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2000 Ford Taurus, ohv engine, I took off my oil pan and put

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the bolts in order but...
2000 Ford Taurus, ohv engine, I took off my oil pan and put the bolts in order but since i didn't put it back on right away the bolts got kicked and now the bolts aren't in order, there's two that are longer and i was wondering if you could tell me where to put them. Thanks Gene
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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago
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Hello, is this the dual overhead 24 valve cam engine or the 12 valve engine?

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I don't know, all I know it's an overhead valve engine
Customer reply replied 1 year ago
How do I find what valve count it is
Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago

If it was a dual overhead cam engine it would say it on the body and a 24 valve emblem on the front fender. If you post the 17 digit VIN I can check

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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago

Is the 8th digit of the vin number an S, U or a 2?

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Ford Mechanic: HDGENE, Ford Senior Master/Diesel/Trans replied 1 year ago

Hello? There are different oil pans, based on the type of engine

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Ford Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Technician replied 1 year ago
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Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer working afternoon till just after midnight.

On the 24 valve engine the longer bolts connect the pan to the transaxle.

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Hello again Chris here,

I am contacting you because the post has not been closed out. We have 7 days to get a confirmation that my help assisted you, or the post times out. When a post times out, that means its no longer on my active list (you reply I never know it.) You have already paid the fees to get this question answered, but it appears you're not pleased, or need more help.

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