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Old 04-04-2010, 05:43 PM
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Default Need to Replace Motor, where to buy?

Hey guys,

My cousin's 2001 Ranger has been a very good truck and is finally showing signs of wear. His engine is "about to throw a rod" according to his mechanic. Engine sounds very rough. He's asked me if I'd like to fix it for him so I'm checking out various ways to get it done.

I need to locate a "short block" or "long block" to do the job the easiest way, or if we can't find one, a rebuild kit. I'll take all the other parts to a machinist that need it, depending on what we decide to do.

I've only found two places that might sell a short block for a 2001 Ford Ranger w/ the 3.0L V6. It's a SOHC EFT VTEC and the truck is an XLT.

One of them is ebay the other is some random web site that doesn't look to promising.

Any ideas?
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:06 PM
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Are looking for a remanufactured engine or a used engine? If you are looking for a used engine, try car-part.com. Its got the inventory of pretty much any junkyard in any area. If you want a remaned engine, look up Jasper and see what they can they do for you.
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Old 04-04-2010, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: Need to Replace Motor, where to buy?

I'm after Remanufactured. I e-mailed Jasper, their quote was really expensive, $2,500 and didn't give many details.

Any other places? I thought this was a really popular truck I'm surprised not many resources are popping up for it.
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Old 08-05-2010, 06:01 PM
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Default Re: Need to Replace Motor, where to buy?

jasper is the way to go. very reliable, i had to replace mine. and thats what i put in it..
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Old 08-06-2010, 05:30 AM
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Holy necro-post!

Thanks for the reply but my cousin decided that no option was worth the investment so he sold the vehicle.

If you had asked me a month ago, I would have said Jasper did quality work. However, since then I have been doing some serious overhaul work and painting on my '79 IHC Scout II. When I pulled the motor to clean it up and repaint it, I decided to check the main bearings while I had the pan off. The engine has about 20k miles on it, and the bearings were all unevenly worn for both mains and rods. These engines typically run 200-300k miles without batting an eye, but this one looked like at the present rate I'd be lucky to make it to 50k. In addition, the counterweights on the crank had been beat on pretty hard with a hammer and one had even been filed down. Looked recent - no rust. Hard to say who did that though, but if it wasn't Jasper, then the crank should have been fixed or replaced while in their care. I specifically sent the block into them and requested the same block in return (to keep SNs matched), but that's no excuse for crank issues.

I took the motor to a reputable machinist in the area who will peform a total work up on it and true all components; then do a professional balancing job on it; 1500 - 2000 bucks depending on whether or not the pistons survive being pressed off. Jasper charged me over 3k for this engine in 2004.

Perhaps I'm unlucky, or perhaps the "assembly line" approach to engine rebuilding isn't always the best way to go.

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Old 08-06-2010, 05:33 AM
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