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4.6 Triton or 4.6 Windsor ???


Old 01-16-2000, 10:30 PM
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Lightbulb 4.6 Triton or 4.6 Windsor ???

Anybody know the difference in these two motors? I've seen in several Ford parts manuals that distinguishes between a 4.6 triton and 4.6 windsor. I didn't know there was different 4.6's, but evidently there is. So how do you tell the difference? HELP!!!

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Old 01-17-2000, 12:45 AM
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ALL are tritons. there is a romeo version
and a windsor version. romeo, mich. plant and windsor, can.. 8th num in vin is
a W then you have a romeo version. , if it
is a "6" then windsor. The triton is the
only v8 gas engine in the new ford trucks to my knowledge.
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Old 01-17-2000, 12:54 AM
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Yes that is correct. All the new Ford V8 gas engines are "Triton" . The tranny you have is the 4R70W automatic. Welcome to the message board!

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Old 01-17-2000, 01:04 AM
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Are the 4.6L engines in the other Fords also Tritons? i.e., Crown Vic, Lincoln, etc?
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Old 01-17-2000, 08:59 AM
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Also there are differences in the Romeo and the Windsor engines and I think that's what you may be coming across in the Ford parts manual. Some parts that fit one, will not fit the other. They really are made differently. Do a search here on Romeo vs Windsor. A while back I had asked about adding performance parts to these two engines and if output was then different on each one. Lots of info here, just search.

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Old 01-17-2000, 04:57 PM
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What about my romeo?
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Old 01-17-2000, 05:01 PM
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Perhaps just more tragic? Where for art thou?

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Old 01-18-2000, 01:41 AM
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Windsors are more manly.

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