Review & Install Video
The Ford Performance 5.0L Coyote Aluminator NA Crate Engine is a direct bolt-in replacement for 2015 and newer GT Mustangs. But with the necessary kits and the added items, it can be used in any build that you're bold enough to swap it in to. That means that this is a great option for someone that has pushed the limits of their stock block one too many times and then wants to upgrade. But it's also gonna be a great option for someone that has a project car or rolling chassis, even if it's not an S550.
I personally love the Coyote platform because of its capabilities. And the Aluminator here is a step above a standard factory Coyote, so it's a go-to for those of you out there that are looking for big things. Obviously, for the installer, we're talking about a full motor swap here. So, it's gonna be a full three out of three wrenches in the scale and, in most cases, it's something that's gonna require the help of a professional.
The stock Coyote is an impressive engine and it can handle a lot on open or in its factory form, but understandably, it does have its limitations. So, Ford Performance took its 5.0L and upgraded a few different things to create what you can consider another series of the 5.0L, the Aluminator.
Aluminators are crate engines that are built to deliver a higher level of performance and Ford has a few different forms of Aluminators that are specific to your end goals. This is the Aluminator NA, so this is better suited for NA builds. Of course, Ford Performance also offers the Aluminator for forced induction builds. So, if you're thinking of supercharging your Aluminator, make sure you're checking out that version instead of the NA or the naturally aspirated version. It's gonna have a lower compression ratio for the boosted applications.
Getting down to the specifics, the difference between this block and the stock Coyote is the connecting rods and the pistons. They're upgraded over the already pretty styled production components. The Aluminator rods and the pistons are specifically designed for higher performance applications. You keep the same compression ratio 11:1, but you have Mahle Hard Anodized forged pistons that have a low friction coating on them. The connecting rods are Manley H-Beam connecting rods and they have ARP 2000 bolts, and you're also looking at the Boss 302 high performance connecting rod bearings. And like the factory Coyote, you have crossed both the main bearing caps and thick main bearing bulkheads for bottom end strength. You still have the production aluminum block 5.0L 302 that's a 32-valve dual overhead cam V-8 with a forged steel crankshaft, the Twin Independent Variable Cam Timing, which comes in handy for tuning and squeezing out some more power out of your setup. You have the large rear sump oil pan with an eight-quart capacity and it does have a nice oil drain back and a windage tray to control and improve the performance in higher RPMs.
Jumping right up to the top end, the intake is the factory-tuned composite GT intake manifold and it comes complete with the production drive-by-wire 80-millimeter throttle body. And while this is the 32-valve, this already aluminum heads with roller-finger followers and those help to reduce the friction, just like in the stock Coyote. Also in the heads are Boss 302 valve springs. The Aluminator NA does come with a Ford Performance engine cover kit which is different than the stock Coyote crate engine, Ford Performance colder heat range spark plugs, a Ford performance oil filter, and a billet steel oil pump.
That being said, this isn't gonna include the vehicle harness and PCM. So guys, take note to that, especially if you're considering swapping this into anything besides an S550 GT. Ford Performance does have a wiring, PCM, and install kit for manual transmission swaps, so you can always pick that up. If you're building an automatic project, you can always check out the automatic engine harness and the automatic transmission controls part. Unlike the stock Coyote crate engine, this one isn't gonna include the flywheel and it's also not gonna come with the alternator or the exhaust manifolds, just to be upfront with you, guys. You will need to check out the alternator kit for proper install.
One other thing that I wanted to mention here is that this crate engine does come with a two-year 24,000-mile warranty from Ford Performance 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 $10,200 for this crate engine and this thing does come pretty complete. So, you are getting a complete crate engine here and not just a long block. Of course, you are looking at spending a little bit more for the other items that you're gonna need, but Ford Performance does offer those kits to get you everything that you'll need for the install. And there is a $99 handling fee to get this thing delivered to you. So keep that in mind. All I can say is that we all know you gotta pay if you wanna play.
When it comes to the install, I hinted at this earlier. But this is gonna be a full three out of three wrenches in 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 that 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 have access to 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 the know-how to do it yourself, or you happen to have some friends or family that pulled a motor or two before.
That's gonna wrap things up for the Ford Performance 5.0L Aluminator Coyote Crate Engine, but you can always check it out more online 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. Built with all new parts this Ford Racing 5.0L 4V DOHC "Aluminator" crate engine has extreme duty high compression forged pistons with H-beam connecting rods and features a 11.0:1 compression ratio making it perfect for naturally aspirated high performance applications. 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 Mahle hard anodized forged pistons with Graphal low friction coating, Manley H-beam connecting rods with ARP 2000 bolts and BOSS 5.0 connecting rod bearings, this Coyote engine includes a large sump 8qt capacity oil pan, Ford Racing oil filter, colder heat range 0 spark plugs, Boss valve springs and Ford Racing engine cover kit. 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 heads with roller-finger followers reduce friction while piston-cooling jets, optimized oil drain-back and windage control improving high-rpm performance. Required Upgrades.
The Ford Racing 5.0L 4V Aluminator 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 5.0L 32V DOHC Coyote Engine is a direct fit replacement for 2015-2017 GT Mustangs and can also be used in a resto-mod or custom car build.
Technical Note. Does not include vehicle harness, PCM, or alternator.
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- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) a Weekend
Difficulty Level:Mechanical expertise or professional installation required.