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Old January 21st, 2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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i am picking up a 2001 explorer with a bad motor. it has a 6 cyl in it right now. will a 5.0 bolt up or do i have to stay with the 6?
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Old January 22nd, 2011, 08:02 AM   #4
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You have to stay with the 6, and being a 01 it has the sohc. 00 was the last year of the ohv 6 in the 4drs.

The v6 does not share the same bell housing pattern as the 8.
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You have to stay with the 6, and being a 01 it has the sohc. 00 was the last year of the ohv 6 in the 4drs.

The v6 does not share the same bell housing pattern as the 8.
thank you i dont know a damn thing about fords. a friend of mine just sold me a 2001 that is in nice shape that needs a motor for 500 bucks. now i just have to find a motor
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Did the timing chain tensioners go?
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Did the timing chain tensioners go?
yup, now there is a bunch of junk in the crankcase. i talked to weller and they have one for 650. im guessing after putting a motor in it and some other odds and ends i will have about 1500 buck into it total. should be a nice ride for cheap.
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