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Old 05-16-2011, 11:34 AM
YoursTruly YoursTruly is offline
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Default OHV 4.0L Mileage thread

So I just bought my first ranger! Its a 91', 4.0L OHV, 5spd, supercab with 279'xxx Kilometers on it. (about 173'362.5 Miles for the Yankees)

Being that I'm absolutely new to Rangers, I ask you, the experienced owners, what your milage/Kilometer..age is. How much longer can I expect this thing to keep on trucking?

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Old 05-16-2011, 11:46 AM
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Default Re: OHV 4.0L Mileage thread

167,000 on my '00 Ranger. These engines are good for at least 250K miles provided a proper maintenance program is followed.
The down side is that these engines are prone to cylinder head cracks and excessive valve train wear due to poor design, but these are inexpensive fixes calculated over the course of years of use.
I just replaced my valve train and optionally upgraded my cylinder heads and it was nice to see the factory hone marks still in the cylinder walls.
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Old 05-16-2011, 11:50 AM
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Wait, was there 2 versions of the OHV? the later with the coil pack or is that just the SOHC?
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:17 AM
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Default Re: OHV 4.0L Mileage thread

The OHV is a solid motor, if you take care of it. Hell, even if you dont, it is still pretty tough. There was only 1 OHV 4.0, but there were I think 3 or 4 head castings. Yours is the first casting, I believe the 90TM casting.
I have 140k on my 2000 and the only issue I have is developing lifter tap due to worn pushrod ends.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:03 PM
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interesting. I get a clicking/ pinging noise when I first start up but then it goes away. I figure its just the valves not getting their oil yet.
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:13 PM
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90% of ranger/explorers in the bone yard I have seen are bove 200k miles. I have an OHV 4.0 with 263k and it runs tits
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:45 PM
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129000 miles topend rebuilt
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