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Old 05-04-2010, 02:03 AM
98whiteLightning 98whiteLightning is offline
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ok.. well i dont exactly wanna get into detail but something caused me to lose way more compresion than i would like in my fouth cylinder.. i have the entire engine appart now head up. and i polished the valves and seats up. im pretty sure it is the intake valve causing my issue. but after i get it all assembled tomorrow if it runs like it was before i took it appart i want to do an engine swap. i currently have a 98 ranger 2wd and the 2.5l in it with the factory auto trans... i am feeling a 302 swap coming up and i was looking to hear some input from you. i have seen ppl pull motors from explorers on here and i had some questions. what years will i be able to drop in my ranger with minimal effort. and what the estamated cost would be. i understand theres other threads on here but i wasnt sure what year engine i should look for.. thank you for the help and im sorry if i come across dumb.
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:50 AM
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im looking at doing the same with A CARB 302. WOULD YOU HAPPEN TO HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS ON THAT? ANY HELP IS GREATLY APPRECIATED
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Old 05-04-2010, 02:56 AM
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well im not sure.. you need to keep emmisions in mind. im from ny so there very strict and i couldnt get away with a idiot light lit up on me. if your trucks 94 or older then your golden on the carb 302 or 351 oor whatever you want but otherwise idk.. lol im not sure if this explorer 302 swap only works with the year truck your dropping it in or how it works. im waiting to hear from someone whos expirienced a swap already
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Old 05-04-2010, 03:14 AM
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i want to do an engine swap. i currently have a 98 ranger 2wd and the 2.5l in it with the factory auto trans... i am feeling a 302 swap coming up and i was looking to hear some input from you. i have seen ppl pull motors from explorers on here and i had some questions. what years will i be able to drop in my ranger with minimal effort.
The best fit in a 98+ Ranger is a 96~2001 Ex 5.0.

Easiest: 99~2001 V8 and 4R70W from a 2WD Explorer. This is electrically very similar to a 98 Ranger except it would need to have the PATS antitheft system added.

Next best: 96~98 V8 and 4R70W from a 2WD Explorer. This is elecrically very similar to a 98 Ranger but would need minor rewiring for the speedometer to work. There is no PATS to deal with which is a plus. On the negative side, the fuel system of the Ranger would need to be converted to 'return fuel' to work with the Explorer PCM and engine fuel system.

Since yours is a 2WD coil spring Ranger, either swap would need custom motor mount plates and probably driveshaft mods. The tach would need minor repin to make it read the V8 RPM. Using a 98+ Ex engine should make it easier to remain smog legal in most states.

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Old 05-04-2010, 03:27 AM
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well im not sure.. you need to keep emmisions in mind. im from ny so there very strict and i couldnt get away with a idiot light lit up on me. if your trucks 94 or older then your golden on the carb 302 or 351 oor whatever you want but otherwise idk.. lol im not sure if this explorer 302 swap only works with the year truck your dropping it in or how it works. im waiting to hear from someone whos expirienced a swap already
im pretty decent on emissions. the only thing they really care about around here is tint lol. the 93 and 94 was the same correct?
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