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Again, anyone have any good links or info on newer gen motor swaps?
http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...d.php?t=170886

http://www.rangerpowersports.com/for...d.php?t=186450
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Put a snorkle on it next time!
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Sorry to hear about the outcome man.
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yea but i bet a shop could have your engine built in the time it takes for a dealership to get the engine and install it in your truck....then i can almost be you will have it back into the shop a bunch of times so they can make small tweaks to it and make it run right...
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a 5.0 would really make your truck bad ***. and the 4.0 is still a good motor and will probably do just fine
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man that sucks.
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Troubleshooting a newer EFI 302 is like trying to figure out what the hell my fiancee wants.
Sig worthy.
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dang travis.. sorry to hear that man : (

let me know if i can help ya with anything
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forgot to say that sucks, well here ya go
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theres no hope for rebuilding a "hydrolocked" engine.

normaly there will be at least one bent rod and the rod hits the cylinder block causing a knock, once this happens the bottom half is scrap metal.
i personaly would not have wasted any time tearing the motor down. rather just remove it and scrap it.

last i knew you could get a complete, less manifolds, filled with oil long block from ford for under 2 grand.

water does not compress people remember that!
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Forget the 302 swap. Emmissions will kill you. I wouldn't even be swapping a new motor in. I would just get a junk yard motor and bore it out a lil and some small mods. Kinda like D's motor. You might end up with some fuel economy out of it and save some cash.
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Forget the 302 swap. Emmissions will kill you. I wouldn't even be swapping a new motor in. I would just get a junk yard motor and bore it out a lil and some small mods. Kinda like D's motor. You might end up with some fuel economy out of it and save some cash.
If I can find a strong running used motor with less than 25k I would be happy =]

You don't think an explorer 5.0 would pass emissions? I guess they'd be like..."A 4.0 shouldn't have this kind of output...WTF?!" lol

I could always play the Levl II card and say it was a limited production run....duh!
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If I can find a strong running used motor with less than 25k I would be happy =]

You don't think an explorer 5.0 would pass emissions? I guess they'd be like..."A 4.0 shouldn't have this kind of output...WTF?!" lol

I could always play the Levl II card and say it was a limited production run....duh!
ummm when they plug in the OBD II and it says explorer they will know since you will need the new computer. Right now I think you can get away with it as long as it is a motor that is as new or newer than your vehicle. But with all the new laws that are being passed you can't say for sure
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yea but i bet a shop could have your engine built in the time it takes for a dealership to get the engine and install it in your truck....then i can almost be you will have it back into the shop a bunch of times so they can make small tweaks to it and make it run right...
You know, my roomate had to get a new engine in his 97 GT, took it to the dealer and they wanted just a bit more for a brand new 4.6L, than what the shop he took it to wanted, to put in a used " '99 " motor (turns out it's really a non-pi pre-99 engine with who knows HOW many miles!).. the engine just started running like $hit, loping upon acceleration, now it has a misfire on cylinder 2, leaks oil due to them not putting in a couple of bolts on the bellhousing..all in all, he wishes he had taken it to Ford in the first place (duh).. just choose your shop wisely; if it were me, i'd get Ford to do it, as you'll get a warranty and everything. Good luck
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Hey Maurice, if the one got a 302 and trans... And didnt like the idea of the auto 4x4 t-case...The one from the ranger would not work? If i ever did the 5.0 swap, i would defenitly NOT want Auto 4x4....Thus why i ask if the T-case from a ranger or ANY other truck or SUV would work on it without auto 4x4?
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travis talk to D, he has been through several engines. he has the hookup somewhere im sure.
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L2en I feel for you buddy, after all the **** that you have been through with the other truck as well, hope you can turn this around into something even better man!! Blades
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pull an insurance claim. tell them it rained, you couldnt start it, waited a week, took it in and they told you it was dead.
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Gawd damn...with the amount of **** you have been through in the past year.... you ought to write a country song. This stuff is parallel to my girl dumped me, my dog died, I lost my job, etc.
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Damn dude that sux big time, hopefully youll get her up and runnin' soon
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Sorry to hear that man. Hope everything works out alright.
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That really sucks man! Good luck!
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Thanks for all the good lucks!

I was thinking about putting it on the insurance company and paying the $500 deductable. After all the grief they put me through with my last truck, it's the least they can do. I'll have a claim rep come out and see what they say. It's worth a shot.

So if I did an Explorer 5.0 swap, I'd just need the motor and ecu/pcm(whatever)? Could I keep my same manual tranny and manual t-case? That's a must! I didn't go out of my way to get the dual shifters only to lose them two months later.
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Thanks for all the good lucks!

I was thinking about putting it on the insurance company and paying the $500 deductable. After all the grief they put me through with my last truck, it's the least they can do. I'll have a claim rep come out and see what they say. It's worth a shot.

So if I did an Explorer 5.0 swap, I'd just need the motor and ecu/pcm(whatever)? Could I keep my same manual tranny and manual t-case? That's a must! I didn't go out of my way to get the dual shifters only to lose them two months later.
you will need to get a T-5 tranny.......and then an Advanced adaptors tail housing for the tranny so the transfer case would bolt up...........you would need a whole donor vehicle....that way you will for sure have everything...
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