuts- 100 ft lbs