Review & Install Video
Hey, guys, Stephanie with americanmuscle.com here with an overview of the Ford Racing Coyote Crate Engine, a direct replacement for the 2015 and up S550 GT Mustang. In this video, we're gonna go over some of the details of this motor, including some specs, and touch upon the install. Obviously for the install, we're talking about a full motor swap here, so it's gonna be a three-out-of-three wrenches on the scale and in most cases, it's gonna require the help of a professional. This motor is the direct stock replacement for the 2015 and up 5.0-liter, so it's a great option for those S550 owners out there that have already pushed the limits of their stock block and found the breaking point and that don't wanna upgrade. But at the same time, it's also a great option for a project car or rolling chassis, not just an S550.
These motors have great capabilities unopened and right from the factory, which makes it one to consider for other platforms and years as well. Jumping right into the heart of this, this motor isn't new to the scene, but I'm still gonna go over some of the specs here. This motor as it sits right here makes 435 horsepower at 6500 RPM and 400 foot pounds of torque just over 4200 RPM with that 11:1 compression ratio, which are the standard stock numbers so you aren't lacking there. This is the modern dual overhead cam 5.0-liter with twin independent variable camshaft timing. This is also an aluminum block with aluminum heads, but it has a bunch of goodies in the bottom end to make it a stout block that can handle a good amount of horsepower and torque. We're talking cross-bolted main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom end strength. And of course aluminum pistons with forged rods and a forged crank, which are some of the best things about this motor.
I mentioned this earlier, but this motor does well with both NA and with boosted applications and can actually handle quite a bit of power. It's part of the reason why I like it so much. It's a great foundation for a pretty serious build. To compare this block to the previous '11 to '14 Coyote motor, this one does have slightly more power and it's even more fuel efficient. This block borrows some of the upgraded components from the Boss 302 Mustang, which I already mentioned earlier with the forged connecting rods and the forged crank. And I already said that the block is all aluminum, but it does have thinner walls than its predecessors.
The walls are sleeved with press-in iron sleeves, but they have a 2 millimeter larger diameter than the 4.6-liter engine because the sleeves are thinner than they previously were. But none of this compromises the engine. Like I said before, it is a stout engine. Now the pistons are not forged pistons, but they do have slightly different valve clearance notches when compared to the '11 to '14 engine and this is because the new-new [SP] here has larger valves. And since we're on valves, we can just keep on that same track and I'll say now that the heads are also new castings that have better flow capabilities thankfully. Now of course I touched on the cams a little bit earlier, but those are different, too. They're larger and lumpier than the previous Coyote and of course the valve springs needed to be changed to accommodate that, so these ones are stiffer.
The long block is gonna come with an eight quart capacity oil pan and your exhaust manifolds as well. And since this is a long block, it's of course gonna come with a stock intake manifold and the 80 millimeter throttle body. Ford Racing does also include a manual transmission engine harness and a flywheel as well, but they do not include the vehicle harness, the PCM, the alternator or the engine cover kit. So this is going to require the Engine Control Pack and the Alternator Kit and the exact Ford part numbers are listed on the product page. Now unfortunately I can't make any promises on exactly what the motor can and can't handle, power- and torque-wise, but there are plenty of modified Coyotes out there holding up with double the stock output and this motor does well under any modifications, plain and simple. One other thing that I wanted to mention is that this crate engine does come with a 2-year, 24,000 mile warranty from Ford Racing for replacement or repair, so there is a little bit of peace of mind there.
As far as price goes, you're looking at nearly $7,000 right here for the long block. Of course you're looking at spending more for the other items that you need, but Ford Racing does offer this same crate engine paired with the Engine Control Pack for about $2,000 more, but you're still looking at needing the alternator kit on top of that. Or if you're looking to upgrade, you can always check out the Aluminator for a couple thousand more. When it comes to the install, I hinted at this earlier, but this is gonna be a full three-out-of-three wrenches on the difficulty meter and a weekend in the garage with a helping hand. The time and the difficulty of the install will change depending on what you're installing this into, but no matter what, you're still looking at a lot of work and needing an entire toolbox to get the job done.
Pulling a motor is no easy job unless you have a ton of experience. Your best bet would be to access a lift, have a cherry picker and an engine stand and a trans jack as well. Honestly this is an install for a professional unless you have the tools and know how to do it yourself or you have some friends or family that have pulled a motor or two before. I wouldn't say that this is something you should try on your own unless you have some knowledge. Wrapping things up here with the Ford Racing Coyote 5.0-liter Crate Engine, this is a direct replacement for the S550 GT Mustang, but it's a strong and capable motor for any chassis. This is a complete long block that comes very nearly ready to drop in and it makes 435 horsepower at the crank. Now there's a lot going on with this engine, so you guys should check it out more online for yourselves. And for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americanmuscle.com.
Power Of The "Coyote".
Now you can add the power of the "Coyote" to your very own custom Mustang build with a brand new Ford Racing crate engine. Ford Racing's brand new all-aluminum Coyote crate engine is a modern 5.0L 32-valve DOHC V-8 that features Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) to deliver over 435 horsepower @ 6500 rpm and 400 ft-lb of torque @ 4250 rpm (with premium fuel). Built Ford Tough.
This Ford Racing Crate Engine is built from a lightweight aluminum 2015 model year cylinder block that features cross-bolted main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom-end strength. Assembled with Hypereutectic aluminum pistons, forged steel connecting rods and a forged steel crank, this Coyote engine includes a 8qt capacity oil pan and a passenger side 409 stainless-steel tubular exhaust manifold. A manual transmission engine harness and flywheel are also included. High Revving Efficient Power.
An 80 mm single bore "drive by wire" throttle body in combination with a tuned composite intake manifold provides efficient air delivery and weight savings. The four-valve-per-cylinder aluminum DOHC heads feature variable intake and exhaust camshaft timing. Required Upgrades.
This Ford Racing 5.0L 4V Crate Engine requires an Engine Control Pack (M-6017-504V
) and 5.0L 4V Alternator Kit (M-8600-M50BALT
) for proper installation and operation in a street rod/project car.2 Year/24,000 Mile Warranty.
This crate engine carries Ford Racing's 2 year - 24,000 mile Warranty from the date of purchase for replacement or repair only.Application.
This 435HP 5.0L 32V DOHC Coyote Engine is a direct fit replacement for 2015-2017 GT Mustangs with a Manual Transmission and can also be used in a resto-mod or custom car build.
Technical Note. Does not include vehicle harness, PCM, alternator or engine cover kit.
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- What's in the Box
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) a Weekend
Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.
- Tech Specs
- Will it fit my Mustang?