I have a 1985 Ford Ranger 4x4 (5spd, 4 cylinder FI gas). I came into a problem couple weeks ago with it. My number 2 spark plug electrode end piece somehow broke off and fell into the engine. It was driving crappy and when I parked and checked the spark plugs I found that the number 2 plug was loose and oil was on it and the little electrode end piece broke. I put in a new plug but it was covered with oil after I pulled it out.
I have a 1990 Ford Bronco (5 spd, 300 I6) that I have had and was going to sell it cause I wanted something good on gas. Well since my Ranger has messed up I have got my Bronco on the road again.
I went like 450 miles onlike 27 gallons or so in my Bronco. I guess that's ok.
PEOPLE say the Ranger won't get 18mpg or so because of the small engine and then it's 4x4...so I don't know.
I'm like 6'4 and room in the Ranger was ok. I mean the Bronco can carry more people and be topless but then I like having a pick-up. In the end it comes up to the MPGs and how it hits the pockets.
People say these 300s can get 20mpg+ with the right gearings and stuff.
I like the Bronco and Ranger. I'm just undecided what I want to do.
Wish I could find a Diesel 4X4 Ranger....maybe that be good on MPG.
At the moment, I don't know what I want to do. I have to get my 460 fixed in my 79 4x4. So that will be my toy truck on the side.
Any ideas what I should do? What would you do?
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