2005-2010 Mustang V6 engine replacement. Long block or short block?


Ok so I want to buy a Mustang V6 between the years 2005-2010. I'm going to replace the engine with a Ford Racing Engine. What I want to know is, what's the difference between a long block and a crate engine? What do they come with from the factory? I'm looking online at Jegs.com, and I'm trying to…

Unfortunately IIRC, if you want to swap the engine to something else you’re going to good to need to replace the mounts. Only another 4.0L V6 will bolt right in. Anything else, like a 4.6L or a newer Coyote 5.0L or even an older style 302/351W is going to require significant modification to the car. If you start off with a GT then you can swap in a 5.4L or 5.0L Coyote without nearly as much difficulty.

No offense, but if you’re asking this question and/or don’t know the difference between a long block or short block, then you probably don’t have the necessary skill set to pull this off.

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2005-2010 Mustang V6 engine replacement. Long block or short block?
Ok so I want to buy a Mustang V6 between the years 2005-2010. I'm going to replace the engine with a Ford Racing Engine. What I want to know is, what's the difference between a long block and a crate engine? What do they come with from the factory? I'm looking online at Jegs.com, and…

As a fellow S197 owner, let me give you some advice. I own a 2010 V6 Mustang. I bought her because I got a great deal on a great-looking convertible, in the color and interior package I wanted. I don’t plan to track it, don’t plan to race it, and don’t plan to ruin sets of rear tires with it.

Don’t buy a car with the Cologne 4.0L V6 if you care at all about performance. Save up, buy a 2011 GT with the Coyote 5.0L, or buy a 2008-10 GT with the 4.6L mod motor and drop some performance gears and a supercharger in the engine bay.

Nothing will be a direct swap into a 2005-10 V6 Mustang except another 4.0L V6. FULL STOP.

A short block is the block and internal parts. A long block includes the heads. A crate engine is the complete engine. If you’re going to replace the v-6 with anything other than a v-6 you’re going to need some very deep pockets. You will need to change the front suspension because of the added weight, the front motor mounts. The transmission mount, the drive shaft, probably the rear axles and housing. And thats just to get it sitting in the car. To get it running you will need to change all the wiring harnessess, the computers, the sensors that are not attached to the motor. Why don’t you just sell the one you have and buy one that is set up more like you want. Maybe you should go to a Ford dealer and talk to the shop manager. He can give you more accurate info than anyone on here can.

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basically the head cam shaft lifters and the rocker arms,and push rods,that basically it,but you will be getting a set of heads that have completely re-done,other than that a short block is a good way to go,but by the time you spend the money to get all this ,you could have bought a good long block,that’s where the money starts to add up,its up to you,but me i always order a long block,then they cant say your heads was what messed the engine up,or something else that you added to it,good luck with it.

It’s not a long block or short it’s a small block or big block. With a small block u will have more horse power than a big. But u have a v6 not something I would put a small block in u need a v8

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