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Old 03-14-2009
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I think I got it figured out.

So I pulled the Ranger up to the garage today, and started looking it over some more. Looked at what parts were out, and then thought about it some.

I think what happened was a bad lifter got stuck with the valve all the way down, and the piston came up and hit it, causing it to bend. I had been having a lifter tick a while back, but it went away, so I assumed the problem was fixed.

I won't know for sure until I tear down the engine (which I started today). I took all the wires and hoses off the intake, and tomorrow, I will be removing the radiator, fan, and possibly the intake.

I am thinking that if I do keep the motor I have, I need to replace all the lifters and valves, not to mention getting the heads either resurfaced (or however you say it) or replaced, and possibly replacing pistons. OR, finding where I can get a crate engine, and swap that in. OR, find me a 5.0, and swap that in. I haven't decided yet, and money is really what I would like to save on this little "project".
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Ignore me. I speak no sort of sense.

I was gunna call ya yesterday when I was JY hoppin see if ya needed anything... but didn't
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I'm sure I got it covered. If I am going the junk yard engine route, I know of a place up here that has about 30 Explorers. In fact, I've gotten a few of my parts off of them.

I think I may go the crate motor route, though. I just gotta quit watching stuff on youtube, and start looking, LOL!
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call a junk yard get a good motor for around $400 put a simple rebuild gasket slap on it and put it in... personally
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call a junk yard get a good motor for around $400 put a simple rebuild gasket slap on it and put it in... personally
I'd rather get a clean start at it. It's not completely gone out of the idea pool yet, though, to go junk yard hopping.
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Start by seeing how much a crate is. If you plan on keeping the truck and don't wanna keep working on it, that'd be the best bet. If not I'm sure you could find a decently mileaged JY one. Or talk to a shop concerning your problem, see what they could do.
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Not sure how logical this is... but we buy rebuilt engines directly from Ford for our work trucks... might be worth looking into....
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