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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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06 Explorer engine replacement difficulty.
So my friends GFs explorer has a seized motor cause she drove it for like 100 miles with no oil. So the repair shop said she would need to replace the engine and it would cost $6k to do so insurance said it was a total loss because the repairs would exceed the price of the vehicle.
Soooo i jokingly said id do it for a grand in labor and they pay for parts.... well shes intrigued and may just take me up on the offer. Now ive never done an engine swap so i dont know how hard it would be. Im assuming its tedious but not THAT hard. Nothing like rebuilding it and having specialized tools and whatnot.
Now im pretty good with a wrench, i have rebuilt a chev 350 and ford 240 in my shop class, but never a swap, and with no instruction.
Is it worth a grand for me to do it? and are there any basic tutorials besides, disconnect and reconnect? because thats what im thinking it is, just unbolt a lot of stoff, remember where it goes, and bolt it back in... or am i in over my head?
If anyone has any insight id appreciate it!
1996 F-350 CC LB PSD
Beans Stage 1's - 6637 Intake - SD HPOP - 5" Exhaust
E4OD w/ Shift Kit - Sky MFG Reverse Shackle