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post #1 of 3 Old 09-06-2008, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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To all the 258 guys

Well, the long short of it is, im putting a 258 crank in my 4.0. this is not the issue however. while sourcing parts i came across lifters for the 4.2L but could not find them for the 4.0L. my question is, since the critical dimensions of the blocks are identical (except the bore) then the 258 lifters should fit correctly in the 242. am i correct?

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post #2 of 3 Old 09-07-2008, 01:35 PM
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NAPA shows the same part number for both a 86 258 and a 94 4.0 engine. Check with your local machine shop, they should have the dimensions.

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-07-2008, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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Sweet thanks bro.
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