Yea, or maybe some ATF in the cylinders for a while? Like pour some in the cylinders and let it sit a week?If the engine wasn't running for a long time is it possible the piston rings are frozen/siezed and maybe some seafoam or marvel mystery oil can get them unstuck?
I heard this idea as well from Nate... I've never seafoamed an engine before. I'll have to see what it entails...If the engine wasn't running for a long time is it possible the piston rings are frozen/siezed and maybe some seafoam or marvel mystery oil can get them unstuck?
In my quick research just now, looks lie 97-98 is when P heads came into play. Honestly, if this swap to the Explorer engine swap would cost >$1k, I've got another trick up my sleeve...When did the P heads come on explorers? They had a different plug angle and had trouble clearing some exhaust manifolds. Shouldn't need 24s going to an explorer motor should you?
It wasn’t THAT fast!Update
Turns out its something easy. Something called compression. I'm lacking it... looks like probably 4cyl are down various amounts. Huge thanks to Nate for his expertise and willingness to look over this car for issues. His knowledge and tools were invaluable in finding the issue quickly.
SOOOOO.... I'll be tossing an engine into this car!
Anyone know what years I can surf that'll work as a transplant motor? I was looking for Explorer engines. Found a 97 for $450. Would that work?
Looks like I'd need to swap: exh manifolds, valve covers (need a new set), flywheel, all the accessories, and the fuel injection. Seems like many swap the cam as well. Am I missing anything?
Do I just buy this stuff on Amazon? Really think it could fix the issue? Seems like it's ~$20. Wouldn't it be awesome if it fixed it?
The oil that came out of the motor was SO thick... so yes, I could imagine the rings might be gummed up.