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    Stripped Spark Plug Threads?

    I see some posts already pertaining to this issue...hopefully I can get some help with my exact situation. So, I was replacing the plugs and wires (@123k mi) the other day and only had time to do the driver's side at the moment. I suspect the factory originals were in there (corroded as hell and...
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    cracked heads are off, can I save my bottom end?

    Hey y'all, newbie here who just got his first explorer, 98 explorer sport, 4.0L OHV, 2WD, 5MT, 105,000 original miles. Picked it up for scrap cost from a friend because it had overheated and would idle okay but was almost impossible to drive. I've been trolling the forums to learn about this...
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    Massive Oil Leak

    Hey everyone! It's bean YEARS since I've posted on here, but I haven't had an Explorer ince I graduated college. I picked up a 1998 4.0 SOHC recently that had a no start due to a faulty CKPS. $13 later I was on the road bringing it to work to shake it down. I've only done a few small repairs as...
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    Ranger 3.0 heads question

    Well my girlfriends 2004 ranger edge has a recessed exhaust valve, so it’s time for new heads. Ive been looking around but haven’t really found all that much. I know the stock ones are built crappy, but what’s a good aftermarket set to throw on? I figure we should get new valves for it as well...
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    1998 5.0 cylinder head replacement

    Hello, I have a 98 5.0L engine that needs a little TLC. Bought it from a tow lot and the engine is looking dirty and corroded. What are some good cylinder heads to put in in my 5.0??
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    Possible cracked cylinder head?

    I have a 1996 manual transmission Explorer, 4.0 L with almost 150,000 miles. I love having a stick shift explorer, but I've been experiencing engine problems since almost the time I bought it a year ago. I thought I resolved this issue a while ago, after I took my car for a rough idle. I had...
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    Exhaust Manifold Bolts

    I just removed my cylinder heads off my 96 v6 explorer. Needlees to say either I rounded and had to cut some bolts, from the exhaust manifold to the cylinder head. They were different sizes and I am not able to find a set what will fit. Does anyone have the type and lengths of bolts need to...
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    prices for cylinder heads

    right so now that i have the money i can take my cylinder heads to the shop to get looked at. but this is the first time i ever do a fix like this. so i dont know what a good price is. i think they might need to be planed out. but they could be cracked. and should i get a valve job now that...
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    Urgent help needed

    Newbie here, found this forum online for a search for help with a major problem with my Explorer's 4.0 engine. A couple of years ago, I was told that the exhaust manifold was leaking and I was advised to get some sealant to put on the leak which was right at the manifold on the drivers side...