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Old 12-11-2001, 17:41   #1 (permalink)
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5.4L gets 10 best engine award

Ford’s F-150 pickup truck, the Ford SVT Lightning and Ford Expedition all have something in common. Each of them is powered by a “10 Best” Engine.
Ward’s Auto World today announced that it has named Ford’s 5.4-liter Triton™ V-8 as a 10 Best Engine for the sixth consecutive year.

“This is a remarkable accomplishment,” said Dave Szczupak, vice president, Ford Motor Company, Powertrain Operations. “Ward’s 10 Best is the top award in the industry recognizing engines. We have made a number of refinements to the 5.4-liter V-8 for 2002, and we are delighted that Ward’s recognizes the solid engineering enhancements we have made, making the best even better.”

For 2002, Ford engineers have updated the 5.4-liter engine with a number of NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) refinements. The 5.4-liter’s engine block has been redesigned with a more robust strategic ribbing pattern and thicker side-skirt walls, and the thickness of the oil pan rail has been increased. All the changes make the 260 horsepower single-overhead cam (SOHC) Triton V-8 quieter to the ears of drivers and passengers.

The 5.4-liter Triton is built at the Windsor Engine Plant in Ontario, Canada. Ward’s Auto World is a monthly magazine serving more than 100,000 automotive professionals globally.
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Just think, this is only the SOHC, 16-value version! The DOHC, 32 -value version should be the duck nuts!!

Here's the article.
http://www.industryclick.com/microsi...azineid=50&srt

Seems like the I6 is coming back in vogue, with GM doing a 4.2l version! Perhaps Ford should re-think plans to dump the Intech 4.0l I6 in favour of a wussier V6. Design a new modern I6 I think.
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Just think, this is only the SOHC, 16-value version! The DOHC, 32 -value version should be the duck nuts!!

Here's the article.
http://www.industryclick.com/microsi...azineid=50&srt

Seems like the I6 is coming back in vogue, with GM doing a 4.2l version! Perhaps Ford should re-think plans to dump the Intech 4.0l I6 in favour of a wussier V6. Design a new modern I6 I think.
the engine we get in aus will also have a reviesed stroke length, to create more torque down low like we are used to.
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With the 24/32 valve 5.4 V8 and the 24 Valve 4.0 i6 will be perfect engines hopefully for the AV.

A torquey Multivalve V8 and Multivalve torquey inline 6. It would be nice if the I6 was made alloy to cut weight. Frankly with the Turbo the I6 should have plenty of life left in in, maybe 10 years worth. Certainly a replacement for the 6 should be inline, its one of the things that makes a falcon a falcon.. Inline 6.. Beside Ford doesn't have many I6's else where.

One of the things I would like to see them do with a new I6 is make the bore bigger and the stroke shorter. Make it a bit revier. Still keep it at 4.0L tho.
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With the 24/32 valve 5.4 V8 and the 24 Valve 4.0 i6 will be perfect engines hopefully for the AV.

A torquey Multivalve V8 and Multivalve torquey inline 6. It would be nice if the I6 was made alloy to cut weight. Frankly with the Turbo the I6 should have plenty of life left in in, maybe 10 years worth. Certainly a replacement for the 6 should be inline, its one of the things that makes a falcon a falcon.. Inline 6.. Beside Ford doesn't have many I6's else where.

One of the things I would like to see them do with a new I6 is make the bore bigger and the stroke shorter. Make it a bit revier. Still keep it at 4.0L tho.
if they were to have a larger bored shorter stroked il6 that would be good for aftermarket stroking as you would rather stroke and bore due to the fact when you bore you make the cylinder walls to thin, but when yuo stroke you get more bottom end torque. I really hope they keep the il6 forever. Every good 6 cylinder engine has been in-line and teh falcon has been in-line for 40 years.
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