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Old 03-21-2013, 05:33 PM
amcgin02 amcgin02 is offline
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Default Replacing all top end gaskets! Advice?!?

Hey everybody. I have a 1999 XLT, 4x4, 4.0 with only 82,000 miles on it. Got a good deal on it a while ago from a family member who let it sit for extended periods of time(weather seals are bad, paints faded badly, etc..) Anyways it has been seeming to lack top end power for a while now. Coolant is disappearing but I'm not seeing it in my oil, every month or so it needs to be refilled. No obvious signs of leaking( underbody, driveway, etc.) My gut is telling me that one of my major upper end gaskets is leaking. So my intentions are to by an entire gasket for the whole top end I found for like $160. My question is, is there anything unexpected I will run into that I should be prepared for that is motor specific(special tools, processes or methods) I'm not familiar with this engine? Im also looking for the torque specs fir the engine. Thanks guys.
1999 Ford Ranger XLT 4.0 4x4
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Old 03-21-2013, 07:38 PM
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Default Re: Replacing all top end gaskets! Advice?!?

You might find the heads cracked and the push rods and rockers warn very common. Here is my build thread

Project Thread - Rebuilding 4.0L OHV
2000 Ford Ranger XLT 4x4 Offroad, 4.0L ext cab, Converted to Manual M5OD-R1HD.
33x13.50 Toyo M/T, 15x10, Body Lift, Rebuilt OHV, JBA headers, Hurst shifter, Warn VR10000-s, Class 1 bars, Belltech Shackles, Mustang GT rear disc, Level II hooks, Modded rear hitch, Custom front hitch, Level II Blue seats and black console, Explorer IRS rear cover, Extang fulltilt, Leer Cap Yakima Roof Rack, Cobra 29 with firestik stake mount, Scangauge II
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