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Does Taurus 3.0 V6 Vulcan have the same engine mounts as the respective Ranger engine?

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Considering picking up a taurus engine as a backup for my 3.0 V6 on my ford ranger. Just curious, will I have issues with the engine mounts, or will the stay the same? I dont want to deal with fabricating mounts or doing any welding...
 


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I think the block casting with the mount threads would be the same, the mounts themselves would be chassis-specific but should interchange from one block to another. I think the intake & exhaust manifolds are chassis specific but easily interchange.
 

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I had to swap the oil pump pick up tube and oil pan; swap exhaust manifolds, engine mounts, flex plate, intake manifold, and the oil pressure sending unit. I left the Taurus crankshaft position sensor installed in the block and used it. Everything bolted up with no surprises and I’m back to driving my truck again.
 

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I had to swap the oil pump pick up tube and oil pan; swap exhaust manifolds, engine mounts, flex plate, intake manifold, and the oil pressure sending unit. I left the Taurus crankshaft position sensor installed in the block and used it. Everything bolted up with no surprises and I’m back to driving my truck again.
Head gaskets?
 

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Head gaskets?
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- I decided to try using a Taurus 3.0. I purchased a 2002 Taurus 3.0 flex fuel engine, a head gasket set, an oil pan gasket, and a water pump gasket.

EDIT : I was hoping the OP might want to read the whole thread, so I provided a link to the thread.
 

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When my 2000 3.0 flex fuel engine bit the dust I discovered that replacement engines were hard to find. After researching the topic on these forums I decided to try using a Taurus 3.0. I purchased a 2002 Taurus 3.0 flex fuel engine, a head gasket set, an oil pan gasket, and a water pump gasket. The head gaskets are different between the two engines and must be replaced. I found it easier to pull my water pump and clutch fan as a unit and mount it to the Taurus timing chain cover after the engine was installed. I had to swap the oil pump pick up tube and oil pan; swap exhaust manifolds, engine mounts, flex plate, intake manifold, and the oil pressure sending unit. I left the Taurus crankshaft position sensor installed in the block and used it. Everything bolted up with no surprises and I’m back to driving my truck again.
 

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Right. I was clarifying, because your post didn't mention the head gaskets on the list of things you'd replaced so I was confirming.
 

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Right. I was clarifying, because your post didn't mention the head gaskets on the list of things you'd replaced so I was confirming.
just to confirm, That wasn't MY post. I just found it in a different forum.
 

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i wonder why you need to change the headgaskets if you are not changing the heads?
 

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I forgot about the oil pan possibility.
 

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i wonder why you need to change the headgaskets if you are not changing the heads?
The Ranger Gasket gives a different water flow, somehow. It either blocks or unblocks water passages that are for Fwd use versus Rwd use
 

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You can use a Taurus oil pan in 98+ 2wd FYI.
 

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