Originally posted by Will3799
02 explorer swap, it reuses the motor mounts and there are a ton of articles about it
They can be found cheaply and are fairly easy to do(i have read)
I'll have to second that. From everything I've researched, the best bang for the buck AND ease of swap is the explorer engine.
First, you don't have to break into the engine (which on a 4.6L you don't want to do because almost every bolt can't be reused.
) since you can usually find low mileage engines for a good price. And second, there is a lot of information here about the swap. Granted, with a 94/95 there are some more things to get than for a 96/97, but nothing outrageous.
But the first thing I would do, is find out exactly
where the oil is going. I have 269K miles on my 94 and it only uses about 1.5 quarts per 3K miles. But when it was leaking, from numerous places, it was about a quart every 1K miles.
Before you write off the existing engine, have a bleed down test done on it to see the actual condition of the internals (rings, valve sealing, etc.) unless of course, you have the money to drop for the new engine.
Oh, and shy away from the person telling you “ton of work (complete rewiring of the car)” because it isn’t that big of an issue.
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