Many car owners who buy a mileage car do not get the right information about the regularity of maintenance and the quality of the consumables that were used.
As soon as the motor malfunction light goes on, you can forget about the trouble-free operation of the unit. All malfunctions must be found and fixed in time; as such malfunctions during driving can lead to serious traffic accidents. If the breakdown is not eliminated, and it can’t be fixed at the service station, the replacement is the only solution to your problem.
Many people turn to the service station to deal with this problem. Experts offer to carry out free diagnostics of your car, clearly define all malfunctions of work, however the named cost of repair of the motor can be overestimated or high. Repair of the power unit is a very complicated process and takes a long time. Overhaul often leads to the cost, which exceeds the amount for the engine used and its replacement. If you do not have enough professional skills, it is very likely that you will spend a lot of time and effort (most likely also a decent amount of money), and the result will be unsatisfactory.
As you know, DIY repairing most often does not guarantee its safe and well-functioning operation in the future. Therefore, in such a situation it is better to replace the defective motor with a used engine of the first complete set with a minimum mileage.
Repair is a complex process that requires a complete disassembly of the motor and checking the serviceability of all its components. When incorrectly running or worn parts are found, they must be replaced with appropriate new ones. The slightest inattention can provoke even more serious damage during subsequent operation, the outcome of which cannot be predicted.
It is imperative that parts in the risk area are replaced: pushers, main and connecting rod inserts, connecting rods, compression rings and oil removal rings. This is a gentle repair that spends less money, less time, and no replacement of large assemblies.
Ford modular engine parts interchange
Ford, like most other car companies, has tried to maximize the unification of the complete lineup, especially the lines of passenger cars. Most parts can be selected from the standard catalog of the manufacturer, so that car owners have the opportunity to save their own money, reduce the time required to find the necessary part, as well as free themselves from problems and difficulties associated with the selection of parts.
All engine modifications for Ford cars have the same piston stroke and cylinder block height. Differences in engine volume are achieved through different cylinder diameters. Belts, engine pumps are completely similar, and the main differences will be in the cylinder heads and power system.
The OHC family is one of the long-livers installed in Granada, Sierra, Scorpio and Escort. 2.0l unit started its life in Granada, survived its ancestor and was installed in Sierra and Scorpio. In the end strongly mutated, to repair not for the best, turning into a DOHC and getting a chain drive camshaft, electric gas pump and a new cylinder head with two camshafts; valves, however, still only 8, and this despite the two camshafts and four notches on the pistons under the four valves – do not cheat when buying!
The main differences in OHC modifications
- primarily the power system: inlet manifold and everything above;
- ignition system – on most carburetor models electronic with inductive sensor, for the engine 1.6E (economical) – microprocessor with Hall sensor
A very large number of carburetor and injection modifications were used. For injection models, an electric gasoline pump was installed on a gas tank, for carburetor models – mechanical, with the drive from the auxiliary shaft.
For example, options for carburetor engines OHC 2.0 liters:
- Weber without stepper engine (for example, Weber32/36 DGAV; very similar in design, except for a semi-automatic air flap control on VAZovsky 2101) – Granada and Sierra,
- Weber with stepper motor and therefore with electronic control unit – Sierra 85 -> and Scorpio.
If you want to do the 5.4 engine interchange, then technically any 5.4 should fit. However, if you do a longblock swap, you need to specify what the exact type ( a NPI, PI, etc.)
Ford f150 compatible years
Of course, everything depends on the exact year that you have.
- For example, if it is 2000 f150, that it is compatible with 1998 to 2001 models.
- If it is a 1989 f150, then it is compatible with the eight generation (that is 1987 to 1991) and most likely with the ninth generation (1992 – 1996).
- Due to the lack of accessories made for 2011 model many car owners look for the interchangeable items. If it is your case, then you should know that 2009 – current models will be fine for your vehicle.
In general, it is recommended to check the interchange guide.