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The Lincoln LS has a base engine that is a DOHC 3.0L V6, it most certainly has to be the Duratec. This engine is rated at 232 HP 220 ft/lbs. stock. So what did they do to this to make it have that much power? How can we do it to the Taurus Duratec?

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AFAIK, you're correct. They use a modified version of the Duratec.

Here's some stats for the '04 V6:

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Engine

Engine Name: 3.0L V6
Cylinders: 6
Valves: 24
Valve Configuration: DOHC
Displacement CC: 2967
Displacement CI: 181
Bore: 3.50
Stroke: 3.13
Bore X Stroke: 3.50x3.13
Compression: 10.5
Horsepower: 232
RPM at Peak Horsepower: 6750
Horsepower @ RPM: [email protected]
Torque Feet Per Pound: 220
RPM at Peak Torque: 4500
Torque @ RPM: [email protected]
Turbo: N
Transmission Speeds: 5
Transmission (Automatic/Manual): A
Overdrive Transmission: Y
Final Drive Ratio: 3.58
Final Drive Ratio Opt: NA
Supercharged: N
Electronic Horsepower BHP: NA
Electronic Horsepower RPM: NA
Electronic Torque Ft. Lbs.: NA
Electronic Torque RPM: NA[/b]
Here's a pic of the 2000 V6
 

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Originally posted by stpidhoser@Apr 11 2004, 10:19 PM
If you need a pic of the engine, I'll take some of the baby for ya. Just let me know.
That'd be great! Anything we can use to try to figure out what they did would be helpful.
 

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Higher compression and variable valve timing is where the power comes from.
 

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What he said. AFAIK the addition of VVT last year made up the extra 20 hp difference from the previous year. It was around 30 hp for the V8 by adding VVT though
 

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The VVT makes 20-30 more HP. The Mazda 6 has the Duratec with VVT, as well as the Jaguar S-Type 3.0.


Somehow i beat an S-type in a race tho.....
 

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The s-type is heavier compared to the taurus, so the performance is about equal. If you race the 4.0 V-8, it is a much different story. Ever race a crown vic with a 4.6 dohc V-8? Same story, but it is slower yet. Another fun thing is those new Dodge trucks with the Hemi engine. Those guys think it is the fastest thing on the road till they meet a bull.
 

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I loved the look on the faces of the two guys...out in daddys Jag, laughed at me in my Taurus...and that never flyes.... we did 3 races on the highway and he slipped ahead of me once, but I stilll blew him away. They wernt giggling anymore......jackass's. Theres always the kids in there BMW's too.... sorry just because it says bmw doesnt mean everything... I'd hate to tell it to you but you picked out one with only 190hp...now go away and leave me be.
 

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I saw a pearl LS v6 today. Man it was sexy.

*raises hand* I beat a Bemer too!
He was a jackass and looked really mad when he did a ricer flyby.
 

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Originally posted by sfblacksel@Apr 12 2004, 10:05 PM
The s-type is heavier compared to the taurus, so the performance is about equal. If you race the 4.0 V-8, it is a much different story. Ever race a crown vic with a 4.6 dohc V-8? Same story, but it is slower yet. Another fun thing is those new Dodge trucks with the Hemi engine. Those guys think it is the fastest thing on the road till they meet a bull.
All the cars you listed are faster than every stock Taurus, except for maybe a V6 MTX SHO. I got beat off the line pretty badly by a modded V10 HD Ram. From a roll it was pretty even, with the advantage slightly in my favor.

The Hemi Ram runs anywhere from low 15's to low 16's depending on chassis size, and if a "Crown Vic" has the DOHC engine it is a Marauder, which runs mid/low 15's. The standard Crown Vic engine is the SOHC 4.6L making something like 230hp/290tq and it probably runs mid 16's or so.
 

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Originally posted by jtkz13@Apr 12 2004, 01:31 AM
Higher compression and variable valve timing is where the power comes from.
On the compression, do you know whether that's just different heads? It looks like the first several years pre VVT were only 210 HP, up from 200 for the Taurus version, which I presume was all gained from compression.
 

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well, i'd have to say i've driven a bmw 328i and i'd rather not be behind the wheel of my taurus if i had to race against one. it might have only 190 hp, but it will still pull around a 15.2 sec 1/4 with a manual transmission and i wouldn't argue that fact.
plus- what's the reason for increasing compression if we can gain power by using a chip that tunes our engine to run higher octane fuel? i think that our compression is greater than regular fuel can take advantage of at high rpm's.
 

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I could definately use a lil bit more compression seeing as the ffv's have lower compression than the regular gass-o's. grrr. Its different enough to piss me off (9.14:1 vs. 9.5:1). Oh well, I shalt gain power through other means, like my chip!
 
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