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97 OHV 4.0l


aspevacek

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I know we have some members in the Central PA area. Any of you know a decent junk yard that may have a 97 OHV 4.0l? I am looking to pick one up to do a complete tear down and rebuild in prep to throw it in the wife's truck?

When I say a complete rebuild that is exactly what I intend on doing. reuse block and head castings, crank and rods. Everything else will most likely get replaced. Also what years are interchangeable? I have the link to the 4.0l rebuild and differences between years. I plan on doing the rebuild so I can just roll the wife into the garage and do a quick motor swap. she has had an on going rear main leak, the leak is not bad every few days it will leave an oil drop in the garage and the wife is having a fit about it. So to calm her down and make it easier on me then trying to do a rear main on a time crunch I figure a replacement motor would be a better idea.

The wife splash only has 86k miles on it currently, had the lower intake off yesterday and it is seemed pretty clean inside and runs great.
 


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1997 was the year they changed from a 6 bolt crank to 8 bolt for flywheel/flexplate.
The OHV 8 bolt crank is the same one that is in the 4.0l SOHC, '97 is the year the SOHC came out :)

So I would look for '97-'00 4.0l OHV, or make sure you get the flywheel/flexplate with the older engine.

The older you go the more you will find since the Explorer used the 4.0l OHV until '96, they were switched to 4.0l SOHC in the '97 model year, but I think early '97 had OHV
Ford Aerostar also used the 4.0l OHV '90-'97
And the B-4000 Mazda trucks as well


Call any Ford wrecking yard and they can locate a few for you, locater software they use is pretty slick, if it's out there they will find it.
Reads like you just need the long block
 

aspevacek

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I was looking for a complete versus a long block to save the time of putting Valve covers and everything on it before dropping it in. She loves the truck and has driven it since 97. I have offered to get her something new several times but she is not interested in swapping the truck out. I actually brought it up about a month ago when we were in the market for a Wrangler Rubicon with an auto to replace my 6spd manual Rubicon. She lost her mind at the suggestion of replacing her truck. So I ended up trading in my Rubicon and getting an auto she can use in really bad snow. ( the ranger does great but is way to light in the back end even with 600 pounds of sand in the bed over the rear axel. The Wranglers have come a long way and with all the electronic stability programming and traction control the things are super smooth in bad weather.
 


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