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What did you do to your Ranger today? (Part Deux!)


Dirtman

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They say the pollen count is dangerous when it goes over 125 - 150. In Atlanta today, and we’re just at the beginning of the season, it was 2,045. I’ve been distracted by the legal stuff, no time for the Rick-storation, but now I’m curious to see how many days it will take for the black and the red and the yellow stripe to completely blend under the pollen. This is two days worth:

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You keep that Georgia pollen down there. We have enough of our own up here in SC and it’s killin me.
 

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Had a catastrophic cooling system failure on the way home from work yesterday on the freeway . Didn't notice till engine started stumbling . Engine died and I coasted to the shoulder . Problem is after cool down , tried to start and sounds like no compression . I'm off the next few days , so I plan on some diagnosis . Any tips or advice ? Thanks
 

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@romcjr

I am assuming it was your 2003 with the 4 L. I’ve got an 87 with that 4 L, got it with a blown engine, and what everybody hammered into me was to make sure I rebuilt it with the updated heads or I replaced it with an engine with the updated heads. The original heads apparently are very prone to cracking if you overheat. Beyond that you need to ask one of these other guys who know what the hell they’re talking about. Sorry for your trouble good luck with it!
 

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@romcjr

I am assuming it was your 2003 with the 4 L. I’ve got an 87 with that 4 L, got it with a blown engine, and what everybody hammered into me was to make sure I rebuilt it with the updated heads or I replaced it with an engine with the updated heads. The original heads apparently are very prone to cracking if you overheat. Beyond that you need to ask one of these other guys who know what the hell they’re talking about. Sorry for your trouble good luck with it!

I believe the SOHC heads are quite a bit less fragile and prone to cracking than the old OHV engines were.
 

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I believe the SOHC heads are quite a bit less fragile and prone to cracking than the old OHV engines were.
No, they just like to eat chain guides instead.
 

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Chain guides are delicious, can you blame them?
 

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They say insanity is hereditary...

... you get it from your children!
Gray hair, too!!!!!!
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Oh wait that ain't funny......
 

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Drove to town and put gas in it so I could drive it again. Was graced with a beautiful sunset on the way home.

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Actually Good news from my other post about the fuel issue on my 92 suprecab!...RON D helped me by referring to an issue with the bad capacitors in the computers circa 1992...lol, and wouldnt you know it I swapped the computer and problem solved! Truck is back to normal and I am actually going to drive it to work tomorrow instead of the harley!....lol... Thanks again Ron D!!!!
57843
 

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Actually Good news from my other post about the fuel issue on my 92 suprecab!...RON D helped me by referring to an issue with the bad capacitors in the computers circa 1992...lol, and wouldnt you know it I swapped the computer and problem solved! Truck is back to normal and I am actually going to drive it to work tomorrow instead of the harley!....lol... Thanks again Ron D!!!!View attachment 57843

RonD has helped me more times than I can quote. He’s a darn good guy!
 

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Drove it for an hour or so away from home. Let it stretch its legs a bit, got 'er up to 65 and my shifter knob started to rattle. Time to find a new one.
 

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shifter knob started to rattle
That's just the trucks way of showing that it's excited and happy to go so fast. Please don't get a new truck just because it's happy.

:icon_twisted:
 

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