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Old 02-19-2011, 02:26 PM
Josh494949 Josh494949 is offline
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Talking Get your ponies back in 15 min

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
STRANGE

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

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Wide mouth pliers
long nose pliers
13mm socket
wrench
extension bar
long philips screw driver

1.
The banjo bolt is located near to the fuel filter on the side of the engine



2.
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

3.
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


4.
This is what you should have out


5.
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

6.
refit as reversal of this guide

7.
when you take the truk for a drive you should feel a difference in top / 5th gear

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Old 02-19-2011, 02:56 PM
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Default Re: Get your ponies back in 15 min

Is this on all rangers? What year/engine etc. do you have (no sig!)
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Old 02-19-2011, 02:59 PM
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Default Re: Get your ponies back in 15 min

Silly me
My ranger is a 2.5 rear wheel drive none turbo diesel 1999
As far as I know it's on more than just mine, all located after the fuel filter
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:04 PM
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Default Re: Get your ponies back in 15 min

you do realize that the vast majority of members here (and, likely, on the other Ranger forums you visited) are in North America (and, even more narrowly focused, in the US), and don't have a diesel engine in their Ranger, right?
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:08 PM
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Default Re: Get your ponies back in 15 min

lol, I was going to say, the fuel filter is on the frame rail, and that sure doesn't look like any ranger engine I've ever seen.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:09 PM
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must be right hand drive, weird seeing a master cyl. on the left sid of the engine bay!
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:12 PM
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Default Re: Get your ponies back in 15 min

About 1% of the rangers on this forum, and most other forums, will have an engine equipped like yours. This is not a component on gas engines.
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Old 02-19-2011, 03:25 PM
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Default Re: Get your ponies back in 15 min

Didnt think so.....Im under my truck almost every day and I didnt think I've ever seen what you were talking about...
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:29 PM
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Please refer to my avatar.
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:31 PM
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LOL! ^


anyways its still a good writeup man. Dont let them get you down.
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:42 AM
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Default Re: Get your ponies back in 15 min

It comes as a shock that most rangers in America are petrol, iv never seen a petrol ranger in the uk, it makes no sence to have one... Must be expensive to run
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:53 AM
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It comes as a shock that most rangers in America are petrol, iv never seen a petrol ranger in the uk, it makes no sence to have one... Must be expensive to run
That's your inside clarkson talking.

Listen to your tiff side, he loves petrol engines.



But yeah, helpful post for diesel owners mate!
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:22 AM
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Default Re: Get your ponies back in 15 min

Lol my clarkson side that made me chuckle, the chap owns a gt 40 a huge petrol drinker
I lve petrol cars love the power, just can't believe petrol trucks are more common than diesel as diesel goes a lot further
I'd love a petrol truck but at 1.49 a litre $10.50 a gallon it just wouldn't work out for me lol
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:01 AM
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$10.50/gallon?!?!
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:14 AM
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Yep lol can you see why we have diesel trucks here instead of petrol trucks.... Get around 500 miles from a tank of good diesel and 350 from a tank of petrol
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