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Old 07-09-2010, 08:38 PM
Gimpy Gimpy is offline
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Default Resurrecting An Old Friend

I am in the process of getting an old friend back on the highway. I bought a 4-cylinder 2.3 L, 1993 Ford Ranger 4X4 in 1999, to use in a commute back and forth over the Sierra Nevadas. I put about 120,000 miles on that little beast; week in, week out, rain, sunshine, blizzard, whatever, it took me back and forth without a hitch. Then I let my wife use it for her local commute. The oil change outfit that she was using let the manual transmission run low, and she fried the transmission.

I didn't have time to deal with this, so the truck was parked. I recently retired, and now have time to bring this rig back to life after about five years of setting.

I don't plan on doing anything radical during the renovation. I'll just clean it up, replace worn bushings, etc. Any changes that I make will to make the rig more bulletproof than it already is. I've heard something about 3 plastic or rubber plugs on the tranny that can be replaced with metal plugs to prevent fluid loss, and I will be looking into that first thing.
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:46 PM
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welcome to FRF, Mark!
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Old 07-09-2010, 08:59 PM
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:13 AM
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Old 07-10-2010, 07:47 AM
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:48 AM
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Hey Mark. Welcome to FRF.
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Old 07-10-2010, 04:18 PM
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:38 AM
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4cyl 4x4 always a rare fun truck
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