Helpful Guide on correctly ordering parts for the Ford VSG Series engine

The Ford VSG series engines are small four cylinder industrial gas engines used widely in floor scrubbers, sweepers, wood chippers and other industrial equipment. This Tech Tip follows on the heels of other Tech Support articles we have published on Ford Industrial engines. See for example

Over the years there have been many changes in these Ford Industrial engines and ordering replacement parts or a remanufactured Ford engine can be difficult. This Tech Tip focuses on how to order parts for your VSG series engine.

The Valencia or VSG series has had two iteration, the VSG411 and the later VSG413.

Here is the chronological outline:

VSG411Pre-1986With regular ignition distributor, 3 main bearings & 5-bolt flywheel
VSG411>1989-1992With coil pack (or DIS, 3 main bearings & 5-bolt flywheel
VSG411After 1992With coil pack, 5 main bearings & 6-bolt flywheel
VSG413With 5 main bearings & 6-bolt flywheel
NOTE: VSG411’s with the coil pack and the 3/5 combo WILL NOT interchange with the VSG413 which has the 5/6 combo.