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I wholeheartedly concur with this as I own a '99 4.0 XLT 4X4 which I got with 220K mi on the odometer. I'm thinking of doing a used engine swap and here's where it gets complicated. It appears that a previous owner already put a different engine in it as I outlined in this threadI don't know if it would belong in the 4.0L tech, but I would love to see a non-biased review of the different 4.0L variants (OHV, SOHC).
lol i preferred their OHV engine as well, my parents have the SOHC engine in there explorer and i could write an paper about how dated and old it feelsI don't know if it would belong in the 4.0L tech, but I would love to see a non-biased review of the different 4.0L variants (OHV, SOHC).
For example, I currently have the OHV version, and could tell just about anybody willing to sit down what I love about this engine, but I don't really know squat about the SOHC (reliability, usable power, towing ability) in relationship to it's OHV cousin. I think that a good comparison from someone who's had both would be benificial.
I will be doing a search soon to see if anyone has any strong opinions about the SOHC because I'm thinking of updating to a '02 4WD, and would like some good opinions before getting out of my comfort zone. Obviously, the truck in my sig has given me more that it's share of service, but I'd like to have something that doesn't need a major repair ever year around January 15th, when it's 20 degrees out