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Old 07-31-2011, 01:15 PM
rangermanmark rangermanmark is offline
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Default Much needed maintenance

I bought my Ranger a couple of weeks ago and im about to do some maintenance that im sure it really really needs

Ive already replaced the Dpfe sensor and rubber vac line going to the charcoal can

Its a 96 2.3L 5 speed reg cab XL with 216K miles
I have been doing some reading up on here and as far as plugs and wires go....the best is Motorcraft or autolite? Some body told me that the exhaust side and intake side plugs are spost to be different temp plugs....so should they be a different part number?

Would an ACCEL coil pack help my truck? and if so should i get 2 of them or just 1 for the main plugs? .....and which side are the main plugs? exhaust side or intake side?

As this truck has 216K miles....i was thinking about doing the timing set....timing belt, tenisioner, water pump, cam sensor......anything else anybody would suggest?

Of course change the oil and oil filter....what oil would you all recommend?

Im pretty sure my valve cover gasket is leaking...have heard its a common problem from the last 70's on with the 2.3's. Advice?

Im wanting to get rid of the clutch fan for an electric fan....temp controlled with manual over ride.....Advice?

Thats about all i can think of right now......Any advice would be very much appreciated!!!!!
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:20 PM
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Default Re: Much needed maintenance

The actual plugs are on the intake side. The exhaust plugs are for emissions. So I doubt a coil pack for them is really necessary.

Unless you know for sure on the timing belt I would change just for peace of mind.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:56 PM
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Default Re: Much needed maintenance

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I bought my Ranger a couple of weeks ago and im about to do some maintenance that im sure it really really needs

Ive already replaced the Dpfe sensor and rubber vac line going to the charcoal can

Its a 96 2.3L 5 speed reg cab XL with 216K miles
I have been doing some reading up on here and as far as plugs and wires go....the best is Motorcraft or autolite? Some body told me that the exhaust side and intake side plugs are spost to be different temp plugs....so should they be a different part number?

Would an ACCEL coil pack help my truck? and if so should i get 2 of them or just 1 for the main plugs? .....and which side are the main plugs? exhaust side or intake side?

As this truck has 216K miles....i was thinking about doing the timing set....timing belt, tenisioner, water pump, cam sensor......anything else anybody would suggest?

Of course change the oil and oil filter....what oil would you all recommend?

Im pretty sure my valve cover gasket is leaking...have heard its a common problem from the last 70's on with the 2.3's. Advice?

Im wanting to get rid of the clutch fan for an electric fan....temp controlled with manual over ride.....Advice?

Thats about all i can think of right now......Any advice would be very much appreciated!!!!!


The truck has over 200,000 miles so I would just do what is necessary.....plugs, wires, fuel filter, oil change, and air filter. The valve cover gasket leaking is going to happen with ultra high mileage Lima 2.3s and it is common. Don't waste your money on an electric fan.
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:14 PM
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Default Re: Much needed maintenance

Yea anytime i buy a car or truck.....if there isnt a record of the timing belt having been done....i always change them for peace of mind

So the valve cover is as simple as change the gasket? Or is it a loose loose type situation? lol
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:07 AM
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Default Re: Much needed maintenance

-the accell coil is a waste!
-the e-fan is a waste
-if you are pulling the VC change the small coolant hose that runs to the bottom of the TB
-change the ATF in your tranny
-check your rear leafspring hangers and shackles
-create a detailed signature of your truck
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Old 08-02-2011, 10:09 AM
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Default Re: Much needed maintenance

Yea change tranny fluid and filter if automatic, diff fluid, check bushings, clean out throttle body, clean your maf, change the air filter, flush and fill radiator, have battery tested, inspect and change your drive belts, inspect and/or replace brakes and rotors, there is probably a lot more things you can do for peace of mind. I know I have lol. I have the exact same model except mine is xlt and I have done most of these already. Maybe even seafoam it, run a fuel system cleaner, replace oxygen sensors...
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Old 08-09-2011, 09:18 AM
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Default Re: Much needed maintenance

Do you change the timing belt every 100000k or is it 200000K?
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