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2000 explorer V6 4.0 ohv interference or freewheeling

spokswin

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First post ever. This forum has been very helpful in the past.

I have searched and searched, but can not get a confirmation on this. I see that the SOHC is interference, but I see nothing about the ohv. My mechanic just convinced me to replace the timing chain @ 125,000 since my waterpump needed replacing. 1400 mi later, it broke. Defective. If it is not interference, I may be okay. If not, I may have some valve/piston issues.

Can someone confirm that it is freewheeling?
 
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bobflood

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First post ever. This forum has been very helpful in the past.

I have searched and searched, but can not get a confirmation on this. I see that the SOHC is interference, but I see nothing about the ohv. My mechanic just convinced me to replace the timing chain @ 125,000 since my waterpump needed replacing. 1400 mi later, it broke. Defective. If it is not interference, I may be okay. If not, I may have some valve/piston issues.

Can someone confirm that it is freewheeling?

I've had good luck looking this kind of information up on the Gates belts website. Unfortunately, I don't have the link - sorry. Good luck.
 
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spokswin

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Got it back and no damage... That I can tell for now. Anyway, there is no piston/valve meeting so I can confirm that the OHV is NOT interference.
 
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I'm a little late on this one, but:


4.0l OHV.... NON-interference


4.0l SOHC.... Interference.
 
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