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Old 08-14-2019, 08:33 AM
J.Nunez J.Nunez is offline
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Default 1997 4.0l sohc engine

Hi I found in a storage unit what seems to be a engine to a 1997 Ford. It is a 4.0l sohc and I need it for my 03 4.0l sohc ranger. Would it be a good match?I know it's not the best but the guy wants less than a hundo for it because it's a storage unit clear out. Should I take the risk?
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Old 08-14-2019, 02:31 PM
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Default Re: 1997 4.0l sohc engine

As long as it is in good condition. You take the chance of having bad timing chains tho. A lot of work to have yourself kicked in the guts after you fire it up and hear the familiar chain slapping sounds


I had the chain rattle on my 04. Thought about changing them, but found an awesome deal on an 06 mustang. Changed exhaust manifolds, motor mounts and intake. Direct bolt in. Done and runs like a dream now. Best deal I could have made.

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Old 08-14-2019, 03:42 PM
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Default Re: 1997 4.0l sohc engine

05 and newer 4.0 had the cassettes fixed

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Old 08-16-2019, 09:49 AM
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Default Re: 1997 4.0l sohc engine

Yea you are right I just really need a engine and the guy said it look like it has been rebuilt.but I don't want to have to go through all the timing chain components again I've had to deal with it twice
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