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

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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
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

Hello, is this the dual overhead 24 valve cam engine or the 12 valve engine?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I don't know, all I know it's an overhead valve engine
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
How do I find what valve count it is
Expert:  HDGENE 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

Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

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

Expert:  HDGENE replied 1 year ago.

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

Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

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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Expert:  Chris (aka- Moose) replied 1 year ago.

Hello again Chris here,

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Thanks Chris