Why? Ford made two different 3.0 litre engines, one with 155 HP and one
with 200 HP. Just because you have 4.0 litre engine with 240 HP doesn't
mean that the OP has a 3.0 litre engine with 155 HP.
8th digit of VIN is engine code
2=3.0L Vulcan,OHV,EFI,6 cyl, flex fuel
S=3.0L DOHC, EFI, 6 cyl
U=3.0L Vulcan,OHV, EFI, 6 cyl
The Vulcan is a 12 valve and the DOHC is a 24 valve engine.
I believe the Vulcan is a 145HP engine and the DOHC is a 150 HP engine.
There was a SHO or something like that in the 90's with 200HP or so.
The above is incorrect, sorry for the confusion. The 2002 3.0L is 155Hp
and the DOHC is 200Hp. I was quoting the old vulcan and newer Vulcan Hp.
This info is harder to find than you would think. Wonder why the Hp
ratings are not listed for the engines on the spec sheets. Neither Kelly
or Edmunds list the Hp info.
Why on earth would it NOT be legit? it's a FORD company site...
that breaks it all down...
As others have said...see if the 8th VIN digit is an S or U...that
will tell ya fer sure fer sure.....
Another way to tell...if the oil filter is a tall skinny one (soft
drink can size) it's a Vulcan 145HP.
If it's short and fat, about as tall as it is round...a little taller
than a can of Planter's cocktail peanuts...it's a Duratec ~ 200 HP.
Don Byrer KJ5KB
Radar Tech & Smilin' Commercial Pilot Guy
Glider & CFI wannabe
"I have slipped the surly bonds of earth; now if I can just land without bending
"Watch out for those doves...<smack-smack-smack-smack...>"
Which, all things being equal, would make a 3.0 Duratec 180 HP - but
not all things are necessarilly equal (and there was a higher HP
version of the 2.5 available in a special edition contour).
I believe the 3.0 Duratec WAS rated at 200HP, at least in some
The 3.5 liter version of the Duratec used by Mazda is 244 SAE NET HP
at 5000 RPM and 258 ft lb at 2500
Used in the Ford Edge it is 265 hp at 6,250 rpm and 250 lb.-ft.of
torque at 4,500 RPM.
These HP ratings, and the ratings for most 2008 and all 2009 models
will be lower by about 7% due standardization to a new horsepower
procedure called "J2723."
Motorsforum.com is a website by car enthusiasts for car enthusiasts. It is not affiliated with any of the car or spare part manufacturers or car dealers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.