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Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 05-30-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,386
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: V6 street/drag ranger

Regarding this question (or about any other) look for "I did xxx and this is what it took and I got this result and pictures. Then check it out somewhere else before you part with a dime. Internet...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 05-06-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Low end knock 97

Find some scales and weigh it to see what it's worth.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 04-06-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Programmers

From Rogueperformance website:

"Many people ask for a "custom" tune, then tell me their vehicle is stock. I ask them if they REALLY want to spend $100 an hour + Dyno fees for a stock vehicle,...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 04-06-2012, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: I need opinions!!!

After you buy it, come back and tell us what lousy gas mileage it gets. Everybody else does.
Forum: Interior Tech 04-06-2012, 04:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,489
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: ceiling upolstery replacement.

I usually have good luck with any 3M product but their spray can contact cement specifically for headliners failed miserably for me. Tried again with contact cement left over from a Formica job. ...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 04-05-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,777
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: I wanna make more power!!

If you read into this that I'm racing for money, you might look into a reading program at your local library or GED office.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 04-04-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: 4 Quarts 10w-30 & Oil Stabilizer

In recent history machine tools have been developed that produce parts to much closer tolerances so tighter fits are used. Improvement in metallurgy and other material science and lubrication also...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-24-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,777
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: I wanna make more power!!

A guy needs more HP when he's driving around with his foot on the floor at near redline and still not getting the job done. That can happen when you're pulling a heavy trailer or racing for money....
Forum: Electrical Tech 03-23-2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,050
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: 10mm vs. 8mm plug wires

Where did you get this voodoo crap?
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-22-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,886
Posted By Botta Ranger
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-18-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,607
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Wrecked my Ranger

Looks to me like the brush guard carried the damage upward to include the hood.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-18-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 387
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Lookin to get a new motor

A lot of $$$ for that value of truck.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-17-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,105
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: what size tap for 4.0 spark plug hole? ASAP!

Same as the plug.

Since you stripped it in the first place, I'm not sure that you are the man for the repair job.

Feeding a tap into a damaged hole is likely to rip out the remaining threads. ...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-17-2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: 04 SOHC Low compresion # 5 Cyl

You could take the valve cover off for a visual inspection. Whatever you find or don't find, you'll have a start on removing the head.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-17-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,721
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Power and mpg

Had to make numerous 140 mile round trips for some dental work recently. Assumed better mileage and took the tailgate off. Saw thread here and read Mythbusters test. Tailgate up on one truck, down...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-17-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,091
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Radiator Coolant disappearing

Combustion gases leaking across a leaking gasket will erode aluminum until it ruins a head. Some heads are cheap, some aren't. Are Ranger heads aluminum or cast iron?
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-15-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,091
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Radiator Coolant disappearing

Do a Google search for head gasket leak test. Numerous hits, videos, kits.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-14-2012, 06:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,721
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Power and mpg

If that were true (which I doubt) it is because stainless exhaust parts are fabricated from extremely thin tubing. By the time you have shut off the engine and crawled under the truck it has already...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-13-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,354
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Weird rough idle after short drives

Look at the bright side. You can always sell it as "Low Mileage".
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-13-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,721
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Power and mpg

Put your hand on the outside of a Stainless Steel kitchen pan. Fill the pan with boiling water. Let us know what a good insulator stainless is.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-12-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,721
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Power and mpg

I'm sure that Ford has spent tens of millions of $ researching fuel economy. The buying public has been extremely interested in these numbers for years and base their buying decisions accordingly....
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-07-2012, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,400
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: starter grinds before it catches

".....dude I bought it from said he put a mustang t5 transmission with a stage 2 racing clutch."

Dude I bought my 2000 from said it was rebuilt from a "LIGHT rollover". He said that. He really...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-07-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,682
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Noise from underneath driver side floor board

"It feels like it almost hits the floorboard..."

I like that. I like that a lot. Does it sound like a really hard, fast G# on an air guitar? If you don't want to crawl under there and look,...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-07-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Clunking under the hood stumped mechanics.

Ok. You know what it is. Does it hurt anything? Why make work for yourself. I like the idea that it continues after you shut it off. Park with your girlfriend, wait for the thumping and say...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-04-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By Botta Ranger
Re: Blown Gasket????

Rod knock is most noticeable:
On startup - no oil to take up extras space then quiets down when pumped full of thick cold oil.
Picks up again when oil heats up and thins.
At neutral throttle (like...
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