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Old 06-19-2011, 07:48 PM
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I am glad that I found this forum, it is very informative. I am from Erie, PA and I just purchased an 1997 Ranger 4x2 2.3L automatic. It is very clean and has 77k miles on it(rare for the area). I am getting 21mpg in the city, but am not sure what the maintenance history is. I am thinking of having the engine coolant/ATF flushed. Also, I am thinking of replacing plugs and wires. I have read about the Autolite Platinum/Autolite wires or MC wires on the forum and plan on changing them soon. I also read that I should seafoam before changing. Any suggestions? Does anyone have other mod suggestions that would make the vehicle more efficient? I ordered a K&N Filter for it, but other than that I am clueless.

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Old 06-19-2011, 08:20 PM
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Welcome I'm south of you in Oil City,I hope you ordered the drop in filter because the cold intake kit won't help on a stock engine also if you haven't already go to the http://www.fordrangerforum.com/intro...ember-map.html and add yourself
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:33 PM
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Welcome from State College, PA!
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:34 PM
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Hey Nothing but Fords. Yes, I ordered the drop in, I went to the K&N site and found that the full system wouldn't work. I did as you suggested and added myself to the FRF Member map. I am in Oil City fairly often for some meetings. Thanks for your input!

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Thanks prestidigitizer, my fiance is from Williamsport, PA which is not far from SC. Nice area! Hope you are enjoying the Ranger.

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Old 06-19-2011, 09:16 PM
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:26 PM
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Thanks prestidigitizer, my fiance is from Williamsport, PA which is not far from SC. Nice area! Hope you are enjoying the Ranger.
Heh, cool - my wife is from Williamsport We like it here in SC too - been here since '89.

Likewise, I hope you enjoy your Ranger as much as I have mine!
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Old 06-19-2011, 09:33 PM
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Old 06-19-2011, 10:41 PM
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:21 AM
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Old 06-20-2011, 02:50 AM
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:55 AM
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