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What to do with engine?

Discussion in 'Modified 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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  3. Joe in NY

    Joe in NY Active Member

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    I would say try something other than flowmaster.. So many people do it and it doesn't sound that great... I'd like to hear an awesome unique Explorer. If I didn't have college payments to make.. I'd have bought Classic chambered Power Sticks and Dynomax UltraFlo mufflers and drove with each to compare..
     
  4. BKennedy

    BKennedy Elite Loser Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    I was talking to a guy who had a supercharged new mustang, who had the Dynomax Ultraflo mufflers. It sounded very mean, but to me a little loud.
     

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