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Old 09-28-2010, 03:26 PM
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What is the most reliable engine? Are the Lima 4-cyls and the 3.0 about the same or is one a little better than the other?
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:30 PM
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I heard the 3.0 is junk. Not sure that it's true but thats what some say.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:32 PM
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I heard the 3.0 is junk. Not sure that it's true but thats what some say.
Lol, far from junk but they are very under powered!
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:33 PM
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3.0 is equal to a 2.3 power wise and fuel economy of a 4.0
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:35 PM
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So it's either 2.3 or 4.0.
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If you had 3 rangers sitting at a car lot. I would move the 3.0 away and look at the 2.3 or 4.0

2.3 for gas
4.0 for towing


I had a 3.0 and it could barely pull a trailer we use to have. My truck now you cant even tell it is there.
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:41 PM
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Wow!

Why would Ford make such an engine then? Not really an answer to that?
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:44 PM
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I LOVE MY 3.0!


246K miles and counting!
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Lol, Aaron: "I only text with trees, it makes it hard to text while driving though, I have to keep running the truck into trees to text!!" EPIC my friend. Lol
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:48 PM
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The reason why the 3.0 is junk is beacause of it's power and fuel efficiency?
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It's not JUNK, I think that is really harsh.

It has enough power for a daily driver, I've never had a problem with a lack of power.

The gas mileage is not the best, but I'd rather pay a bit more in gas and have an engine that I can trust to run everyday without any doubt.
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it's not junk, i think that is really harsh.

It has enough power for a daily driver, i've never had a problem with a lack of power.

The gas mileage is not the best, but i'd rather pay a bit more in gas and have an engine that i can trust to run everyday without any doubt.
thank you, lol!
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Did you see my question mark? lol
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I never said it was junk.
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thank you, lol!
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:56 PM
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Not to be a jerk, but the title of this thread is Reliability, NOT "What has better power or fuel economy?" I already know which has what.
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