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Engine Rebuild, Or Swap?

What's your opinions?


I have 245,xxx miles on my 4.0

should I get a rebuild kit for it, clean it up real nice, and keep adding onto it, or swap it for a 302?

either way I'm putting a new transmission in, it's only a matter of time before this one falls out on the highway
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302!
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whatever I decide to do, I'm getting alot of help with, they're both a little much to do on my own.

wouldn't a 302 be kind of difficult because of all the electronics and computers and stuff in the truck?
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302!!! I believe all you'd need is a computer from a car with that same motor...i think. New motor mounts, maybe an adapter to your trans, other miscelanious stuff too, but man....it'll be sick. Do a search on google or something like that for info on V8'n your truck. There's a bunch of folks who've done it.
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302 do a T5 or C4 and run it carbed no wiring to worry about.

you sayed its above your mechanical skills personally if you dont have another vehical to drive do a rebuld kit on the 4.0L...

in a way take a step back and think pratical
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Or get an EFI kit for it from edelbrock... that way the electronics arent' integrated into the truck computer, they have they're own computer, i believe.
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" 4.0L V6, 2X4 "

Easy swap, 302. Heddman, L&L enterprise and a few others make hedders, motor mount adapters and other entities needed. Its almost a bolt-it application.
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5.0 whats sad is you will get better gas mileage.
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5.0 whats sad is you will get better gas mileage.
If I'd get better milage, I'd definatly go for the 5.0
I think my cousin still has an older 90's 'stang with the 5.0 that she wrote off. got in an accident and crushed the whole back of the car... Motor's still fine as far as I know :D
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