Where To Find and How To Buy Used Coyote Swap Engines or Donor Cars

Coyote Swap Engines ~ Where To Find and How To Buy

If you’re planning to Coyote swap your engine, your first question is most likely: where do I find the engine I need?

Jason from Fat Fender Garage shares some of the things he’s learned about acquiring used Coyote engines for the purpose of engine swapping.

See a list of Ford 5.0L Coyote engine vehicle applications and potential donor cars below

Ford 5.0L Coyote Engine Overview

The Coyote is a 5.0 liter, naturally aspirated V8 engine from Ford Motor Company used to power sports cars like the Ford Mustang and pickup trucks like the Ford F-150. Featuring a dual overhead cam (DOHC) design, in a V configuration, the Ford Coyote architecture has been part of the Ford Modular family since 2011.

Engine familyModular
Displacement5.0 liters
Configuration & cylindersV configuration, eight cylinders
Vehicle engine orientationLongitudinal
Valve configurationDual overhead cam (DOHC) with variable camshaft timing (VCT)
Assembly sitesWindsor, Ontario
PredecessorFord 4.6L V8
SuccessorCurrently none

Ford 5.0L Coyote Engine Specifications

Bore92.2 mm
Stroke92.7 mm
Compression ratio (2011-2017 Ford F-150)10.5:1
Compression ratio (2011-2017 Mustang)11.0:1
Compression ratio (2018+ Ford Mustang)12.0:1
Compression ratio (2018+ Ford F-150)12.0:1
Max power @ RPM460 @ 7,000
Max torque @ RPM420 @ 4,600 rpm
Cylinder headAluminum
Cylinder blockAluminum
Camshaft driveChain

Ford 5.0L Coyote Engine Vehicle Applications

VehicleTransmissionDrive WheelsPower@ RPMTorque (lb-ft) @ RPM
Ford F-150 (2011 to 2014)Six-speed automaticRear / four-wheel-drive360 @ 5,500380 @ 4,250
Ford F-150 (2015 to 2017Six-speed automaticRear / four-wheel-drive385 @ 5,752487 @ 3,850
Ford F-150 (2018 +)Ten-speed automaticRear / four-wheel-drive395 @ 5,750400 @ 4,500
Ford Mustang GT (2011 to 2012)Six-speed automatic / Six-speed manualRear-wheel-drive412 @ 6,500390 @ 4,250
Ford Mustang Boss 302 (2012 to 2013)Six-speed manualRear-wheel-drive444 @ 7,500390 @ 4,500
Ford Mustang GT (2013 to 2014)Six-speed automatic / Six-speed manualRear-wheel-drive420 @ 6,500390 @ 4,250
Ford Mustang GT (2015 to 2017)Six-speed automatic / Six-speed manualRear-wheel-drive435 @ 6,500400 @ 4,250
Ford Mustang GT (2018 +)Ten-speed automatic / Six-speed manualRear-wheel-drive460 @ 7,000420 @ 4,600