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Old 08-12-2009, 12:33 PM
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so my ranger is an 85 and has the 2.3 fuel injected engine in it. anychanceanyone knows a way to give it some more power? thats realitivly cheap? thanks for any suggestions!

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Old 08-12-2009, 01:24 PM
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Start off with an improved air intake to let the engine breath better. Below left you can see the Air Muffler and the baffle. The air muffler (on the left) goes between the air cleaner and the throttle body. The baffle to the right of it comes off the front of the air cleaner inside the body of your Ranger above the wheel well. As you can see in the picture below right, the air muffler was replaced with a piece of stainless but you can use PVC pipe. This will allow more air flow into your motor, increase HP, and make your motor a little bit louder. Your air cleaner is in two (2) parts; air cleaner canister, and mass air flow sensor. Open your air cleaner and remove the air filter, then unbolt the can in which the filter was in, when you pull the can off, the baffle will be attached to it. Remove the baffle, and reinstall the air cleaner. This will add more air flow, HP, and sound to your Ranger.

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Old 08-12-2009, 05:34 PM
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mine is a bit different from this .. it has the intake coming into the bottom of a rectangular box where the filter is and just has a hose going from it to the throttle body. would this be easier than a picture?
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:21 PM
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can we get a pic of your engine bay? Most of us here don't have alot of experience with the early 80s trucks. Heck, I didn't even know they had multi point fuel injection available in 85.
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Old 08-13-2009, 05:56 PM
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Looks like this

We PMed each other today and I think he is on the right track to make a custom intake tube now

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Old 08-13-2009, 06:02 PM
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Ah, no muffler.

Strange how they started out with no muffler, progressed into increasingly more restrictive mufflers, then back to no muffler again.
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Think he is gonna cut a section out and add some pvc pipe or stainless pipe for better flow
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:32 PM
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ya thats probably what im going to end up doing. i know im going to do someting different for the intake before the filter box. definately kinda annoyingly made. heres mine ill get a better one for you tomorrow when its daylight again lol

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To bad there wasn't a way to completely take out those first to bend coming off the air box
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:38 PM
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Found this website has some interesting things for the 2.3

I dont know how many will actually apply to your older 2.3 but worth the read I guess

www.cadvision.com/Ranger
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:48 PM
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I wonder if any other 2.3 engines have air boxes that have the tube coming off the side?

That way it would be a direct path for airflow

only thing you would need to make sure that the box is the same size
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:49 PM
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haha to tell you the truth thats the site that got me started on the whole thing. lol. i wish i knew what i could do about it! i think i might just go with like a cone shaped filter and completly wreck out the airbox. ive seen it done. just not sure how well it will work for my set up
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:51 PM
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i might do some searching for that! might see if i could do maybe a totaly different air box? or would a different size/type not be a good idea
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Need to keep it the same size don't want to "starve" it of air

And if you made it way to big it would be sucking to much air
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Where is the EGR valve on my 09 2.3??

I may be blind because I'm not seeing it.
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