Ford 2.8l rebuild question


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Hi, I'm rebuilding my daughters 2.8l and there's a bolt hole next to one of the main bearing caps and I don't remember what goes there. Any help will be appreciated
http://imgur.com/ZzDTXjM
 
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I've never seen the inside of a 2.8l engine, so this is just a shot in the dark. A bolt goes there. :)

I'm sorry, I'm a bit of a smartypants, and I couldn't resist giving you an answer that was incredibly obvious :D
 

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Don't know - have had a couple of 2.9s apart (kind of sisters) and this doesn't ring any bells for something mounted there. Hopefully someone more experienced will chime in.

Just a thought - some of these engines have threaded plugs to close up oil galleries, which of course get removed when the block fro example gets hot-tanked to degrease and de-crud. Not saying this is one, just a maybe...
 

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Looks to me like a mounting hole for the oil pump pickup tube for a different style oil pan. The 2.8 was used in ALOT of different vehicles so it came with many different oil pans and pickup tubes and obviously they would need different mounting locations. If it was a oil galley plug it would be NPT thread.
 
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Maybe for a baffel plate to keep oil from splashing forward when you hit the brakes?
 

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I just went through the pictures from my 2.8 rebuild. Nothing is bolted to that, potentially a galley plug goes in there, but I’m not positive.
 

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You're probably done by now, but I don't recall that bolt hole holding anything. I haven't done a 2.8 in over 15 years so I may be wrong.
 


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