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miles till engine dies?

i have a 4.0l ohv engine with 160,000 miles on it and i do the regular mantanice on it,also i do drive it hard sometimes,how long do i have till the engine blows apart? most miles on a ohv? thanks for the help
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i have seen OHV 4.0's with well over 200,000 miles....a friend of mine has almost 350k miles on his without any major work...just regular maintence...
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it is like everything else....if you take care of it, it will last awhile....
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damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!! good to hear, 154,000 here
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they are strong little engines..........take care of it and it will take care of you....they are definately a torque monster....
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Had a 94 Mazda B4000 had 289000 when I traded it off n far as I know she is still runnin!....had a 96 Explorer with 140000 and still runnin strong!!!!
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yea,its still running strong,it runs perfect,just want to know when it will go,might do a swap
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my 94 4.0l has 220,000 on it and it runs great, no ticks, leaks or powerloss at all!
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113k rollin' here and no signs of slowin down
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My 2000 4.0 OHV has 173,000 miles and running strong.I have used Mobil 1 since 1,000 miles.It doesn't burn a drop of oil.I change the oil every 5,000 miles and it is always full before I change it.My goal is 300,000 miles,or more if it's still running strong.
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Damn.. I'm at 45k miles, engine number 6 or 7 LOL

The OHV is a strong engine. A friend here has 225,000 on his 93 splash and there isn't even an oil leak around the seals. Keep on the oil changes and it should be good for many more years.

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my last ranger 96 4.0 OHV had about 211000 miles id still be driving it if that stupid lady didnt broad side me :( but now my 99 has 106k

friend had a 94 sxploder and it has 280k and is still running strong with no probs they last a long time if u take care of them

dont fix unless its broke
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198,000 on a 93 4x4 Splash driven moderately. Doesnt burn oil or anything, just a small leak at the rear main.
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Love the 4.0's obviously they are good motors, look at everyone's opinion. I can't quite agree on the "as long as you take care of it" line, there are just some vehicles that are built poorly, however, the Ranger 4.0 is not one of them : )
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if ur that worried, perform a compression test and clylindr leak down test. also check the oil pressure w/ a real guage.
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got 124,000 on mine and she runs like new... no weird noises, leaks or anything... its a really durable motor
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my parents old aerostar 4L had 267000 before the main seal started to leak and they traded it in.
My exploder 4l had 140000 never had anything major done and it rang till some on pushed the motor throught the firewall. Now she wont turn over.... hmm wonder why
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now i think about it, my friends moms 94 exploder has 400,000 miles on it and it runs perfect,i guess my engine still has lots of life to it....lol
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i got a 3.0 and just rolled 245k and she runs strong!
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My 2000 Ranger 4.0L just hit 45,000. Looks like I am gonna have her awhile.
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