is the 2.3l duratec the most difficult to maintain?
on another forum , there was a thread where a guy said that the 2.3 duratec is the most difficult and most expensive ranger engine to maintain. would you guys agree?
I havent worked on other rangers, but mine is definitely a pain, and can be expensive to work on. I havent done a ton to my truck, but i do know that the PCV valve is impossible to reach, doing a tune up is way more of a chore than it needs to be, and the thermastat costs anywhere from $85 to $115. I have also heard that replacing the water pump is no walk in the park. I am thankful, though, that it has a timing chain instead of a belt.
What do you guys think, what is the most difficult to maintain ranger?
2001 Ford Ranger XLT 2.3L
Leather Explorer buckets
Expo center console