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Old 06-21-2011, 04:35 PM
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so i bought my truck from a guy who claimed it was a 3.0... but my vin matches a 4.0 truck... and i cant tell the difference by looking at it... haha can some1 give me a pic of a 4.0 stock motor and a 3.0? i feel like a dumbshit right now i havent done motor work on it yet except changing the oil so figuerd id make sure first
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if you have a 4.0 you will have a throttle body cover that clearly says 4.0 SOHC
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so i bought my truck from a guy who claimed it was a 3.0... but my vin matches a 4.0 truck... and i cant tell the difference by looking at it... haha can some1 give me a pic of a 4.0 stock motor and a 3.0? i feel like a dumbshit right now i havent done motor work on it yet except changing the oil so figuerd id make sure first
The 4.0 should have a plastic engine cover that says 4.0L sohc, if the engine cover is to the far left (drivers side) and has nothing written on it then its a 3.0L...

Another way to know is press on the gas if its doesnt hold you in your seat then its the 3L, if your seatbelt tightens with acceleration then its the SOHC 4L

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Old 06-21-2011, 04:39 PM
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i never keep plastic covers on the motors and when i bought it it didnt have one but this guy didnt know much about the car he bought off his friend that was having money probs so he didnt know mcuh about it
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the 4.0 also has a plastic intake manifold/valve covers

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if your seatbelfttightens with acceleration then its the SOHC 4L
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:43 PM
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and haha yeah my seat belt does tighten but its nto the stock motor in it thats why this guy didnt know much about it he just knows it was a newer motor can some1 give me a pic of the 4.0?
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4.0L SOHC
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just give us a pic of your motor.

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here is the 3.0 for comparason

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Old 06-21-2011, 04:48 PM
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******* takes out a 4.0 to put a 3.0 in it my throttle body is on teh passenger side so that alone i can see it sdifferent so one more question...

i went to get it smogged today beacuse i need to get it smogged again and they had it under a 4.0 because they did it by vin and such still would that affect it? cause i failed it and i couldnt figure out why
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:50 PM
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did they tell you why you failed?
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I'm waiting to hear if the OP has a 3.0 or a 4.0!
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******* takes out a 4.0 to put a 3.0 in it my throttle body is on teh passenger side so that alone i can see it sdifferent so one more question...

i went to get it smogged today beacuse i need to get it smogged again and they had it under a 4.0 because they did it by vin and such still would that affect it? cause i failed it and i couldnt figure out why
that sucks dude, I guess he thought that just by changing from the Cologne (soft name) 4L to a vulcan (bad-a** name) 3L it added more HP . add some flames to it and you will get a boost of 75 HP

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Old 06-21-2011, 04:53 PM
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no they said they would have to run a diagnostic on it that could take hours and i needed it for tomorrow.. but im assuming a 4.0 would be worst then a 3.0 for smog wise so if anything it should of helped me out right? and hell yeah i got the flames on the way i also go ta dragon decal coming it they told me it would give me another 100 its like supercharging it!
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no they said they would have to run a diagnostic on it that could take hours and i needed it for tomorrow.. but im assuming a 4.0 would be worst then a 3.0 for smog wise so if anything it should of helped me out right?
the 4L Sohc was created in 2001, the 3L has been around for ever so I would think the more modern SOHC would be better at passing smog
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