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Old 02-09-2022, 07:29 PM
Aragorn the Ranger Aragorn the Ranger is offline
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Default 3.0L -- Where do I bolt engine hoist sling to?

Replacing engine in 2000 Ranger 3.0L V6 with Auto, 4x4.

What holes in the block are best to secure the engine hoist sling to, to pull the engine?

Intake manifold bolt threads are M8's. Conveniently placed, but they seem a little light, even though I bought four high grade (10.1?) metric bolts to do it.

Also, any suggestions on what to replace with new, before I drop in the rebuilt NAPA engine? I'm thinking the six fuel injectors ($50/ea), spark plugs & wires, water pump, and EGR valve, things that would be a "real joy" to replace once engine is in.

Thx ahead of time.
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Old 02-13-2022, 08:30 PM
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Default Re: 3.0L -- Where do I bolt engine hoist sling to?

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Replacing engine in 2000 Ranger 3.0L V6 with Auto, 4x4.

What holes in the block are best to secure the engine hoist sling to, to pull the engine?

Intake manifold bolt threads are M8's. Conveniently placed, but they seem a little light, even though I bought four high grade (10.1?) metric bolts to do it.

Also, any suggestions on what to replace with new, before I drop in the rebuilt NAPA engine? I'm thinking the six fuel injectors ($50/ea), spark plugs & wires, water pump, and EGR valve, things that would be a "real joy" to replace once engine is in.

Thx ahead of time.

Is it rebuilt? or Reman? there is a significant difference?

If its a rebuilt, for the cost I would hope it at least came with new plugs but if not, the suggestion from across the table would be NGK plugs and wires. Already experimented with all the arguments, the OE wires and plugs would be second choice.

Water pump isn't new either or is it without? Would recommend a new/or a reman Ford unit. EGR should be replaced, you already spent $xxx.xx on the motor, may as well start off clean.

Depending on other needs, location, and or whether just returning to stock for reliability, there are other thoughts that come to mind..

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Old 02-14-2022, 12:50 AM
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Default Re: 3.0L -- Where do I bolt engine hoist sling to?

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Its a re-manufactured engine through NAPA. My truck uses the flex fuel engine... (Oh well). A friend who works there did some research, and said the re-manufacturing firm they currently use does a better job than the remans NAPA used to use.

As to pulling the engine, after stripping the old engine down more, I found bolt holes on the ends of the heads that look like they will work well for attaching the hoist sling to.

I'm learning as I'm going. So I am now planning to install "new everything" if its hard to get to -- water pump, CMP, injectors, plugs, wires, etc.

I also plan to use new exhaust manifold and pipe bolts installed using the copper-based anti-seize compound. I am a stickler to the engine compartment, hands, engine, everything being spotless when putting an engine together, so this project is going to take a month at least. It's for my daughter.

The last engine I did was a 250 straight six Chevy in a '67 Suburban (25 yrs ago), and before that it was a 235 straight 6 in a '59 Chevy (41 yrs ago). So this 3.0L is pushing me to learn new technologies i never had to know intimately. I wish this one was also a straight 6 as well, but I can't have it all!

Thanks for the advice on brand names of parts, and what parts you'd suggest. That's helpful to me.
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