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Thank you gentlemen! I'm finding a few 2.5, 5 speed rangers out there, was the 2.5 4-cylinder a limited-run? I haven't found a whole lot about. Doing an internet search 2.5 Ford 4 cylinder, only brings up Ford ranger which kind of surprised me, was wondering what other vehicles it's in. I'll keep looking in the meantime.
The 2.5l is just a modified version of the 2.3l. It was only used for a few years. Late ‘01 they dropped the 2.5l and replaced it with the duratec 2.3l.
 

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The 2.5 was used between the end of the lima 2.3 and the beginning of the duratech 2.3. I wanna say 98-01 but i could be wrong.

Wifes escape has a 2.5, not sure if its the same as the ranger one, its reliable, but gutless.
 

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I can confirm 1998 had the 2.5 Lima.
 

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I have a’94 2.3 2wd longbed, since I swapped out the rear axle from a 3.45 to a 4.10 its not so bad. I think I gave $200 for a junkyard axle with 4.10’s, a new gearset would of been that much and Id of still needed the tools to set it up right. I did replace seals and brake components before putting the “new” axle in. speedometer is off but I could probably fix that with the right speedometer drive gear, I know how far its off so I just live with it and Ive been fine. I cant check fuel milage because of that but Im sure its still doing at least 20 mpg. I changed tire sizes from 225/70/14 to 225/70/15’s, speedometer is off by 10 mph.
 

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during all this I just found a 93, 3.0 5spd with MANUAL Tcase 5 speed LOL he isn't going to part it out though...claims the frame is good... i just may go see. But damn these trucks are old!
 

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during all this I just found a 93, 3.0 5spd with MANUAL Tcase 5 speed LOL he isn't going to part it out though...claims the frame is good... i just may go see. But damn these trucks are old!
'93 is old?!?
 

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I have a’94 2.3 2wd longbed, since I swapped out the rear axle from a 3.45 to a 4.10 its not so bad. I think I gave $200 for a junkyard axle with 4.10’s, a new gearset would of been that much and Id of still needed the tools to set it up right. I did replace seals and brake components before putting the “new” axle in. speedometer is off but I could probably fix that with the right speedometer drive gear, I know how far its off so I just live with it and Ive been fine. I cant check fuel milage because of that but Im sure its still doing at least 20 mpg. I changed tire sizes from 225/70/14 to 225/70/15’s, speedometer is off by 10 mph.
Your tire swap counteracted a good bit of the gear change.
 

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Well not to let this thread go in entirely dead... I found 2003 with the 2.3 4-cylinder, regular cab, 5-speed low mileage.
I may jump on it if it's decent!

This thing has 16 valves on top???
 

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Well not to let this thread go in entirely dead... I found 2003 with the 2.3 4-cylinder, regular cab, 5-speed low mileage.
I may jump on it if it's decent!

This thing has 16 valves on top???
correct. Duratec is dual over head cam.
 

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Hmmm, good, better, best?
 

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Agreed. Best overall performance from the 4 cylinder family.

I however will always have a soft spot for the old Lima engines. Even though they severely suck in the power department
 

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It’s the best 4 cylinder they put in a North American Ranger before 2019.
That's a high RPM engine isn't it? like Honda and others?
 

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That's a high RPM engine isn't it? like Honda and others?
What the new Ranger 4 cylinder? It’s turbocharged, it’s direct injection... it’s a strong little motor.
 


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