FORD ESSEX ENGINE 3.0 V6 CAMSHAFT MK1 MK2 MK3 CAPRI GRANADA SCIMITAR TVR 3.0s . Would like some advice and thoughts on whether to go down the steel or aluminium timing gear option? with rather quick rpm progression, running on 100 octane fuel), carburettor jetting and setting performed according to O. The RWD engine was used in the 1999 Mustang that was competing directly with the Camaro and Firebird that came with the new Buick 3800 Series II V6 that had 200 horsepower, so Ford finally put the 200 horse Windstar motor with the balance shaft in the Mustang to make it more competitive. This conversion resulted in a power increase from 103 kW (140 PS; 138 bhp) to 110 kW (150 PS; 148 bhp) of the standard 3.0 versi… › Forums › Old Ford Club South Africa Forum › Ford Engines › Essex Engine › Fiber timing gear Tagged: cams, camshaft bearings, timing gear This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by Kim Warner 1 year, 10 months ago. It is also not all the chapters, but the majority of the engine's details are there. project. phone: +420 606 961 179 This company provided great help and services incl. Complete internal engine balancing at Ric Wood Motorsport UK. With a special focus to mechanical efficiency and precision assembly the engine performance was increased compared to original factory standard. i now have 160000 on it. This topic contains 1 reply, has 2 voices, and was last updated by  Kim Warner 1 year, 11 months ago. Have read various articles and they all say that up-grading is a must, so really looking at whether Steel or Aluminium is better, and a source. The timing chain is an integral part of most engines – and one EcoBoost owners have particular trouble with. The Most Common Ford Ecoboost Problem: Faulty Engine Timing Chains. Basic diagnostics: surface an pitting corrosion in 6th cylinder bore (re-boring necessary), some of the top piston rings broken, heavy carbon deposits, water pump seized, all bearings and lubrication system OK, no cracks in block and heads, Block and heads deep-cleaning (all core plugs and oil screwed plugs removed, water and oil galleries steam-cleaned etc.). Pre-owned. Nylon Timing Gear – Ford Essex Engine Posted by: admin | on December 28, 2012 Since doing the gearbox on the Scimitar things were generally running well… until one day on the M25 when the throttle stuck wide open, Engine revved up to max and sounding like it … Tags can be found under coil attaching bolts for 6-cylinder engines and some 8-cylinder engines, or under the dipstick attaching bolts on other 8-cylinders. I’m looking for opinions / advice on replacing the fiber timing gear on the Essex V6. This presentation shows the challenging way of giving a new breath to historic internal combustion engine, manufactured by Ford UK in 1979. Lets look at it this way, the cost of replacing with steel gears is pretty close to the cost of an engine overhaul. In South Africa, the engine continued in production from 1982 up to April 2000 for use in the Sapphire Saloon and Sierra vehicles, and Courier pick-ups. The Ford 3.0L V6 engine is one of the most widely used engines in the Ford lineup. From what I can gather high RPM or just time will eventually cause the fiber gear to fail, causing the engine to effectively be destroyed by piston / valve interference and all the associated horror that implies if it happens even at idle. The V6 was developed from the 1996cc V4 and shared many of the parts, the bore, stroke, crank throw and angle all being identical. As for the Sable, the Vulcan was the only engine available on the Mercury until Ford adapted the 3.8 liter “Essex” V6 for both it and the Taurus in 1988. The 3.8 liter engine was used from 1983 to 1986, it was then dropped from the Mustang line. How to tune the FORD Essex V6 Engine - Here are the answers from Martin & Terry Doherty @ The Car Clinic, 29 Jan. 2007 16:20 : Tuning the Essex V6 The Essex V6 is loved the world over - here‘s how to improve it! Intake manifold and front timing cover gaskets were known to go bad with the earlier models of this engine, but later models seem to be fairly stout overall. To identify a Ford motor, start by checking valve cover bolts on the top of the engine for Ford markings. Valve train assembly (new sporting camshaft with followers and springs, other components remained original after careful checking), adjusting the valve clearances. Given engine age and kms done. --The Essex engine was arguably the first mass produced V6 in the world, and has since gone on to power, among others,TVR, Reliant Scimitar,Gilbern and AC cars. When the Ford Taurus made its debut in 1986, it had a newly designed V6 nestled under hood. Heads checking and refurbishment (flattening 0.2 mm, valve seats clearance check, valves in- lapping), Flywheel lightening (from 9.6 kg to 8.3 kg). All Ford Taurus cars with the 3.0L Vulcan, 3.8L Essex, 3.5L Duratec, 3.7L Cyclone and also cars with the Ecoboost