2006 Mustang Engine Information & Specs – 244 Ford Cologne V6 Engine (4.0 L)

4.0 L Cologne SOHC V6 Technical Specs & Data

2006 mustang 4.0 v6

2006 Mustang Engine Information – 244 cubic inch V6 (4.0L Ford Cologne V6)

The Cologne V6

The 4.0 Liter (244 ci) engine used in 2005 is virtually unchanged from previous years. It uses an electronically controlled Sequential Multiport Fuel Injection system. This is the base engine for the Mustang this year. Notice…Some of the torque specifications change from year-to-year. Be sure to use the correct year’s torque specifications for your engine or you may damage the engine.

The 2005 – 2009 base Mustang was powered by Ford’s cast iron block 4.0 L Cologne SOHC V6, replacing the 3.8 L Essex OHV V6 used in 2004 and older models. It produces 210 hp (157 kW) at 5300 rpm and 240 lb·ft (325 N·m) of torque at 3500 rpm and was mated to a standard Tremec T-5 5-speed manual transmission with Ford’s 5R55S 5-speed automatic transmission available as an option.

Engine Basics

Year 2006
VIN Code N
Cylinders & Config V6
Displacement 244 cu / 4.0 liters
Power (hp) 210 hp @ 5,300 RPM
Torque (lb/ft) 240 lb/ft @ 3,500 RPM
Compression 9.7:1

Other Engine Specs

Firing order 1-4-2-5-3-6
Lobe lift intake and exhaust .259 inch
Allowable lobe lift loss .005 inch
Endplay .0003 – .007 inches
Journal diameter 1.099 to 1.101 inches
Bearing inside diameter 1.102 – 1.104
Journal to bearing oil clearance .002 to .004 (Max .006)

Engine & Other Torque Specifications

All torque specifications provided in this table are those recommended by FORD. If you use special bolts, follow the torque specifications provided by the manufacturer. I recommend that you use the 3 step torque technique where you torque down the bolts in three equal steps. Once you have reached the maximum recommended torque setting, go around one more time. Do not torque in a circular pattern. Always torque cross to cross.

Head bolts
This type of head bolt MUST be replaced! Step 1 = 10 lbs, step 2 = 18 lbs, Step 3 8mm bolts 24 lbs, Step 4 = + 90 degrees, step 5 = + 90 degrees more.
Intake manifold bolts 90 inch lbs
Exhaust manifold nuts 17
Exhaust pipe to manifold nuts 30
Drivebelt tensioner bolt 35
Flywheel driveplate bolts In 2 steps; 10 lbs, then 52 lbs
Front jackshaft sprocket bolts Step 1 = 33 lbs, step 2 + 90 degrees
Rear jackshaft sprocket bolts Step 1 = 15 lbs, step 2 + 90 degrees
Jackshaft chain tensioner bolts 80 inch lbs
Jackshaft chain guide bolts 168 inch lbs
Jackshaft thrust plate bolts 90 inch lbs
Engine mount nuts 46
Engine mount bracket to engine block bolts 59
Engine mount to chassis 52
Upper cam gear bolt
Crank cap bolts
Valve cover bolts 89 in lbs
Accessory brackets 35
Oil pump drive to engine block 168 inch lbs
Oil pump to block bolts 168 inch lbs
Oil pump screen to tube 89 inch lbs
Oil pan to crankcase reinforcement section 80 inch lbs
crankcase reinforcement section to block 89 inch lbs
crankcase reinforcement to block threaded inserts 27 inch lbs
crankcase reinforcement rear main seal 71 inch lbs
rear lower block cradle to transmission bolts 35 lbs
Timing chain cassette bolts -right – upper 108 in lbs
Timing chain cassette bolts -left – upper 108 in lbs
Timing chain cassette bolts -left – lower 168 in lbs
camshaft sprocket bolt 63
camshaft bearing cap bolts step 1= 53 in-lbs, step 2 = 144 in lbs
crankshaft pulley bolt (must use new bolts!) 33, step 2 = additional 85 degrees