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Blacksheep
08-06-2008, 06:18 PM
I was just wondering if there is a difference in the ranger 2.8 and the bronco II 2.8? Any diff. at all? And the trans? TIA

enginepaul
08-06-2008, 06:38 PM
The same.
Lots of info available in th technical library section; click on the bar just below the header on this page.

Blacksheep
08-06-2008, 06:46 PM
See thats what i thought, but for some reason there was a part i went to go get for my truck, and the bronco II looked diff from the ranger, i think it was the water pump, or valve cover gasket something like that?

Rammunition360
08-06-2008, 09:48 PM
was it an aftermarket part or was it off like, say a parts truck?

Blacksheep
08-06-2008, 11:34 PM
its was from auto zone. lol, so what ever they carry, i dont think they carry OEM parts but im not sure.

Rammunition360
08-07-2008, 12:04 AM
ive bought parts from them for my specific car that "looked" diff...but they worked the same...did it work or have you tried yet?

Blacksheep
08-07-2008, 08:54 AM
no, im talkin about the bolt pattern being diff. im gonna swing by there today, and compare the two just to confirm what im saying but im pretty sure it was something like the water pump, or the water neck something??

85_Ranger4x4
08-07-2008, 09:26 AM
They did make different thermostat housings, but that was a midyear '85 change that applied to both the BII and Ranger.

The older ones had the thermostats in the lower radiator hose outlet, the late ones had them in the upper radiator hose outlet.

Rammunition360
08-07-2008, 11:21 AM
oh, clarification is important...

Blacksheep
08-07-2008, 07:33 PM
well my thermostat is in the lower hose (which i found out the hard way). i was thinkin for a while there that my truck had a b2 moter in it, and i wasent sure. so i figured i would ask.