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Old 07-30-2009, 05:41 PM
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i am 15 and love my cars but i dont know every thing yet so here we go i bought my lifted ranger couple months ago and lost the guys number and i forgot to ask what the motor was i rember him sayen he swaped it to a 4.0 but how can i find out what yr and if it is a ranger motor? would i look at the casting number? where would it be at? thanks guys
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Old 07-30-2009, 05:50 PM
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You got a picture of it
can help us identify it
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Old 07-30-2009, 06:59 PM
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of the motor no i can get one tho but alls i no is the truck was a 2.9 and the guy swaped in a 4.0 and wanted to know how to find out what year so if i want to buy some bolt ons for i no what i buyen thankes guys
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:31 PM
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Im gonna say it is a 4.0 OHV which came in trucks 1990-2000
I believe the 2.9 was replaced by the 4.0 not 100% sure

Some specs for the 4.0 OHV


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thanks stl im gonna try to get some have way good pics of the motor but where would the cast number be at on the 4.o
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:43 PM
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Performance Parts:

Tom Morana:

Offers stroker kits, camshafts, connecting rods, pistons, cylinder heads

K&N Filters:

Carries products including new air intake systems for some 4.0L Rangers.

Camcraft:

Offers a new camshaft for the 4.0L.

Kurtz Kustomz:

Sells a True-Rev Sport Induction Kit.

Super Six Motorsports:

Offers heads and intakes for the 4.0L engines.

Competition Cams:

Offers camshaft# 49-410-8 as an OEM replacement good for towing and all around performance. Camshaft# 49-422-8 is a more aggressive cam for 4.0's with other modifications. It is designed to improve midrange power and torque.

Thomas Knight:

Offers a kit to install an Eaton supercharger on the 4.0L Ranger.

BBK Performance:

BBK offers 66mm throttle bodies for the 4.0L OHV Ranger.

Airaid:

Offers a throttle body spacer that's said to increase low end performance and horsepower.

Pacesetter:

Pacesetter offers headers for the 4.0L OHV Ranger.

JBA:

JBA offers headers and ignition wires for the 4.0L Ranger.

Hedman Headers:

Offers headers for the 4.0L engines.

Gibson and Dynomax:

Both offer cat-back exhaust systems for the Ranger.


Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS):


Nitrous Oxide Systems (NOS) showed the world how to effectively harness the power of nitrous oxide for automotive use in the 1970's. Since then, NOS has powered more racers than any other brand of nitrous. When you're looking to go fast, rely on NOS to deliver the most power per dollar available. From stock engines to race vehicles, jet skis to trucks, NOS has a kit for you.

Modifications:

Head Porting:

Port your upper and lower intake. The intakes don't line up diameter to diameter. Porting opens this up and allows better flow. Knife edge the intake side of the throttle body to remove the front lip. You can use a Dremel tool to grind, sand and buff this area to obtain a smooth airflow in to the engine. You can also mill down the butterfly to blend in to the shaft for a smoother air flow.

For details on how to port your heads, click HERE.

Ignition:

MSD - Manufactures a DIS ignition system along with wiring harnesses. Find their parts at Summit Racing.

JetChip - Makes a module to reprogram the engines computer. Click HERE.
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thanks stl im gonna try to get some have way good pics of the motor but where would the cast number be at on the 4.o
Im not sure where any numbers would be on the engine

Most times there is a vin number attached to the engine it's self if you find one you can track it back that way as long as he didnt remove it
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:52 PM
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thx but that still is not answering my main ?.. my main ? is how do i no what year my motor is
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:53 PM
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srry stl i didnt see your bottum one sayen you dont no thx
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Just found that some engines have a identification number on the valve cover look there for some numbers

I dont know if it will tell you what year it is though
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:57 PM
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yea ok im deff gonna try to do some home work on this but thanks alot stl
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Old 07-31-2009, 02:39 PM
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Just happened to look at my truck today and it says

07SEP04

So I guess that mean September 07 2004 which my truck is a 2005 but that gets you into the ball park

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