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  1. 2.5L ('98-'01) 1998 2.5L oil dipstick length

    Anybody here know the length of the oil dip stick on a 2.5l lima 4-cyl.? I lost mine about 3 states ago, and it appears that only universal replacements are available, so I need to know the length so I can buy the best replacement and trim to length. Thanks in advance!
  2. Ikesbronciasaurus

    Bronco ii 87 2.9 runs for 15 minutes until starts ticking loud!

    Hey guys been trying to get my bronco 2 started for about a month Finally got her started just needed a new ecm relay! After decided to change out a lot of ignition part along the way! excited BUT she is doing the same thing she has done for three years now that’s it’s running. She runs for...
  3. Oil dip stick tube

    OK, I messed up, I have a 1993 Ford Ranger 4.0 truck. I am in the process of putting a remanufactured long block in it. I forgot to put the oil dip stick tube back in and now I have the engine back I and transmission and I have no idea how to put the tube back in or even the way it is supposed...
  4. RangerGoolz

    1986 2.9 flat tappet?

    I have looked online and found conflicting info but am I correct that my 1986 2.9 has a flat tappet cam and hydraulic lifters? I had been using mobile 1 10w40 and recently changed to Brad Penn simi-synthetic 10w40. I did this for the extra zinc in the Brad Penn. Any thoughts on this oil? Engine...
  5. Oil filter thread insert

    Hello, I am putting a brand new long block 4.0l OHV in my 1993 ford ranger. The new engine came with a 90 degree insert for the oil filter meaning the oil filter will dump oil everywhere when removed, I have the adapter to put on the engine to make the filter hang straight down making it less...
  6. Oil Galley Pathing? I have timing guide debris in an oil galley, trying to fish it out!

    As the title says, no idea how, but I got a little round chunk of old timing guide into an oil galley. Found it after a complete rebuild, primed the motor and had no oil to the driver side head. Tried back flushing, it was rock solid. Put 120psi to it and got it to clear, but quickly became...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. PINTHEUS

    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...
  15. PINTHEUS

    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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...

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