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Help please

Ok i do not know it this will work so help me out please. I just purchased a head for a 2.3 and its the 4 plug one (was told it was 8 plug) and the one that was on the truck was an 8 plug will it still work? What do i have to do it get it to work.
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Where did you buy it? I would take it back.

Only the spark plugs on the exhaust side of a 8 spark head ignite on the power strokes the otherside fire on the exhaust stroke. So it can easily be used instead of an 8 spark head, just make sure you hook up the right coil pack.

BUTTTTTTTT the only 4 plug head flows like crap compared to the newer 8 plug heads so you will have a loss of power and your computer may not be tuned correctly for it.

Also the ports could be different there are D shaped and round shapes for various years.

Are you sure you wasn't sold a DOHC head?
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Good question! ^^^^ this answer sounds pretty legit to me.
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Ok Awesome I just wanted to know if it would work. Im fixing it for a friend of mine so the power doesn't really matter to her. As long as it runs from point a to b she is good. Haha how would I go about tuning the computer to accept what we do if it doesn't work?
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Ummmmm you would pay a few hundred dollars to get it tuned.

You haven't answered my question "Where did you buy it?"
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I got it from a salvage yard in Tulsa ok because mine was cracked.
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I would try to find another head. They aren't that hard to find. You are probably just gonna run in to a bunch of problems.
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Dang i was hoping i could make it work. have to dive another 3 hours to find another. O well i guess ill have to. Thanks for the help.
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This time have the junkyard people do a Hollander interchange lookup on it.
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Get another head.
You electronics will be looking for the other four plugs to fire, not sure what will happen if your computer doesn’t see the plugs; can someone say error code.

Really not sure but always use the same parts and same in the long run.
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