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  1. Radiator for v8 swap?

    Thanks guys. Looks like I'll be going with the Exploder 5.0 rad. Any opinions on the all aluminum units from ebay?
  2. 2.5L ('98-'01) EGR tube removal

    I was sent this video but my manifold and EGR tube are different and it can't be reached with a wrench. Maybe this will help someone else.
  3. 2.5L ('98-'01) EGR tube removal

    What size is the EGR tube nut on the exhaust manifold end? I have nothing that I can get in there to remove it. It's big. I want to try and find a crow foot wrench to fit it. Otherwise, I'll be trying to use my rotary tool to cut it off.
  4. Radiator for v8 swap?

    Thanks. I've been eyeing those all aluminum 3 row rads on ebay for the 5.0 Exploder.
  5. Radiator for v8 swap?

    My truck is a 2001 with a 2.5 and autoshatic. Is there a radiator that will drop in place of the original? What about a Ranger 4.0 radiator or 5.0 radiator from an Exploder? What fan shroud?
  6. 2.5L ('98-'01) What sensor is this?

    2.5L sensor is on the side of the oil pump. I thought it was the oil pressure sensor but now I think it may be the cam timing sensor. I need a new connector. Mine is showing bare wires.
  7. 2.3L ('83-'97) 1991 Ford Ranger 2.3 L Head Gasket Concern

    I been trying to find a reman head but no one has them. I ordered one from a popular online rebuilder, that shall remain nameless. The head came to me with receded valves. I took to a machine shop that I use for all my auto stuff. He looked at it and laughed.
  8. 2.3L ('83-'97) 1991 Ford Ranger 2.3 L Head Gasket Concern

    The later 2.3/2.5 head is notorious for cracking between the valves. It's well documented.
  9. 2.5L ('98-'01) 2.5 Lima mystery miss. Calling all Lima wizards

    Yes they fire at the same time and are grounded behind the engine on the firewall. Maybe be a bad coil but I would try spark plug wires and spark plugs first. Look around the firewall, under the fender edges in the engine bay, and the header panel above the back of the headlights. There should...
  10. 2.5L ('98-'01) 2.5 Lima mystery miss. Calling all Lima wizards

    I've read and watched videos where people change over to distributorless ignition system with Ford EDIS4 using a megajolt ignition controller.
  11. 2.5L ('98-'01) 2.5 Lima mystery miss. Calling all Lima wizards

    Yeah, I'd say that shop isn't knowledgeable about these engines. The only 4 valve head that I know that can be made to work is the Volvo head. Modifying it to work is pretty simple. Making the FI and ignition work is a pain. A lot of the 2.3 turbo guys use the Volvo head. I don't think it will...
  12. 2.5L ('98-'01) 2.5 Lima mystery miss. Calling all Lima wizards

    It is common and commonly misdiagnosed. It happens to most D port heads from 93 on. They have the biggest valves with heaviest valve springs. I haven't heard of it before then but it's roughly the same head machined differently. They have come down from nearly $600 to less than $400 since I...
  13. Fuel tank/sending unit problem? A back siphon on fuel filter return line emptied my fuel tank.

    Those heads are the same as the 2.5 and suffer the same problems. It goes back to 93 when the D port heads came to be used on the 2.3 and later 2.5.
  14. Fuel tank/sending unit problem? A back siphon on fuel filter return line emptied my fuel tank.

    I can't find 2.5L engine in my area. The ones I know about are the ones that are on the road and still running good.
  15. Fuel tank/sending unit problem? A back siphon on fuel filter return line emptied my fuel tank.

    My 2001 2.5L runs 62 psi and doesn't even shake the needle when the throttle is slammed to the floor from a dead stop. It ran like crap though. I've ruled out the fuel filter and fuel pump. I found my problem. I have the misunderstood and heavily misdiagnosed receded valve problem. I'm trying to...
  16. 2.5L ('98-'01) 2.5 Lima mystery miss. Calling all Lima wizards

    I'm not telling you this to scare you. I'm telling you this to prepare you for the worst possibility. I had a very similar issue that I could never solve. I used a scan tool and threw many sensors and what not at my truck. I took it into several shops and they did the same thing. I finally found...
  17. 98+ firewall and Ac/heater air box reflective heat mat removal?

    I do sit in traffic a lot. Thanks.
  18. 98+ firewall and Ac/heater air box reflective heat mat removal?

    My truck has been down for a while. I went out to work on it and the heat shielding mat on the AC/heater box and firewall have been decimated by mice. They're hanging down on the exhaust. I have a 2.5L auto. Has anyone removed these protective heat shielding without any issues? I'm concerned my...

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