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  1. What parts to change before installing salvage motor?

    Just had a 1995 2.3 engine delivered for my 96 ranger, engine has 119k on it. So far I’ve ordered spark plugs, wires, timing belt and tensioner, water pump, and valve cover gasket. Some have mentioned doing a head gasket and crankshaft position sensor while it’s out, compression test good on all...
  2. Coolant leaking out passenger side of head

    Noticed some antifreeze under my 96 2.3 today and noticed a very consistent flow of coolant coming from the passenger side of the head where it meets the block. I’m guessing this means the head gasket is blown but I don’t see any water in oil, the truck has not overheated since I have owned it...
  3. Seems like a cracked head

    I pulled my motor because I was leaking coolant out of the back of the motor from somewhere I couldn’t see with the block in the truck. Oil was normal, coolant was coolant, when the block was out I noticed it looked like it was seeping out of the corner of the head gasket so I pulled the head...
  4. 4.0L Valve Cover Leaks!!!

    So today in a few hours I'm replacing the valve cover gaskets on my ol beautiful 2001 XLT 4.0 (or at least I'm starting the work today). Does anybody have any suggestions as to what else I should/could replace while I have the valve covers off? Anybody have any tips for this job? Help is...
  5. sledhead999

    2.9L Head ?'s

    I have a '90 Bronco II w/ the 2.9L V6 with a head/gasket issue leak. Its burning oil/coolant in #3 cylinder drivers side. I'm wondering what my options are. I'd like to replace the head with a better aftermarket design if possible. I've seen World Products mentioned as a good replacement, but...
  6. Dprocks100

    Steam and Water out of tailpipe

    Last friday my truck started steaming and loosing a lot of water through the tailpipe. Sucked 3/4 of my coolant out of my overflow tank in a 20 minuet drive. Its got 143,xxx miles. It burns about a quart every 3-4,000 miles. Did a compression test and got 120-115 psi over all 4 cylinders. my...
  7. Cam sensor malfunction after gasket replacement

    2004 ford range 2.3l dual cam first of all **** the 2.3l dual cam 4 engine, every bolt is in a ****ed up location this engine sucks to work on. But here is my problem i have no clue wtf is going on my old gasket was warped so it was leaking oil into my spark plugs(or that was my best guess)...
  8. gasket replacement question

    I have a 96' 4.0 Ranger that a buddy gave to me as it was getting codes and wouldn't pass inspection. I have no experience with Rangers. The dealership quoted 1400 to fix. They had diagnosed a leaking intake manifold gasket. I removed the upper gasket, and saw that the gasket was indeed bad...
  9. Cracked heads or block? Suggestions for rebuild on a 2001 Vulcan 3.0L Flex?

    Hello, and this is my first forum post, but I've lurked here a long time. I have a 2001 Ford Ranger XLT 3.0 V6 Flex Fuel automatic model purchased used, was a fleet vehicle that was decently abused before I received it with about 60k miles in late 2002. Since I have owned the truck, I have...
  10. 2.3L Catalytic Converter Gasket

    This is my first post, so if i put this in the wrong place, my bad. (:icon_confused:) MY exhaust is leaking and sounds like an airplane going down the road. I have located the leak to be the front-most gasket on the catalytic converter. My Chilton book doesn't enlighten on if there is anything...
  11. fixizin

    Bolt size of the 3 Y-pipe-to-cat flange fasteners?

    Searched this forum, found about every bolt UPstream of what I'm after. On the 3.0, it's the flange shaped like this: (rotate it 90deg clockwise in your head... recognize it now?) i.e. to replace that gasket, I'm going to have to replace the very rusted bolts and nuts. I'd like to buy 'em...
  12. Photos of Head/Valves

    Hello, While I've posted a few threads discussing my vehicle troubles. I wanted to post these photos along with what I've learned so far. I had hoped to find a blown head gasket, however that didn't happen. All my problems started with a poorly running engine. It would idle high and...
  13. 1998 3.0L Oil Pan replacement

    Hi, New here - just signed up after 'lurking' for a year or two - picked up a lot of great tips from the forums. My 1998 4x4 3.0L oil pan has rusted out, and it's got the point where I have to replace it over the next few days. I've already got a new pan, and the felpro rubber gasket, but...
  14. head gasket

    ok how do i tell which side of my head gasket did i blow, and can i get away with changing just that one side? 2.9 v6
  15. need input

    ok i bought this 90 ford ranger 4x4 2.9 v6, did a basic tune up on it and an oil change, now i believe it to have a blown head gasket, what do you guys think i should do with it and should i pour in some liquid gasket fixer or what?
  16. Need help rebuilding a 2.9

    I PULLED THE MOTOR OUT OF MY 89 RANGER AND HAVE HAD ALL OF THE MACHINE WORK DONE AND ITS TIME TO CLOSE IT UP. THE PROBLEM I HAVE IS I DON'T REMEMBER WHERE SOME OF THE GASKETS GO. I BOUGHT THE FEL-PRO COMPLETE GASKET KIT AND IT DIDN'T COME WITH ANY INSTRUCTIONS...SO I HAVE A FEW O-RING GASKETS...


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