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Old 04-09-2012, 10:42 AM
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Ford Cylinder Head Interchange

Hey guys, well was having some overheating issues in the wife's 2007 Explorer. I was hoping just a head gasket but looks like the heads didn't like the heat and one of them is cracked. Does anyone here know what all heads interchange on the Ford 4.0 v6? Will be going to the salvage yard this weekend and don't have a clue which heads will swap, and I highly doubt there will be an '07 Explorer there so I'd like to go armed with a list of alternates that will work. Thanks guys.

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The salvage yard should have a Hollander Manual to verify interchanges,some wreckers specialize in a particular make so going to an all Ford yard would be a good bet but cost may be slightly higher but worthwhile in the long run since the part would have a limited warranty.
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You can buy all new heads complete for 5-600 bucks. hardly worth the trouble of buying used/possibly cracked from a place you know nothing about.
If you know your salvage yard well then your OK.
Those heads are so prone to cracking that anything you buy should be checked VERY closley. Between surfacing and pressure checking and a valve job, the cost wouldnt be too m uch more to buy new.Just a thought.
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