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95 e150 5.0 302

Discussion in 'Engine, Transmission/Axle & Driveline/Axle' started by dudeguything, Mar 12, 2018.

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    Im getting an engine swap done and i was asked if the e engine has overhead cams. Im not sure what that means.. anyone know if this engine does
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    It would mea the camshaft (cam) is mounted on top of the cylinder head (over the head) versus in the engine block.

    A 1995 5.0 liter engine from an Econoline would NOT have an overhead cam.

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    Thank you sir!
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    Any time that is what this forum is for.

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    how much of the f150 302 5.0 can be used for the e150? Hes asking me about the top end and the oil pan. i think Ive asked this before but wanted to confirm since im about ready to buy it.
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    if i have heads swapped from the engine to the new one, what sort of cleaning or maintenance would your recommend to be done
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    All of the top end.
    Oil pan may work, however the engine sits differently in an Econoline than a F series. So the oil pan may be different.

    The key would be same of similar years for the 302. That engine has a very long history and many modifications through out the years.

    Pulling heads, it really depends on the condition and miles. Anything over six figure mileage I would want to do a valve grind just to make sure the service life will be another 100K miles. Beyond that a clean condition rules. Everything cleaned!

    There would be more wear in timing chain set and oil pump. In fact I would want to replace oil and water pump just because it is so easy to do with the engine removed. And Econoline isn't always the easiest to do engine work.

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    Water pump is 4 yrs old, idk about pump.. he said he'd acid dip the top end on mine if swapping. So can you use the f150 top end?
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    To answer your question ..... What year is each engine?
    How many miles on each engine?
    Will there be any machine work done to the head?

    I don't know what an acid dip might be. With out taking the valves out, there are rubber valve stem seals under the valve springs. I would be concerned as to what acid might do to rubber valve stem seals.

    A degreaser would be good for external cylinder head areas. Internally on top of the head a degreaser might work some. However there will be carbon in each combustion chamber and some carbon in the oil drain areas. A stronger chemical would be needed.

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    The engine is a total rebuild acid dip is just part of the cleaning/refurb process
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    he presented me with options for the valve stem seals. are there better options than rubber
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    Some companies make a valve stem seal that stays on the head boss and stays there
    and lets the valve stay on the head and does not move with the valve itself
    machining the boss of the valve guide may be required
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    benefits?
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    I don't understand what you are posting. Sure there are other options to rubber valve stem seals. However an acid bath is going to degrade any seal unless the head is disassembled. However you said you were swapping. I am just confused what you want and where you are going.

    Swapping heads, with or with out disassembly and machine work?
    Why different heads?
    Is there issues with the cylinder heads you have now?
    And you have not answered the questions I posted above in #9 to know if "swapping" would even work. Recapped below:

    To answer your question ..... What year is each engine?
    How many miles on each engine?
    Will there be any machine work done to the head?

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    In addition to what Action said
    the benefits I found out was for high revving engines
    But if you are just doing a pure stock rebuild I would use what Ford specs call for unless your heads are damaged
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    Well do you know if it has the same heads as the f150 of the same year?
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    Same year ..... yes.

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    well i was under the impression it was different top end on the f510, which is where the new engine is coming from. he was giving me options for valve stems and i think im gonna go with the better ones just in case im towing anything in the future.

    im getting a whole rebuilt engine, acid washed and bored. i thought i might have to swap the top end from my van on to the new engine and so i was gonna get it refurbed first, but if i dont have to itll save me a good $200.

    all new seals and valve stems.

    pretty sure its the same years or within a couple years earlier
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    "roller cam in real good shape ar well as rods and roller lifters, everything else is brand new"
    thoughts?

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