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Old 05-18-2007, 12:03 AM   #1
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this maybe a stupid question..

ok so i have a 2004 V6, now is it a 3.8 or 3.9? i thought all V6 stangs from 94 and up where 3.8s, but some people are posting V6 stating its a 3.9
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in 2004, in the june+ (i think june) they used left over winstar parts and made some v6 engines 3.9, for example, i have a 3.8 and my sister has the same exact car and has a 3.9. if you open the hood, it should be right in there, right on a sticker near where the hood latch is
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Yupp.

It does not make a single difference at all, in any way, in any form, in any fashion, in any altitude, in any latitude, in any longitude, in any anything. Period. Forever.

Amen. Period.
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Yupp.

It does not make a single difference at all, in any way, in any form, in any fashion, in any altitude, in any latitude, in any longitude, in any anything. Period. Forever.

Amen. Period.
thats funny, you re right , but its funny how you said it..."....in any way, in any form, in any fashion, in any altitude, in any latitude, in any longitude, in any anything..." JAJJA
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Re: this maybe a stupid question..

Just wanted to clarify for people. Any engine part you might buy should be for an 01+ 3.8/3.9. That's when they changed the crank balancer.

Any intake for a 99-04 V6 mustang will work. Any upper/lower intakes for a 99-04 v6 Mustang will work.
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Re: this maybe a stupid question..

well, there is one difference, it takes an extra tenth of a liter of oil to fill up ur system
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well, there is one difference, it takes an extra tenth of a liter of oil to fill up ur system
Uhm.........no.
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Re: this maybe a stupid question..

Dont put oil into your car until it comes out of the valve cover. Even then the displacment of an engine is the amount of air it displaces not the size of the crank case.
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/\ Correctomundo Displacement= bore x bore x stroke x .7854(or pi divided by 4) x number of cylinders


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Re: this maybe a stupid question..

I wasnt referring to the displacement, i was actually referring to the fact that the average car takes two more liters of oil than its given displacement, this is a general rule if no set numbers are available.

(although this was developed while working on GM vehicles, so may not hold true to Fords)
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I see where you are coming from now. . Sounds more like what it should be on every vehicle, IMO. Although 7 quart oil changes get expensive.



Definately not true for Fords. I put about 4 and a half quarts in the notch(stock size oil pan and still 5.0) and just under 5 quarts in the Bullitt(4.6).
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Re: this maybe a stupid question..

I put a full 5 in the 3.8. That's how I've always done the car and she's never complained.
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Put it in until its full on the stick then stop, every car is a bit different. Mine takes right at 6 quarts.
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I put a full 5 in the 3.8. That's how I've always done the car and she's never complained.
Same here and i dont add any extra for the turbo feed and drain lines
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Re: this maybe a stupid question..

mine takes just a tad over 6 quarts (6.3ish) woohoo! I got you all beat!! suck it! mine is bigger than yours! lol

(sorry, I am bored at work)
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Like i said, rule of thumb developed for GMs while working over the summer, (these were mostly light duty trucks) so they probably had proportiantely larger oil pans
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mine takes just a tad over 6 quarts (6.3ish) woohoo! I got you all beat!! suck it! mine is bigger than yours! lol

(sorry, I am bored at work)
Mine takes 6.5....so...

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Re: this maybe a stupid question..

I hope you guys aren't going by what the dipstick says is "Full" on a Ford vehicle. They are notoriously wrong. Full is actually a decent amount below full.

Put in what the manufacturer tells you to in the maintenance manual, which is 5 quarts for a 5.0L and 6 for a 4.6L.
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Put in what the manufacturer tells you to in the maintenance manual, which is 5 quarts for a 5.0L and 6 for a 4.6L.
Did something chance between 99 and 03 because my old 99's owners manual called for 5 quarts and my 03's owners manual calls for 6 quarts in the 4.6's. It doesn't specify between SOHC and DOHC either and it also tells you the amount for the V-6's which leads me to believe that both 4.6's use the same amount of oil? :dunno:
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Did something chance between 99 and 03 because my old 99's owners manual called for 5 quarts and my 03's owners manual calls for 6 quarts in the 4.6's. It doesn't specify between SOHC and DOHC either and it also tells you the amount for the V-6's which leads me to believe that both 4.6's use the same amount of oil? :dunno:
Maybe so. I just know that my '06 uses 6 quarts and I thought I have heard of others using the same amount. It's kinda weird that it changed between '99 and '03 though.
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90% of the time or more sticking what they recommend is perfectly fine, some take a little more but... my bet is on the dipstick being off vs the size of the oil pan.
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Did something chance between 99 and 03 because my old 99's owners manual called for 5 quarts and my 03's owners manual calls for 6 quarts in the 4.6's. It doesn't specify between SOHC and DOHC either and it also tells you the amount for the V-6's which leads me to believe that both 4.6's use the same amount of oil? :dunno:
My 00 GT took 5 quarts as well...I will have to check the manual in the 02 GT and see what it calls for. I believe when I changed it last...it took 5 if I remember right. Gonna have to check again.
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My 00 GT took 5 quarts as well...I will have to check the manual in the 02 GT and see what it calls for. I believe when I changed it last...it took 5 if I remember right. Gonna have to check again.
Yeah my dad has a 97 F-150 with a 4.6 and I'm pretty sure it only holds 5 but I could be wrong. I changed my oil today and put 6 quarts in it and it only went about 1/3 the way up inbetween Min and Max.
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It takes 6.5 qts to get mine up above the full line. Seems like about every car is different too.
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I put in right at 5 with mine too. Before I put the turbo on, I was expecting to have to add as much as another half quart LOL! But instead it still takes just the same :dunno:
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It takes 6.5 qts to get mine up above the full line. Seems like about every car is different too.
Exactly also if you plan on doing any auto crossing or hard road racing add an extra quart to fight oil strarvation I am also sure this rule applys to drag racing.
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