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Is a 3.5 a Better Engine than a 3.7?

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jerseyharold
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Is a 3.5 a Better Engine than a 3.7?

Post by jerseyharold » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:59 pm

I've had several retired squad cars over the years and they all worked out well. I started looking for a late-model Taurus PI on the municipal auction circuit and when I found out about the water pump issue on the 3.7's I decided to look at other cars. Lately, I've seen some Taurus PI's with 3.5 engines. Are those better engines than the 3.7? If they are, I'll consider Taurus's again.Any ideas appreciated.

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Harold


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Re: Is a 3.5 a Better Engine than a 3.7?

Post by mymangochutney » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:24 am

jerseyharold wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:59 pm
I've had several retired squad cars over the years and they all worked out well. I started looking for a late-model Taurus PI on the municipal auction circuit and when I found out about the water pump issue on the 3.7's I decided to look at other cars. Lately, I've seen some Taurus PI's with 3.5 engines. Are those better engines than the 3.7? If they are, I'll consider Taurus's again.Any ideas appreciated.

Thanks,
Harold
Watch for leaks around the top of the engine. That's the only trend I noticed that was tied to water pump failure.

3.7 is better IMO

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Re: Is a 3.5 a Better Engine than a 3.7?

Post by mope » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:08 pm

same engine, same water pump, same potential for failure

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Re: Is a 3.5 a Better Engine than a 3.7?

Post by jerseyharold » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:16 pm

Both engines having the same issues is what concerns me. It's really a shame that they are designed to fail in this way.

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