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Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 04-04-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,993
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: my truck has no power Serisoly

Many years ago, my Ranger lost power. I replaced the ICM and everything was back to normal. By the way, the original ICM tested good.

I figure it out by checking ignition timing. The timing was...
Forum: Audio / Video 08-10-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,933
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Input for audio build- 2011 Reg Cab

Just something to consider, I have a factory radio and use a JL Audio Cleansweep in my 2013 Sonata. The Sound Quality is amazing.



The Cleansweep accepts an AUX input

Again, just something...
Forum: Audio / Video 08-07-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,046
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Opinions on Subwoofers to Match Current Installed Amp

There is an excellent article about building an SPL box in Car Audio and Electronics Magazine (March 2002). The article is titled "Building Pressure" and it is by Casey Thorson.

The design method...
Forum: General Tech 08-05-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,372
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: 96 Ranger 2.3liter tune up nightmare

I'll tell you what made it super easy for me. I own a set of Snap On Wobble Extensions. You can be at a slight angle with these, with no problems. It works, those last two plugs are not hard, just a...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-31-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,246
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: 2.5 possibly fuel pump

Putting way to much thought into this. When my truck quit running back in January, the first thing I did was listen to the relay, it clicked.

Next I listened to the fuel pump, I did not hear...
Forum: Audio / Video 07-28-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,824
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Amp Question

Lets Compare a Modern Class D to a Modern AB

Are you familiar with the CEA-2006 Standards, if not please read the following...
Forum: Audio / Video 07-27-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,410
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: AUX input install

There may be one other option, PAC Audio make an AUX In Interface.

The factory radio cannot have a built in 6 disk changer and it must have the ability to control an external 6 disk changer.
...
Forum: Audio / Video 07-27-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,824
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Amp Question

The Alpine Power Pack is an excellent small amplifier. It is rated at CEA-2006 Power Rating: 45W x 4 @ 4Ω/2Ω or 90 Watts x 2 @ 4Ω Bridged.

I have personally installed two on motorcycles and one in...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 07-07-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,313
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: 5 speed

I replaced the ATF with a Synthetic ATF. It shifts super smooth. I used two quarts of B&M Synthetic Trick Shift and topped it off with Valvoline Max Life (they only had two Quarts of B&M in stock).
...
Forum: Audio / Video 07-03-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,197
Posted By Ranger SVO
Audio Shop Installs

I saw a post by GLH that I took offense to



I doubt that he has a clue about installing and probably has no clue how to do a custom install

I worked as an installer for 15 years and at age...
Forum: Audio / Video 07-03-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,226
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Mounting after market satellite radio

And you have NO clue what your talking about.
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 06-29-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,141
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Advice

I had a similar problem in my truck many years ago (10-15 years ago). Most of the time it started fine, but every now and then it would not start.

In my case it was the fuel pump relay. I found...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 06-25-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,630
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: E-fan - Alternatives to Taurus /

I have a flex a lite on my truck and it works well

Anyway check out Derale Performance, they may have cheaper alternatives.
http://derale.com/products/electric-fans

For example, their...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-24-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Penzoil Pure Plus

The MotorCraft 5W20 data sheet can be found here

https://www.fcsdchemicalsandlubricants.com/main/additionalinfo/Product%20Data%20Sheet%205W20%20Premium%20Synthetic.pdf

The Viscosity at 100 and...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-24-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,096
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Penzoil Pure Plus

All conventional oils contain a small amount of wax.

From bobistheoilguy
It’s the middle cuts that have the right thickness or viscosity for lubricants, but first they must be cleaned up;...
Forum: General Tech 06-23-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Electric fan

I have actually added an electric fan to my truck. First thing I noticed was how much smoother the idle was (maybe my original fan was slightly out of balance).

There is definitely an improvement...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 06-07-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Cooling Issues!!!

That one has been on my truck forever. When I replaced all the hoses around 120,000 miles, the T-Fitting was re-installed.

I've only seen one with a leak, it was over tightened and the fitting...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 06-07-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Cooling Issues!!!

An overheating Ranger, is it possible?

The proper way to flush a Ranger is with a T-Fitting in the heater hose (NOT the one that goes to the water pump). A garden hose hooked to this fitting will...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 06-01-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,675
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Spark Plug Brand

OK I got it. Just another internet myth that is not based on facts.
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 06-01-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,168
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Engine dies while driving

Your situation was better than mine. When my pump went out, it stayed broke. I had to call a friend with a trailer to get it home.

Anyway, it is an easy fix. I did the same thing, pulled the bed....
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 05-31-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,675
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Spark Plug Brand

Could you Please provide me with that link?
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 05-31-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,675
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Spark Plug Brand

My first plug change was at around 60,000 miles. I put in a set of Bosch Double Platinums, and they went around a 100,000 miles. The truck currently has 221,000 miles on it and this is the second set...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 05-30-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,675
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Spark Plug Brand

OK, I'm Curious. Whats wrong with Bosch?

I'm curious because I put a set in my truck back in 2008. I have around 65,000 miles on them and the truck runs fine.
Forum: Wheels and Tires 05-25-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,661
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: Painting plastic chromed center caps

Or you can use an Adhesion Promoter. Scuff the caps very well, then clean with a thinner.

Use a tack rag to wipe it clean and apply an adhesion promoter. I have used Duplicolor Adhesion Promoter...
Forum: Audio / Video 05-25-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,480
Posted By Ranger SVO
Re: AGM battery Kinetik or XS Power?

One thing I would recommend is that all the batteries are the same. If the internal resistance is different between the batteries, it could cause a problem.

I built this Honda SI around 8 years...
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