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  1. ericlerouge

    Purple splash

    I might put my hands on this little truck for a bit of money and a lawnmower tractor.... The tcase is shot....the whole truck probably needs attention... What I like is it's a 1997, ttb, 4.0 ohv with manual transmission... Plan is: level the front with coil springs, change tcase, fix whatever...
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    Trade my 1998 for a 2007? Good idea?

    My truck is at 207000km, low rust for here... It has a rebuilt transmission put in at 165000km... It has the 4.0 ohv, 5r55w (I think) and 4x4 with manual locking hubs... The engine has a small oil leak, not enough to drip on the floor of my garage...front diff would need new seals at some...
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    2009 b2300 engine dies on highway

    No cel light, just happens when I push the clutch, if I have to brake pulling off the highway... The rpm goes from 3000 and stumbles to 2-300 sometime dying on me... otherwise truck runs fine. I have made the airbox mod, removing the plastic silencer, I'm wondering if too much air flows in the...
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    Need some help figuring out the gear ratio I need

    My truck is a 2009 b2300 with a 3.73 7.5 inch diff. The original tire size is a 27.4 inches tall tire, I went to a 29.5 inches tall tire. From the calculators in the tech section, 4.10 gears would bring me back close to original set up. I went to a local transmission shop, asked him a quote...
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    My new to me 2009 b2300....

    This is when i bought it... Then I painted and add the flares from a junkyard b4000, leer cap bought off Kijiji for 250$ I painted the wheels, put on these 245/70R16 Toyo tires remove the beauty rings cause I often drive on back roads and didn't want to loose them... Envoyé de mon...
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    Torsen or track-loc?

    Its for a 2wd, duratec 2.3, 2009 Mazda truck. I currently have a 3.73, 7.5 inches open diff. I want to upgrade my axle for two main reasons: I need 4.10 gears for towing my small camper trailer, it's not that bad but will be better going uphill a little faster and easier... Second reason is...
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    need double clutching to downshift in all gears

    my truck has the fm-146. i had problems downshifting when i bought the truck. i swapped in a 2.3 td engine and put in a new clutch, slave and pressure line. I did'nt change the master. Now i have the same issue. i have to double clutch every downshifts in every gear. But it shifts fine upward...
  8. ericlerouge

    swap front covers fm145 fm146?

    do i need to remove the front bearing or just remove the covers? do i need special tools, never opened a transmission before? i'm in the middle of an engine swap.
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    how hard is it to swap front covers fm145 fm146?

    do i need to remove the front bearing or just remove the covers? do i need special tools, never opened a transmission before? i'm in the middle of an engine swap.
  10. ericlerouge

    mechanic told me to not change oil...

    ok, i decided it was time for an oil change in my a4ld. took an appointment, the guy (a transmission specialist) call me back and tells me to not change the oil. He told me those trannys would start slipping soon after an oil change. he also told me the new oil would clean the varnish off of...
  11. ericlerouge

    dual batteries set-up. 1 deep cyle 1 cranking?

    Ok, i tried to find an answer on the net about this. i've got a deep-cycle marine battery http://www.atbatt.com/product/24024.asp like that one. i hooked it up in parallell with a regular 12 volts battery on my truck. i tought it would be better than 2 regular batteries. I started to worry...
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    Just bought a 4d55t truck, some questions...

    So, i was looking for a 4x4 ranger with the lima engine in it. Called a guy to ask him what engine was in his truck (wasnt specified in the ad) he told me it was a 2.9. i was about to hang up, and he tells me he got an old diesel truck sitting in his backyard. The truck is a RUST BUCKET, but the...
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    anybody good with photoshop?

    I bought a set of 17 inches bullit from an 05 mustang gt. i'm in the process of refinishing them. my truck is cayman green. i cannot make my mind if i want them anthracite (like the picture (not my truck but same color)) black or all polished or cayman green??? i was wondering if somebody could...
  14. ericlerouge

    2.3 turbo with blown head gasket, to buy or not to buy?

    i'm looking around to find a turbo engine for the ranger. there is a merkur for sale (pretty rare) with low mileage BUT the headgasket is blown. 70 thousands miles on it. I don't have details about what happened... is there a way i can check if the engine is still good? it doesnt really...
  15. ericlerouge

    2.0 with 250 hp?

    Motor from a 1973 Capri. 250HP. Pistons .030 over. Head shaved .030, solid cam with spray bar,Offenhauser Duel Port Alum. intake (ported & polished), Holly 400 Square Bore carb., header. came across that ad and i was wondering if that setup could devellop that much hp? and how much an engine...
  16. ericlerouge

    Just bought a 1994 Ranger. Hi everybody!

    That's it! I bought that little guy 2 weeks ago. 2.3L, 2wd, auto, regular cab, short bed. 67000 KMS, never winter driven, trucks are really rare in this condition around here. It is my DD and i look forward to get hints and infos from you guys. I know well the search function! see ya


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