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Old 05-19-2006, 02:44 PM   #11
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My dad had a explorer with the 4.0 Sohc engine. 210hp and a 5 speed auto it was nice. Now he has an V10 Excursion but with gas prices wishes he kept the Explorer
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My dad had a explorer with the 4.0 Sohc engine. 210hp and a 5 speed auto it was nice. Now he has an V10 Excursion but with gas prices wishes he kept the Explorer
Yeah, his new truck has a fuel line the size of a garden hose.........
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Old 05-19-2006, 02:57 PM   #13
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Where'* the other Ford truck driver?

Oh Whiplash...where are ya?
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Old 05-19-2006, 03:03 PM   #14
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which motor?
Its a 2WD 5 speed manual with a 4:10 limited slip and the 4.0 SOHC with cold air elec. fans, hollow cats and flomaster with stainless tips
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Its a 2WD 5 speed manual with a 4:10 limited slip and the 4.0 SOHC with cold air elec. fans, hollow cats and flomaster with stainless tips
Nice bro
Thanks, the bonnie will be my daily when shes ready, I already have 50K on the truck and its only 2 years old, plus I hope the car gets better mileage.............
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Don't yell so loud, Bill, I'm right here.

And yes, I drive a '94 Ranger 3.0 to work every day. For those that don't know, the 3.0 Vulcan engine is one tough little workhorse and rivals our 3.8 for longevity. Power not so great, the '94 only pulled 143 engine HP, but with an Under Drive Pulley, CAI, and throtle cable mod, it zips along OK.

Now, mileage in the Ranger ain't so good. Mine is up at the top end and only gets 21-23. Some get as little as 15-17 mpg. My Bonnie gets 28-30 all day long.

I drive my truck primarily for work related reasons (construction/manufacturing industry), but it hasn't been bad to me.
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Don't yell so loud, Bill, I'm right here.

And yes, I drive a '94 Ranger 3.0 to work every day. For those that don't know, the 3.0 Vulcan engine is one tough little workhorse and rivals our 3.8 for longevity. Power not so great, the '94 only pulled 143 engine HP, but with an Under Drive Pulley, CAI, and throtle cable mod, it zips along OK.

Now, mileage in the Ranger ain't so good. Mine is up at the top end and only gets 21-23. Some get as little as 15-17 mpg. My Bonnie gets 28-30 all day long.

I drive my truck primarily for work related reasons (construction/manufacturing industry), but it hasn't been bad to me.
My wifes taurus has the Vulcan and it has 180K problem free miles nice nice motor. You are right about power, not so much.....
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Oh Boy... Don't get me started on the Vulcan Motor... Thats one of the Ford motors I really like...
That 3.0 has the 60* design, as well as the 4.0 SOHC...

I have been impressed with both of these motors

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Oh Boy... Don't get me started on the Vulcan Motor... Thats one of the Ford motors I really like...
That 3.0 has the 60* design, as well as the 4.0 SOHC...

I have been impressed with both of these motors
Both very good and proven motors, if anyone on here was going to buy a ford I would suggest that they get something with one of those motors, they are just like the beloved 3800, some of the best motors ever made
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Again, good old pushrod engines.

On another side of this subject, despite the huge amount of Rangers on the road, I can NEVER find them in the yards around here. Haven't figured that out yet.
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