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Old 07-22-2011, 09:02 PM
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thanks man, i hope i can find a jy engine cheaper
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:36 AM
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anyone have any tips for what would cause loss of compression in 2 cyls? or anyone know where i can get a cheap J/Y engine?
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:19 AM
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anyone have any tips for what would cause loss of compression in 2 cyls? or anyone know where i can get a cheap J/Y engine?
well bad rings,stuck valve,cracked head/block,or a blown headgasket
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:33 PM
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Default Re: Picked up a 1987 Ranger XLT FOR FREE!

we pulled it tonight and its looking like a blown headgasket, could loss of compression make a knocking noise?
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Old 07-25-2011, 06:44 PM
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Default Re: Picked up a 1987 Ranger XLT FOR FREE!

that almost EXACTLY like mine! :P. look into those rod and main bearings, if it isnt too bad, just replace the bearings and use emory cloth to smooth out the crankshaft. those are very well built engines, once its fixed your on your way to putting a turbo on that bad boy!
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Old 07-25-2011, 08:29 PM
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i hope its just a HG!
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Old 07-26-2011, 07:21 PM
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All i got to say is for free, you'd better never junk the thing unless you have to. leave that thing in the barn if you can't finish workin on it. it looks like a gem. i can't wait to see it up and runnin. good luck man.
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Old 07-28-2011, 02:05 PM
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got the engine on the stand, we are cleaning everything up, putting a new head gasket on, and replacing the main and rod bearings, will update more
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:28 PM
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project has been delayed due to me working 7 days a week, we will start replacing things on monday! im so excited, this is what im buying..

Head set, (gaskets and bolts)
Rod and Main Bearings
Oil Pump
Battery
Battery Terminals
Oil, Antifreeze,

if there is anything im missing please chime in!
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Old 08-05-2011, 07:53 PM
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Default Re: Picked up a 1987 Ranger XLT FOR FREE!

Sounds like you need to add a free motor also.
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:01 PM
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cant find an engine cheap enough around here for less than 700 dollars. F**K that for a JY Engine
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Old 08-05-2011, 09:18 PM
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Default Re: Picked up a 1987 Ranger XLT FOR FREE!

ill buy it from you and come pic it up
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Old 08-06-2011, 10:05 AM
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haha naw man i wanna keep this beaute, i love it
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:10 PM
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got the pan off, and the crank looks great, waiting for the rest of the parts to come in, and then we begin the rebuild process
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:19 PM
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Work Accomplished Today:

New Water Pump on
New Oil Pump on - Need to pickup the collector tomorrow.
Rod and Main Bearings on
Rear Main Seal on.

NEXT: Head Gasket, Valve Cover Gasket, Oil pan gasket, Fuel Rail, and Re-install!
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