What is the most common Ranger engine (in here and out there)?


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Its seems to me the most common engine found in rangers, and in TRS forums, is the 3.0....and after that the 2.3.

I think the 4.0's, both OHV and SOHC, are the least often posted about or found in rangers.

And swapped v8's are probably the most discussed here, yet least commonly found out there (at least in my parts)...
 


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I would say the vast majority of rangers sold and running around still are probably 4.0s.

Probably like this...

1- 4.0SOHC
2- 4.0 OHV
3- 2.3lima
4-2.3 duratech
5- 3.0
6- 2.9
7- 2.8
8- 2.0
9- Diesels.

V8 swaps rank middle of the pack IMO. As far as most asked about/trouble prone id say 2.8 and OHV 4.0
 

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2.3.

Covers three unrelated engines though... :icon_twisted:
 

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Yes, 3, two gasoline and one diesel, had 2.3liter displacement

I would say the 3.0l, it was a mid-line engine used in Rangers
4.0l was a pay extra option
4cyl was the "I want MPG, not power" option
 

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Oh the diesel...that would be 4 then cause wasnt there two different 2.3 diesels? A turbo and an N/A? One built by mitsu the other by mazda? In addition to the early 2.2 N/A perkins?
 

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I forgot about the diesel.

I was thinking Lima, Duratech and Ecoboost.
 

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I forgot about the diesel.

I was thinking Lima, Duratech and Ecoboost.
Good god. So that means there is 4 (or 5 if my diesel thoughts were right) 2.3's
 

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Dirtman goes va-room
 

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I remember when i still had my '90 2.3, i went down my local "junkyard row" (4 or 5 diff businesses) looking for a radiator. Not one of them had it for a 4 cyl. I ended up just fixing what i had.
Seems i read somewhere that 6 cyls are much more common than 4 cyls.
 

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