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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by taylorjm, July 18, 2011.

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  1. taylorjm

    taylorjm New Member

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    Hi everyone. Well I don't own an explorer yet, but I think I've narrowed my search down to a 2001 2-door, 4x4 explorer sport. I'm just looking for a second vehicle/toy. From what I read, that's the first year they somehow upgraded the engine to a 210hp v6, but correct me if I'm wrong. Anyone have some suggestions or comments about my choice, I would appreciate it! Especially in the area of reliability, such as what I should look for that was replaced or could need replacing for that model year.

    Jeff
     
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  3. BrooklynBay

    BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Welcome to this forum! The V8 is a better choice. The SOHC V6 has timing chain/tensioner issues.
     
  4. taylorjm

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    They put a v8 in the 2 door explorer sport??? Do you know what year they started doing that??
     
  5. BrooklynBay

    BrooklynBay Moderator & long time member. Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    The 4 door models have a V8, although you could swap a V8 into it if you decide to buy one with a dead V6.
     
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    So were the OHV pre 2001 v6 engines more reliable than the newer SOHC v6 engines?
     






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