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Engine swap


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September 16, 2010
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City, State
Coos Bay, OR
Year, Model & Trim Level
'98 Mountaineer AWD V8
Hi. I have a buddy that has a 1997 XLT 4x4 w/ the 4.0 V6 EFI/OHV and wants to possibly do a swap to the 5.0 V8 EFI. He has been looking online lately at the price of 5.0s and wants to know if he can have it done.

Is it a simple swap or is there a huge rebuild in the cards. Let me know in the simplist way possible as he and I are not experienced mechianics

Once he knows the labor and work needed, he'll find a great local mechianic he know to do the job.

Also....is there steel engine block avaliable for the 4.0 EFI engine? He just can't live with an aluminium block...