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Engine rebuild

Discussion in 'Stock 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by DoraDaExplora, June 3, 2016.

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    1. DoraDaExplora

      DoraDaExplora New Member

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      Hello All, Proud owner of a V8, 3rd gen Auto Limited Explorer. 206000 km on the clock. We have had some trouble of late, Long story short, Engine is leaking coolant internally. Will cost about $3000 to fix. So have decided to go for a re-build with a performance mechanic.

      The question: What can people recommend I have done. So far going with new Cam, Chip upgrade, manifolds, looking at a delta 40 exhaust system. What other things could / should we have done? It mostly gets driven on the open highway. What have you all had done and was it worth it ? etc. Links or articles would be great.

      Previously we have had the rear diff and tailshaft done.

      This is our second explorer, our 2nd gen chains went. I refuse to give up on the explorers, even though it kills my pocket, but I just love the Americana, and there aren't too many down here in Australia.

      Thanks again all for keeping this forum and others like it alive!
       
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      If you are doing a complete engine rebuild I would suggest different pistons that can handle more power and put different head gaskets on to help raise the compression. See if a ford racing flywheel will work with the trans. Pretty much anything that fit on the mustang will fit on the explorer.
       

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