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Old 01-30-2006, 01:30 PM   #1
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Buddy is asking about these things.

Need the good/bad and known issues. Think it'* around 130K
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Pushrod 4.0?
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My bad...97
Says 6 cylinder.. I do not know my Fords..

http://www.autotrader.com/dealers/in...=100&cardist=0
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its a 3.0. good trucks, mine treated me well for three years. only major issue was when the auto 4x4 hubs took a dump and i had to replace them with manual hubs.
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My sister has a 93 XLT standard cab, 2.3L 5-speed manual. All I have to say, BULLET PROOF! Haven't had a single problem with it. She has 121k miles and we've just had to do a regular tune up. Pics:

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The 3.0L is the Vulcan engine. It'* built to be a workhorse and is quite tough. Many people have put 200K+ miles on theirs. A common issue is the mashed potatoe auto tranny (A4LE), but the tranny and engine performance can be cleaned up with a BAMAchips Tuner if desired.

Performance can easily be bumped with an UDP for @ $80 (6-8hp), and CAI. Some top end improvement with a cat-back, but you lose a bit of low end. A "your choice" trade off. Real performance improvement can be had with a Whipple Charger for about $2500.

Check older models for throttle cable slack. It'* called the throttle cable mod and for 50 cents and 5-10 minutes, it can wake up your throttle response greatly. These were known for developing slack in the throttle cable.

He can check out these Ranger sites if he wants. Just two af many out there:

www.rangerpowersports.com

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www.therangerstation.com

VVV Oh yeah, I own one, could ya' tell? VVV
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Lash did any of those Rangers come with the SOHC 4.0? I drove a couple of Explorers a while back and was impressed with it... And it did 25-26 mpg too... was more impressed still with that milage...

And pretty much the same as Lash said on the Vulcan 3.0 .. it is a war horse... The only thing I have seen bad about the engine ( goes for most all engines in some respect ) the Vulcan 3.0 if ran hot seem to like to crack the heads... I can't say this enough Bill B, if your friend gets a 3.0 Ranger never ever get it too hot and that thing will run for a long long time to come... Little sucker has flat top pistons too.... And if memory serves a heart shaped combustion chamber

Nice little motor if I do say so myself

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I did a clutch job on my dads Ranger 4 cylinder, took over two hours to bleed the damn clutch. It also had 8 spark plugs, for emissions.
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Lash did any of those Rangers come with the SOHC 4.0? I drove a couple of Explorers a while back and was impressed with it... And it did 25-26 mpg too... was more impressed still with that milage...

And pretty much the same as Lash said on the Vulcan 3.0 .. it is a war horse... The only thing I have seen bad about the engine ( goes for most all engines in some respect ) the Vulcan 3.0 if ran hot seem to like to crack the heads... I can't say this enough Bill B, if your friend gets a 3.0 Ranger never ever get it too hot and that thing will run for a long long time to come... Little sucker has flat top pistons too.... And if memory serves a heart shaped combustion chamber

Nice little motor if I do say so myself
Yes, they did make the Ranger in the 4.0 SOHC. Not positive on the lineage, whether they still do. I know there was a change in the more recent years on the 4.0.

True, true.

For the heat, most of us run 180* stats, just like on the 3800s. It keeps them from (notorious) pinging. And yes, flat-top heads w/heart-shaped CC.
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Every single Ford anyone I've ever known had, croaked at 100k.

This includes:
Dad'* 1991 F150
My 1982 LTD Crown Vic
Friends 1994 F150
the list goes on and on
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