Question: What does FE stand for on Ford engines?

FE (which means “Ford Engine,” not Ford-Edsel, nor Ford Engineering) variety comes from a broad selection of bore and stroke sizes to achieve cubic-inch displacements. The 332 and 352 are fraternal twins, virtually identical engines with 4.00-inch bores. Is the Ford FE a big block? In essence, the FE engine is neither a small block …

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What is the maximum temperature for an automatic transmission?

The optimal temperature range for transmission fluid is 175 to 220 degrees. Above that, for every 20 degrees bad things happen, starting with formation of varnish at 240 degrees, followed by seals hardening, plates slipping, seals and clutches burn out, carbon is formed, and, ultimately, failure. How hot is too hot for a automatic transmission? …

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