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Old 04-30-2013, 07:05 PM
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Default bigger cam 2.3/2.5 will it set a check engine light?

hi, i current have a 1999 ford ranger 4.0 4x4 lifted.
im wanting to get a 2wd 2.3 or 2.5 witch ever one is better?

what i am wondering is if i put a bigger cam in a obd2 ranger will it set off a check engine light?

all tips and help will be great full thanks
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:06 PM
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Default Re: bigger cam 2.3/2.5 will it set a check engine light?

Not if its installed correctly
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ok thanks! with that would it hurt to do bigger valves, valve springs, shave the head and put bigger injectors?
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:28 PM
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Default Re: bigger cam 2.3/2.5 will it set a check engine light?

If the installation is done right it won't, like has been said. However I think the limits on for a cam in a I4 engine is like .475". Only times I've seen a higher lift was in trucks with upgraded rotating assemblies along with bossing and milling of the valvetrain. Something to ponder...
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