2011 Ford Taurus SHO Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
In this video I give a full in depth tour of the 2011 Ford Taurus SHO. I
take viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car
while showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling
cues to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it,
start it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough
tour/review of this car designed to give others a greater overall
appreciation of the vehicle.
2010 SHO vs 2010 Camaro SS
In Luskville, west of Ottawa, Canada. Second portion of 1/4 mile was in
bad shape, very bumpy! The trap speed are slower by about 2mph because of
I started late R/T of .349 for SHO and .03 for the SS :
SHO = 12.74 at 108mph (intake, Exhaust, suspension and tune LMS stage 4+)
SS = 12.85 at 110mph (intake and tune)
We ran all day together and I was consistent with my 12,7's, but he ran
anywhere between 12.76 and 13.85, depending on his launch. On that race,
he had a good launch.... As for the SHO, it is AWD,so no excuses. : )
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
AIRAID Intake For Ford Taurus SHO, Ford Flex 3.5L EcoBoost 2010-2012 Install Video
One thing that every car enthusiast is looking for is more power, and Ford
Taurus SHO and Ford Flex owners are no exception. The engineers at AIRAID®
Filter Company have used their extensive experience to design their newest
MXP Series Intake for the 2010, 2011, 2012 Ford SHO EcoBoost & 2010, 2011, 2012 Flex 3.5L EcoBoostturbo. The new MXP Series intake system showed
significant gains on our in-house Mustang Dynamometer with increases of
9HP and 15 ft./lbs. of Torque over stock.
This AIRAID MXP Series Intake also fit's other EcoBoost applications including the 2010, 2011,
2012 Lincoln MKS, and 2010, 2011, 2012 Lincoln MKT with the 3.5L Eco-Boost!
This MXP intake is a complete one-piece cold air-box featuring a blade
style weather strip that keeps the engine heat away from the filter.
Airaid's high flow premium filter consists of a urethane body that won't
crack or shrink and is available in either oiled or non-oiled filtration
technology. The kit also comes with a roto-molded intake tube designed to
maximize airflow and all the necessary hardware for a complete
installation. The simple design makes installation a breeze and it comes
with easy to follow instructions and AIRAID's exclusive "No Hassle"
• One-Piece Roto-Molded Cold Air Box: Isolates Hot Air From The Filter
• High Flow Premium Filter: Maximizes Airflow and Filtration
• Made In The USA: Using Only the Highest Quality Materials
• Bolt On Installation: Easy Installation Using Basic Hand Tools
P/N # 450-260 (Oiled) :
P/N # 451-260 (NON-Oiled)
Twin Turbo Ford Taurus SHO vs. Mustang 5 Liter
The infamous Taurus Twin turbo SHO was
back and faster than ever! He was
OH SO CLOSE to a 12 second pass as this 13.01 shows...He literally raced
everyone. Look for another race versus a Monster 12 second truck later on
in the year...
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2011 Ford Taurus SHO Twin Turbo - HD
Will the new Twin-turbo 3.5L EcoBoost™ V6 play catch-up or
catch-me-if-you-can to their V8
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.
Terry "Beefcake" Reeves drives the first ever pass of a 2010 Taurus SHO
running a 12 second quarter mile at the 2009 NMRA World Finals in Bowling
The foundation of the new 2010 Taurus SHO is a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine. This advanced powerplant
generates an estimated 365 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and
350 ft.-lbs. of torque at 3,500 rpm, resulting in significantly improved
power, torque and fuel economy compared with larger, normally aspirated
engines. This also is Ford's most powerful EcoBoost engine.
A key feature of this EcoBoost
engine is gasoline direct injection. The direct injection of fuel into the
cylinder during the intake stroke, as opposed to port-style injection to an
externally mounted intake, produces a well-mixed air-fuel charge. Fuel
vaporization during the intake stroke cools the incoming air, improving
volumetric efficiency and lowers the likelihood of knock.
The results are improved throttle response, reduced cold start emissions
characteristics and improved fuel economy. The cooled charge enables an
increased compression ratio, improving efficiency at partial load, while
the higher compression ratio allows for better volumetric efficiency under
full load engine behavior. Customers will experience normally aspirated V-8
power, without compromising V-6 fuel economy.
The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 also uses
twin turbochargers, as opposed to a
single unit. The reduced size of each turbocharger results in reduced internal inertia,
allowing this advanced engine to avoid the "turbo lag" often prevalent in earlier-generation
turbocharged applications. From the
driver's seat, the rewarding result is linear power delivery across a broad
torque band from 1,500 through 5,500 rpm. Peak torque building quickly off
idle ensures responsive acceleration from a standing start.