The firing order for a 4.6-liter Ford V-8 is 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8. On Ford V-8 engines, cylinder number 1 is at the front of the engine on the driver's side of the vehicle. Ford numbers the cylinders in sequential order from front to back of the engine, with numbers 1 through 4 on the driver's side and 5 through 8 on the passenger side.Continue Reading
Ford's introduction of the modular series of engines brought production of their popular Windsor engines to an end. With a smaller displacement, these engines offer more power and the smoothness to meet demands of the company's top-line Lincoln Town Car. Wikipedia reports the use of the 4.6 engine in a variety of cars, trucks and vans. In trucks, Ford markets the modular engine as the Triton. In Lincolns, the company markets a DOHC version as the InTech. Production lines of this engine include two-, three- and four-valve versions. The Ford 4.6 L is no longer in production.
There are two major known issues with the modular Ford engines. The first deals with Ford's use of DuPont nylon intake manifolds, which are known to crack and leak coolant. As of 2014, the replacement warranty for these manifolds due to a 2005 lawsuit has expired. The second issue includes missing spark plug threads and difficult-to-remove plugs, issues for which Ford also extends the warranty.Learn more about Car Parts & Maintenance
Some of the companies that deal in vintage Ford parts include C&G Ford Parts, Snyder's Antique Auto Parts and Early Ford V-8 Sales Inc. All three have online stores.Full Answer >
The firing order in a Dodge engine works by the distributor igniting the spark plugs to the cylinders in sequence to manage power delivery. In more modern, direct ignition engines, the firing sequence is controlled by the Engine Control Unit.Full Answer >
An engine firing order is the specific sequence of ignition for each cylinder in an internal combustion engine containing multiple cylinders. Firing orders, which are typically nonsequential, are designed to reduce engine vibration and are specific to an individual model of engine.Full Answer >
The firing order of a Chevy V-6 engine varies. On rear-wheel-drive cars and trucks, one version of the engine has the firing order 1-5-3-6-2-4, while the alternate version has the firing order 1-2-3-4-5-6. On front-wheel-drive cars and minivans, the firing order is either 1-6-5-4-3-2 or 1-2-3-4-5-6.Full Answer >