You either have a cracked head gasket or a cracked head or a cracked block YOU MAY HAVE A BLOWN HEAD GASKET OR A CRACK EITHER ON THE ENGINE BLOCK OR CILYNDER HEAD. YOUR OIL HAS CHANGE TO A MILKY WHITE SUBSTANCE RIGHT? IS THE CAR SMOKING? Yes it smokes like a freight train.I RECENTLY REBUILT IT AND PUT AN ALUMINUM EDELBROCK INTAKE AND CARBURETOR ON IT. I HAD THE BLOCK CLEANED AND BORED 40 OVER AND ALSO HAD THE HEADS SHAVED.COULD IT BE THE INTAKE ? IT SEEMS TO ME THAT AS FAST AS IT GOES INTO THE OIL PAN IF IT WAS A PROBLEM WITH THE BLOCK OR HEADS THE SHOP WOULD HAVE SEEN IT. THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE. TRY CHECKING THE MOST COMMON CAUSE WHICH IS THE HEAD GASKET. TRY THIS TEST. IF IS A V6TYPE ENGINE TAKE OUT MIDDLE SPARK PLUG ON 1 SIDE ONLY, AND HAVE SOMEONE CRANK THE ENGINE.(JUST CRANK IT A FEW TIMES OR START IT FOR A SECOND ONLY)YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE THE "SMOKE" COME OUT OF THE SPARK PLUGS HOLE. IF NO SMOKE, GO TO THE OTHER SIDE AND TRY THE SAME TEST . ONCE YOU FOUND THE SIDE THAT IS HAVING THE PROBLEM ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS BEGIN LOOKING FOR CAUSES.(''IF YOU GOT SMOKE ON '''BOTH''' SIDES THEN THE PROBLEM MAY NOT BE THE HEAD GASKET ,VERY RARELY BOTH SIDES GO BAD AT THE SAME TIME'') SINCE YOU SUSPECT THE INTAKE ,HAVE A LOOK AND CHECK IF IS SITTING PROPERLY IN PLACE AND THE GASKET IS IN PLACE.BUT NORMALLY 99% OF THE TIME THE HEAD GASKET IS TO BLAME. NOTE.COOLANT USUALLY BURNS OUT IN THE COMBUSTION CHAMBER ,BUT SINCE YOU HAVE FOUND IT IN YOUR OIL PAN YOUR PROBLEM MAY BE A LITTLE DIFFRENT/COMPLICATED.YOUR PISTON RINGS ARE ALLOWING IT TO GO DOWN IN TO THE OIL PAN WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT HAS TO BE ADDRESSED AS WELL.
For a 351m engine the oil sending unit is located on the top of the engine between the carburetor and the firewall.
not very much
Engine oil capacity, 5 qts with filter change.
if it is the stock engine then it is not a 351m because ford had stopped making the engine before 79
Only if the cross member is in the way.
Ford vehicles come from the factory with 50 / 50 mix of antifreeze and distilled water Ford says minimum 40 % antifreeze and maximum 60 % antifreeze for proper engine protection
In the engine coolant reservoir in your engine compartment on the passenger side ( usually a 50 / 50 mix of antifreeze and preferably distilled water ) Ford states to not exceed 60 % antifreeze
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No factory overdrive for that specific truck. How ever an E4OD from a later 460 will bolt to the M engine. Would need an aftermarket controller and fabricate mounts for the transmission.
The short answer is NO you cu_nt. 400 uses same belhousing pattern as 460, 429, 400 & 351M
check the antifreeze
It came from the factory with 50 % antifreeze / 50 % water mixture ( do not exceed 60 % antifreeze or drop below 40 % antifreeze - engine damage may occur )
fits 351m engine
On a 1992 Ford F-250 : If it has a gasoline engine : GREEN color antifreeze , meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A
A 1995 Ford Taurus ( 3.8 and 3.0 liter " Vulcan " V6 engine ) Came from the factory with a 50 / 50 mix of distilled water and GREEN color antifreeze ( meeting Ford specification ESE-M97B44-A ) * Ford states not to exceed 60% antifreeze in the mix *
It has 325hp and 375ft. torque
The engine coolant reservoir ( which has a 50 / 50 mix of antifreeze and distilled water from the factory ) is located in the engine compartment on the passenger side
For a 1999 Ford Escort , 2.0 liter four cylinder engine ( both the SOHC + DOHC ) For a 50 / 50 mix of preferably distilled water and antifreeze : Automatic transaxle / transmission ( 3.15 U.S. quarts ) of antifreeze Manual ( 2.65 quarts ) * Ford states not to exceed 60% antifreeze in the engine coolant mix
186 HP and 285 TQ ford most trucks except heavier trucks, which would be lower.
According to the 1998 Ford Ranger Owner Guide : The 2.5 liter four cylinder engine ( with air conditioning ) has an engine coolant system capacity of 7.2 U.S. quarts So a 50 / 50 mix of antifreeze and preferably distilled water would take : ( 3.6 quarts of antifreeze ) * Ford shows not to exceed 60 % antifreeze
Any brand of antifreeze can be used in a 2001 Ford Taurus such as Prestone. The antifreeze can be 50 50 antifreeze.
the 351M/400M Ford motor has the big block bellhousing bolt pattern, like the 460 and 429 engines. So any overdrive transmission would need to have the Ford Big Block bolt pattern or you will need an adaptor. I do not believe Ford built any overdrive transmission for the Big Blocks. So I don't think there are any direct bolt ons The Ford AOD is a Ford Overdrive transmission that may be used but an adaptor plate and other modifications will have to be made. The GM 700R4 is a good overdrive transmission but would definitely require an adaptor plate.
A cracked engine block
In a vehicle engine cooling system : ( DISTILLED WATER is PREFERRED ) Usually mixed 50 / 50 with antifreeze , Ford states not to exceed 60 % antifreeze in the mix