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Really dumb question

Honestly i want to know what im running for a motor, am i running a 3.0L or the 4.0? This is a serious question.. seeings how i don't have a manual or any other indication for telling me what I have.. truck is an 02 XLT 4x2 btw.. if that helps
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Is this a joke? Did you look under the hood?
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as i said, i did, nothing on the throttle body cover, or anything looked on the motor, cant find any indication.. believe its the 3.0 but no clue haha i feel retarded for asking this
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3 ways...

* open the hood

* door tag

* vin
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Any pics under the hood?

That would be the easiest way for us to tell.
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Thanks stone, ill check it out tomorrow guys too dark at the moment shouldnt of even made this thread haa
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I believe it should say on a sticker on the very front on top of the core support piece. The 4.0 I have says it right on a piece of plastic on top of the engine.
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yeah thats what I mean it doesn't say anything on top of the cover.. ill check the core support tomorrow ehh I never really thought about this till now

forgot I had a pic of the motor, here guys This is an older pic though when i first got it..

not the best quality but..
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If it's a 4.0 it will be clearly marked on top of engine, in large numbers. (stamped in black on the black plastic cover over the intake)
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Just saw the picture. It's a 3.0
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That's not a 3.0.

Is it a v6 or an 4cyl.?
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That is a 3.0L.
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v6.. yeah thought it was the 3.0 wasnt sure because every 4.0 ive seen its clearly stamped on the throttle body cover as mentioned above and seeings how mine wasnt I wasnt quite sure... now i know though thanks guys
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LOL, usually I say there is no such thing as a stupid question. But you have proved me wrong.

How long have you owned this truck?
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haha told you.. about 4 or 5 months now always wondered too... wasn't quite sure
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That is a 3.0L.
It may be, I forgot they changed the intake to that plastic, it doesn't look anything like mine.


^^^ Mine looks like that.
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Register your truck on fords site it gives ya all the info on it plus any recalls and if anyone is financed thru ford you get to deal with your loan thru it.

https://myford.fordvehicles.com/serv.../myVehicle.htm
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Tight thanks pace i'll do that now.
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LOL, usually I say there is no such thing as a stupid question. But you have proved me wrong.

How long have you owned this truck?
You wrong the only stupid question is the one unasked.

Not everyone is a car/truck person. Most people don't even know how to change their own oil. Asking here is much less intimidating than having someone ask you what's under the hood, then you returning a blank stare.
This is/was a valid question.
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oops...
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You wrong the only stupid question is the one unasked.

Not everyone is a car/truck person. Most people don't even know how to change their own oil. Asking here is much less intimidating than having someone ask you what's under the hood, then you returning a blank stare.
This is/was a valid question.
For sure, I know some things about trucks/cars but i honestly wasn't sure about this one.. guess it wasn't really a stupid question I wasn't sure so I asked.. nothing wrong with that.
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Dont feel bad, just about everybody I ask about their motor seems to only know if its a 4cyl., v6, or v8 and never know anything else about it.
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yeah thats what I mean it doesn't say anything on top of the cover.. ill check the core support tomorrow ehh I never really thought about this till now

forgot I had a pic of the motor, here guys This is an older pic though when i first got it..

not the best quality but..
that there is a Chevy small block.... LOL!!!
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It may be, I forgot they changed the intake to that plastic, it doesn't look anything like mine.


^^^ Mine looks like that.
i want to see pics of this, because my 99 has the same looking throttle body cover and engine as him. i dont see why they would mix it up in 2000, unless someone swapped your engine
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Dont feel bad, just about everybody I ask about their motor seems to only know if its a 4cyl., v6, or v8 and never know anything else about it.
It's all set man I just felt weird since I thought it was kind of an obvious thing to know about the truck and I wasn't sure haha thank you though

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that there is a Chevy small block.... LOL!!!


Thanks for the help guys

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