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 08-22-2014, 06:03 AM
ajstewart777 ajstewart777 is offline
Ford Pickup
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 114
Default diesel in a ranger?

Has anyone ever done a diesel engine in ranger? I saw a Jeep cherokee the other day with a Cummins in it and it was sick and I was wondering if anyone has done this with a ranger and what is involved and required if so?
__________________
2005 Ford Ranger Edge Supercab 4.0 4x4. 4 inch Superlift. 3 inch PA body lift, 33 inch General Grabber AT2, 15 inch pro comp rock crawler wheels. 4:10 gearing. K&N Air Intake. Superlift front skid plate, Super ride shocks. Pioneer DVD radio and Kenwood sub. 20% tint front and back. 2.5 inch cat back exhaust, Dynomax bullet muffler, split at y pipe to dual 3 inch Magnaflow tips.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-22-2014, 06:05 AM
96_4x4_XLT 96_4x4_XLT is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6,189
Default

It has been done yes
__________________
95 Ranger XLT 4x2 2.3 I4 5 speed 206,000 *dead*
96 Ranger XLT 4x4 4.0 V6 5 speed 173,000 *alive*
D35 front, 8.8 rear, 3.73 gears, limited slip rear diff
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-22-2014, 06:17 AM
ajstewart777 ajstewart777 is offline
Ford Pickup
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 114
Default

I'm sure it has. Im just interested in the process and involvement.
__________________
2005 Ford Ranger Edge Supercab 4.0 4x4. 4 inch Superlift. 3 inch PA body lift, 33 inch General Grabber AT2, 15 inch pro comp rock crawler wheels. 4:10 gearing. K&N Air Intake. Superlift front skid plate, Super ride shocks. Pioneer DVD radio and Kenwood sub. 20% tint front and back. 2.5 inch cat back exhaust, Dynomax bullet muffler, split at y pipe to dual 3 inch Magnaflow tips.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-22-2014, 06:36 AM
ranger_ferd ranger_ferd is offline
smart @$$ 101
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 1,877
Default

Search "yarolecks 98 ranger", I posted some links in there for a 4bt swap, that's about the biggest you can go without major modifications, and you don't have to swap axles or anything either...
__________________
2001 f250 7.3 zf-6
1979 f150 400/c6
Ranger free since December 2015
quote of the day:
The round flowing fenders of this vehicle have been lovingly reconstructed by a Dutch craftsman out of, what could be considered the most precious material on earth, bondo
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-22-2014, 08:13 AM
96_4x4_XLT 96_4x4_XLT is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6,189
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajstewart777 View Post
I'm sure it has. Im just interested in the process and involvement.
You will need these 3 things

Lots of money
Lots of time
lots a patience
__________________
95 Ranger XLT 4x2 2.3 I4 5 speed 206,000 *dead*
96 Ranger XLT 4x4 4.0 V6 5 speed 173,000 *alive*
D35 front, 8.8 rear, 3.73 gears, limited slip rear diff
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-22-2014, 08:49 AM
ajstewart777 ajstewart777 is offline
Ford Pickup
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Posts: 114
Default

Maybe I should just think about a v8 gas instead eh?
__________________
2005 Ford Ranger Edge Supercab 4.0 4x4. 4 inch Superlift. 3 inch PA body lift, 33 inch General Grabber AT2, 15 inch pro comp rock crawler wheels. 4:10 gearing. K&N Air Intake. Superlift front skid plate, Super ride shocks. Pioneer DVD radio and Kenwood sub. 20% tint front and back. 2.5 inch cat back exhaust, Dynomax bullet muffler, split at y pipe to dual 3 inch Magnaflow tips.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-22-2014, 10:46 AM
96_4x4_XLT 96_4x4_XLT is offline
Ford Ranger Driver
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6,189
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajstewart777 View Post
Maybe I should just think about a v8 gas instead eh?
Still need those three things
__________________
95 Ranger XLT 4x2 2.3 I4 5 speed 206,000 *dead*
96 Ranger XLT 4x4 4.0 V6 5 speed 173,000 *alive*
D35 front, 8.8 rear, 3.73 gears, limited slip rear diff
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-26-2014, 08:40 PM
2wdboggin 2wdboggin is offline
Liking the Ford Ranger Forum
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 24
Default

The Ranger was introduced in mid-1982 for the 1983 model year and had an available 4-cylinder 59 hp 2.2 L Mazda/Perkins diesel. In 1985, a Mitsubishi-built 2.3 L turbodiesel with 86 hp replaced the Mazda diesel engine. The diesels were no longer an option after 1987. These Rangers are rare now.
__________________
2000 3.0 v6 2wd
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-01-2017, 03:47 PM
Nics574 Nics574 is offline
Learning to use the forums
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 8
Default Re: diesel in a ranger?

Check this out if you still have the idea bouncing around in your head. http://www.trucktrend.com/features/1...r-diesel-swap/
__________________
2011 ford ranger, xlt, northland edition, 4.0, 5 speed manual.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-09-2017, 02:16 AM
Danny74 Danny74 is offline
I need a garage
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 57
Default Re: diesel in a ranger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nics574 View Post
Check this out if you still have the idea bouncing around in your head. http://www.trucktrend.com/features/1...r-diesel-swap/
that looks like an awesome project. I read the whole article, and I must say I'm kind of fall in love with that idea. However it seems like it would take an enormous amount of time not to mention the expenses out of pocket. I hear of diesel shops that will do these conversions for you but I don't know what they charge.
__________________

'92 Supercab XLT 4.0L V6 Auto 4x4
[My new vehicle]
'95 Supercab XLT 3.0L V6 Auto 2x4
[Brothers vehicle]
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-09-2017, 08:34 PM
Undrstm8ed Undrstm8ed is offline
Habenae Est Dominatus
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,247
Default Re: diesel in a ranger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2wdboggin View Post
The Ranger was introduced in mid-1982 for the 1983 model year and had an available 4-cylinder 59 hp 2.2 L Mazda/Perkins diesel. In 1985, a Mitsubishi-built 2.3 L turbodiesel with 86 hp replaced the Mazda diesel engine. The diesels were no longer an option after 1987. These Rangers are rare now.
NO Where near what the OP was looking for I am sure... no offense.

