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    4.2 to 5.3 Engine Swap Talk

    Thanks for that info. Bill
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    Which RTV Silicone?

    Ok, by the advice rec'd, the Permatex website, and what Ford and GM sealants look like, I guess I'm going to return the Ultra Black and get the Ultra Gray in the caulk tube. Unfortunately, Rock Auto doesn't carry it and would've liked to save some $ getting it there with other stuff in my order...
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    Engine replacement issues and fixes

    @m.mcmillen looks like about $1200 or so in parts , plus however much the machine shop will cost, plus incidentals ie fluids etc. Oh boy, more than I thought I might be. But I'm stuck because there are no affordable JY eng anywhere I can find, or any local at any price. Honestly, $1000 plus for...
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    Engine replacement issues and fixes

    Thanks @m.mcmillen for the info. I apologize, I've also sifted through the 5 pgs of @MRRSM $85k thread, and my brain is officially fried on 4.2, SO, I cant remember, do you have a simple list of work done (what shop), parts list, costs? Also, whereabouts are you located? It's crazy in my area...
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    Which RTV Silicone?

    Howdy! So which one? Soon I'll be dismantling and cleaning up a few PTUs for the Taurus', possibly attempting a trans rebuild on the one, timing chain cover, etc. all of which have no gaskets, also on the TB I will be dismantling and cleaning up the front diff and disconnect, and possibly...
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    Engine replacement issues and fixes

    Thanks, I've been searching car-part all along, same thing, most of the engines listed are $900-1500 and most are well over 125,000 miles with many nearing or over 200,000 miles. I think it's ridiculous they are wanting these super high prices for these engines. And it's hard to accept the...
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    Engine replacement issues and fixes

    Thanks for all that info, I appreciate anyinput. I have been around the block quite a few times and can shade-tree wrench as well as most I'd say. I have been looking for the other 06-07 platform variants, just easier to say TB. And a 2wd find in a u pull JY would be great, so much easier to...
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    Engine replacement issues and fixes

    Update 11/3/17: Another week passes with no luck finding an affordable 4.2 for my 06 EXT. so, I've been putting all my energy and limited funds into tryingtoget my 08 Taurus X back on the road, I have the donor trans out and Ive got the T-X ready to pull the eng/trans/K member and rec'd my Rock...
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    ICT Billet Swap Sensor Adapter

    Or how about a pass through X or mini manifold block, 3 ports, one m16-2.0 for stock, one for 1/8 NPT gauge, and one for 1/8 NPT for dummy light or temp etc. I'm old old school so maybe there is a cause sensor that also can feed a dummy light or similar. Bill
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    Engine replacement issues and fixes

    Update: Ok, 2 weeks later and no luck on a decent engine for affordable money. There was a recent 06 placed in the Pick-n-Pull I reconned, window had 200,000 written on it, I assumed that meant miles, but when I hooked up my impact battery (20 vdc) the odo only showed 56,000, but the truck...
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    Engine replacement issues and fixes

    So, I went in with her and stayed the whole time. Afterward she didn't mind if I stopped by the JY but got there about 6 min after their admission cutoff time, they won't let anyone in after that time even like me with NO tools. I drove back up yesterday Fri 10/13/17 only had about 2 hours once...
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    Engine replacement issues and fixes

    Thanks! Yes, the top one on the DS is behind loom and heater tube, the top one on the PS is behind heater tube. Neither is visible until the trans is dropped down. And IMO neither can be removed until trans dropped down and engine dropped down (at least some), and for me it was best to slide...
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    Engine replacement issues and fixes

    So here's why you need to remove the actual trans mount, ready hhhmmmm, because it holds the most insanely over complicated exhaust bracket known to humanity. And that bracket limits the amount the trans can be lowered. I was able to visualize the upper bellhousing bolts now. Sliding the trans...
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    Engine replacement issues and fixes

    Ok, my bad, I reread some posts here I had searched before and on several occasions Moose and others say remove the "trans mount". My oem manual only says remove the trans crossmember from frame to lower trans. I have about enough energy left in me today to try to remove the trans mount, then...
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    Engine replacement issues and fixes

    Update 10/9/17 5 pm Ok, I know I'm old(er) and having some heath issues, but this eng removal is insane. I've been a defender of this platform despite all the issues I'm aware of, but I'm ready to just give up. I couldn't work on Sunday except getting those heater hoses off, then Mon morning...

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