1983 Mustang – Tune Up Information

1983 Ford Mustang Tune-up Information

Maintenance Schedule

Maintenance interval
7,500
15,00
22,500
30,000
37,500
45,000
52,500
60,000
Change engine oil & filter every 6 month or mileage
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Replace spark plugs
x
x
Change crankcase Emission filter
x
x
Inspect accessory drive belts
x
x
Replace PCV valve
x
x
x
x
Change engine coolant at 6 months or at mileage
x
x
Replace air cleaner filter
x
x
Check belat, hoses & clamps
x
x
check exhaust heat shields
x
x
Lub steering and suspension
x
x
x
x
Inspect breaking system
x
x
Inspect & replace front wheel bearings
x
x

 

 

Year Engine Spark Plugs Distributor Timingº Intake Valve opens Fuel pump press Idle speed
Cyl
cid
rotation Type Gap Dwell Gap Man A/T Man A/t
1983 140 CW AWSF 42 .044 * * 6B 20B 5.0-7.0 850 800
140 turbo CW AWSF 32C .034 * * 10BB 12B 39 700 NA
232ci 3.8L CW AWSF 52 .044 * * 6B 4B 6.0-8.0 Note #8 700
302 CCW ASF 52 .044 * * 6B 4B 6.0-8.0 700 550

* Not applicable, solid state ignition

*** All timing marks on this chart are Before Top Dead Center (BTDC)

Always use the engine compartment sticker if it disagrees with this or any chart.

  1. At 750 RPM
  2. At 650 RPM
  3. Lowest reading within 75% of highest
  4. At 550 RPM
  5. At 850 RPM
  6. At 700 RPM
  7. At 500 RPM
  8. Refer to engine compartment sticker
  9. 9 Degrees before top dead center

 

Lubricant capacities
Engines – Quarts less oil filter
4 Cyllinder 1983 4 or 4.5 if turbo
6 cylinder 1983 4
8 cylinder 1983 4
Manual transmissions in pints
2.8L 140ci 1983 2.8 four speed or 4.7 five speed or 5.6 if turbo
3.8L 232 ci 1983 NA
5.0L 302 ci 1983 4.5
Automatic transmissions, in quarts
2.8L 140ci 1983 16, NA in Turbo
3.8L 232 ci 1983 22.0
5.0L 302 ci 1983 NA
Differential – Maintain to filler hole.
2.8L 140ci 1983 6.7″=2.5 pints,7.5″=3.5 pints,
3.8L 232 ci 6.7″=2.5 pints,7.5″=3.5 pints,
5.0L 302 ci 1983 6.7″=2.5 pints,7.5″=3.5 pints,
Fuel tank capacity is 15.4 gallons all models
Cooling system capacity
2.8L 140ci 1983 8.6 or if equipped with A/C is 9.4, turbo is the same
3.8L 232 ci 1983 10.7 w/o A/C, 10.8 with A/C quarts
5.0L 302 ci 1983 13.1 w/o A/C, 13.4 with A/C quarts
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