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Old 07-24-2011, 11:08 AM
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Default Should I buy a lottery ticket?

Hey guys ,this forum is great, very helpful in working on the 99Ranger XLT.

I picked up a CEL last week and lucky for me I had just bought a CARMD unit. It read the code a a P0301, misfire on cyl 1. I ran some injector cleaner through to see it it was an injector, also picked up a set of plugs and wires.
Pulled plug 1 and immediately found the problem. Also found a big can of dread. See the pics

So I get the plugs in and go ahead and start her up. Absolutely perfect. Smooth as silk. I have 130k on it and am 1 happy camper.

What do you think happened to the missing piece?
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:16 AM
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Default Re: Should I buy a lottery ticket?

Maybe someone else can chime in.....but I would say it has to be in the cylinder? Those things dont exactly burn up. When is the last time you replaced your spark plugs?
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:30 AM
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Default Re: Should I buy a lottery ticket?

ford rangers dont like bosch plugs, get rid of em and put some autolite or motorcraft in it. the plug probably broke in the motor, your lucky nothing happened to it, but you might want to do a compression check and are you burning any oil?
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Old 07-24-2011, 11:31 AM
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Default Re: Should I buy a lottery ticket?

I see your problem... You bought Bosh Platinum's

Stick with the motorcraft or auto lite plugs

Those plugs are notorious for blowing out of the heads and going down into the head to far.
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Old 07-24-2011, 07:24 PM
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Default Re: Should I buy a lottery ticket?

I wish I knew how bad Bosch plugs were before I put a fresh set in today. I found one more that the electrode is working away.
These plugs probably have 50k and 5-6 years on them. My truck isnt my main wheels anymore.

I think its worth it to throw a set of Autolites in.

The truck starts and runs great ,absolutely no smoke at startup or WFO.

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Old 01-11-2013, 02:14 AM
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I started getting CEL P0306 so I ditched the Bosch plugs in favor of Autolites. Didnt cure my issue but at least I got the plugs and wires refreshed. I think the injector is bad. One on order...
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