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Old 04-13-2014, 05:38 PM   #1
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4.0 L V6 Rebuild

Hey guys, first time Mustang owner and first time poster, appreciate any help beforehand!

I recently bought a 2005 Mustang V6 with pretty high miles on it, and was hoping to either replace or rebuild the engine before I started any serious upgrades. I'm definitely pretty mechanically savvy, and have done a ton of car work through the past, but haven't found any good resources for rebuilding the 4.0 L Cologne anywhere.

Has anyone come across a good guide, thread, or resource? I haven't picked up the Chilton yet but will the Chilton be detailed enough to take me through a whole rebuild?


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The 4.0 is pretty plentiful and cheap. Easier to just swap rather than rebuild, unless you are building for strength (forged internals etc). Even then, not really necessary.

My 2006 I put 203,000 miles on it before I sold it. When I sold it the car still ran mid 12's with the Xcharger Xtreme on it. I didn't put the supercharger on until I had 90,000 miles on the car, and that was after two seasons running a 75 shot of nitrous through it.

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After playing around with my 6 cylinder I vote for swap it with one with less miles. The real PIA of the Cologne V6 is the timing chain set up. It has a chain from the crank to the jackshaft which runs the length of the engine. Then there is a chain from the front of the jackshaft to the driver side cam, and a chain on the back of the jackshaft (at the back of the engine) to the passenger camshaft. And the camshaft sprockets aren't keyed, so you have to buy the ridiculous camshaft alignment and crank locking kit to hold them all in place.... You see where I'm going with this.
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