The 4.0-liter V6 engine Ford 99E or 4.0 SOHC was produced in Germany from 1997 to 2010 and was installed on the second, third and fourth generations of the popular Explorer SUV. A similar engine, but with its own index, was installed on the fifth Mustang and Ranger pickup truck.
|Production years||1997 – 2010|
|Fuel system||distributed injection|
|Power output, hp||210 – 215|
|Torque output, Nm||344|
|Cylinder block||cast iron V6|
|Block head||aluminum 12v|
|Cylinder bore, mm||100.3|
|Piston stroke, mm||84.3|
|Recommended engine oil||5W-30|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||4.7|
|Euro standards||EURO 2/3|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Ford Explorer 2007)
|Engine lifespan, km||~300 000|
The engine was installed on:
- Ford Explorer 2 (U105) in 1997 – 2003; Explorer 3 (U152) in 2000 – 2005; Explorer 4 (U251) in 2005 – 2010.
Disadvantages of the Ford 99E engine
- The most famous problem with this power unit is the unreliable timing chain.
- Moreover, the problem is not in the chains themselves, but simply in the tensioners and guides falling apart.
- At high mileage, severe wear of the valve guides is regularly encountered.
- If you use low-quality oils, the hydraulic compensators will begin to knock by 200,000 km.
- Weak points also include short-lived gaskets and a lubricant pressure sensor.