Ford 3.0 Vulcan V6 Specs

by Mike McQuillian
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The Ford Vulcan V6 is a 3.0-liter engine designed as an optional engine for the Mercury Sable and Ford Taurus in 1986. It was offered for the Ford Ranger starting in 1991.


The Ford Vulcan V6 is a fuel-injected overhead-valve engine. Its valve lifters are hydraulic, and hydraulic roller tappets were used from 1994 to 2001. This engine holds a fuel pressure of 30 to 40 pounds per square inch (PSI) and an oil pressure of 40 to 60 PSI.


The Ford Vulcan V6 can hold 5 quarts of oil. The cooling system has a 10.2-quart capacity in vehicles with air conditioning (AC) and a 9.5-quart capacity in those without AC.


This Vulcan is well-known for its durability, according to The Ranger Station website. Many run well even after 300,000 miles.

Performance Specs

This engine gets 148 horsepower at 4,900 rpm and 180 pound-feet of torque at 3,950 rpm in its 2007 edition. The Vulcan has a bore of 3.50 inches and a stroke of 3.15 inches. It has a compression ratio of 9.3 to 1.

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