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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-03-2011, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Would that fit?

Hey!

Now, I have to change the motor on my truck.(blown head gasket)
It's a 1998 f150 xlt 4x4 with a 4.6L W (romeo).

I just found a 1997 f150 xlt. 2x4 with a 4.6L Romeo. The body is all rust out but the engine seems fine. Bear with me, I just took a very quick look last night and it was all warmed up.

If you guys are telling me it's fit, I'll go get a better look tonight.

I know the 4.6L Windsor has two different transmission (6 and 8 bolt) but is it the same for Romeo?

Would that fit?

In the same time, what should I check too? Compression test?

Keep in mind even if I'm mechanically incline, I'm not a mechanic.
And I don't want to bring my mechanic to every single engine I find...

And I've got both serial # in case you need it.

Thanks a lot!

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2011, 11:21 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've got the answer if someone else is asking.

The 4.6L code W (romeo) from 97 to 99 are the same.

The intake manifold and another component which I don't remember what it was are the exact same #.

So should fit right in.

As for the other truck i had in mine, I won't buy it. Not as good under the sun...

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unless you've drivin it alot with the blowen head gaskets then the motor should be fine to just fix and not go to the hassel of pulling it out, just pull the heads have them looked over and rebuilt if nessesary


then again I havent needed to work on the 97+ trucks and pulling the cab I guess its easy to get the motor out



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unless you've drivin it alot with the blowen head gaskets then the motor should be fine to just fix and not go to the hassel of pulling it out, just pull the heads have them looked over and rebuilt if nessesary


then again I havent needed to work on the 97+ trucks and pulling the cab I guess its easy to get the motor out
I hear what you say, yeah, I had to keep driving for a little while.

Having almost 400 k on it, I figure the engine would need more than just a head gasket job.

So I've changed my mind, I've bought a newer ford (05 f-150) and I'll keep this one for the farm. Eventually, a good motor will show up and then I'll change it. I'll have time since it's not going on the road anymore (at least not until I get the motor changed).

As this forum and others mentioned, I just pop off the hood and should go right through. I'll let you know when I do it how it goes.

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