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Old 04-02-2011, 08:21 AM
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Hello all,I am new to this site and the new owner of a 2000 Ranger. Recently I bought a 2000 Ranger EXT 4X4 with a 4.0 V6. I pd $400 for the truck and its in great shape but the engine is blown. I was told the engine I need must be a 98 or newer and not a overhead cam (SOHC). Any ideas as to what I should be looking for? We are working on taking the old engine out today as I type this. Thanks
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Old 04-02-2011, 12:43 PM
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Do any of you know if a SOHC will hook right up? Thanks
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Old 04-02-2011, 03:00 PM
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98-00 4.0 OHV engines should be a bolt in. If you go the SOHC 4.0 you will have to make some changes like the exhaust and wiring but I have never done the swap... IMHO I would keep the OHV motor. They are a better designed engine and have more low end torque. If you go with the SOHC motor make sure it has new timing chains or it's an 04 or newer motor.
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Old 04-03-2011, 04:35 AM
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Thanks. I found a 1999 OHV motor today with 102,000 for $200
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