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Old 03-29-2010, 06:26 PM
chugalugz chugalugz is offline
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About three hours ago I was cruising down the freeway. Then, I heard a loud bang. Saw some white smoke and started loosing power. I pulled off the road and noticed that I had lost all oil pressure. All the oil had leaked out onto the ground. It looked like all the oil had leaked out through the edges of the oil pan. Is this a "blown engine"??? or maybe something else. What do you guys think? It's 2003 ranger edge 4.0, manual transmision with 130,000 miles.

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Old 03-29-2010, 06:43 PM
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About three hours ago I was cruising down the freeway. Then, I heard a loud bang. Saw some white smoke and started loosing power. I pulled off the road and noticed that I had lost all oil pressure. All the oil had leaked out onto the ground. It looked like all the oil had leaked out through the edges of the oil pan. Is this a "blown engine"??? or maybe something else. What do you guys think? It's 2003 ranger edge 4.0, manual transmision with 130,000 miles.

thanks,
George.
sounds blown to me , the white smoke is coolant in the combustion chamber and exiting through the exhaust . you may have dropped to much oil causing a connecting rod bearing to seize and stop . there by causing the connecting rod to snap ,putting a hole in the water jacket
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:45 PM
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I would say a definite yes to it being a "blown engine." As to how bad it is/what damage was caused can only be told by what now lays in the bottom of the oil pan. Sounds to me like you had a connecting rod let go in the motor though. I'm only a mechanic by hobby though, not by trade. Just my 2 cents
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:46 PM
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After mudding yesterday i also lost oil pressure, but my pressure is reading low but the trucks performance never changed!!! Any ideas????
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:58 PM
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Thanks, everyone. I'll have someone check it out. either way sounds like $$$ to me. Thanks again.
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:59 PM
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After mudding yesterday i also lost oil pressure, but my pressure is reading low but the trucks performance never changed!!! Any ideas????
start ur own thread and let this guy get feedback on his truck lol
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:27 PM
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o man that sucks
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:59 PM
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About three hours ago I was cruising down the freeway. Then, I heard a loud bang. Saw some white smoke and started loosing power. I pulled off the road and noticed that I had lost all oil pressure. All the oil had leaked out onto the ground. It looked like all the oil had leaked out through the edges of the oil pan. Is this a "blown engine"??? or maybe something else. What do you guys think? It's 2003 ranger edge 4.0, manual transmision with 130,000 miles.

thanks,
George.
Sounds like your truck was talking to you...saying it wants a couple more cylinders.
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Old 03-29-2010, 10:18 PM
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Sounds like your truck was talking to you...saying it wants a couple more cylinders.
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