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Old 05-03-2011, 05:10 PM
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Old 05-03-2011, 05:44 PM
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Awesome. I am interested in the diesel, I am unfamiliar with that engine in a Ranger. I'd like to see some photos if you can and hear about how well it runs.

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Old 05-04-2011, 09:03 AM
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:35 PM
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Awesome. I am interested in the diesel, I am unfamiliar with that engine in a Ranger. I'd like to see some photos if you can and hear about how well it runs.

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The rangers down here have always been offered with diesel options. First ones with Maxion 2.5 with 115 hp and 29,2 kgfm up to 2001. This year on, the engine was changed to a MWM 2.8 powerstroke, with 135 hp 32,7 kgfm up to 2005, and so, the 3.0NGD (this one electronic) with 163hp and 38.8 kgfm. All of them turbo. the 2.8 came with TGV, and is the preferred engine until now, but the 3.0 is doing great in its reputation build. The major issue here is some occurrencies of e-fuel injectors failures, and the fact that this engine must rely on the cars electrical system to work. 2.5 and 2.8 will keep working, if you can make it start - even by pushing the car or allowing it to roll down in a ramp.

My is one of the firsts, not too much power, but good to drive as it has a torque value similar to the big gasoline ones (31 kgfm as far as I can remember). By far tougher, and much more dependable. Runs great once you get acquainted with the diesel way of things happening. And those engines can be easily upgraded with changes in turbo pressure, improved fuel injectors, and, in the case of the 2.5 and 2.8, easily adjustable fuel pumps (the 3.0 owners are subject to chip changes...). At last, they were not build to be driven fast, but strong, besides they do a good job if you push it, with the obvious cost of shortening the engine life.

Good fuel performance too: easy to make around 11 km per liter of diesel fuel, while gas ones do around 6. And in Brazil the gasoline costs 2,70 per liter, while diesel costs 1,50, so... good point, isn\t it?

The V6 here are loved for its torque and comfort during road trips due to good cruising speed at low RPM. But the diesel ones are always chosen when the task is to pull, carry, cross, ..., something, mainly in remote locations. And there\s always the danger of getting in love with it.

I'll be posting photos in a gallery soon.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:47 PM
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:20 PM
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To the ones interested in the diesel, I updated my album with engine pictures.
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:53 PM
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:59 PM
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welcome aboard! i want one of those diesels soo bad!
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Old 08-04-2011, 01:58 PM
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Diesel, my favorite! PICS!!!

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Old 08-04-2011, 02:25 PM
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welcome, and i would love to have a diesel ranger.
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Old 08-04-2011, 05:05 PM
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