still a little confused???




Rock Auto 5% Discount Code: 173A8B749AB83C Expires: January 1, 2020

RonD

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 2, 2012
Messages
14,017
Reaction score
725
Points
113
Location
canada
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford
Transmission
Manual
PetroleumJunkie likes Rangers with 2.9l engines, similar to the way I like RED Rangers

But he keeps a list of people that swap out a 2.9l engine for what they "think" is a better engine, like a 4.0l or a V8
He feels this is a very very bad thing

You had/have a 2.3l engine so OK to swap out, so you are not on "The List"
 

ericbphoto

Old Redneck just wingin' it.
Supporting Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Feb 7, 2016
Messages
3,285
Reaction score
1,117
Points
113
Age
55
Location
Wellford, SC
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.
If you make enough really nasty comments against 2.9's you may find yourself on the list also.
 

ericbphoto

Old Redneck just wingin' it.
Supporting Member
U.S. Military - Veteran
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Feb 7, 2016
Messages
3,285
Reaction score
1,117
Points
113
Age
55
Location
Wellford, SC
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
3.0 V6
Engine Size
3.0L
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Total Lift
6"
Tire Size
35"
My credo
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are different.

snoranger

This page left blank intentionally
Supporting Member
ASE Certified Tech
Joined
Nov 25, 2007
Messages
4,845
Reaction score
1,118
Points
113
Location
Jackson, NJ
Vehicle Year
'79,'94,'02,'17
Make / Model
All Fords
My credo
I didn't ask for your life story, just answer the question!
avoided what list?
Reasons to be on the list include:
-swapping a 2.9l for a good engine. (Good engine meaning anything other then a 2.9l.)
-making fun of any 2.9l
-posting pics of a 2.9l in its natural habitat (a junkyard).
-insulting someone for owning/liking the 2.9l

There are many other reasons to be on the list... PetroleumJunkie412 has even put himself on his own list.
 

PetroleumJunkie412

2.9 Mafia
Supporting Member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Oct 31, 2018
Messages
2,700
Reaction score
1,915
Points
113
Location
Pittsburgh, PA
Vehicle Year
1988
Make / Model
Ranger
Engine Type
2.9 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
Factually correct to all of you. Except snoranger. You go to hell. 🖕🏿

Also, funny story, I CANNOT find a 2.9 in a junkyard in Pittsburgh. Someone is running around the area buying up all of them within days of them hitting the 'yard.

I've thought about fake posting one on Craigslist on the cheap to see who it is.
 

svtcards

Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2017
Messages
180
Reaction score
10
Points
18
Age
42
Location
Lyman maine
Vehicle Year
1987
Make / Model
ford
Engine Type
2.3 (4 Cylinder)
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
2WD
Total Drop
3'' front 4''back
Tire Size
245 35 18
i love it!glad to be part of the game and the list.lmao
 

Bird76Mojo

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 28, 2009
Messages
2,380
Reaction score
929
Points
113
Location
nunya
Factually correct to all of you. Except snoranger. You go to hell. 🖕🏿

Also, funny story, I CANNOT find a 2.9 in a junkyard in Pittsburgh. Someone is running around the area buying up all of them within days of them hitting the 'yard.

I've thought about fake posting one on Craigslist on the cheap to see who it is.
Like the Dexter Morgan of the evil 2.9 - destroy them all and make sure they never claim another victim. I like it. I'm on board.
 

Josh B

Active member
Supporting Member
TRS 20th Anniversary
Joined
Aug 15, 2019
Messages
729
Reaction score
168
Points
43
Location
Oklahoma
Vehicle Year
1993
Make / Model
Ford Ranger
Engine Type
4.0 V6
Transmission
Manual
2WD / 4WD
4WD
i wonder how close the 94-95 wiring is to the foxbodies wiring?im sure pretty close.thanx for diagram.very helpful.can't thank u guys enough.if it wasn't for all u guys pointing in the right direction id b pretty lost.
It's just my understanding of the matter but I believe there is substantial differences in the 94(OBD1) and 95(OBDII) wiring
 

RonD

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 2, 2012
Messages
14,017
Reaction score
725
Points
113
Location
canada
Vehicle Year
1994
Make / Model
Ford
Transmission
Manual
Yes, in Rangers, 1994 and older used the 60-wire EEC-IV computer, 1995 and up used the 104-wire EEC-V computer
The extra 44 wires allowed for better monitoring of engine and emission systems, not all wires were used of course, nor were all 60 wires used on the 1994 and earlier

OBD(on board diagnostics) is a communications protocol, it wasn't standardized until OBD2 which became the standard required by law on any vehicle sold in US and Canada from 1996 and up, and is still the communications standard

Ford did it in Rangers in 1995 but ...............the 1995 OBD2 version can give some OBD2 readers trouble, lol
1996 and up are fine

OBD1 was just OBD until OBD2, lol, and it has a few versions even on Fords and for sure other car makers 1995 and older
 

Bird76Mojo

Well-known member
Joined
Jun 28, 2009
Messages
2,380
Reaction score
929
Points
113
Location
nunya
Yes, in Rangers, 1994 and older used the 60-wire EEC-IV computer, 1995 and up used the 104-wire EEC-V computer
The extra 44 wires allowed for better monitoring of engine and emission systems, not all wires were used of course, nor were all 60 wires used on the 1994 and earlier

OBD(on board diagnostics) is a communications protocol, it wasn't standardized until OBD2 which became the standard required by law on any vehicle sold in US and Canada from 1996 and up, and is still the communications standard

Ford did it in Rangers in 1995 but ...............the 1995 OBD2 version can give some OBD2 readers trouble, lol
1996 and up are fine

OBD1 was just OBD until OBD2, lol, and it has a few versions even on Fords and for sure other car makers 1995 and older
The subject at hand is Foxbody EEC wiring vs SN95 (94-95) EEC wiring..
 


Top