Wow this was a nice read. It took about an hour to read all 12 pages, soaking in every detail.
I really appreciate the comment in regards to the 4.6 lasting over 200k with proper maintenance. I have 171k on my 01 GT (old yeller) and am hoping to get a good 30-40 thousand from it before I open up the engine.
This thread is actually hopeful, for the not so knowledgeable car guy. I have engine experience, just not with the OHC engines. I have a beast (compared to worn out stock) of a small block in my 94 Z71, so I know about matching parts for the best gains.
I am excited to know the real world numbers, keep us posted.
01 GT "Old Yeller" rebuild in progress
94 Ext Cab Z71 5 speed. Way too many mods and way too much money spent, and still not done yet.