engines only have a timing chain. Late in its production life it was fitted with Lucas controlled electronic fuel injectiondesigned by SAMCOR (South African Motor Corporation - now Ford SA) in co-operation with the University of Pretoria's engineering department. From United Kingdom. Over the years, the Cologne V6 was available with engine displacements of 1.8, 2.0, 2.3, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8, 2.9 and 4.0 litres. These include: Pistons & Rings; Bearings; Gasket sets; Timing Gear kits; Water Pumps; Oil Pumps; Camshafts; Valves; Springs & Retainers Essex-Timing-Marks.jpg So it looks like your diagram is correct Ian, and we don't have a TDC mark It also confirms the ambiguity in the Reliant diagrams. Special thanks to Ric Wood Motorsport for proffessional engine balancing, best quality parts and advice. ESSEX V6 ENGINE & PARTS LIST. For the hearing- or speech-impaired: Please contact the Telecommunication Relay Service by dialing 711. You must be logged in to reply to this topic. of course i had no money ,those days to buy a timing light or manuals....or you might contact/join a old ford club. Deciding for new cylinder bore diameter (to remove pitting corrosion) and purchasing new forged high-compression pistons (11.5:1). It reappears as a Mustang engine in 1994 and is used until 2004, replaced by the 4.0 liter engine in 2005. Every production year, Ford has offered Mustangs with multiple engine configurations that typically include at least one V-6 and one V-8 engine. Page One . You are likely to find a 2.8 in MkII Granadas, Capri 2.8 Injections and Sierra XR4i, whilst the 2.3 was fitted again to MkII Granadas, plus MkIV/V Cortinas. That V6 was the 3.0L Vulcan. Viewing 2 posts - … Carburettor refurbishing and basic setting (main jets 160 for start). SOURCE: point gap setting and timing sorry my memory is fading. Installing the engine into a wooden workbench for breaking-in, peripherals assembly, pre-oiling (by drillmachine with distributor removed), first start for 20 minutes at approx. I read it can cause an increase in engine noise level, and that it can also cause problems with the camshaft main bearings if the fiber gear is replaced. connecting the pistons with conrods (press-in fit) and supplying the right camshaft, tappets, valve springs, aluminium timing gear, all bearings and seals, and loads of great advice and inspiration. – Can one buy the gear only, or must you by implication get the crank gear as well, replacing both at the same time? Buy it now. Cylinders boring and honing, deck flattening (0.05 mm). Checking the crankshaft condition and bearings (all journal sizes at factory tolerances, no ovality), oil holes fine smoothing, journals lapping. 2,000 rpm, continuous oil pressure monitoring, engine stop, cool-down, final heads tightening, valve clearances fine adjusting. The 3.8 L Essex V6 replaced the 3.3 L I6, as the 3.3 L engine had little demand and was dropped after 1982. › Forums › Old Ford Club South Africa Forum › Ford Engines › Essex Engine › Fiber timing gear, Tagged: cams, camshaft bearings, timing gear. The Essex V6 was never bedeviled by the balance problems of the V4, and went on to become a legend. Essex 3.4 Litre Engine, 9.8 : 1 Compression Ratio with Standard Unleaded Heads £ 2585. Second start in workbench, adjusting the ignition timing, running for 3 hours, then checking and changing oil and filter, running for another 3 hours … engine ready for installation in a car, After first road tests the distributor advance mechanism was altered to suit to modified engine (higher idle spark advance around 18 deg., keeping full advance around 38 deg. Customs services and international tracking provided +EUR 11.14 postage estimate. with the engine itself i have NEVER expirienced any issues, such as bearing wear resulting in oil pressure loss, ring and cylinder wall wear resulting in the burning of oil or loss of compression. The work has been done at a home garage-workshop, using external proffessional services for operations like machining and balancing. checking for main and big-end bearing clearances). … Radim KrutiÅ¡ – enginne. – IS the fiber timing gear even a concern? History. 1985 Mustang Engine Information – 232 cubic inch V6 (3.8L Ford Essex V6) The Ford Essex V6. The Essex V6 is loved the world over and makes a great period upgrade for your '60s or '70s Ford - here's how to improve it! ‘66 saw two … e-mail: rkrutis@enginne.cz. If the bolts are unmarked, look for an ID tag for manufacturer information. The engine is “turbocharged,” meaning that air and fuel are directly forced into it, producing more power. Ford Essex V4 / V6 Tuning Guide This Ford engine can be viewed as a kind of scaled down American V8 and it certainly weighs as much! The manual is actually from a cortina, and does short a page here and there. While this engine isn't particularly fierce, it was overall reliable. We knew it was a runner; we