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worth it to buy?

mrbrinks

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1993 Ford explorer
So as of right now, I own a 1993 ford explorer but it's quite rusty and I think I bit off more than I can chew with it. Anywho, my neighbour has a 2nd gen explorer sitting in his drive way that he doesn't use. It has storage insurance (for you bc folks) and I think he said it has a bad alternator. I still runs as I've seen him drive it from time to time, but for the most part it just sits there. I've looked underneath and it's a little rough, nothing at all major. It's more less just surface rust every here and there. No power locks or windows. So my question to you guys, would it be worth buying from what I've said, which isn't very much. I'm not sure what break downs or anything these things are known for. But it has about 164,000 KMs which is 101,000 Miles for you Americans. I found that right around those KM's is when stuff starts to go, as my Mom has a 99 Grand am and is having to start to replace quite a few things. I'm not quite sure of the year or engine condition, interior seems to be good and body has no rust. Just the bottom.

Thanks for the input!
 



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what year and which engine? they came with a 5.0 v8 and a 4.0 v6. there were two versions of the v6. if its a v8 its for sure something to pursue id say.
 












I've heard it run, it's definitely not a V8. So as for the V6, I'm not sure cause there's the SOHC and OHV right?
 






yes there are shoc and ohv the ohv motor is way better in my opinion got one sitting in the yard now with 143,000 miles on it runs like a champ when i purchased it few months ago it still had factory plugs wires and everything else on it lol still has the factory starter and altenator, its a bit rusty as well but i use it to drive back country dirt roads to the ponds as its 4x4. the shoc engine has to many timing chain issues for me to even consider buying one.
 






The 4.0 V6 on my 1st gen is gas monster already, I can't imagine a 5.0 V8. But the guys son has a V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the thing sounds niceeeeee.
 






The 4.0 V6 on my 1st gen is gas monster already, I can't imagine a 5.0 V8. But the guys son has a V8 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the thing sounds niceeeeee.

the 5.0 v8 isnt much worse than the 4.0s as far as gas mileage.. but the engine and transmission are far superior than either of the 4.0s much worth it in my opinion.
 






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