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Old 03-28-2010, 09:50 PM
Poohbair Poohbair is offline
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Hi everyone

Just picked up this 98 Ranger for cheap...

152K, 4.0, Auto

Didn't run well at all... actually ran REALLY BAD...




After playing w/ the google machine, and checking out the codes it was pulling (P1405, P0174, P0304) I figured it was the typical intake gaskets... so I went and got a full gasket set from Napa, and some misc other stuff... and then headed to my buddies shop....


played with her for a while...

Anything look funny here...????







Never ended up putting any gaskets in... just plugs, wires, and EGR stuff... seems to run fine now, no check engine light, and not pulling any codes!

Good score for cheap from a previous owner that didn't want to do ANY work to her and just wanted it to go away ... it will probably see another 50K in the next year.
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Old 03-28-2010, 09:51 PM
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Well you lucky dog. Nice lookin truck
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:58 AM
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Welcome from NC and nice find!
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Old 03-29-2010, 01:39 AM
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Welcome to the FRF!!! Another from the PNW!!
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Old 03-29-2010, 03:20 AM
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Welcome to FRF
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:34 AM
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welcome to FRF, Poohbair!
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Old 03-29-2010, 12:30 PM
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Welcome to FRF! That's a nice find for cheap!
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:27 AM
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Thanks!

New taillight lense should be here today, then I can start driving her!
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:24 PM
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... been driving this thing all week..

Took her on a road trip yesterday... drives GREAT on the freeway.

Got 16 mpg out of the first tank of fuel... about 1/2 around town, and 1/2 on the freeway w/ the cruise on 75
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Old 04-02-2010, 08:38 PM
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This is one of the reasons i hate living where i live.

Anything older is either rusted through, or overpriced...

Good purchase!
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:03 PM
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welcome to frf
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:05 PM
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nice score on that one, i got mine for pretty cheap too
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:30 PM
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This is one of the reasons i hate living where i live.

Anything older is either rusted through, or overpriced...

Good purchase!

Older???

This is the newest vehicle I have ever owned!!!!
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:35 PM
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Older???

This is the newest vehicle I have ever owned!!!!
Lol. Welcome to FRF!
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Old 04-02-2010, 11:13 PM
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I am not sure what some of your versions of "cheap" is... but after purchase price, repairs, and title transfer I am in this one under 2K...
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