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Old 08-04-2010, 09:33 AM
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Default Is my engine OHV SOHC?

I know....dumb question but I have to ask anyway. I have an 01 XLT with a 4.0 in it. Is that OHV or SOHC? And what what the OHV and SOHC mean? I have seen some other engines like mine that were SOHC and there is a plastic cover that goes over the throttle cables in the center of the engine which mine doesn't have. This truck is a rebuild from a crash (plastic cover may have been taken off due to this) so I know it is definately a 4.0 but i don't really know the difference
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:37 AM
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yours is the mighty SOHC! lol
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:39 AM
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Sweet! what does the SOHC stand for?
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:40 AM
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You're a Single OverHead Cam (SOHC) As far as OHV? Off-Highway Vehicle????Turkey Bay is the name of a OHV area I used ot run my 4-wheeler around in when I lived in Tennessee. Don't recall OHV referring to a truck engine. IF it does...will OverHead Valveswork for you? never known valves not to be on the top of a cylinder, but who knows?
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:40 AM
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Hold your mouse of the initials and it will tell you. Quite a few are linked that way on here.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:42 AM
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You're a Single OverHead Cam (SOHC) As far as OHV? Off-Highway Vehicle????Turkey Bay is the name of a OHV area I used ot run my 4-wheeler around in when I lived in Tennessee. Don't recall OHV referring to a truck engine. IF it does...will OverHead Valves? never known valves not to be on the top of a cylinder, but who knows?
It came from when engines didn't have over head valves. An example of a non-over head valve engine would be an L-head Briggs and Stratton motor (anything less than 7 hp). The 7 hp engine has a domed cover over the cam and so do Honda air cooled engines, that is how you can tell they have OHV.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:43 AM
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You're a Single OverHead Cam (SOHC) As far as OHV? Off-Highway Vehicle????Turkey Bay is the name of a OHV area I used ot run my 4-wheeler around in when I lived in Tennessee. Don't recall OHV referring to a truck engine. IF it does...will OverHead Valveswork for you? never known valves not to be on the top of a cylinder, but who knows?
OHV stands for over head valve.
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-James Duff traction bars
-Headers
-Flowmaster duals
-SCT X-Cal2 and some small exterior mods

http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2321189

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-LED third brake light
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:46 AM
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It came from when engines didn't have over head valves. An example of a non-over head valve engine would be an L-head Briggs and Stratton motor.
lawnmower engines...I guess you're right. who'da thunk it??
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:47 AM
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Hold your mouse of the initials and it will tell you. Quite a few are linked that way on here.
Thanks....like i said dumb question! anyone know the name of the "SOHC 4.0" plastic piece that fits over the part of the engine? I am looking on ebay and all around to try and find it now.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:51 AM
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Go to www.newfordparts.com to look it up and then do a search on ebay or where ever from there. Or check out a junk yard.
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:53 AM
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cool thank you. I go to junkyards all the time, but all of that stuff is stripped or broken already!
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Old 08-04-2010, 09:54 AM
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Thanks....like i said dumb question! anyone know the name of the "SOHC 4.0" plastic piece that fits over the part of the engine? I am looking on ebay and all around to try and find it now.
I'd call it a throttle body cover...Or a third brake light with white cargo lights, or a guage cluster with the silver bevels....while you're out looking....................................
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:06 AM
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I'd call it a throttle body cover...Or a third brake light with white cargo lights, or a guage cluster with the silver bevels....while you're out looking....................................
Ok, thanks. No need to be a dick about the other two things you listed
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Old 08-04-2010, 10:20 AM
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Ok, thanks. No need to be a dick about the other two things you listed
um....ok
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Old 08-06-2010, 11:24 AM
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You should post a pic of the motor just to be safe....that would suck if the reason it doesn't have that plastic cover is because it's a transplanted OHV 4.0.....lol
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