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1998 Ford Mustang Engine

Engine Description

3.8L 4.6L (SOHC) 4.6L (DOHC)


Type and
description
(inline, V, angle,
flat, 90 deg. Front, 90 degree V, Front, 90 degree V, Front,
location, front, Longitudinal, (OHV) Longitudinal, Single Longitudinal, Dual
mid, rear, Overhead Valve Engine Overhead Cam Overhead Cams (DOHC)
transverse, with Modified Wedge (SOHC), Two Valves per cylinder head, Four
longitudinal, Combustion Chambers Per Cylinder valves per cylinder
sohc, dohc, ohv,
hemi, wedge, pre-
chamber, etc.)
Manufacturer Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company
No. of Cylinders 6 8 8

Bore 96.8 (3.8) 90.2 (3.6) 90.2 (3.6)

Stroke 86.0 (3.4) 90.0 (3.6) 90.0 (3.6)


Bore Spacing (C/L
106.5 100.0 (3.9) 100 (3.9)
to C/L)
Cylinder block
material & mass Aluminum Alloy, 38.6
Cast Iron, 54.5 (120) Cast Iron, 69.9 (154.0)
kg (lbs.) (85.0)
(machined)
Cylinder block
234.5 (9.2) 277.0 (8.9) 277.0 (8.9)
deck height
Cylinder block
411 (16.2) 500.5 (19.7) 500.5 (19.7)
length
Deck Clearance
(minimum)
0.25 (0.01) Above .343 (.014) Below 0.035 (0.00138) Below
(above or below
block)
Cylinder head
Aluminum Alloy, 17.5
material & mass Aluminum, 8.1 (17.8) Aluminum, 15.0 (33.0)
(38.5)
kg (lbs)
Cylinder head
volume cm cubed 66.3 (4.04) 50.3 (3.07) 53.5 (3.26)
(inches cubed)
Cylinder liner
N/A N/A Cast Iron
material
Head gasket 1.13 - 1.19 (0.044 - 0.89 (0.035) 1.0 (0.039)
thickness
(compressed) 0.047)
Minimum
combustion
chamber
64.3 (3.9) 65.4 (3.99) 63.0 (3.8)
total volume cm
cubed (inches
cubed)
Cyl. no. system
(front to rear) 4, 5, 6 5, 6, 7, 8 5, 6, 7, 8
L. Bank
Cyl. no. system
(front to rear) 1, 2, 3 1, 2, 3, 4 1,2,3,4
R. Bank
Firing Order 1, 4, 2, 5, 3, 6 1,3,7,2,6,5,4,8 1,3,7,2,6,5,4,8
Intake manifold
Aluminum Alloy, 9.3
material & mass Aluminum, 5.91 (13.02) Composite, 10.0 (4.5)
(20.5)
kg (lbs)**
Exhaust manifold Cast Iron Nodular, 9.5 Nodular Iron/Sil-Moly;
ASTM - A268 4.5 (9.9)
material & mass (20.9) 49 States; 6.8 3.4 (7.5) - LH; 3.2 (7.1)-
Grade TP439
kg (lbs)** (15.0) Calif. RH
Knock Sensor
Two, Cylinder Block
(number & None No
Valley
location)
Fuel Required
(unleaded, diesel, Unleaded Unleaded Unleaded
etc.)
87 Minimum Octane
Fuel antiknock (Premium
87 Minimum 91 Minimum
index (R + M)/2 Recommended for
Cobra)
Engine mount - Three (2 engine, 1 Three (2 engine, 1 Three (2 engine, 1
Quantity Transmission) Transmission) Transmission)
Engine mount
-Material & Type Engine Mounts - Engine Mounts - Engine Mounts -
(elastomeric, Elastomeric Clamshell, Elastomeric Clamshell, Elastomeric Clamshell,
hydroelastic, Transmission Mount - Transmission Mount - Transmission Mount -
hydraulic damper, Shear Mount Shear Mount Shear Mount
etc.)
Engine mount -
Added isolation
None None None
(sub-frame,
crossmember, etc.)
Total dressed 170.3 (375.5) 240 (529) Man. Trans.; 243 (535)
engine mass (wt)
dry *** 223 (492) Auto. Trans.