A GREAT site for more information is 4btSwaps.com where you will find several rangers done and more information on swaps in the build pages.

The 4BTA starts off with a LOT of options for a standard runaway motor. Ridiculous TQ even right out of the box. Ford offered the Cummins 4BTa in basically a Bread truck like what older FedEx trucks, Snap-on trucks and the like as well as a cargo van style but they called it something else and after being up for 29 hrs.. the correct term is escaping me at the moment..

Sorry, im sure someone here will follow up sooner than my 10 hr beta testing of a pillow will allow.
__________________
"Your right, there is no "I" in Team But there sure is in Independence, Individuality, and Integrity.."

- 93' Ranger, Overland Build thread http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...ing-build.html
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-19-2017, 01:24 PM
Danny74 Danny74 is offline
I need a garage
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 57
Default Re: diesel in a ranger?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undrstm8ed View Post
NO Where near what the OP was looking for I am sure... no offense.

A GREAT site for more information is 4btSwaps.com where you will find several rangers done and more information on swaps in the build pages.

The 4BTA starts off with a LOT of options for a standard runaway motor. Ridiculous TQ even right out of the box. Ford offered the Cummins 4BTa in basically a Bread truck like what older FedEx trucks, Snap-on trucks and the like as well as a cargo van style but they called it something else and after being up for 29 hrs.. the correct term is escaping me at the moment..

Sorry, im sure someone here will follow up sooner than my 10 hr beta testing of a pillow will allow.
Hey thank you for replying, I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one interested in this thread that may be a little bit older.
I am seriously considering purchasing one of these older Rangers and throwing a 4bt into it. I'm more likely to go with the older 2.2 Perkins, because I'd rather trash that then get rid of a good working 2.3 turbo diesel Mitsubishi one. Those engines you could at least find parts for easily for maintenance. And those 2.2 turbos get great gas mileage with a respectable amount of power 4 a daily driver that you don't plan on calling too much with. Basically you're Home Depot running vehicle.
Interesting enough, I'm actually finding people selling those later Model 86 87 Turbo diesels for less money than people selling the earlier ones for. And I did find a $900 84 Ranger with the Perkins 2.2 liter, for sale not too far away. But the body is not in the best condition, and the bed has quite a bit of rust around the outer quarters and the inner wheel wells. The reason why I'm looking for the older ones is because I'm told that it's easier to upgrade the diesel engine in those than to do a swap with a ranger that is Factory gas.
__________________

'92 Supercab XLT 4.0L V6 Auto 4x4
[My new vehicle]
'95 Supercab XLT 3.0L V6 Auto 2x4
[Brothers vehicle]

Last edited by Danny74; 10-19-2017 at 01:28 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-19-2017, 11:28 PM
Undrstm8ed Undrstm8ed is offline
Habenae Est Dominatus
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 1,247
Default Re: diesel in a ranger?

Well whether you have to make upgrades to a gas based or a previous "other" Diesel.. you'd still end up replacing things.. and two, its a Cummins, parts all over the world available.

same as when I was into the Honda scene years ago.. Anytime someone brought me an engine. Before installing it it received detailing, a NEW water pump, tensioner, timing belt, plugs, and oil filter and oil change at the VERY least if it past my visual inspections. Otherwise I wouldn't touch it.

A new Build? The engine was chemically cleaned, degreased or hot tanked, rinsed, prepped for machining. Once machine work was done, my engine tech would dble check his measurements, prep the engine for media cleaning, soft water rinse, chase every hole and bolt thread. and start reassembly processes.

Some people get a new used engine and dont even check it out at all. Personally, I live in a desert environment, I cant take a chance being stranded in a remote area or off the side of a road. People dont stop for others anymore due to the fear of the random roadside nut-nut.

So far, I'm creeping well over 350K on the original engine end trans, but I have a whole other 94' 4.0L OHV already torn down and ready to go to the machine shop and be reassembled if I had to but I am almost ready to grab a 4x4 frame and resto it and box in the frame work and start the ground work for a 4BTA.

Ive made friends with a guy on 4btaswaps.com whom does quite a few swaps a month for other people, been on there for years, and the old guy was cool enough to help me out when I need it. Just trying to find the right 4BT for my build. Half a parts list compiled based upon basics, need an actual engine to finish the correct parts..

By this time next year I'll be in a different situation on several levels..
__________________
"Your right, there is no "I" in Team But there sure is in Independence, Individuality, and Integrity.."

- 93' Ranger, Overland Build thread http://www.fordrangerforum.com/proje...ing-build.html
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Want to Buy: 2.3 diesel ranger - Want to Buy a Diesel Ranger Susej Trucks 2 05-26-2014 02:24 AM
Diesel ranger!!!! NY_REDNECK General Ford Ranger Discussion 5 04-11-2014 11:11 PM
Craigslist / eBay Find: Diesel Ranger! bigfisher Trucks 2 11-27-2012 09:43 PM
Diesel Ranger SPless Off Topic 5 03-04-2012 08:22 AM
Diesel Ranger bluesplash94 Project Logs 16 12-24-2009 10:35 AM