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5.0 Engine machining tricks?

Discussion in 'Stock 1995 - 2001 Explorers' started by amigodana, June 23, 2011.

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  1. amigodana

    amigodana Active Member

    August 12, 2009
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    City, State:
    Houston, Tx.
    Year, Model & Trim Level:
    98 Exp 2WD conv. to 4WD
    I have a 98' 5.0 motor that has over 200,000 miles and it just now got the water leak on the timing cover. I decided to go ahead and pull the motor and do a complete rebuild. Here is a list of things I am considering doing to the motor, is there any advice on what I am considering or things I should add?

    1.Change all freeze plugs to screw in type.
    2.Change all oil gallery plugs to screw in type.
    3.Dynamic balance the motor.
    4.Port & Polish Heads.
    5.High Volume oil pump & Heavy duty shaft.
    6.Chamfer & Radius all oil holes.
    7.Blue print Oil pump.
    8.Blue Viton valve stem oil seals.
    9.Dual roller Timing Chain.
    10. ARP Rod Bolts.
    11.Resurface & deck heads & block.
    12. Recondition cylinder walls.

    I am building this for cross country traveling. So I need it to be bullet proof.
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