Engine overhaul — reassembly sequence Ford F150

1. Before beginning engine reassembly, make sure you have all the necessary new parts, gaskets and seals as well as the follow­ing items on hand:

Common hand tools
A 1/2-inch drive torque wrench
New engine oil and filter
Gasket sealant
Thread locking compound

2. If you obtained a short block it will be necessary to install the cylinder head, the oil pump and pick-up tube, the oil pan, the water pump, the timing chain and cover, and the valve covers (see Chapter 2A or Chapter 2B). In order to save time and avoid problems, the external components must be installed in the following general order:

Water pump
Exhaust manifolds
Intake manifold(s)*
Valve covers
Fuel injection components
Emission control components
Oil filter
Engine mounts

Note: * The upper intake manifold on 3.3L and 3.5L Duratec V6 engines will be installed after the engine is installed.

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