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Our sohc 4.0 L motors, question about who designed it.

Thread in 'General Information' started by EddieS'04, Mar 11, 2019.

  1. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    I know someone that worked as a Ford salesman, When the SOHC 4.0L motor came out. He was also working for Ford when the Trac came out. That is what started the conversation.
    He told me That the SOHC 4.0L motor was a joint design, between Ford and Toyota. I told him I had a hard time beleiving that. Reason I told him was the cam chain design, didnt' seem to be up to Toyota' qaulity, IMO. I have never heard this before. I can see engineering differences, I would have done. I do know that various manufactors have helped each other in some engineering issues.
    Do any of the members know the truth. I knew nonthing of this motor until I purchased my '04.
    This guy worked for Ford about 5 yrs. Made it hard to argue With him. Him being in sales he might have been hearing rumors.
     
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    TrainTrac Well-Known Member 2nd Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V8 Engine

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    If I remember correctly, it was designed in Germany. I believe it’s actually called the “4.0L SOHC ‘Cologne’ V6”. As in Cologne, Germany.


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  3. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    TT, there is a sticker on my driver side valve cover. says, made in Cologne, Germany.
    I told the guy that, he acted like that he didn't know that. I have wondered if the reason was because Ford was, also using the motor in Europe.
     
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    swshawaii Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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  5. EddieS'04

    EddieS'04 Well-Known Member 1st Gen Owner 2 Wheel Drive V6 Engine

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    Thanks Steve, Question anwered. Too bad I dont know this guys email addy. I would send him the links.
     

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