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Blue_Power_Ranger 05-01-2013 07:42 AM

Ranger: RIP
 
Well, my ranger just threw a rod through the oil pan going down the highway. Right after I just did new heads, new gaskets and what not... This was my first day driving it.

96_4x4_XLT 05-01-2013 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Blue_Power_Ranger (Post 1403414)
Well, my ranger just threw a rod through the oil pan going down the highway. Right after I just did new heads, new gaskets and what not... This was my first day driving it.

Thaaaaaaat sucks
Just take out that piston and drive around with a v5

bully17 05-01-2013 07:45 AM

Re: Ranger: RIP
 
NO!!!!! Time to throw a 302 in there ;)

Blue_Power_Ranger 05-01-2013 07:45 AM

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Originally Posted by 96_4x4_XLT (Post 1403419)

Thaaaaaaat sucks
Just take out that piston and drive around with a v5

Hah, at this point it might be worthwhile to consider a v8 swap, or if I can find a v6 in the junkyard.

96_4x4_XLT 05-01-2013 07:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Blue_Power_Ranger (Post 1403425)

Hah, at this point it might be worthwhile to consider a v8 swap, or if I can find a v6 in the junkyard.

v8

Blue_Power_Ranger 05-01-2013 07:51 AM

I just don't know what I'm going to need to get from the explorer for the v8 swap

dzrt_ranger 05-01-2013 08:00 AM

Re: Ranger: RIP
 
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Originally Posted by Blue_Power_Ranger (Post 1403437)
I just don't know what I'm going to need to get from the explorer for the v8 swap

Best thing to do is find a donor explorer. The whole car, put the two cars side to side and start swapping everything over.

beef_stew 05-01-2013 09:00 AM

How many miles?

Blue_Power_Ranger 05-01-2013 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by beef_stew (Post 1403541)
How many miles?

1258xx

bigfisher 05-01-2013 09:09 AM

Ita gonna cost 6-8 grand for a 302 swap

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Blue_Power_Ranger 05-01-2013 09:15 AM

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Originally Posted by bigfisher (Post 1403564)
Ita gonna cost 6-8 grand for a 302 swap

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Holy shit.

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Are you referring to labor or just parts?

bigfisher 05-01-2013 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by Blue_Power_Ranger (Post 1403569)

Holy shit.

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Are you referring to labor or just parts?

Thats doing it yourself and rebuilding the motor and trans

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cowboybilly9mile 05-01-2013 09:38 AM

Re: Ranger: RIP
 
Well that sucks. No hints that bad news was coming? Hints like a bearing knock that was first noticed on a cool/cold morning and got worse as time went by? Or prolific lifter noise, suggesting low oil pressure?

Skylark65 05-01-2013 09:45 AM

Re: Ranger: RIP
 
i'm with the other guys, do a 302 swap. find a running driving v8 exploder for a donor vehicle, do a trans service and go over the engine while it's out (replace gaskets if needed, plugs wires & oil change) and you should be fine. shouldin't cost more than $4k, most of that figure being the purchase of the donor vehicle.

01RangerEdge 05-01-2013 10:03 AM

Re: Ranger: RIP
 
6-8 grand? A shop here just quoted me 3K for it. That's without rebuilding the motor or trans though


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