Should I buy it, explorer engine

Discussion in '96-04 - 2V Specific' started by 1bad95, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. 1bad95

    1bad95 Well-Known Member

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    OK looking into the future here with my.future build. Can pick up a 03 explorer motor with I believe is the WAP block? Aluminum. Motor is sludged with possible rod knock tge gyy said, and needs rebuilt. $100 for the motor. Is it worth it to pick it up and use it for a build?

    I could essentially have the shortblock done, heads gone thru and get a pi intake or edelbrock and throw on my 98 cover back on it correct? If I bought it for the heads is the block worth anything?

    Thanks guys!

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    I'm sure the heads alone are worth more than that. I'd snatch it up
     
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    1bad95 Well-Known Member

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    From what I've read the heads and cams are the regular pi heads but the intake is a little different due to a heater hose in it I believe. Definitely thinking of grabbing it

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    Sinned83 Well-Known Member

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    Bore it .20. Replace the needed internals and get pistons for whatever your going for with your build.
     
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    DropTopPony Administrator Staff Member Admin SN95 Supporter

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    For $100 grab it. If the block is junk you can keep/sell the heads and scrap the aluminum block but if it's a cheap fix you have a nice setup to drop in.
     
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    03DSGGT SN95 Supporting Member

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    +1, grab that bad boy!