Ford Taurus 3.0L 12v Timing Cover Coolant Leak Repair
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
EcoBoost Technology - Animation
Ford Motor Company is introducing a new engine technology called EcoBoost that will deliver up to 20 percent
better fuel economy on half a million Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles
annually in North America during the next five years.
The EcoBoost family of 4-cylinder
and 6-cylinder engines features turbocharging and direct injection technology.
Compared with more expensive hybrids and diesel engines, EcoBoost builds upon today's affordable gasoline
engine and improves it, providing more customers with a way to improve fuel
economy and emissions without compromising driving performance.
"EcoBoost is meaningful because it
can be applied across a wide variety of engine types in a range of
vehicles, from small cars to large trucks -- and it's affordable," said
Derrick Kuzak, Ford's group vice president of Global Product Development.
"Compared with the current cost of diesel and hybrid technologies,
customers can expect to recoup their initial investment in a 4-cylinder
EcoBoost engine through fuel savings
in approximately 30 months. A diesel will take an average of seven and
one-half years, while the cost of a hybrid will take nearly 12 years to
recoup -- given equivalent miles driven per year and fuel costs," he said.
Ford will introduce EcoBoost on the
new Lincoln MKS flagship in 2009, followed by the Ford Flex and other
vehicles. By 2013, Ford will have more than half a million EcoBoost-powered vehicles on the road annually in
In 2009, Ford first will introduce EcoBoost on the Lincoln MKS featuring a 3.5-liter
twin-turbocharged V-6. It will produce
the power and torque of a V-8 engine with the fuel efficiency of a V-6. In
fact, with an estimated 340-horsepower and more than 340
lb.-ft. of torque, the Lincoln MKS will be the most powerful and
fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive luxury sedan in the market.
More With Less
EcoBoost's combination of direct
injection and turbocharging mitigates
the traditional disadvantages of downsizing and Boosting 4- and 6-cylinder engines, giving
customers both superior performance as well as fuel economy.
With direct injection, fuel is injected into each cylinder of an engine in
small, precise amounts. Compared to conventional port injection, direct
injection produces a cooler, denser charge, delivering higher fuel economy
When combined with modern-day turbocharging -- which uses waste energy from the
Exhaust gas to drive the turbine --
direct injection provides the best of both worlds: the responsiveness of a
larger-displacement engine with fewer trips to the gas pump.
Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6, for
example, can deliver upwards of 340-plus lb.-ft. of torque across a wide
engine range -- 2,000 to 5,000 rpm versus 270 to 310 lb.-ft of torque for a
conventional naturally aspirated 4.6-liter V-8 over the same speed range.
At the same time, this V-6 gives customers an approximate 2 mpg improvement
and emits up to 15 percent fewer CO2 emissions to the environment.
Direct injection coupled with turbocharging allows for the downsizing of engines
that deliver improved torque and performance. A small 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine has the capability of producing
more torque than a larger 4-cylinder engine -- nearly an entire liter
larger in displacement -- with better fuel efficiency.
The real-world fuel economy benefit is consistent no matter the drive
cycle, meaning the engine is efficient in the city as well as on the
highway -- unlike hybrids, which are most efficient in stop-and-go traffic.
In addition, customers who tow and haul -- and have long turned to more
expensive diesel powertrains for their superior towing capabilities -- can
find the engine performance they need from an EcoBoost powertrain.
EcoBoost -- combined with
multi-speed transmissions, advanced electric power steering, weight
reductions and aerodynamic improvements -- is part of Ford Motor Company's
strategy to deliver sustainable, quality vehicles that customers want and
value. Additional hybrid offerings and diesel engines are planned for
Longer term, Ford plans to remain aggressive in the development of plug-in
hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles.
"We know that what will make the biggest difference is applying the right
technology on volume vehicles that customers really want and value and can
afford," said Kuzak. "EcoBoost puts
an affordable technology within reach for millions of customers, and Ford's
systems approach adds up to a big idea that differentiates Ford's
sustainability strategy in the market."
2010 Ford Taurus/SHO NHTSA Frontal Impact
ead Injury Criterion 374-379
Chest deceleration (g's) 43-36
Femur load l/r1 (lb) 355 / 324-312 / 781
The Taurus is back with a new look, more safety features and the legendary
Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV Engine. With Time Lapse. RWGresearch.com
What dose it take to Replacing Head Gaskets On A Ford Taurus 3.0L V6 OHV
Well... i got to find out first hand, and you get to watch and enjoy!
if your about to do this job your self please watch and you will have a
good understanding of how to do it. or at least whats involved.
This was a weekend project and i thought i would document it for fun... and
to help others.