** Finished state.

Engine - Pistons

3.8L 4.6L (SOHC) 4.6L (DOHC)


Material & Mass, g
Aluminum Alloy, 354 Hypereutic Aluminum Alloy, Aluminum Alloy, 354
(weight, lbs.) -
(12.5) 356 (12.6) (12.5)
Piston Only

Engine - Camshaft

3.8L 4.6L (SOHC) 4.6L (DOHC)


Location In Block In Cylinder Head In cylinder heads
SAE 1050 / 1053 Tubular Steel, 2.54 (5.6) Tubular Steel, 2.4 (5.2)
Material & mass
Steel Bar Stock and Each; 5.1 (11.2) Total Each; 9.4 (20.8) Total per
kg (weight, lbs)
3.76 (8.3) per Engine Engine
Drive type -
Chain (silent) Chain, Inverted Tooth Chains
Chain/Belt
14.91-13.63 (0.587- Primary 13.3 (0.52) / 9.5
Drive Type -
0.537) / 9.525 13.0 (0.51) / 9.5 (0.37) (0.37); Secondary 13.8
Width/pitch
(0.375) (0.54) / 9.5 (0.37)

Engine - Valve System

4.6L (DOHC) w/
3.8L 4.6L (SOHC) w/ GT
COBRA
Hydraulic Lifters (std., Standard with Hydraulic Lash Adjuster Hydraulic Lash Adjuster
opt., n.a.) roller tappets (w/ roller follower) (w/ roller follower)
Valves - Number
6/6 8/8 16 / 16
intake/exhaust
Valves - Head O.D. 45 (1.77) / 37
44.5 (1.75) / 34 (1.34) 37 (1.46) / 30 (1.18)
intake/exhaust (1.46)

Engine - Connecting Rods

4.6L (DOHC) w/
3.8L 4.6L (SOHC) w/ GT
COBRA
Material & Mass kg. Powered Metal, 0.625 - Powered Metal Powered Metal
(weight, lbs) * 0.637 (1.37 - 1.40) Forging, 0.58 (1.28) Forging, 0.58 (1.28)
Length (axes C/L to 154.66 - 154.74 (6.08 -
150.7 (5.93) 150.7 (5.93)
C/L) 6.09)

Engine - Crankshaft

4.6L (DOHC) w/
3.8L 4.6L (SOHC) w/ GT
COBRA
Material & mass kg. Nodular Cast Iron and Nodular Cast Iron, Forged Steel, 23.0
(weight, lbs)* 14.06 (31) 19.6 (43.3) (50.0)
End thrust taken by bearing
#3 #5 #5
(no.)
Length & number of
4 19 (0.75), 5 19 (0.75), 5
bearings
Seal - Front (material, one, Flourocarbon, One Flouroelastomer, One
Silicon, One piece
two piece design, etc.) piece piece
Seal -Rear (material, one, Flouroelastomer, One Silicon, One piece
Flourocarbon, Dual lip
two piece design, etc.) piece w/ slinger

Engine - Lubrication System

4.6L (DOHC) w/
3.8L 4.6L (SOHC) w/ GT
COBRA

Normal oil pressure kPa 276 - 414 (40 - 60) @ 276 - 414 (40 -60) @ 210 - 350 (30 - 50) @
(psi) @ engine rpm 2000 RPM 2000 RPM 2000 RPM
Type oil intake (floating, Stationary shrouded Stationary shrouded Stationary shrouded
stationary) screen in sump screen in sump screen in sump
Oil filter system (full flow,
Full Flow Full Flow Full Flow
part, other)
Capacity of c/case, less 4.5 (4.8) less 0.5 (0.5) 5.7 (6.0) less 0.47 5.7 (6.0) less 0.47
filter-refill-L (qt) for filter (0.5) for filter (0.5) for filter