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Time for a motor?

98 super cab 4x4 4.0 auto, bone stock. 290,000 miles. Thinking of replacing the motor it still runs. Planning on sticking with the 4.0. Asking for recommendations on where to get a motor from, and who to stay away from.
Last time I spoke with Ford a rebuilt long block was $2400, and $1700 to do the swap. Came with a 3 year unlimited mileage warranty. I put about 25,000 miles a year on it. I'm in St. Louis, Mo. Budgeting between 5 and 6 grand.
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If it is still running strong and not burning oil, I don't really see a reason to replace it.
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If it aint broke don't fix it.
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Why are you replacing the motor ?

Smoking, running rough all the time, not enough power ?

Replacing a 4.0 with a 4.0 isn’t going to gain power or more mpg, just another 4.0L.

Have you considered a 5.0L out of an Explorer ?

If none of the above applies and you are after a bone stock 4.0L there are better places to buy a 4.0L than from Ford.

Start looking around your area for remanufactured engines, then maybe a 4.0L with some power options added to it.
Putting it in, you will be paying Ford a premium price for something a local shop can do a little less expensive.

Just things to think on.
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I vote 5.0L, you might even get better mileage since the motor isn't working as hard.
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Don't listen to them, come to nh to buy my 4.0! Only 39k on it.

Seriously though, I agree on swapping a 5.0 from an explorer. You can have it rebuilt and installed for under 6 grand.

Also I was just thinking, if your budget is 5-6k why not buy a different truck?
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I vote 5.0L, you might even get better mileage since the motor isn't working as hard.
I replaced a 2.9 with a 5.0 and got better mileage.

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Also I was just thinking, if your budget is 5-6k why not buy a different truck?
No new truck, you won't get the V8 out of the deal.
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No new truck, you won't get the V8 out of the deal.
You are a very smart man.
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