Originally Posted by djfllmn
hell no...the OHV 4.0 is a great motor
Case in point.
Mine just recently hit 175k. The only things that have been replaced:
Drivers side Valve cover (they tend to leak)
Lower intake gasket (they tend to fail after 17 years)
Plus a few things associated with a Lower intake job (passenger valve cover gasket, upper intake gasket)
The OHV motors were (still are) great was because the lower end (block and heads) are almost bullet proof. Solid Lifters (not hydraulic) won't ever fail you and there is less that can go wrong with something that old.