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Taurus 3.0L Swap

Old 05-14-2019
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I recently blew one of my piston rods through the oil pan and was looking for some 3.0L ranger engines to just drop and bolt into mine however they are a bit pricey as well as the labor cost to do it. I have heard that Ford Taurus have the same engine blocks and was wondering if it would work if i were to swap everything from my ranger engine to the Taurus engine. Then just drop and bolt it in with also getting a new oil pan. Please any information would help thanks!!
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You should change the head gaskets because the coolant flow in the car was different since engine was mounted sideways, coolant entered from the back of engine and went out to rad at the front
In the trucks coolant entered and exited at the front

People haven't and never heard back about it so I guess that means no over heating??

Several cars used the 3.0l Vulcan, what Ranger used, but same cars also used 3.0l DOHC Duratec and the 3.0l SHO engines which are different engines and won't work as replacement for 3.0l Vulcan

More details on different 3.0ls here: https://www.ranger-forums.com/genera...e-info-142132/
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