I recall finally changing the spark plugs when it would no longer start and found them worn to nothing. I still have it, and it still looks brand new, albeit with a few rock chips in the hood. Welcome Thomas, I wish you well but you chose a tough conversion. Yes the original motor is bad and I am looking at a replacement used one. Looking back, that seems like a huge amount of money for 15 years ago… Update: the first two pictures in this post are of it the day we very proudly brought it home, I finally found my missing box of pictures For 1998, Ford had redesigned the body slightly, most obviously at the rear, which had a very different lift-gate design than before. It had leather seats, but I ran across a set of tan cloth seats that matched, after the leather had given up the ghost… best move I did to it, it went from a slightly never comfortable to very comfortable cabin in terms of temperature, those leather seats to me were as bad as vinyl seats, too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter. I will go back and get the exhaust.
Glad I did not graduate high school earlier and glad I do not have student debt. I read a little bit about stroker kits but sounds like that wont do me any good without head and intake changes. The engine never huffed oil out of the breathers, and the spark plugs all looked excellent. To get the most out of the upgrades a tune on the computer would be a good idea. I was going to do springs, new oil pump, gasket kit and the like.
This is a function of the somewhat wider lobe-separation angle of 112 degrees. This means we were right on the edge. In regards to the Explorer. As it turned out, we ended up with a few thousand dollars left over. You will also need to transplant the fuel tank with its high-pressure pump - or at least retrofit the pump to your existing tank. .
The paint rubbed out and the slight crease in the sheet metal was not noticeable to anyone not looking for it. That one we had for 9 years and aside from maintenance spent nothing on it for almost 300,000 kms. There are plenty of threads on here just look around some. The explorer engine with the stock 5. Was hoping they were not balenced by the flywheel. Over three years of ownership it averaged about one repair every two months.
The fuel tank had signs of bad rust. I'm a good mechanic, I just can't quite grasp all of the variables of this swap. That said, at least it never left me stranded, which is more than I can say about the 4Runner that replaced it. You could easily get it sideways before it kicked in. I wonder what the door card pressure was on a Ranger…personally, I always treat the door card pressure as the minimum of the accepted range and the sidewall max pressure as the top, and err toward the latter. In a lightweight Fox or early Mustang with a five-speed behind it, this would be a great little street engine.
It took a blow torch to get the metal base out. I liked the idea of the 5. Far less than a motor switch though. What else did we have? Electronics, suspension, rear end, engine, etc, etc, etc. I'll keep the board posted with my progress. Your support is greatly appreciated. Trying to find a job right now is not all that easy either.
They will run right in to the frame rail and won't work. We thoroughly enjoyed these vehicles, especially the 93. Hopefully you are aware that this is a fuel-injected, computer-controlled engine. When I search for a used motor I get three options. It was a very capable little truck and very versatile.
Everything was power-operated and the floor mats were nice and plush, but we covered them with a full set of Husky Liners to make it easier to keep clean. Man that really helps out a lot. If you put a 1996-1997 Explorer 5. The Explorer is my roadtripping buddy. I bought it as I needed a tow vehicle for the back yard cabin cruiser boat that I was and still am building.
Different than what was on the 6cylinder versions. This one added another 10 degrees of duration over the smaller Voodoo cam, along with 0. They're willing to trade me a 97 Mountaineer 5. Detonation occurred even though we pulled 8 degrees of timing with the nitrous engaged. Two years after we bought it we moved again, to Oakland this time, and decided that although the Explorer was great we were ready for a change after almost 30,000 miles. We were also able to remove the lifters for the cam change without having to remove the heads.