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I think its time.......V8

Well my 04 4.0 has the oh so amazing timing chain rattle like no other now! its driving me crazy and it would be cheaper for me to do the explorer V8 swap then to get my 4.0 fixed. Sooooo if anyone can help me out here ill take all the advice i can get ex: motors for sale, will my tranny/tcase work with that motor, and anything else i might need.
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Cheaper? That's what 95% of everyone who started a V8 swap thought it would be . . .

My entire budget 1 year ago, $2500. I now have over $3k just into the engine. May want to do some serious searching on this, as your questions have also be answered before.
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sounds like u got a real good engine lol. questions answered means a lot more searching than i already have to do when sumne can just say, "hey i gotta motor" or "yes it will work with that tranny"
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lol theres alot more to it than just what works with what, you gotta move all kinds of **** around in the engine bay, aswell as fab new motor mounts etc
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thats obvious. i knew that goin into it, i just want to kno if my tranny/tcase will work with the explorer motor
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aswell as fab new motor mounts etc
IDK about moving around all kinds of ****, but ^^^^ is incorrect. You use stock v8 explorer mounts. Smakes = FTL.
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will they work, yes they will. but they'll wear out alot faster than if you upgraded.
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IDK about moving around all kinds of ****, but ^^^^ is incorrect. You use stock v8 explorer mounts. Smakes = FTL.
im pretty sure that none of our rangers have v8 engine mounts you noob, so yes new mounts are needed, fabbed or oem theyre both NEW
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Honestly...if you just started getting the rattle....you are a wussy. You havn't heard the rattle til you've heard a 01-02 like mine.....lets talk idle, lets talk any rpm, lets talk i've heard it for OVER 60k....


$1600 for a '06 engine with 1,000miles. That's alot smarter than starting out with a 140k 5.0 from a Exploder....
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according to that site, you don't need new mounts.
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im pretty sure that none of our rangers have v8 engine mounts you noob, so yes new mounts are needed, fabbed or oem theyre both NEW
Stop trying to play it off, we know what you meant tard. And why would you fab them when you could just buy a pair for like $5 lol.
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idk 5.0 is a custom job maybe he wants custom mounts....


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You should check out Bob's v8 thread. LOTS of good info in there.


I believe bob did some custom motor mounts on his so he could offset the motor a bit and have enough clearance between the framerail and the transfer case.
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Honestly...if you just started getting the rattle....you are a wussy. You havn't heard the rattle til you've heard a 01-02 like mine.....lets talk idle, lets talk any rpm, lets talk i've heard it for OVER 60k....


$1600 for a '06 engine with 1,000miles. That's alot smarter than starting out with a 140k 5.0 from a Exploder....
mine rattles like crazy. hasnt rattled for 60k yet tho lol. quit tryin to destroy my dreams of a v8 FX4 ranger dammit! haha. i mean wouldnt u wanna see sum smokin hot chicks sittin on the core support of a ranger with a 5.0???/ hmmmm? lol. i found one thats been sittin for a while that ran before it was left to sit, they said they would sell it to me for the core charge of $150
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Don't bring Courtney into this arguement!
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ill bring courtney, amanda, annnnd hmmm........
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moar pics of katie and the stang! right meow!!
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why does work have to block most pictures!!!!! [email protected] you Navy. [email protected] you.
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How do you come to the conclusion that a motor swap would be cheaper than fixing a timing chain noise. Thats one damn expensive timing chain.
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if i take it to fords n do it then it'll be like 1600-1800 to do both of them. this is my way of justifying the V8 :)
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i'd guess, if you took the transfer case and the trans outta said exploder with said v8, it would work. i'm guessing that the 4.0 trans is a different bellhousing then either a 5.0 or a 4.6.
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lol theres alot more to it than just what works with what, you gotta move all kinds of **** around in the engine bay, aswell as fab new motor mounts etc
The whole point in going with a 5.0 is because there are already motor mounts for our frame for the 5.0.
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Before going out and spending A TON on it. Try changing your oil to Royal Purple 5w30 and a motorcraft filter. I have ALWAYS had horrible timing chain rattle even after having my local oil changing place just change my oil. I switched to Royal Purple oil with motorcraft filter and the rattle is gone. Only once in a blue moon can I GET IT TO DO IT when the motor is cold. Give that a try before spending $1000's
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