This would have cost me between $1200-$1600 as a local shop. depending on
where i took it.
i did this job my self for just over $200 including the fallowing:
head gasket kit
new head bolts
new coolant reservoir
new spark plugs
RTV Black sealant
Quick set epoxy
and some coolant system flush.
for me it was better than buying a new car...
lets hope it lasts...
(Update) just hit 200K yeah well worth the 250ish $$$ fix!! :) watch here:
God bless and have fun!
Some time life throws you curve balls... for me i swing hoping to hit it
out of the park... this time i did! :)
PS. Thanks Rawbush for getting me the correct specs for all the bolts!!!!
TEAM WORK! :)
Real World Test Drive 2010 Taurus SHO
This is not your father's Muscle Car: This blisteringly fast All-Wheel
Drive piece of Detroit steel will get the kids to school in more types of
weather for a lot less gas a little less money than you might think. Grant
2010 Ford Taurus SHO Start Up, Engine, and Full Tour
I finally get to check out the all new 2010 SHO, one of my personal
favorite cars, this is a complete departure for ford which completely
redefines the taurus nameplate. I give a full in depth review and tour of
the car, start it up, demonstrate the 12 speaker sony stereo, and show the
3.5L twin turbo EcoBoost V6, enjoy!
Turbo SHO takes on several worthy challengers
'90 SHO turbonetics
430WHP and 412FT-LBS
418WHP and 509FT-LBS
C5 Corvette with LS6 conversion
442WHP and 340FT-LBS
430WHP and 350FT-LBS
Ford Ecoboost Animation
Sticking with the recent trend of 'less is more', Ford has unveiled its new
series of EcoBoost 4-cylinder
engines at the Frankfurt motor show today.
SHO-time? Ford Taurus SHO vs. 2009 Infiniti G37 @ the Track
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When Ford announced its all-new 2010 Taurus SHO as a new-generation premium
performance sedan, we took it to mean the term literally. So what better
yardstick to measure Ford's claim than a current premium performance sedan
with a proven record, the 2009 Infiniti G37 Journey?
The twin-turbo Taurus wouldn't have it
easy, seeing how the Infiniti G35 sedan had dethroned the BMW 335i sedan in
our five-car comparison last year. More recently a G37 devoured Acura's
high-tech TL SH-AWD without so much as a by-your-leave in a head-to-head
But perhaps the reanimated Super High Output (SHO) Taurus will once again
have a few sleeper sedan tricks for the establishment.
2013 Ford Taurus SHO Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
Hello and welcome to Saabkyle04! YouTube's largest collection of automotive
variety! In today's video, we'll take an up close and personal, in depth
look at the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO.
"SHO" or "S-H-O" designates "Super High Output" and represents the twin turbo V6 under the hood. V8 power with V6
MSRP pricing for the Taurus, before options, starts at:
During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the
vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel
economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed
fashion, that before, you could only get from going to a dealership
yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique
differences about the vehicle, any available options, and of course it
would not be an enthusiast car video without the good ole engine portion
with rev and Exhaust note with
interior and exterior perspectives. A thorough tour/review of this car
designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the vehicle.
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World's highest horsepower EcoBoost Taurus SHO by Livernois Motorsports
Mike wanted to up the power to a whole new level on his 2010 SHO. To help
achieve his dreams of making this world record setting HP number, we
outfitted the car with our Pro-Series longblock engine, which has many
exclusive products to increase the power handling capabilities of this
Some of these products include:
Livernois Motorsports Proprietary fully coated Pistons
Livernois Motorsports Proprietary Billet Connecting Rods
Livernois Motorsports Proprietary Main Studs
Livernois Motorsports Proprietary Head studs
Livernois Motorsports Ported Cylinder heads
These items, combined with our world renowned engine machining and assembly
work, and other Livernois Exclusive products, allowed for this SHO to set
the record for the Worlds Highest EcoBoost SHO.
Stay tuned for some track times from this fast family hauler!
2010 Ford Taurus SHO
Cars.com's Joe Bruzek takes a look at the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO.
Produced by: Matthew Avery
Editor's Note - The sticker price should be $43,280 not $48,280
NO HEAT: Ford Taurus Heater Core Removal
A very common issue on the 12v OHV engines. No or low heat in the winter is
no fun. Follow my video series to fix it yourself and fix it right!
Before replacing the heater core follow my flush procedure so we don't clog
the new core HERE. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfjE0RGVFJ0
Ford Gold Coolant Part # VC-7-B Approx 2 Concentrated Gallons
Ford Iron Out Flush Chemical Part# VC-9