2006 Mustang Engine Information – 281 cubic inch V-8 (4.6 L Ford Modular V8)
Ford’s Modular 4.6L SOHC V8
The 4.6 Liter (281 ci) engine used from 2005 to 2010 is a Single Overhead Cam (SOHC) engine using 3 valves per cylinder.Previously this engine had been reserved for the Mach 1 and Cobra style cars. The 4.6L engine runs on 87 octane fuel and is rated at 300 horsepower at 5750 rpm and 320 foot pounds of torque at 4500 rpm. The torque chart can be used for all similar 4.6 engines from 2005 to 2010.
281 cu / 4.6 liters
300 hp @ 5,750 RPM
320 lb/ft @ 4,500 RPM
PZT1F, Set gap to 0.040 – 0.5. inch torque to 25lbs
13.6 quarts – use yellow colored only DO NOT MIX COLORS!
Engine 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 or pattern specified by FORD. Many specs are given in inch pounds. 12 inch pounds is equal to 1 foot pound. The use of a inch pound torque wrench is desirable because it is more accurate at most lower settings.