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Old 01-28-2011, 05:11 PM
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Recently I had installed a remanufacfured 4.0l into my 2000 ranger. I replaced everything I could think of Fuel injectors, new plugs, new wires, new sensors, water pump, tensioner, harmonic balancer, camshaft positioning sensor, cranshaft positioning sensor, etc. after 3k and a lot of work I made the mistake of turning the key. It misfired horribly so the following morning I replaced the igniton coil pack then turned the key again ran good except had a tick from a hydraulic lifter so I'm told. I had brown smoke dumping out the exhaust so I shut it down and took it to the dealer for an examination. they checked it over the brown smoke was gone but the mechanic said I was burning coolant. We suspected it was from the blown head gasket that I had that led to the replacement of the motor. He said go ahead and drive it see if the lifter noise would go away. Well I put about 50 miles on it when finally a mechanic told me that I had forgot to properly break in the engine for the first 20 minutes at 2000 rpm. So I looked at my paper work and sure enough he was right after which I was suposed to retorque my heads and intake manifold. So here I am two weeks later about to retorque my Heads but when I pulled my truck into the garage it sounded horrible pinging sound I think, I think caused by coolant leaking into compression chamber. I was always low on coolant before I changed the engine but could not find where it was leaking now I'm wondering if my intake manifold is warped or cracked. Is this common?
Also wondering how extensive might the damage I caused be by not retorquing everything right away? Also wondering how bad is it have a bad lifter? And should I replace the intake manifold before I drive it again after I retorque the heads??? Help Me I'm out of money and I'm out of time.... I had made a claim on the warranty but it seems it will probably be voided do to my negligence...
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Old 01-28-2011, 05:59 PM
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as long as leaking coolant into engine stops you'll be fine
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:18 PM
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Recently I had installed a remanufacfured 4.0l into my 2000 ranger. I replaced everything I could think of Fuel injectors, new plugs, new wires, new sensors, water pump, tensioner, harmonic balancer, camshaft positioning sensor, cranshaft positioning sensor, etc. after 3k and a lot of work I made the mistake of turning the key. It misfired horribly so the following morning I replaced the igniton coil pack then turned the key again ran good except had a tick from a hydraulic lifter so I'm told. I had brown smoke dumping out the exhaust so I shut it down and took it to the dealer for an examination. they checked it over the brown smoke was gone but the mechanic said I was burning coolant. We suspected it was from the blown head gasket that I had that led to the replacement of the motor. He said go ahead and drive it see if the lifter noise would go away. Well I put about 50 miles on it when finally a mechanic told me that I had forgot to properly break in the engine for the first 20 minutes at 2000 rpm. So I looked at my paper work and sure enough he was right after which I was suposed to retorque my heads and intake manifold. So here I am two weeks later about to retorque my Heads but when I pulled my truck into the garage it sounded horrible pinging sound I think, I think caused by coolant leaking into compression chamber. I was always low on coolant before I changed the engine but could not find where it was leaking now I'm wondering if my intake manifold is warped or cracked. Is this common?
Also wondering how extensive might the damage I caused be by not retorquing everything right away? Also wondering how bad is it have a bad lifter? And should I replace the intake manifold before I drive it again after I retorque the heads??? Help Me I'm out of money and I'm out of time.... I had made a claim on the warranty but it seems it will probably be voided do to my negligence...
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Is this a "Jasper" engine????
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:49 PM
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No it is not but the machanic at Ford doesn't seem to think the lifter noise is my fault... I am still wondering if it is possible if my intake mani fold is cracked inside and I can't see it. I think the hydraulic lifter is just faulty. I heard some bad things about Jasper so I steared clear of them...
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:02 PM
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I was gonna ask if it was a Jasper or not. I have seen their work on diesel engines and I would not buy a engine or anything from them.

Where did you get this engine?
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:39 PM
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I bought it from Auto Value a crate motor. I called the manufacturer they told me to drive it 600 miles till first oil change to see if the lifter pumps up, but it has actually gone from just ticking at start up to ticking all the time. I haven't driven it in two weeks I got frustrated and had to walk away for a bit. I just wonered if I could damage my valves if I have a bad lifter. Like I said I'm thinking I'm getting coolant in the cylinder from my intake manifold maybe it's cracked, I'm thinking I should replace the intake manifold before I drive it again. It idled nice before I pulled it into the garage but when I drove it in it was knocking or pinging under the load. I heard low octane gas can cause that so I am assuming that if coolant was getting into the cylinder it wouldn't burn right. I am very cautious at this point because my last engine had a melted piston and I want to make sure I don't have something that serious happen again.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:42 PM
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So the last engine had a melted piston and you swapped all the parts from it to this one?
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:54 PM
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No I replaced almost everything on the engine but not the intake manifold like I said new injectors, wires, plugs, coil pack, new cam positioning sensor and stator, new crankshaft sensor, new EGR valve, new oil sensor, new engine, coolant sensor. I did not replace the MAF or the IAC.
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Old 01-28-2011, 07:58 PM
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Ok I misunderstood ur first post.
I would suspect the intake. U can tell if u got coolant in the oil if u drain the oil.
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Old 01-28-2011, 08:08 PM
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I assumed the lean cylinder was due to a faulty injector the truck ran good for years I didn't even know I had a dead cyclinder the only indication was I would throw code for a missfire in cylinder 4, and I would just throw in a new plug every 6 mos... lol stupid me.

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It's not in the oil but looks like I'm burnig it, it's coming out the tail pipe I think the manifold is cracked or warped. Which would explain why I was always low on coolant but never saw a leak.

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So what about the faulty lifter is that bad for my valves?

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Hey I was in springfield Missouri once for about a month when I was 21 that was along time ago it was so cheap to live there but not much work.
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