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SA Ford Ranger XLS 4x4 3.0 Power Stroke Diesel


Henrique - RS

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Hello everyone,

My name is Henrique and I'm here to present to you a very common model in South America that some of you may not know.
It is a 2007 Ford Ranger XLS 3.0 4x4.

Engine:
It has an International NGD 3.0 Turbo Diesel (with intercooler) engine, that makes 160hp (163cv) @3800 rpm and puts out 38.7 kg.f.m of torque @1600 rpm.
It uses an EURO III fuel injection system, which means it has electronic injection management but doesn't have either DPF nor EGR systems which are prone to fail.

Drivetrain:
It has the Dana 35 SLA with fixed hubs up front, just like NA models.
It uses a Dana 44 (called Dana 44-3 around here) in the back, with trak loc limited slip and a 3,55 gear ratio. Ford used the 8.8 untill 2001 and then adopted the D44 - unfortunately.
It uses a borgwarner transfer case which I don't recall the model atm, but the Ford PN is 8L547A195C2D. I think it's probably a common model between NA Rangers, isn't it?
The gearbox is an EATON FSO-2405F.

Brakes:
11,25 inch disk brakes up front, 11 inch drum brakes in the back. Some newer models uses 12" disks up front. (corrected this info)

Suspension:
Just as NA models, it has torsion bars up front and leaf springs in the back.
To fit the 33s I just cranked the front t-bars to level out with the back. T-bars are maxed but I'm still not leveled. I believe my t-bars are somehow "tired"?

To the truck, finally:

This is how i got it:
The 3.0 Diesel Engine unit:

Poor stock interior (XLS):

After removing side steps:

Winch bumper:

After installing 33's with 15" wheels. (ET-20):


 
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Very nice! I like your bumper. That diesel would be fun to play with.
 

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nice truck.

what fuel mileage do you get?

I'm intrigued by the size of your front brakes. the US models switched from 11.25" to 12" somewhere around 2003/2004.
that's 4wd only, the 2wd models stayed at 11.25".

my conversion chart is missing, how much is 38.7 kg.f.m when translated to foot-pounds?

is that 38.7 kilograms. ??. meter? I'm not sure what the " f " is.
 

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Looks like the units are "Kilogram force meters" which I had not heard of before. If that is correct it converts to right at 280 lb-ft of torque, or 380 newton-meters (with rounding).

Wish we could get that here!
 

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a kilogram is not a force, it's mass. and that's all I (want to) remember from physics class.

the numbers do look about right though.
 

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I found a conversion page, dunno if it is 'right' or not but like you say would seem appropriate for a diesel of that displacement / horsepower.

If you do a search on the engine description it seems that the manufacturer likes to use those units, for some reason. I doubt most people (in this country anyway) would have a clue what a Newton-meter was, so maybe it makes no difference in the end.
 

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a kilogram is not a force, it's mass. and that's all I (want to) remember from physics class.

the numbers do look about right though.
Right, but neither is a pound a 'force' in the foot-pound measurement since it also represents mass. Foot-pounds are the force required to move (x) pound(s) against the force of gravity, with a lever arm of one foot (I think).

Gets confusing as vehicle torque is an angular measurement, not moving mass straight upward against the force of gravity.

Anyway I think that's right.
 

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nice truck.

what fuel mileage do you get?

I'm intrigued by the size of your front brakes. the US models switched from 11.25" to 12" somewhere around 2003/2004.
that's 4wd only, the 2wd models stayed at 11.25".

my conversion chart is missing, how much is 38.7 kg.f.m when translated to foot-pounds?

is that 38.7 kilograms. ??. meter? I'm not sure what the " f " is.
I get 12 km per liter of diesel, which relates to 30 miles to the gallon (this fuel consumption has been corrected accordingly to the larger tire size).
With the stock tires I could get close to 33 miles to the gallon.

38.7 kgfm = 280 ft.lb
Sorry for the mismatched units, but km/l, cv, kg.f.m are standard units around here.

Rangers also switched to 12" disks around here, mine is the transition year meaning some are equipped with 11.25" as you stated (not 11" like I mentioned - sorry) and some may be equipped with 12" disks in that year. All later than 2007 (before T6 models) have 12" disks.
 


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