Valve Cover Replacement Options

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NOFEAREYES

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I'd like to replace and upgrade the Valve Covers on my 2004 XLT 4.0 ... what are the right choices to look at ? Are there aluminum Valve Covers and are they worth hassle/cost ?
 

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I know the early sohc 4.0 engines used metal ones, but I'm not sure if it's aluminum or steel. Anything else I believe would have to be custom fabbed.
 

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The early 4.0L motors were, push rod rocker arm type. Camshaft in block. The metal valve covers will not fit the SOHC 4.0L.
 

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I believe the one I saw was a sohc engine, valve covers were big like on the sport tracs, not like the 94 ohv explorer we also have. I haven't found any pics online, I want to say it was 97 or 98.
 

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This is off an early 4.0 sohc
 

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