knew it was down on power and we knew it would cost a appropriate choice — Ford's big V6 going back to its Essex roots. The Essex V6 was discontinued for F150 use in 2008 and a V6 option did not re-appear into the F150 lineup until 2011. This was part of the family of new V-engines developed by Ford UK (n the Sixties, and first seen 2,000 rpm, continuous oil pressure monitoring, engine stop, cool-down, final heads tightening, valve clearances fine adjusting, I’ve googled intensively and there are some options available, to whit alloy and all steel timing gears to replace the fiber timing gear on the Essex. Ford V6 parts. i would gap at 35 and for the timing i used to use a glass of water (sometimes it wasn;t water) put it on the air filter and turn the distributer till it shook the least. Neither engine has anything in common with the Essex type V6, which this engine replaced for emissions reasons. Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total), Members active within the past 24 hours: 0, Most users ever online was 2 on 6th June 2017 3:01 pm, Watergate Sprint replaces well known Hillclimb occasion in 2021, Escort MKII 1600 sport 1980 model thrust bearing, Journeys with Old Fords – Suzie (September 2002). Short block assembly (incl. The displacement of modern V6 engines is typically between 2.5 to 3.5 L (153 to 214 cu in), though larger and smaller examples have been produced, such as the 1.8 L (110 cu in) Mazda V6 engine used in the 1991-1998 Mazda MX3, while the largest V6 built was the 7.8 L (476 cu in) GMC V6 used in the 1962 GMC C/K series 6500. EUR 57.75. We generally have a wide range of new Ford V6 engine parts in stock for both Essex 3 litre and Cologne 2.3/2.8 litre engines. i bought a v6 5 speed when i was 16 for 3000 buckaroos. All rights reserved. There have been various forms of this basic design through the years. My engine is totally unmodified, standard valves & springs, factory cam, etc. Pre-owned. VAT ID: CZ7506053764, Bezručova 28, 678 01 Blansko, Czech Republic Call us at 800-367-3788 . The Ford Performance TechLine phone system is online. Originally introduced in 1965 in even more scaled down form - V4, the Essex was available with 1663 and 1996cc. Very few V4 engines remain; most of the surviving V4-engined vehicles having had their engines swapped-out for inline 4’s or one of the V6 Essex engines. Heads and inlet manifold porting, assembling and inlet ports matching. I’m not contemplating performance or  up-rating the Essex, just want it to last…, My idea is obviously to preserve my Ford for as long as possible, and I prefer not to find out my fiber timing gear has failed by hearing my engine destroy itself as it bends pushrods and makes valve-shaped holes in the bonnet from below…. 33 When exchanged for a Complete assembled Essex 3.0 Litre V6 Engine, less Water Pump, Fuel Pump, Alternator/Dynamo. My 3.0 Essex is going on for about 38 years old and 180 000 km on the clock, so IS this a concern? Installing the engine into a wooden workbench for breaking-in, peripherals assembly, pre-oiling (by drillmachine with distributor removed), first start for 20 minutes at approx. I suppose since I've always timed by strobe to the 14 deg mark, it's absence hasn't made a huge difference over the years, though I must admit I'm surprised. V6 Timing Gear - Steel or Alloy? From 1982 to 2003, the company produced the 3.8L V-6 engine, also known as the Essex engine, and used it in many Ford vehicles, including the Mustang. – Is it worth it to shell out about R4000.00 for a steel timing gear from the UK and the additional few thousand to pull the engine and get it fitted and retimed? Hi Guys I have uploaded a scanned workshop manual for the ford 3.0 V6. Ford Taurus This entry was posted in Ford , Ford Taurus , timing belt or chain on July 19, 2017 by . So anybody done this? With Ford lacking another modern V6 engine, the Vulcan soon found itself in other vehicles. it had 130000 on it. Experiences? AH, THE GOOD OLD ESSEX V6: a throaty rumble and anything from a Granada to a Transit ambulance could be coming around the corner. © 2001–2021 Ing. My advice; “if it aint broke, then don’t fix it”, I’ve lived with Essex v6’s most of my life and never had this issue and my brother even did some rallies and a track racing with a v6 powered Cortina, If you REALLY concerned, just replace the gears with a new pair of standard gears, if your originals have lasted this long then the replacements should last as long at least. to make way for a Ford V8, we've had a 3-litre Essex gathering dust in the workshop. FORD CAPRI 3.0s ESSEX V6 ENGINE TIMING GEAR BANGER TVR GRANADA SCIMITAR MK2 MK3. The Essex V4 is a V4 petrol engine manufactured by the Ford Motor Company from 1965 to 1977. The Ford Cologne 2.9L V6 is a 60° cast iron block V6 engine built by the Ford Motor Company in Cologne, Germany, hence the name. 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