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Old 05-22-2009, 01:57 PM
Gary Gary is offline
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Hi, newbie here with a question. I have a 2000 Ranger XLT Supercab with 3.0 V6 engine and automatic transmission. It's got 110,000 miles and I've had no major problems with it, just routine maintenance. I am no mechanic. Just wondered how many miles I can reasonably expect to get out of it. The same mechanic has maintained it the whole time and said I should be able to get 150K out of it with no problem. What say you?

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Old 05-22-2009, 06:54 PM
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with good maintenance and some luck 200000-300000mile. there like all 4 ranger motors can get very high miles but there are a few that for no reason don't make it thus me saying a little luck is needed
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98blown you should be an MD! that's the same stuff my doc asks and ur spot on man!!!
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:55 AM
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ditto to 98blownranger. had a ranger with 147,000 on it before i sold it. it was still going strong. only had to replace the water pump and p/s unit.
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Old 05-24-2009, 03:58 PM
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Mine has 271, and some change and still going strong !
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Old 05-24-2009, 10:50 PM
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My 3.0 still runs strong after 122xxx miles on it. Hard miles.

Treat her right and she'll treat you right.

I've heard of people pushin 300,000 out of these.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:31 PM
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Exactly, as stated above. Run her till she drops. Thats one thing rangers are good at, getting beat up and still run.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:08 PM
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I have 17xxxx on my 4.0 They will last if you treat them right.
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Old 05-27-2009, 12:30 AM
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I don't have a 3.0 but my 4.0L runs like a champ.. my buddy has 3.0L with 170k and his has been somewhat abused, but it still runs just fine!
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Old 06-02-2009, 09:18 PM
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The 3.0L Vulcan V6 is a very reliable if somewhat underpowered pushrod overhead valve engine that if maintained properly should give you hundreds of thousands of good miles.
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Old 06-11-2009, 05:22 PM
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94 2.3 5 spd 225,000 no problems so far.i think this truck will easily see 300,000
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:52 PM
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Mine made it to about 150,000 before it's first engine died. I'm on engine #2. Oil pump started giving me problems on #1, died at 75mph hauling a bed-full of cabinets, so i would say I was partly to blame on that one. Change the oil regularly. Pay attention to any drips underneath, and wash it once in awhile...they like that!
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Old 06-11-2009, 09:57 PM
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I have seen a 96 ranger 4cyl 5spd that hade 380k on it. I asked the guy about it and he only replaced the clutch "which is going to go out regardless" the battery and alternator and thats it. I was truely amazed.
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