Going to check out a 96 explorer


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My ram is really giving my wallet a beating lately with gas prices going up. So I found a 96 explorer sport with a 5 speed. 200k miles. But well maintained and clutch done. Asking 500 bucks. Anything I need to check out closely besides the normal stuff? I'm more familiar with the sohc engines. And the newer explorers. Haven't dinked with an ohv.
 


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Check coolant to confirm head gaskets are intact. Otherwise they are pretty solid.
 

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sounds reasonable... my '91 used to get 20mpg and was a 4 door with 5 speed, the OHV has a low rev limit but is a torquy engine for sure...
 

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It has been purchased. I pick it up Saturday
 

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How did it work out? I'm considering a 96 Explorer w/4.0 and automatic w/4wd. Is the 96 Explorer 4.0 a match for my 93 Ranger?
 

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How did it work out? I'm considering a 96 Explorer w/4.0 and automatic w/4wd. Is the 96 Explorer 4.0 a match for my 93 Ranger?
actually bought. Sold. Then bought back. Then sold the truck again. It was a great little truck. Had good power. And I loved the 5 speed.
I personally feel the sohc was a much snappier engine. But the ohv has good torque.
 


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