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Old 07-30-2009, 01:15 AM
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[QUOTE=yodapuff87;7738]My K&N Cold Air Intake Kit just arrived. I'll be installing it tonight. Looking forward to see how much torque improvement (if any) I receive.

hey....how did the K&N air intake kit work? Thinking of a similiar approach this weekend on a 96 Ranger....let us know!
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:18 AM
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Guess I should read the end of the thread before replying....LOL
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Old 08-19-2009, 07:21 PM
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Still no real luck, on my fifth fuel filter!!!! 2nd fuel pump. I had the tank drained and cleaned thoroughly, according to mechanic a lot of dirt and water was extracted, fuel lines were also blown out. I put a brand new fuel filter on just after this and two weeks later it was caked up again and i got stranded 20miles from home. bummer. on top of that the check engine light will not shut off... they think it's some ?ERG solenoid?. i have no idea, the diagnostic test codes as it's running lean in banks one and two. This is kinda getting old for me, i think the guy thats doing the work for me is kinda just going around without any clue of whats going on. i NEED some serious Ranger-Head's help with this so i can get her on the road "legally". please respond with more great advice
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:52 PM
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Thumbs up No acceleration, power or pep

So the results of my efforts to increase the torque from power ratio are becoming seriously fruitful! Very impressed!

As I have listed in previous threads, the engine has been pulled and had all of the following done:
• All seals replaced
• All gaskets replaced
• All sensors replaced
• Serpintine belt replaced
• Idler replaced
• Replaced complete OEM (factory) air intake w/a K&N Cold Air intake kit
• Cleaned (MAF) Mass Air Flow sensor
• Cleaned the plenum

The torque improvement has been very impressive.
The next and final modification will be to change out the OEM Cats (2) w/Magnaflow cats, keeping my existing (newish) Flow master exhaust and cat-backs, and replacing the 2 inch pipes for 2 1/2 inch pipes.

That will create a complete through and through air system. Hence, more torque and horsepower.

If you are planning on keeping your truck for a while, all these steps are totally worth it. Especially if your truck is already paid off.
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Old 08-19-2009, 09:21 PM
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Thumbs up No acceleration, power or pep

So the results of my efforts to increase the torque from power ratio are becoming seriously fruitful! Very impressed!

As I have listed in previous threads, the engine has been pulled and had all of the following done:
• All seals replaced
• All gaskets replaced
• EGR and DPFE sensors replaced
• Thermostat replaced
• Serpintine belt replaced
• Idler replaced
• Replaced complete OEM (factory) air intake w/a K&N Cold Air intake kit
• Cleaned (MAF) Mass Air Flow sensor
• Cleaned the plenum

The torque improvement has been very impressive.
The next and final modification will be to change out the OEM Cats (2) w/Magnaflow cats, keeping my existing (newish) Flow master exhaust and cat-backs, and replacing the 2 inch pipes for 2 1/2 inch pipes.

That will create a complete through and through air system. Hence, more torque and horsepower.
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:09 PM
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nice, hows the truck running now...did the cleaned-up injectors help out and hows the cat?
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:11 PM
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finally, what did you think of the K&N cold air intake??
im really interested in them ans started up a thread about cai's and K&N replacement air filters...
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Old 08-25-2009, 04:44 PM
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Default Torque to Horspower Improvement w/K&N

Hows it goin?

I am really impressed w/the K&N performance. It took about three weeks for the ECU (brain) to calibrate, but when it did...it was very noticable.

I just purchased and installed (w/a friend) a Reese 350/3000 pound hitch and side steps.

I'm excited to get the cat(s) on and new 2 1/2 inch pipes. It's running 2" right now. It'll sound really good, but deliver me the TORQUE that I've been working to get.

