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Icon4 3.0 flex fuel rebuild help!

Rebuilding my 99 3.0 flex fuel motor, but cant find a master rebuild kit, or even main or connecting rod bearings for that matter, does anyone know where they sell any online? Thanks in advance!
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It sounds like you're mechanically inclined if you feel like you can rebuild this yourself. Have you thought about finding a donor motor? Or even thought about maybe a 5.0 swap from an explorer?
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That is odd, I found quite a few when I just did a search?

Master (MK) Kits
Include: Pistons, Rings, Gaskets, Cam Bearings, Rod Bearings, Main Bearings, Oil Pump, Freeze Plugs, Camshaft, Lifters, Pre-lube, and Timing Set
These run about $500

Overhaul (OK) Kits
Include: Pistons, Rings, Gaskets, Cam Bearings, Rod Bearings, Main Bearings, Thrust Washers.
These run about $300

Google: ford 1999 3.0l rebuild kit

Now the 3.0l Vulcan was also used in Ford Cars and was transverse mounted(FWD), these have a different head gasket because coolant flowed in from the back of the engine.
So make sure you get a RWD kit

Flex fuel won't come into play, the flex fuel engine has a slightly different dome shape in the head, but doesn't matter for gaskets, and they had larger flow(LBS) injectors that could feed more methanol into cylinders when running E85

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