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Old 09-29-2010, 02:29 PM
Thomthumb Thomthumb is offline
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Question Diesel options

I have heard that you can istall a cummings 4bt diesel into the rangers. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with that. If so, what criteria need to be met. I'm currently working on a 2.3 turbo setup in my ranger now, but looking for options on the next truck. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-29-2010, 02:51 PM
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If you go with a cummins 5K dollars and up is what your looking at.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:21 PM
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I have heard that you can istall a cummings 4bt diesel into the rangers. I was wondering if anyone had any experience with that. If so, what criteria need to be met. I'm currently working on a 2.3 turbo setup in my ranger now, but looking for options on the next truck. Any info would be greatly appreciated.
Nobody's here done it....

But the order of things needed is the same as any non-stock engine swap. Fab up engine mounts, exhaust, new trans, possible trans x-member, getting your gauges to work(fun fun fun), new shaft made up. Good thing about that engine choice is its all mechanical. Only needs like 5 wires hooked up and it's a runner.

There's a few folks who have dropped the 4BT in a Ranger, but I can't find 'em at the moment..below is a vid of a TheRangerStation.com member's truck. I'm pretty sure he's part of the 4BT swapper forum, http://www.4btswaps.com/forum/index.php. That site might be a good place for you to take a look at.

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Old 09-30-2010, 10:41 AM
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thank you for the info. hopefully when i move to Il(first of the year) i will have a little better access to the diesels bc they are used a lot in farm machinery and stuff like bread trucks and such.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:27 PM
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I looked into that- you need to change everyting

motor mounts
tranny driveshaft
harness
gauges
gas tank
and so on it cost alot of money! check this website out


http://www.4btswaps.com/forum/index.php
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:45 PM
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look on you tube and you will find a yellow rangre with a 4bt and it was in diesle power about two years ago its badass
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:52 PM
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That def is NOT one of the newer clean burning diesels
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:32 AM
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Default Re: Diesel options

Just for info and encouraging: in south america rangers are sold with a diesel option (original) since always. The first option was a 2.5 turbo, then 2.8 with a variable turbine, and the newers with a 3.0 turbo. My oppinion? Much more fun with a turbo diesel. Not for highway performance. But nothing compares the torque and long lasting of these.

...But, of course... there's no need to throw away that much of diesel burning in black smoke through the exhaust. Man, go adjust your injector, its not beautifull...

Last edited by BravoEcoNovember; 03-31-2011 at 05:25 PM. Reason: had a chance to see the video until now...
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:50 PM
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Here is the new ranger wildtrak. Pisses me off to no end that ford sells all the cool stuff to everyone but us and canada. http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2011/02...otor-show.html
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Old 04-20-2011, 05:19 PM
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cant you just buy a foreign ranger diesel motor and trans and drop it in your truck? Ik its not that simple but do you know what i mean?
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:02 PM
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Default Re: Diesel options

Not sure if this is common knowledge here, but Rangers once were available with a 4-cyl. diesel engine. I've seen ONE of them- it was owned by a Parish (Louisiana's word for counties.) Very basic truck, but I in these days of almost $5.00 gas, I wish I had one.
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Old 04-23-2011, 01:56 PM
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Default Re: Diesel options

There is a guy in Leesberg, AL that has a small Cummins in a Ranger.

He is an instructor at a diesel school and did the swap himself.

I have seen him haul some big loads with it.

I have an 87 Ranger that came with the Mitsu diesel in it.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:25 PM
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I want to do the 4bt swap so bad but I lack 2 important thing to gitrdone and that is the Cash for the Parts and a 2nd car to be my Daily Driver

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BTW this is a good thread

http://www.4btswaps.com/forum/showth...411-4BT-Ranger
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Old 05-02-2011, 06:06 AM
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What about a jetta tdi? I would like to find the adapters and info on swapping one of these in my 92 blazer 4x4. No luck yet tho.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:26 PM
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What about a jetta tdi? I would like to find the adapters and info on swapping one of these in my 92 blazer 4x4. No luck yet tho.
On "Trucks" on "Spike TV" last week there was an episode where they swapped a VW TDi motor into a Suzuki Samurai!

GREAT general info on diesel swaps that you should check out
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