In the early ’90s, Ford debuted the all-new Ford Explorer outfitted with the 4.0L V-6. Needless to say, with millions sold over the years, the Explorer has gone on to be one of Ford’s biggest success stories. The 4.0L Ford Engines were first used in Europe, where it is known as the Cologne engine. Since it has a reputation as being reliable and making good torque, it eventually was offered in the Ford Ranger beginning in the early ’90s and was used through the ’00 model year. Today’s 4.0L engines are also found in the Explorer and Ranger, using the push-rod motor’s bottom end, but now sports a new set of overhead cam cylinder heads.
The bottom line is there are thousands and thousands of these powerplants out there in both Explorers and Rangers that are getting up there in age and mileage and are do for a makeover. The good news is that both trucks can be had rather cheaply these days on the used market, and can be made into a killer sport truck or off-road vehicle with a minimal amount of money.
The biggest complaint, however, as is the case for most trucks owners, is a lack of power. There are several bolt-on power parts available for the 4.0L V-6 that bring the engine alive and push it into V-8 territory in terms of power.
Choosing a rebuilt engine for your Explorer or Ranger should include an evaluation of who sells rebuilt 4.0L Ford engines that are upgraded as part of the normal rebuilding procedure. It is just as easy to include modern components in a rebuild as outdated components. Newer component technology developed to improve gas mileage are built right every one of the rebuilt engines we sell, providing a superior valve in every sense of the word.
When it comes time to choose rebuilt Ford Explorer engines or rebuilt Ford Ranger engines for sale, make GotEngines.com your choice. Call us now at 1-866-320-1065 and speak with a trained staff member, and ask for a free education on which engine will suit your needs the best.