Spied! Coyote Engine Pics Show We Weren't Crying Wolf

Spied! Coyote 5.0-liter V-8

Earlier this week, we reported word from our sources that in 2010 Ford will drop the current two-valve, 4.6-liter V-8 and three-valve, 4.6- and 5.4-liter V-8 engines for the F-150 and replace them with a new 5.0-liter V-8 that will be shared with the new Mustang.

Well, we've just received spy photos from Brenda Priddy & Company that are reportedly of the new 5.0-liter V-8, code-named "Coyote," cradled in the engine bay of a Mustang test car. Brenda says the pictures were taken in a public place, so we're running them here.

Notable items: The coyote V-8 appears to have an aluminum intake manifold instead of composite, like the current V-8 engines use. It's also said to have a lighter aluminum cylinder block instead of cast iron.

Spied! Coyote 5.0-liter V-8

Comments

The 4.6 3Valve has an aluminum block!

@BobM: All three current F-150 V-8 engines have iron blocks. The 4.6-liter V-8 in the 2010 Mustang has an aluminum block.

Just curious, is this motor based off of the cammer 5.0 seen in a concept mustang (back when the retro style was basically brand new) and the old Ford 427 concept? I believe the cammer 5.0 was also a crate engine for a while.

No this is not the 5.0 cammer. The cammer is based on the modular family.

This is a new engine. You can find more info at blueovalnews.com

I GOT SURPRISE ABOUT THE NEW 5.0 COYOTE, BUT HAPPY SOMEHOW, I WANTED AN REG CAB F150 4X2 BUT DONT COME WITH THE NEW 3V 4.6L + 6SP TRANNY. I TRIED TO CHANGE TO SUPERCREW AND STILL THINKING ABOUT IT.
MY QUESTION IS THE NEW COYOTE WOULD BE AVAILABLE ON THE REG CAB 4X2 F150? IF SO, WHY NOT WAIT FOR A BETTER AND MORE POWERFULL ENGINE. RESEARCH ON THIS CAUSE THERE ARE TO MUCH RUMORS AN INFORMATION, DONT CONFUSE US, THANKS

Also notice the 2 cam sensors at the front of the passenger side cam cover. Looks like DOHC to me.

it´s a good news about mustang´s brand new engine COYOTE, i like power band at low rpm´s and it´s always mustang needed. clap clap ford´s designers engines.

Hey Mike, Ford confirmed that the 2010 Stang still uses a cast iron block - just thought I'd tell ya ;) Anyways, bring on the "Coyote"!

Those are not cam sensors on the valve covers.
They are Variable Cam Timing actuator solenoids.

@FordNewsBlog: Thanks! I won't claim to be an expert on Mustangs, but I see that http://media.ford.com, under product info, shows technical specs for the 2010 Mustang with an aluminum block for the 4.6-liter V-8, iron for the 4.0-liter V-6.

I have two questions. Which is going to be the best for towing: the 5.0 or the EcoBoost? Is it true that the EcoBoost is only good for 150,000 miles?

'Good lookin' engine--another Ford engine that doesn't need crappy plastic engine covers because the power is built in instead of bolted on. Lesser makes take note...

It's not part of the modular 4.6L/5.4L/6.8L series (larger bore spacing, for starters), and I've read it is a quadcammer with 4-valves per cylinder much like the new 3.5L/3.7L V6. If so, great possibilities lie in variable exhaust timing in addition to the variable intake timing found in some of the modulars already (Mustangs, for one). And on top of that is GDI, which is supposedly going to be a follow-on to the initial port injection offering. Good things may come of this, and there can never be enough good things in these troubled times!

I have a 2005 4.6 3Valve sitting in my shop that has an aluminum block. The engine came from a Mustang. Pickups using the 3Valve may well have iron blocks.

In regards to the 2010 Mustang, the 4.6L 3-valve engine will still use an aluminum block, but it is possible that the engine that FordNewsBlog was the 5.4L supercharged V8 for the 2010 GT500, which will continue to use an iron block (the 2007-2009 GT500 also used an iron block). On the other hand, the F-150 and the Super Duty trucks have always used Modular engines with iron blocks. It also is interesting to note that up until the 2009 model year, the Explorer 4.6L 3-valve used an aluminum block, but for the 2009 model year, Ford started to use an iron block instead and perhaps because of that, boosted the torque by 15 lb.-ft. as compared to the 2008 Explorer.

Those may very well be Hall-Effect cam position sensors. The 3 Valve has such sensors, one per head and are located on the front of the cam cover.

I,m so glade that the Mustang will be getting the 5.0, finaly. I have been waiting so long
I hope it gets about 400 hp and 420 tqe but to keep up we only need prob about 370+ hp because the Mustang is lightest out of the bounch.
P.S. I hope we also get that 6.2 L BOSS motor you con't make a BOSS engine and keep it out of the Mustang or change the name to hericane ,The origanal

I had a '97 F150 with the 4.6L and it was an aluminum block. I believe all 4.6/5.4/6.8 (Modular) engines are aluminum.

best engine ford ever made 5.0 4v dual overhead cam, the only advised to ford is low compresion engine. why go backward since turbos & superchrgers are dominating the racing market .go forward to any track and look at the compresed engine win almost everithing , welcome to the year 2010

Star Boy is most likely correct. Those are no doubt the actuators for the cam phasers.
In other words, variable cam timing on this engine.
Hopefully they will be more durable than the current units.

Next they need to get rid of the live axle, drop the price and work on the ergonomics so that I can actually sit in one comfortably.

All the Ford modular V8s used in the F-series have "deep-skirt cast iron blocks" - it's a selling point (and has been for a long time). The deep skirt design dissipates heat, and cast iron is obviously a strong material. Mike is correct (I've learned the hard way that Mike is almost always correct)!

Looks like my 02 Z28's ls1... Ford has a better idea copy the best motor on the planet

Also notice the 2 cam sensors at the front of the passenger side cam cover. Looks like DOHC to me.

these are not sensors my friend but variable cam timing solenoids and yes they do adjust both cams at the same time or that is what it appears to me

hey all u guys talkin about iron and Aluminum blocks what about the new tech that ford developed to have a high strenght sleve bonded into the cylinder of and aluminum block they sold the tech to nissan and they used it in their gtr and ford from what i heard were changing the 2011 mustage to that type block so i bet this is an aluminum block with that sleve tech in it

yeah dudes... the motor is definetly DOHC with variable cam and valve timing... tis aluminum also.

LOVE THE 5.0



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