Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! > >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread

  #1  
Old 06-03-2009, 07:31 PM
Sky King Sky King is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 16
Default Hello from Louisiana

I am a machinist and have always done my own work on all my vehicles and all my kids vehicles just because I couldn't have afford it any other way. I've spent countless hours under the hood, under the car, left much blood, sweat, my cussing at times overheard above the rock and roll I play when I'm working in my shop. I'm almost qualified to do everything with nothing.

I've been driving my Ford Ranger since Dec. of 1991 (2.3L auto) I purchased it with 5k miles on it and it now has 399,500 miles. I've been a bit laxed on my maintenance lately but my truck has been having some issues that I have been unable to solve. (engine roughness and loss of power, steering loosness even though I've changed every part) both of these issues are stories in themselves.

Recently I've taken possession of my son's 2000 Ranger 3.0L. We replaced the heads a little over a year ago and one mechanic says we have low compression on 3 cylinders (valve related). He has 280K miles on this truck.

I am a ranger kind of guy but I didn't like the suspension changes and much prefer the ride of my 1991. I bought my daughter a used Ranger in 1999 because I got tired of working on her Plymouth Laser. I was right to buy the Ranger, I never had to work on that baby at all. It was heaven.

Well, that's the long and short of it. I hope you guys can help me and I hope to be able to help you as well.

Take Care,
Gene
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 06-05-2009, 09:04 AM
Tom Tom is offline
Ranger Enthusiast
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 6,829
Default

Welcome to the forum, sounds like you have quite a bit of experience under your belt. I hope you get the issue on your 91 worked out soon so you can hit that 400,000 mile marker, oh so close you are!
__________________
2006 Ford Ranger Sport 4.0 2WD on 32x11.50R15s
-3" Doetsch Spindle Lift


Using the forum:
How to Post on the Forum
Creating a signature (do this before asking any questions)
Upload an Avatar (image of your Ranger)
How to Post Pictures on the Forum
Switch the site layout: Light Theme or Dark Theme

Things to do:
Participate in Truck of the Month
Participate in the Ranger Photo Contest
Participate in the Non-Automotive Photo Contest
Become a Site Contributor
Shop at the FordRangerForum.com Store
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 06-05-2009, 06:52 PM
Sky King Sky King is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 16
Default

I could coast past 400K without touching the truck Yep, we've been though allot together. I can't bear to sell it or part it out.
__________________
Cheers,
Gene
1991 Ranger, 2.3L (400K miles)
2000 Ranger, 3.0L (280K miles)
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 06-05-2009, 11:02 PM
Old-skool1972 Old-skool1972 is offline
Ford Truck Driver
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 75
Default

Welcome !!!! Cant wait for pics.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New to site from Louisiana sacalait59 Introduce Yourself 2 05-26-2009 11:51 PM