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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

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      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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