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Old 04-01-2011, 12:30 AM
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What makes a modular engine?

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Here's a good "Modular Engine 101" link: Ford Modular engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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im kinda late but here is some input. cross-bolted mains, aluminum cylinder head and aluminum block on dohc engine
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im kinda late but here is some input. cross-bolted mains, aluminum cylinder head and aluminum block on dohc engine
A engine being a DOHC does nothing in making it a modular engine nor having an aluminum block
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Oh excuse me. It doesn't make it a modular but modular motors have those traits. Better??
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Oh excuse me. It doesn't make it a modular but modular motors have those traits. Better??
Not necessarily. There are some iron blocked 4V's, as well as some aluminum blocked 2V's.
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Aluminum bluck only on dohc motor. Not always right but I got my info here. Modular Engines
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That article was written before Ford used a 4V iron block and a 2V aluminum block. The '03-'04 Cobra received a iron block 4V, the '01-'04 Explorer received a aluminum block 2V, and the 3V Mustang blocks were aluminum as well.
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The number of valves and the material of the heads/block and what the engine was placed in has nothing to do with it being a Modular engine.
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Mod motors are called modular for their manufacturing process. The bore and machining is as streamlined as can be for making 3 different motors off the same design. the triton V10 is simply a 5.4/4.6 (stroke length escapes me ATM) with an extra cylinder to each side. That help?
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has nothing to do with the engine.....engines are plain jane legacy motors....modular refers to the tooling used on the assmbely line machines that assemble the engines. the assembly line machines hare quick change "modular" to provide tooling for vaarious engine types.

so the next time you hear "todays modular engines are this and that" , not true, the engines themselves are the same legacy short blocks being produced the last few decades.
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