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Old January 25th, 2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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my jeep blew a head gasket and i was offered to trade a 1998 ford explorer for my snowmobile so i can still have a vehicle to get around in while the jeeps getting fixed . the explorer has low oil pressure so it needs an oil pump. im going to limp it back home. I was told by the owner that there is some vibration from the rod bearings going due to the low oil pressure. can i expect more problems from this? can i do the rod bearing with the engine in the explorer? I know its not a jeep but it'll have to do until mine is fixed.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 09:16 PM   #2
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Yuo have to really lift the motor high to clear the crossmember..........changin a pump on an explorer is more work by quite a bit then changing a head gasket on a jeep
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Old January 25th, 2010, 09:19 PM   #3
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i would keep my sled and figure something else out. it makes no sense to have 2 broke down rides.
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Old January 25th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #4
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i would keep my sled and figure something else out. it makes no sense to have 2 broke down rides.

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sounds like the expolorere is due for an engine rebuild or replacement
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Old January 26th, 2010, 06:05 AM   #5
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its got a new top end on it but if I gotta lift the engine might as well get something ele.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 06:08 AM   #6
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a simple 10 second look under the engine would have told you that you have to pull the engine to remove the pan and work on the crank.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 08:41 AM   #7
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my jeep blew a head gasket and i was offered to trade a 1998 ford explorer for my snowmobile so i can still have a vehicle to get around in while the jeeps getting fixed . the explorer has low oil pressure so it needs an oil pump. im going to limp it back home. I was told by the owner that there is some vibration from the rod bearings going due to the low oil pressure. can i expect more problems from this? can i do the rod bearing with the engine in the explorer? I know its not a jeep but it'll have to do until mine is fixed.
Low oil pressure usually means there is too much clearance in your engine - specifically the bearings. The engine in the Explorer is not long for this world, steer clear of it.

You do this trade and you will hate yourself for it. We will also remind you that we told you to stay away from it any time you ask for help on it.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 09:33 AM   #8
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its the explorer, a rusty toyota on 33's or an escort wagon and im not a station wagon kinda guy.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 12:07 PM   #9
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its the explorer, a rusty toyota on 33's or an escort wagon and im not a station wagon kinda guy.
Go for the rusty toyota. Those things seem to run forever.

As the other guys said, the explorer will need much more than just an oil pump. Low pressure is probably not the pump, but all the internal bearing surfaces being over spec and worn out.
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i have been driving my 4L explorer with near zero oil pressure for over a year

i replaced the pump, but the cam bearings were to shot for the new pump to make a difference

If it has a 4L it can be done without removing the engine V8s have to come out though
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Old January 27th, 2010, 09:25 AM   #11
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yours looks lifted in your picture, d that make a difference? can I still drop the pan on the stock one? I might do the rod bearing at the same time, is that doable with the engine still in?
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If you're having your jeep fixed, you aren't ready to tackle this project.`
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I can do most mechanical sutff, the only thing that scares me about the head gasket is the timing. im sure I can do the oil pump but im not sure I can remove the engine to do it
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mine isn't really lifted

yeah it's probably doable, keep in mind you have to pull the CVs, pull driveshaft, drop out the axle (3 bolts), i didn't even have to lift the engine off the motor mounts.

The one thing i had to go out and buy was a torx bit that was +6" long
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Old January 31st, 2010, 02:38 AM   #15
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I can do most mechanical sutff, the only thing that scares me about the head gasket is the timing. im sure I can do the oil pump but im not sure I can remove the engine to do it
wat? changing a head gasket on a jeep 4L doesnt affect anything timing related. you just have to keep all your parts organized.
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