I'm also going to switch out my rear (1 year old) Reflex shocks w/a set of Monroes w/adjustable coil overs. I'll be able to handle a heavier load. I've been hauling 1/2 yard of gravel no problem, but the added support will be nice (comforting).
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:24 PM
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This vehicle has been nothing but trouble from day one. I've replaced upstream o2sensor, ERG valve, Fuel Filter, Fuel Pump (all suggested by a mechanic). The truck is not running the way a v6 should, when pulling a small hill the truck barely peaks at 35mph even when at full throttle, it seems to lag and bog down even in 1st gear and there is an absence of any power whatsoever. Really would appreciate help from some of you Ranger enthusiast before i sell this problem away. thanks...
I would say that the gent who made mention of the cats is on the right track, and secondly I would say check the fuel pump. I would directly guess the fuel pump is failing, but a-typically bad cats can cause the same effect. Muff shop can shoot the cats for temp to tell if bad, usually you can tell as when you need tq you dont get it. For fuel get truck started and pull fuel fuse then drive. G/L
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:27 PM
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Hows it goin?

I am really impressed w/the K&N performance. It took about three weeks for the ECU (brain) to calibrate, but when it did...it was very noticable.

I just purchased and installed (w/a friend) a Reese 350/3000 pound hitch and side steps.

I'm excited to get the cat(s) on and new 2 1/2 inch pipes. It's running 2" right now. It'll sound really good, but deliver me the TORQUE that I've been working to get.

I'm also going to switch out my rear (1 year old) Reflex shocks w/a set of Monroes w/adjustable coil overs. I'll be able to handle a heavier load. I've been hauling 1/2 yard of gravel no problem, but the added support will be nice (comforting).
Why not just get adjustable piggy backers? I have New reflexes all around and I was thinking about doing something as when I go over a bump at an angle I get quite a bit of side to side.

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Old 08-26-2009, 09:32 PM
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Overload Air bags are nice, no change in ride when you don't need them, and lots of load carrying capacity when you do.

As far as missing power, I hate to be the one to say it, but you have a Vulcan 3.0. I have as much or more power than you with my d-tech 2.3. It's not a strong motor to begin with, very reliable, but not strong.
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Old 08-26-2009, 09:44 PM
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Overload Air bags are nice, no change in ride when you don't need them, and lots of load carrying capacity when you do.

As far as missing power, I hate to be the one to say it, but you have a Vulcan 3.0. I have as much or more power than you with my d-tech 2.3. It's not a strong motor to begin with, very reliable, but not strong.
I have seen a Ford 2.3 in a Merkur, that was pretty Rooster strong, It would eat tires like nothing.
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Old 08-27-2009, 07:34 AM
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I have seen a Ford 2.3 in a Merkur, that was pretty Rooster strong, It would eat tires like nothing.
Completely different motor, but yeah, the turbo2.3 in the merkurs were strong too.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:21 PM
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I would say that the gent who made mention of the cats is on the right track, and secondly I would say check the fuel pump. I would directly guess the fuel pump is failing, but a-typically bad cats can cause the same effect. Muff shop can shoot the cats for temp to tell if bad, usually you can tell as when you need tq you dont get it. For fuel get truck started and pull fuel fuse then drive. G/L

Thanks for your great input.
Yeah, my fuel pump checks out. It's definitely my cats...they're pretty tired. That's why I'll be replacing them with Magnaflows blowing out of 2 1/2 inch pipes instead of the 2 inch that been on four that last four years. It's running 4 year old Flowmaster exhaust. That stays!

I've hauled three loads 1/2 yard of crushed gravel w/in the last week. It's hauling (torque) is really there now with the new intake system. Very pleased.
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Old 12-28-2011, 04:40 PM
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Default Re: 98' 3.0L... No acceleration, power, or pep

I just went through all the plugs/wires/filters/ even drained the gas and went back new gas. Nothing. Took it to a mechanic friend and he pulled the distributor and the gears was broke off. I got a used one from salvage yard and presto. 300.00 for the dist and mechanic. $150 or so trying everything else. same syptoms, misfiring and lacked power. May look into that.
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