Q:

What is the firing order for a Ford 302?

A:

Quick Answer

The firing order of a Ford 302 engine is 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8. The number-one cylinder on this engine is at the front left when facing the engine with numbers two through four in sequential order behind it. Cylinders five through eight are on the right hand side of the engine following a similar pattern, with number eight at the far left rear of the engine.

Continue Reading
What is the firing order for a Ford 302?
Credit: Getty Images North America Getty Images News Getty Images

Full Answer

The Ford 302 is a member of the Windsor motors that the manufacturer installed in new vehicles from 1962 until 2001. The first of these V-8 engines, the 221, was an option for the Ford Fairlane and Mercury Meteor. Ford increased the cylinder bore on Windsor engines to increase horsepower. Ford introduced the 302 in 1968. The SAE rating for the 1972 302 was 140 horsepower. However, to meet emission ratings, Ford dropped the compression, so the 1975 engine provided 122 horsepower. In the 1980s, the introduction of fuel injection allowed Ford to increase the rating to 210 horsepower.

During the 1980s, Ford marketed the 302 as the 5.0-liter engine and installed it in both cars and trucks. In the 1990s, its use began to decline in favor of the 4.6-liter modular V-8. As of 2014, Ford only produces the 302 as a crate motor as a part of its racing and performance parts line.

Learn more about Engine

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you read an engine firing order diagram?

    A:

    A firing order diagram consists of a schematic illustration of an engine and its cylinders, for which each cylinder is numbered to correspond with a numeric firing order indicating which spark plug is triggered during engine operation. Some firing order diagrams also include a small circle indicating the distributor cap of the vehicle, and each port for a spark plug wire is numbered according to the cylinder that the port is intended to power.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is an engine firing order?

    A:

    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 >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the firing order on a 4.6-liter Ford engine?

    A:

    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.

    Full Answer >
  • Q:

    What is the firing order for a Ford 351 Windsor?

    A:

    The firing order for a Ford 351 Windsor is 1-3-5-7-2-6-5-4-8, which differs from most other V-8 engines the company manufactures. Ford numbers its cylinders beginning at the front left of the engine, with cylinders one through four on that side and five through eight on the right.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore