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Well I have a 2006 Taurus SEL Sedan. I think it has a motorcraft 3.0. I really don’t know how to tell. All I know is very dependable. I was thinking about putting a cold air intake on it, to improve fuel economy and power. Was wondering if there are any kits out there that will just bolt in without modifying the body. Because I would have to take it to a mechanic for that. Thanks in advance.

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It already has a cold air intake and there are no aftermarket kits available. You'd have to custom fabricate your own cold air intake if you wanted something other than the stock version.
 

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QUOTE (Alice @ Apr 18 2009, 02:29 PM) index.php?act=findpost&pid=718604
Well I have a 2006 Taurus SEL Sedan. I think it has a motorcraft 3.0. I really don’t know how to tell. All I know is very dependable. I was thinking about putting a cold air intake on it, to improve fuel economy and power. Was wondering if there are any kits out there that will just bolt in without modifying the body. Because I would have to take it to a mechanic for that. Thanks in advance.

Alice[/b]
And for future reference, Motorcraft doesn't make engines.. :)

Either you have the 3.0L OHV V6 Vulcan, or the 3.0L 24V DOHC Duratec.

Heres some pictures, it will tell you which engine you have.

http://www.taurusclub.com/encyclopedia/Eng...ex.html#vulcan6

Also, I've made my own Cold Air Intake from a "Modular Intake" Kit. However, it cost me in excess of 86 Dollars to complete, and still isnt bullet proof. (the MAFS Adaptor cracks easily)

The 3" CAI in place:

Fastened and Static Grounded:



The OLD MAFS Adapter I made:

The NEW MAFS Adapter I made:





The Filter Location: NOTE! People ask me ALL THE TIME, "Do you worry about water?" I say no. Because in its current position.. You would have to drive through a puddle almost knee deep (1 foot +/- 2 in) When I drop the car down with the lowering kit, I will put a AEM Bypass Filter in case of an accidental dip... though 95% says no water will go in the filter unless your driving it like a submarine.


And heres the proof of the pudding..... it sounds awesome.

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I’m not talented enough to make or modify a kit myself, it does sound good though. Love the sound of your flowmaster, Always loved the sound of flowmasters. Didn’t know what it would sound like on a Taurus though. Must admit I am very impressed by the sound.

As for my engine the Duratech is only 2004-2005. So I’m guessing I have a Vulcan under my hood, just hope the Vulcan high command don’t come and get me. I know it’s a bad star trek joke but what the heck. I’ll look at my engine tomorrow and see if it is a Vulcan.

Alice
P.S. I may have to get me a flowmaster for my Taurus now!!!
 

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Yep, it's definitely a Vulcan...you're right that the last year of the Duratec was 2005.
 
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