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Old 07-20-2014, 08:48 PM   #1
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Low compression in 5 cylinders so im just going to go with getting a completely new motor. A junkyard has 03 ford explorer complete engine with 77,000 miles on it for $850.. I hear they drop in with a few modifications. Can anybody tell me exactly what parts will need to be interchanged or modified to work in 99 gt?


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That's sucks man, sorry for your loss lol. How many miles did it have on it? And how did you know to do a compression check on it?

Which motor is it from the explorer? If it's the 4.6 then that price for the mileage is about right.
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That's a good deal and that Explorer motor comes with the WAP block which saves you a good 75lbs off the nose of the car which is a really big deal. It will be a drop in, swap any parts you need off the motor you have. You will need a new flywheel for the Exploder motor since your car uses an 8 bolt unit and the crank in the 03 Explorer will be 6 bolt.
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That's sucks man, sorry for your loss lol. How many miles did it have on it? And how did you know to do a compression check on it?

Which motor is it from the explorer? If it's the 4.6 then that price for the mileage is about right.

i was looking for a place to start after i heard a terribly loud ticking noise and knock.. and it was at 160,000 before it went out yesterday.. and it is indeed the 4.6


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That's a good deal and that Explorer motor comes with the WAP block which saves you a good 75lbs off the nose of the car which is a really big deal. It will be a drop in, swap any parts you need off the motor you have. You will need a new flywheel for the Exploder motor since your car uses an 8 bolt unit and the crank in the 03 Explorer will be 6 bolt.

its an auto, so im assuming i need the flex plate from the 03


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Ah, you've got an auto? Yeah you just use the flexplate that comes with it. Put a better converter in it while its out too. Call up Freakshow Performance in Texas for a really good one that won't break the bank.

And don't throw out that 8 bolt flexplate, those are desirable pieces for ppl with forged/8 bolt cranks going auto. Ford only made them for 2.5 years in the modulars, 99-01. In 01.5 they went back to 6 bolt.
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Ah, you've got an auto? Yeah you just use the flexplate that comes with it. Put a better converter in it while its out too. Call up Freakshow Performance in Texas for a really good one that won't break the bank.

And don't throw out that 8 bolt flexplate, those are desirable pieces for ppl with forged/8 bolt cranks going auto. Ford only made them for 2.5 years in the modulars, 99-01. In 01.5 they went back to 6 bolt.

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