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95 e150 5.0 302

Discussion in 'Engine, Transmission/Axle & Driveline/Axle' started by dudeguything, Mar 12, 2018.

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    1994 to 1996 E and F series 5.0 liter engine are the same IF equipped with an automatic transmission.

    There is a 5.0 HO engine that is not the same as the above 5.0 engine.

    Parts are not interchangeable between the standard 5.0 and the HO 5.0. There is a 10hp difference and a 5#s of torque difference between these two engines.

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    how can i tell the difference by looking at the engine?
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    Firing order.

    The order is different between the two.
    Most all Ford gasoline V-8 engines have the firing order of 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8. As does the standard 5.0l engine.

    The 5.0l HO has a firing order of 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8

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    The 5.0 HO uses the 351W firing order and the intake manifold probably has a big "5.0 HO" cast into it. If you're doing a complete rebuild, then why not just rebuild the engine from the van instead of creating any confusion with an engine from a truck? I'm not sure what is meant by acid dipping the engine, but it may be referring to degreaser and a caustic solution in the hot tank washer. A complete rebuild will entail the complete disassembly of the block and heads, so the new valve stem seals should probably just be stock replacement seals. I would think the van and truck used the same intake, while cars used a lower top intake manifold for hood clearance. You know you have an oil pan that fits the van, so if you need to you can swap that over when needed.
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    The intake on the van is different than F Series. May be the same as a car not sure. The space available in a van isn't the same as F Series. The same may be true for the oil pan only be cause of the dip stick arrangement.

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    hi again. so rebuilder is talking about doin a .030 bore on the pistons. would there need to be any other adjustments made? just double checking this guy
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    Boring out the cylinders is trueing up the wear in the cylinder walls. A .010, .020 or .030 cut are pretty typical. Some beefier engines can take a .060 or even a .090 cut. (Like a MEL or FE engine) A 302 is a thin wall designed block. .030 is likely the max before the cylinder needs to be sleeved.

    After the cut the pistons and rings will be replaced to match the cut.

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    so whats your honest opinion on a .020 bore. ill probably be doing some towing, think itd make for a decent difference in torque?
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    .020 bored over isn't going to make any difference in the amount of power or how the engine operates. In engine displacement this would add 3 1/3 cubic inches. You would have a 305 versus a 302. There isn't enough there to make more torque.

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