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2001 Ford Taurus: Cold Start & Drive

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Published on Dec 19, 2011

At four minutes I am mistaken: the Vulcan engine does not have three valves per cylinder. It's two valves per cylinder for a total of 12.

Q: why 'D' instead of 'OD'?
A: http://www.ford-taurus.org/taurusinfo...

This is a dry review of a Taurus I once owned and worked on.

2001 Ford Taurus SE
Built in Chicago, December 2000
Medium Royal Blue Metallic
Canadian spec. (DRLs, metric gauges)
Vulcan V6 (plastic manifold cover)
AX4S (original)

2001-model features/changes:

11.6" front discs
Gas cap warning lamp
Incandescent high mount brake lamp
Chrome interior door handles
Ashtray and glovebox lights
Carpeted trunk liners
Passenger side secondary visor
Dual front seat maplights
Power pedal button on seat

Main options/features:

ABS
5 spoke alluminum alloys
Driver and passenger side airbags
Body-coloured heated power mirrors
60/40 split rear seating
Power adjustable pedals
In-dash CD player
Air conditioning
Six-way power driver's seat (manual lumbar support)
Sixth seat with central lapbelt and storage console
Remote keyless entry
Cruise control
Cigarette lighter
Auxillary 12 volt outlet
Lighted entry system

Interior modifications:

Chrome door lock caps
80 watt Mach RCU
Mach tweeters
Pioneer TS-G6842R speakers (6x8) front and rear (with Dynamat)
Auto-dimming rearview mirror with compass
ScanGauge II mounted above ashtray
Auto-lock feature disabled
2nd Gen. column shifter
Trunk cargo net

Exterior modifications:

"Taurus" badging repositioned; "SE" removed from rear
Vulcan "V6" badge added to trunklid
Rear drums painted with blue header paint
Motorad locking gas cap

Performance/economy modifications:

K&N air filter
Intake silencer removed
NGK Iridium spark plugs
NGK spark plug wires
Monroe SensaTrac rear struts
Moog rear coil springs (80093)
Sylvania 'Xtravision' headlamp bulbs

[Re-upload since the original video accidentally lost its audio track.]

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