1992 Ford Explorer type of engine

Tiny
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  • 1992 FORD EXPLORER
  • 4.0L
  • V6
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 20,000 MILES
I keep getting told not right engine that it a 3.0 not 4.0 please help
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 AT 12:12 PM

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Tiny
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They all have 4.0L that year. Vin is an x a 3.0 will only have 6 cylinders or spark plugs and a 4.0 has 8 so three per side or 4 per side.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 AT 12:42 PM
Tiny
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Mine only has three on each side
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 AT 12:44 PM
Tiny
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So it 4.0 cool I have for studs missing to hold exhaust manifold how can I get them I went to O'Reillys they gave me wrong ones
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 AT 12:47 PM
Tiny
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You have misunderstood me. A 3.0 is a 6 cylinder meaning 3 plugs per side. A 4.0 is a V8 four plugs per side. These only came with 4.0L in them so if you only have 3 per side you have a 3.0L. If they are the wrong studs then take them back. And take one to match it up with. Our manuals only list a 4.O for an explorer
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 AT 3:29 PM
Tiny
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So is it only power difference or parts also different
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 AT 4:09 PM
Tiny
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So I thought 3.0 was not 4x4
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 AT 4:16 PM
Tiny
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The parts are different I don't know what you don't understand. If you have 3 plugs per side it's a 6 cylinder which is a 3.0L if you have 4 per side its' a 4.0L Have a local pro or parts guy go look at your engine to see what you have. I can offer no further assistance.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 AT 4:28 PM
Tiny
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Easy when I just Did spark plugs and wires I did 3.0 firing order and it was bad I did 4.0 order it ran great
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 AT 4:32 PM
Tiny
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I took it to ford and ten different shops all stayed 4.0
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 AT 4:33 PM
Tiny
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If ten different places say 4.0 then why on earth would you not be satisfied with that answer. Just because an auto parts gives you parts doesn't mean they are the right ones. That happens all he time. Take one that is out and match it up.
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Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 AT 4:43 PM

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