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  1. Help me pick an oil, should I/how should I switch to synthetic

    I’m driving an ‘04 with the 3.0 Vulcan, and I do not know it’s history. I don’t see any evidence of any significant leaks (well, not oil leaks anyway...). It has about 160k on it. The truck doesn’t get driven all that much, definitely not a daily driver, so oil change intervals will probably be...
  2. Blue_Bunny72

    Higher Viscosity Oil for Knocking 3.0l?

    I've got a '98 ranger with a 3.0l and it has an obvious spun bearing. I was wondering if bumping up the oil's viscosity on the next change would help squeeze a little more life out of the motor before it kicks a rod through the block (if so, what viscosity would you recommend?). Any feedback is...
  3. Oil for 4.0l v6

    Hey guys. I'm wanting an oil that will stick up in the top end a little better, because my motor which only has 50k miles on it ticks just a bit when it's cold in the winter for just a second or to, I was wondering what you guys suggest. I have seen the castrol stuff and the royal purple, was...
  4. smoking and dumping oil

    Hello i have an 83 ranger that had been sitting for a couple years. I replaced the carb, fuel pump, fuel filter, plugs, wires, and some other misc items. Good news is she runs great. The problem is its smoking pretty bad. There is a hose from the oil cap to the air filter container and its...
  5. 2.3 oil leak

    Ok here is the problem I hope I can get some help on. I have a 1988 ranger with a 1990 mustang 2.3 in it (converted to run carburetor). It runs very well and has been a fun ongoing project for me and my father in law. After we did the engine swap the engine began to leak oil. We recently...
  6. Major oil leak

    I have a 2002 Ranger XLT 3.0. I sunk it in a water hole and busted a rod. Make a long story short I pulled the motor had it fluxes heads checks and fixed crank checked. I rebuilt this motor with the help of a guy at the machine shop. Put it in leaked oil. Ok thought maybe bad seal or missed...
  7. Help Please?

    When I start my '85 up it has a small "tick" which gets worse when you give it gas, when idling after a few mins gets loud. There is oil slung all on the right side of my motor and on the air hoses, coolant hoses and everything in the vicinity, afraid to drive it was wondering if anybody could...
  8. High engine temp without overheating

    I HAVE A 1986 FORD RANGER 2.9 4WD WHICH I BOUGHT FOR NEXT TO NOTHING LAST OCTOBER,,HE COULDN'T GET HER OVER 35 MPH,,SO I BOUGHT HER KNOWING IT WAS MORE THAN LIKELY AN IGNITION PROBLEM,,HE HAD HER MIS-WIRED & ONLY FIRING ON 3 CYLINDERS,,WHEN I CORRECTED THE FIRING ORDER,,SHE RAN GREAT THEN WARMED...
  9. Love my ranger buttttttt

    I HAVE A 1986 FORD RANGER 2.9 4WD WHICH I BOUGHT FOR NEXT TO NOTHING LAST OCTOBER,,HE COULDN'T GET HER OVER 35 MPH,,SO I BOUGHT HER KNOWING IT WAS MORE THAN LIKELY AN IGNITION PROBLEM,,HE HAD HER MIS-WIRED & ONLY FIRING ON 3 CYLINDERS,,WHEN I CORRECTED THE FIRING ORDER,,SHE RAN GREAT THEN WARMED...
  10. Oil light flicking on

    My truck is an 85 2.3L EFI 4 speed auto, I just done a tune up on it but now when its idling in park the oil light just barley flickers when you put it in drive it comes on bright but going down the road its off but as soon as you come to a stop its back on gotta hold your foot on the gas just a...
  11. 1989 Ranger 2.9 ext

    Whats up everyone? I am new to this site as you can tell. This is also my first ranger. but not my first ford. I just bought the truck it has 93k or 193k miles but it only has 5 digits so cant tell. It runs like a champ, but was smoking on and off, I put some throttle body cleaner in it and...
  12. 2001 4.0 oil problems

    i have a 2001 ranger and a couple months ago i started my truck in the morning and the oil gauge was on low and check gauge light came on, a couple minutes later when the car warmed up a little, the gauge went to regular and check gauge light goes off. ive changed the oil every 3000 miles and...
  13. Help.... Oil leak

    I have a 1995 Ranger XL 3.0 automatic 2wd. I took it to my mechanic the other day, he said it appears as though I have a small oil leak coming from the oil sending unit. I need to know where it is exactly. I looks like its behind the motor against the wall, not for sure becuase its xtreamly hard...
  14. Sudden RPM Drop Confusion.

    Hey everyone, This is one of my first posts, but i've been lurking for a while. Just got a 94 4x4 4.0L V6 Manual with 225k. engine runs strong, however, There is a moderate leak in the passenger side valve cover. While coming out of a stop into 1st gear today, the engine suddenly lost...
  15. Tran Oil drain Plug

    Anybody know where I can find a standard transmission oil drain plug (stock transmission 2w) for a 1990 BII? I've tried O'Reilly's and Napa and they say there are no part numbers available. It's not listed in any of my shop manuals either. Thanks
  16. Oil pan clearance

    I never notice till I pulled te motor out but my Stock I beam has been hitting my oil pan. I can post a pic later. The engine is as high and far back as I can get it. Any suggestions how to resolve this? Was really hoping to drop the front a couple inches but that would only exaggerate the...
  17. Gas in the oil?

    I just bought a 92 ranger for a parts truck and the motor makes this wierd noise and won't go faster than 15 like it has no power. I pulled the dip stick and noticed it smelled like gas. I don't need the motor but would like to get it running cause the truck is much nicer than I thought it was...
  18. oil pressure and water temp gauges w/ V8

    I have a 1991 4.0L XLT ranger with a V8. Im installing a flip kit so I can use my new one piece driveshaft. Id like to take it for its first drive this week when its finished but I don't want to run it without water and oil gauges. Id like to use the stock gauges. Which wire goes to the oil...
  19. nickoroniper

    Using Crankcase Pressure for forced induction!

    Im running 2.3 roller motor, carb(2100), duraspark. Ive used the same set up for 15yrs.(different motors) At somepoint, my pcv valve hose was moved to a spacer under the carb. I recently rebuilt the carb after 10yrs of questionable reliability, having trouble adjusting my timing, idle, mixture...
  20. 88 leaking oil terribly

    Hello all, About a month ago, I was given a 88 ranger. It has a 2.9 v6. I had to take out the old 5 speed because it was busted and put in a new one off an explorer and has been working super. My question is, the truck is leaking oil horribly. Every time I drive, there is a circle 6 inches to a...


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