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Hans olsson
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posted 03-27-2003 02:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hans olsson   Click Here to Email Hans olsson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I know this is not a racing related question,but do the 2.4 V6 Probe motor have some known weak points? Somthing that could cause noise when cold,lifters or bearings?
Car is a -94.

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Moneymaker
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posted 03-27-2003 03:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
2.4????
Do you mean the 3.0 Hans?
If so, that is probably the best V-6 engine FoMoCo (or anyone else)has ever built.

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Hans olsson
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posted 03-27-2003 03:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hans olsson   Click Here to Email Hans olsson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I will take a look at the car tomorrow.
Is the 3.0 the only V6 in the Probe?
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posted 03-27-2003 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Pam's '97 Probe GT has a 2.5L DOHC V6.

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posted 03-27-2003 04:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Is it OHV or OHC?

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posted 03-27-2003 06:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil   Click Here to Email indyphil     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have a friend who has a probe V6, its OHC but I cant remember displacement I think its 2.5L. He has had a lot of trouble with oil galleries in the head leaking (could be an isolated case) but its giving him headaches.

If it is the best V6 ford ever made they shouldnt they thank Mazda for helping them design it?

Not sure what they use in the modern cougars, but its sure a revvy little engine, 170hp ish? My old 2000 Mustang with 190hp essex 3.8 felt better to drive (more low end grunt). Im sure there are lots more perf parts available for the 3.8 although its an older OHV design.

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posted 03-27-2003 06:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
3.0 is OHV and is a FoMoCo engine. I know it was in 90-92 Probes, but when FoMoCo went to the 626 platform in 1993 I believe the dropped the 3.0 for the 2.5 Mazda V-6 engine.
I just now noticed that Hans typed 94 as the year. I thought it was a 91.
The 3.0 was the primary powerplant for the Taurus/Sable and V-6 for the Rangers.

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posted 03-28-2003 12:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SundanceKid   Click Here to Email SundanceKid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Probe V6 was designed by Yamaha!

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Originally posted by SundanceKid:
The Probe V6 was designed by Yamaha!

It was? Who do I bitch to about those ^%#@@$# spark plug tube seals?

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Hans olsson
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posted 03-29-2003 11:57 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hans olsson   Click Here to Email Hans olsson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well i had a look at the car today,turns out that the noise only occurs after a longer period of non activity.Like weeks or a month.
We suspect that a lifter bleeds of after this time and creates the noise. If you drive it every day it is fine. The owner decided not to do anything at this time.
It is indeed a 2.5l(152 cid)DOHC 24 valve Mazda motor.
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posted 03-29-2003 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Buster   Click Here to Email Buster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just remembered this, The Probe has two types of oil filters...and both will work. If you use the wrong one you will get a lifter noise.

Did this problem start after an oil change? I have run into this more then once. The first time I almost replace the lifters before I found out about this.

The correct oil filter fix this problem.

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Hans olsson
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posted 03-29-2003 12:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hans olsson   Click Here to Email Hans olsson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hmmm... I must check if the guy changed the oil and filter just before this noise came.
Thanks

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