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Old 03-30-2013, 10:18 AM
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Default Re: Weird smell when towing?

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:40 PM
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Gonna derail here but that's funny, and i loath my 3.0 when it comes to power but i have towed/hauled about 4k lbs for 600 miles round trip and i didn't have any trans problems or funny smells
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:12 AM
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My father and I have 4 of the 7(2.3 Duratech, 3.0L Vulcan, 2.9L OHV & 4.0 SOHC Cologne) engines offered in the Ranger over the years. The only knocks we had against the 2.9L & 3.0L engines was the fact they are inefficient for their size. They burn too much gas for the power they put out, that having been said, they are well built & reliable engines. Like Vulcan 3000, my father and I pulled heavy loads for long distances and didn't have issues with either the 2.9L or 3.0L, it does sound like the OP was hauling more then he realized and pushed his truck too hard for too long a hill. Like others mentioned, change the transmission fluid and gear oil.
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