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    2.5L ('98-'01) Hard starting

    Never mind, you crossed it out. Finding the manual for my reader must've answered your question. No, I did not ask about bluetooth scanners. It was something RonD brought up. I'm trying to diagnois a hard starting problem that persists with my truck.
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    2.5L ('98-'01) Hard starting

    Orca, Read back through the thread and you'll see where this conversation deviated from gathering the experience of other members, in order to fathom out a hard starting issue I'm having with my truck, to a recommendation thread on bluetooth readers (although one did begat the other, so its not...
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    2.5L ('98-'01) Hard starting

    I currently own a Zurich ZR4 and I believe it not only gives the code, but defines it as well. What do you guys think about this one? --> https://www.amazon.com/unbrand-ELM327-Modified-ELMconfig-Forscan/dp/B07YFX46VM/ref=sr_1_18?dchild=1&keywords=ELM327&qid=1616423324&sr=8-18 (If you need a...
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    2.5L ('98-'01) Hard starting

    Thanks Ron. Appreciate the guidance.
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    2.5L ('98-'01) Hard starting

    Sorry, but is "The Bluetooth OBD2" a Make/Model of bluetooth reader? I tried looking it up but nothing particular hit. It sounds like you're talking about something specific, but I think I'm missing something here. Can you please clarify what it is you're referring to? Thanks.
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    2.5L ('98-'01) Hard starting

    I just want to keep my truck running. Thanks for the advice,
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    2.5L ('98-'01) Hard starting

    Can you recommend a make/model?
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    2.5L ('98-'01) Hard starting

    Sorry Ron, no can do. If these terms ring familiar bells in the cobwebs of your memory, its not a "Tech1". It's more like a "Breakout Box". Ignition on, but engine off.
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    2.5L ('98-'01) Hard starting

    Sorry for the late reply Ron. No, it doesn't show any of those, but I think my prior reply may have mislead you a little. You mentioned a BLUETOOTH OBD2 reader. I have a reader for OBD2 but it isn't Bluetooth.
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    2.3L ('83-'97) Need to replace my 1992 Ranger engine: 2.3 L, 4 cylinder, 5-speed, floor shifter

    I get that to mount the newer engine in the older truck, you're pretty much looking at completely chaning out the wiring harness & ECM, but what about the reluctor wheel? Is there any difficulty, assuming both hall effects and reluctor are mounted to the harmonic balancer, in changing that out...
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    3.73 vs 4.10 gears - fuel economy?

    I was going to suggest Super Swamper TSL/SSR Radial 27x9.50R15's, but if you wanna stick with what you have, that's fine. One of my nephews used to work at that resort out in McCall a few years back. Ended up managing the restaurant portion, then took over a sushi place that was also in McCall...
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    3.73 vs 4.10 gears - fuel economy?

    Interesting comment. I was sure you'd definitely be yea or nay. Never heard that about towing a trailer before. Could it be roll resistance from the tires, and/or dry bearings, and/or dragging brakes? Have you tested that trailer by towing it empty? If it still drags the truck down (not nearly...
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    3.73 vs 4.10 gears - fuel economy?

    Do you feel the 3.73's were still a little tall for the work you described in your prior post? (post #39 on page 3)
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    3.73 vs 4.10 gears - fuel economy?

    Ok, I calculated before on 3.45's, so this time I did some comparisons of 3.73's to 4.10's. If you swap out to 4.10's, change your tires to P215/75R15's and you should be golden....if they still make off road tires in that size.
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    3.73 vs 4.10 gears - fuel economy?

    You're about spot on, with the mileage corrections, Bill. I think if I swapped my 3.45's for 4.10's, my mileage would drop to around 22.5-23 mpg, based on the difference in road speed alone. ...still of two minds whether I wanna do that swap or not. Guess it depends if the truck's future is...


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