Todd Z sells them.Thanks for the tip on the fan shroud. I looked on Rockauto for an aluminum t-stat housing. No luck so where can I find one? Again, first time diving into a project like this and appreciate any and all feedback you can give Dillard000. Thanks and enjoying the education from this group.
Click here for more on ThermoStatHousing upgrade to Aluminum.Thanks for the tip on the fan shroud. I looked on Rockauto for an aluminum t-stat housing. No luck so where can I find one? Again, first time diving into a project like this and appreciate any and all feedback you can give Dillard000. Thanks and enjoying the education from this group.
Thank you Blert. Top end rebuild, new guides, tentioners (one was sitting in the oil pan and still ran) head gasket, WP, etc. Engine is bulletproof and wish Ford would have just stuck with this winner 4.0.Todd Z sells them.
IMO... yes, it is an upgrade (not in performance but in reliability) but 'if it ain't broke don't fix it'. It's not the most fun job in the world. Not that it is hard, it's just there is not a lot of room to work. Would have been cake while the engine was still out.
If you decide to do it then do the timing tensioners too, if you have not already replaced them.
This happened over the past week or so but I figured out how to install the bull bar and painted the faded and stained plastic bumper with spray can truck bed coating - replaced headlights and turn signal lights - upgraded headlights to LED -well finally started repairing the deer damage from a few months ago - it was just a glancing blow to the front which broke the passenger headlights and some minor dents to fender and hood - straightened hood and fender - installed weather tech bug deflector to hide small imperfections and because I think they look good
Started installing bull guard to front but it does not fit on the front ring pull mounting locations as advertised - must be for a f150 or something although they said it would fit 2002 ST - passed the 60 day return so going to see how I can mount it - spent rest of evening watching videos of how others are mounting them for ideas - will send photo when finished
Consider replacing factory PlasticTanked 2Core Radiator with an AllAluminum 3Core\4Core RadiatorI'll be replacing the radiator, hoses and coolant as it has sprung a leak. Right after that, replace both lower control arm bushings, front swaybar bushings and end links. Using polyurethane bushings on the last two projects instead of rubber. Then, a five stage detail on the outside body. All I can say is, Thanks YouTube!!