iv had my ranger for a week now and noticed now and then it feels sluggish on the motorway, 3000 rmp would get me anywhere between 60-80 mph
after asking my question on 3 ranger forums, i pretty much got no info which is a shame as i thought that the 3 forums i chose to use were high traffic forums..
any how i feel this should be made a sticky on all 3 forums as its cured my problem as well as around 20 other rangers with the same symptoms according to the site i found it on
If this has already been done on this forum then i apologise for not being able to find it
SO, if your ranger feels sluggish and has poor MPG please read
Basically there is a small filter no bigger than your little finger nail that gets clogged up, mine was full of gunk and what looked like hair :/
clean this out and all should be fine
The filter comes just after the fuel filter, follow your fuel filter towards the fuel pump and you will see a banjo bolt, the filter is under this bolt (what happens is the fuel fed to her passes through the small filter to the injectors, if the filter i slightly blocked the fuel wont flow to the injectors correctly causing them to pour fuel through instead of spraying the fuel like it should...
This should take no more than 15-30 mins to do
Wide mouth pliers
long nose pliers
long philips screw driver
The banjo bolt is located near to the fuel filter on the side of the engine
To get to the bolt i had to remove a radiator pipe, undo the bolt and be careful to collect/watch where the washers fall.
It should go bolt head, washer, spacer, washer, spring then filter
the spring will be flush to the engine block so you will have to get long nose pliers to get it out
To remove the filter lightly push the screw driver in to the hole until it stops, when you pull it out it should be on tip of the driver
This is what you should have out
i cleaned my filter out with contact cleaner, ran it under the hose and used a cotton bud to remove the rest of the gunk
refit as reversal of this guide
when you take the truk for a drive you should feel a difference in top / 5th gear