Hey, I was just wondering if the 03 ford taurus with the 24valve dual over head cam motor was similar to the mustang v6 and if any of the parts were interchangeable.
Yeah the 3.0 from the cougar and Taurus is the same 3.0 that was in the SVT Contour. My brother in law had a SVT intake manifold on his Cougar. He also had the SVT throttlebody.
These are the SVT parts/differences between the SVT 3.0 and the regular 3.0 motor... Although not all SVT parts will work on the Taurus.
Changes to the camshaft include a longer duration and a complete change in valve timing points.
Higher compression: 10:to1(SVT) vs 9.7(normal)
PCM was more aggressively tuned and required premium fuel.
Larger throttle body (60 mm vs 54 mm). Lifted from the 3.0L Duratec.
Intake manifold and primary intake ports smoothed by ExtudeHone.
A water to oil, oil cooler to keep control of oil temperatures during performance driving.
A radiator with a thicker core for better cooling(lifted from Saudi models).
Different air filter and intake (cone style using same air filter as V6 Mustang).
A lighter flywheel(from 21lbs to 19lbs.)
A larger-diameter, quasi-dual exhaust.