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96 5.0 needs a new motor

Discussion in 'Modified 1995-2001 Explorers' started by AWD96spoon, February 13, 2018.

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    1. AWD96spoon

      AWD96spoon Active Member

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      It's a blind hole, and I am going to keep the 1" spacer and may change it out in the future but for now I'm going to use the 3/8" spacer as it will help with fitting the intake in place under all the wires on the firewall.
       
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    3. AWD96spoon

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      Also found another vaccum leak that I hadn't noticed before on the litte rubber cap on the bottom of the upper intake.

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    4. AWD96spoon

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      Well I have fixed my bolt hole, my upper intake is nice and snug with no leaks, and the bad hoses were replaced except one that I could not source so I had to make shift patch until I can find a good replacement. Haven't run the truck enough to verify that it wont throw another DTC but it is idling much better and running smoother now. It is also coming down from WOT without dying now. I rented a uhaul truck and tow dolly and am dropping it off in the morning at the transmission shop. Not sure how long it will take to get done at the shop but after that it will be just odd and ends to get it ready for the 3 hour drive back home. I cant wait yo get this thing tuned because it sounds so great right now.
       
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      Cool.

      Good Job on the bolt fix. Longer bolt was the trick?
       
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      No he used a shorter spacer

      The intake spacer keeps the whole upper intake much much cooler since it is no longer riding on the metal lower intake/engine
      It also increases the length of the intake runners slightly which gains torque.
      So a reduction of 5/8" is not going to cost you much torque and it will still keep the incoming air charge cooler = more power.

      Those old brittle plastic vacuum lines are a pita! I am often replacing them with updated vacuum hose and fittings.
      I always bypass the hot water feed to the upper intake, to me that is just more plumbing and water that can leak.

      Nicely done! At least all the bolts are fresh so your trans builder can zip it apart and zip it back together
      Fingers crossed! (Been through this many times myself)
       
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      Did the same to mine.

      Your talking about the (2) lines that come off the heater piping and go to the bottom vacuum port right of the upper intake?

      I can see no logic behind that .

      Copy on the shorter spacer. Plastics or Pheonlic Resins are great insulators.
       
    8. Turdle

      Turdle I bake stuff Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      My scangauge verified the small coolant hoses to the intake allow coolant flow over the ect when the heater bypass is closed. with those lines blocked off the coolant hits a dead end and will not circulate over the ect, which is mounted in the heater bypass assembly. erroneous ect pcm readings will result.
       
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      Thanks Jon,

      Never looked at it that way.

      Jumper hose it will be.
       
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      Well the truck is at the transmission shop until further notice, but I did notice that my fancy little blue hose going to the factory oil cool is leaking no matter how tight I get that dang hose clamp. So instead of trying to make it fit I'm just going to get an oil filter relocation kit and do away with the factory oil cooler completely as previously discussed on here. Does anyone have a part number or a link to a good kit? I'm also ordering that I take hose kit above. Should do a good job replacing all the hoses I've been having problems with up top. I'm hoping the transmission builder will have it fixed by next weekend so I can go get it and try to get it all ready to drive. Anyone know of a shop in oklahoma or texas that can tune these older trucks? I'm having a hard time finding anyone who will even tune fords and the shops that do deal with fords are using cobb not SCT.
       
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      "Hard vacuum plastic lines? Yeah. Those are a bit harder to find nos. "

      And that is why I used steel brake lines for vacuum lines.
       
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      The Explorer oil filter adapter made for the later models without the cooler, fit right but are a PITA to install(remove and install).

      I have an FMS adapter which is made for SBF's in general to turn the filter to the side. I hope to find that it is a good alternative to the OEM adapter. The two OEM oil filter adapters are large and only accept the small metric filter. The FMS version is more compact and made for the common large FL1A filter. It's adjustable in that it can be turned to any angle before tightening it. So it should be possible to mount it to place the FL1A right where the original is(where the cooler portion is(or dead space of other type adapter)).

      I got that one from Summit, but eBay had it too for about $80. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/fms-m-6880-a50
       
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      CDW6212R Hauls the mail. Elite Explorer

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      Cheater, what do those look like?
       
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      Look up something called Polyflow tubing.

      Used all over in the oil field.
       
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      oil filter adapter off an older 460 in a truck can turn oil filter if the block is set up fl1a filter I don't know what the thread is in the newer blocks but if it's not metric you can change filter adapter turns out with allen wrench
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      Ditto, forgot to mention the small block adapter(the threaded component), is matched to the oil filter adapter. All older Ford V8's use the regular block adapter made for the FL1A threads. The Explorer 302's all have a metric block adapter. It takes a very large Allen tool to R&R those, it's about 3/8" or 7/16" in size, very large odd size.
       
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      i'm not sure but I bet you can get an adapter for a FL1A and it will work on newer block
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