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Ford 4.6L/281 Complete Engines

The 4.6 Ford engine was first produced in 1991 and installed in the Lincoln Town Car. Over the years this modular engine model has been providing power for many different Ford branded vehicles to drive performance ratings; this 4.6 Ford motor is a V-8 and is known to move even some the heavy-duty trucks the manufacturer kicks out of their assembly line. You will find all types of options for the 4.6 Ford engine for sale through eBay.

How much horsepower does the Ford 4.6L engine offer?

The exact horsepower delivered through the use of a Ford 4.6L engine depends on the make and model of vehicle it is installed in, as well as the year of the engine. The 4.6 Ford engine produced from 1991 to 1993 and installed in the Lincoln Town Car offers an average of 190 horsepower. You can expect to receive 248 horsepower for engines produced from 1997 to 2010 installed in Ford F-series trucks. An average of 292 horsepower is delivered when installed in 206 to 2010 model Ford Explorers, while 315 horsepower is found when installed in 210 Mustangs. The 1998 to 2002 Lincoln Continentals receive ratings of 275 horsepower and the 2003 to 2004 Mustang SVT Cobras will receive up to 390 horsepower when in prime operating condition.

Factors to consider when purchasing Ford 4.6L/281 complete engines

To ensure you get the results you are seeking when purchasing a 4.6L Ford engine, there are certain factors that should be taken into consideration. These include the following:

  • Compatibility: Ensuring compatibility gives you peace of mind knowing that when the engine is installed, the vehicle will provide the performance you are looking for.
  • Condition: Condition factors including the mileage allows you to make the most informed decisions possible when purchasing the engine.
  • Cost: With eBay, you have the ability to compare different 4.6L Ford engines for sale to get the right engine.
How can you tell if a Ford 4.6 engine for sale is compatible with current vehicle?

You have several ways in which you can tell if an engine will be compatible with your vehicle. This includes using your vehicle's VIN number. The 10th digit in the VIN will give you the year, and the eighth digit is the engine code number. This information can be matched up to ensure compatibility.

The second option for finding compatibility of a 4.6 engine for sale and your vehicle is to utilize the compatibility tool offered through eBay. This tool lets you input your vehicle information and find the complete engine option that is right for your needs.

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