3.8 v6

  1. W

    99 3.8 turbo kit

    I have an sandrail with a 99 3.8. The guy I bought it from said it was dynod at 197 hp. I am looking for a turbo kit. To add another 100-125 hp if possible on 91 octane. I am tearing the motor down for a full rebuild. I am a decent vw wrench. Many turbo vws. Just new to the 3.8. Any...
  2. T

    2003 v6 3.8

    Hey everyone so I need some help. About a month ago she started acting up and misfiring so I put on a new coil pack. It got better but not much so I took it to this mechanic. We’ll long story short he messed it up more so it wouldn’t drive. There’s no spark from 2, and 6 so I put new plugs and...
  3. S

    Misfire on Cylinder 5, thrown the whole parts store at it

    2002 Mustang 3.8 Automatic 198,564 Miles Current mods: MAC OffRoad H-Pipe, K&N CAI, MSD Wires I got a code for misfire on cylinder 5 (P0305) a month after rebuilding the upper end of the engine (had a blown head gasket). The car ran extremely smooth and got great gas mileage before the problem...
  4. B

    Loss of power on acceleration.

    Hey, so I’ve got a 2004 40th edition 3.8 L automatic (I’m looking for a solid manual trans as we speak). It’s sat in my stepfathers pasture for three years. And I just bought it from him. So my problem is a HUGE loss of power when I accelerate. It just sputters and it sounds like it’s misfiring...
  5. Lawdawg86

    Harmonic balancer scoring behind main seal

    I will say in all the years of being ASE certified I’ve never in my life seen a goofy harmonic balancer as my 2000 3.8 has. It had a massive oil leak around the main seal and timing cover area so I took it apart and found what is either scoring grooves or I’m just going nuts over nothing. The...
  6. B

    1986 3.8L alternator upgrade

    Hello all, I've got a 1986 3.8L Convertible Mustang LX that I'm looking to upgrade the alternator on. I'm not looking to do a 5.0 swap on it, but want to update the alternator with a 3G one. I've found a couple of different ones online but I'm having trouble understanding the wiring. I'm not...
  7. Z

    Dt code on 1999 3.8l

    I recently purchased a 1999 Mustang with a 3.8l V6. When I do the gauge test and go to the codes I get the code dt 08FF. I cannot find what this means or if I should be worried about it at all. Any help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.
  8. S

    1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L V6 - Electrical Issues - Need Help!

    Recently bought a 1995 Ford Mustang 3.8L V6 as a project car for $300. Didn't start or run, and it had been sitting in a garage for 4-5 years. It needs a lot of love. The previous owner said it stalled while driving one day and he never looked into the problem. I'm a beginner and excited to...
  9. A

    99 v6 procharged P1SC

    So I’m having trouble with the drive belt rubbing on the tensioner. Couple days ago the belt broke off and notice the tensioner broke. So I replaced both and now the belt rubs on the tensioner. Thinking that pulleys are misaligned idk. Doesn’t make any noise but the tensioner gets very hot.
  10. Christian Cornwell

    Supercharged 1994 3.8

    So i recently went out and picked up a Vortech Supercharger for my 94 v6 and had some questions i thought someone may have some knowledge about but first some overview of the car. So i got the car about a year ago at this point as basically a fill in car that would look cool till i could get...
  11. K

    Bizarre Electrical Issue With 97 3.8 V6 Marker Lights/headlights, Switch & Radio

    So it started when I plugged a usb charger into my aftermarket deck in my car... I heard a weird whirring noise accompanied by a loss of my back light illumination and audio output to my deck. Basically rendering it useless. I tore into it and checked the deck directly with the battery & it...
  12. D

    Major Grind Getting In Reverse

    I need help my 2001 v6 mustang manual tranny is grinding really bad when I try to get it in reverse alot more grind than the normal clunk or slam it's gotten to the point that I have to turn my car off and start it in reverse to save me from embarrassment I am 100% sure the tranny is good...