SVTPâ€™s supercharged V8 Explorer gets black Ford Racing cam covers
A decision anyone who mods their vehicle will face at some point is whether to simply fix a problem or to upgrade the affected part. If youâ€™re anything like me youâ€™ll almost always jump at the opportunity to leave something better than you found it. That was just the chance I was given when I noticed that my DD 2009 Ford Explorer Sport V8 (currently for sale) had a seeping passenger-side cam cover.
The prescribedâ€”and cheapestâ€”remedy for this ailment is to install a new gasket and reseal the area where the head meets the front cover with a little RTV. If you chose this route you could buy the new gasket for about $15 from Autonation Ford Parts (formerly Tousley Ford), and then have about $10 in other miscellaneous supplies. Not a steep price for such a fix.
However, we decided to go in another direction. We called up Ford Performance Parts and picked up a set of the factory hot rod divisionâ€™s wrinkled black powdercoated cam covers (PN M6582FR3VBLK; $279.99). They are exactly as described and look great with the now-classic Ford Racing logo etched in the coating.
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