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Old 06-18-2011, 02:29 PM
JackBauer JackBauer is offline
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Default 2.3L Turbo Diesel Help

I have a 1985 Ford Ranger 2.3L Turbo Diesel. My problem is the turbo has gone out and no factory parts can be found, any ideas if this might be fixable or is is scrap now?
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Old 06-23-2011, 12:10 AM
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Default Re: 2.3L Turbo Diesel Help

have you tried a mustang parts website or a 86 tbird turbo coupe parts.. the 2.3 turbo was used on a alot of ford cars... look for a local diesel repair shop they would be the best place to start... ebay has lots to see also!
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:52 AM
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Default Re: 2.3L Turbo Diesel Help

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I have a 1985 Ford Ranger 2.3L Turbo Diesel. My problem is the turbo has gone out and no factory parts can be found, any ideas if this might be fixable or is is scrap now?
If you are goin to scrap it I WANT IT!! those are hard to come by in these parts! but back to you question, they 2.3 Perkins was used in the Mighty Max so you might tray looking there, and i believe the turbo on that are pretty interchangeable you might take it to a cummins repair shop and look see if the turbo from a 4bt will work, because they are EVERYWHERE and can be gotten and rebuilt for pretty cheap and they are 1000x better then the one on the Perkins
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:43 PM
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Default Re: 2.3L Turbo Diesel Help

Hey, I believe the 2.3 is the Mitsubishi and yes those were used in the Mighty Max. I would check with Mitsubishi. I went thru Ford and they don't even have the mock up for these rare turbo diesels anymore.
There was a post from a guy who had found a turbo and exhaust I believe or an intake. He found it at a truck wrecking yard. I will poke around and see if I can locate him.
I have also seen them listed on eBay that say they will fit the Ranger but you would need some specs to be sure it will fit due to the large oil filter!
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Old 07-21-2011, 06:35 PM
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Default Re: 2.3L Turbo Diesel Help

I also have a 2.3 turbo and am having a terrible time finding parts! Im in search of the rocker shaft! Does anyone have a clue where 2 start looking for these hard 2 find parts?
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:30 AM
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If anyone would be interested in this truck and would like pics please contact me at adamswl@embarqmail.com or (910) 324-5380.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:36 PM
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Default Re: 2.3L Turbo Diesel Help

I have only found in few on eBay and Craigs List but I am certain there are aftermarket applications as well. There is an upgrade to convert the 4D55 to a 4D56. The only problems are the turbo should be run with an intercooler and it is rated for 325-350 HP.
These are the rigs that run the same configuration and it may help to broaden your search. 1983-85 Dodge Ram 50, 83-85 Mitsubishi Mighty Max and or course the 83-85 Ford Ranger. These are manufacture dates so I believe all of these in a 1986 are eligible as well.
I will keep poking around and see if one pops up but I definitely wouldn't scrap it. One last thing! These Rangers were built in Canada and are also all over Europe so I know they are available there.
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Old 08-20-2011, 01:48 AM
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Default Re: 2.3L Turbo Diesel Help

you want to try ebay uk loads breaking
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