Ford has never built a V-6 in the modular engine family (4.6L V-8,
5.4L V-8, 6.9L V-10). Maybe they planned one, but they never actually
produced one. The V-8 and V-6 engines in a Lincoln are from completely
different engine families, neither of which are related to the Ford
modular engine family. The V-6 is related to the Duratec 3.0L V-6 sold
in many Ford products, but it is actually a different engine that has
some of the same basic dimensions and shares some parts. Not sure of
all of the differences but if you look at the costs, the LS V-6 costs
a lot more than the Duratec V6 from a Sable. Wikipedia lists some of
the differences (see
Apparently the heads are completely different. The LS V8 was designed
for Jaguar but was/is built in a Ford retained plant (Bridgend plant).
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jaguar_AJ-V8_engine#3.9 .
Tell him to go to ebay, search Lincoln LS and look at the engine
pictures in a few of the ads.
for instance, this one shows the engine in a V6
and this one shows a V8
In those picts you will notice that the engines looks quite different,
and in fact V8 or V6 is written on the top cover.
On Jun 20, 7:45 pm, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
OP again. Glad I gave the group a good subject to debate. LOL.
Dear son is a high school dropout, I blame the school for a number of
reasons, but this is a car forum...
Anyway, he managed to get a minimum wage job working for a law firm.
Within a few months, they saw he actually did have a brain, although
it is NOT mechanically-oriented.
So, he got a decent raise and a better job and bought the Lincoln.
Asked him to open the hood Friday night to look for any stickers,
etc. Well, the car has a giant plastic engine cover that says
"Lincoln V-8," so we figured it was probably a V-8.
He showed up today...and guess what...it is a V-8. We got all the
warning lights turned off that had been pestering him by flashing
"change this, check that." We changed oil, oil filter and Cabin
Filter. We left the air filter....the engine has been customized and
it sports a $70 K&N air filter....it looked clean.
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