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Forum: Western Region 08-30-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 759
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: where to buy plasti-dip or SEM in so cal

Northern Tool (or Northern Hydraulics) in store or mail order online.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 08-30-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,158
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: debating biting the bullet and using Lucas stop slip.

I have had real good results with "Lube Guard" in the red bottle, give it a try before spending on a shift/rebuild kit.
Forum: Project Logs 05-10-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,279
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: 1990 Ford Ranger Restoration Project

Why not shop for a better starting project from a dryer climate?
Forum: Wheels and Tires 03-27-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,004
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: brake lines

It leaks? are you sure it is not operator/ equipment miss-match? As I see it you can be hurt or hurt others with your actions, replace all lines and either pay to have it done or buy the pre-made...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-24-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,804
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: remove bed or drop tank

If you knew half as much as you think you do you would realize the filler neck is multi layer and is not easy to change, no matter what you think, and go to and pay less than $130.00.
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 03-20-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,184
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: Hurst shifter what a POS

As a retired prototype R&D engineer I know how much time, money, energy, thought, "what if's", etc. go into OEM components. 99% of aftermarket would go tits up if they did half the R&D required to...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-05-2012, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,756
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: Please look what stopleak will do!

WTF? It did exactly what it was supposed to do, and a damn fine job of it if I must say so! (grin)
Forum: Drivetrain Tech 03-05-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,944
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: Gear Oil, Tanny Fluid, Mercon 5 - Someone please tell me what to put in this thin

Good deal reading the owners manual vs. "I heard" eh? (grin). I use Wal-Mart ATF, no issues, but my racing buddies use a Redline MTL (big buck stuff). Using a gear lube will create lube issues...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 03-04-2012, 06:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 605
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: new guy in sc

Welcome from Clinton, SC!
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 03-01-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,115
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: Doin a few things to my 01 Edge Steppie

Turn your oil change into a maintenance manuever, repack wheel bearings with synthetic grease (I like Mobil 1 from Wal-Mart), check and adjust every 5K miles, do full chassis lube, check all fluid...
Forum: Vehicle Snapshots 02-28-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 78,860
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: I Wanna See Lowered 04+ Rangers!

Really?? Price check lowering a 1998+ A-arm suspension vs. a twin I-beam. Shop around, I bought a total DJM front & rear setup (I did not need rear setup) with shocks, etc., delivered to my front...
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 02-28-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,883
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: leaking oil

5K oil changes are acceptable with todays filter and oil technology.
Forum: 4-Cylinder Tech 02-27-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,802
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: oil filter question.

Motorcraft always safe to use, best prices at Wal-Mart.
Forum: Trucks 02-27-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Craigslist / eBay Find: is this guy out of his mind?????
Views: 918
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: is this guy out of his mind?????

I bet he had basic insurance and owes that much on that POS.
Forum: Exhaust and Mufflers 02-27-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,232
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: I straight piped my ranger but....

put 1-2 reducers on it to reduce to 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 until you can afford muffler. "cat" may be providing some back pressure, check vacuum at idle for steady gauge and
15-19" of vacuum. and yes,...
Forum: General Tech 02-26-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,769
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: brake line size?

Brake lines are 3/16's, fronts are usually run from splitter block and rear line is usually
1/4" back to rear splitter block then 3/16" to each wheel.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-26-2012, 06:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,115
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: Doin a few things to my 01 Edge Steppie

SWEET! I hope my '93 ext. cab turns out half as nice, I have same wheels but with faux 3 wing knock-off's. What lead you to choose that size tire? I was hoping to be able to fit a killer 60 or...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-25-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,268
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: Ride

I agree on tire cord/belt failure.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-24-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 12,943
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: How much weight can i carry in my bed?

Deduct actual driving or curb weight from GVW (Gross Vehicle Weight) as listed on driver's doorjam sticker. Most 1/2 ton trucks are maxed out with 500 lb. load after vehicle maxed out with AC/ power...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-16-2012, 05:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,501
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: Achilles' Heel?

In my not-so-humble-opinion the biggest issue is the nut behind the wheel. Lack of maintenance, abuse, etc., a general mentality of "it will last forever and I can just beat the sh*t out of it and...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-02-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,542
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: Creeper ! !

So I leave the lift down?, it's a long reach from the floor.
Forum: Exterior Parts 01-02-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: 93-97 Ranger Passenger Tail LIght

So you are looking for free taillight and discount shipping?? What do I not understand??
Forum: Laugh Factory 01-02-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,487
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: Dummy in a parkin lot

More money than brains, hopefully the engine died and did not starve bearings for oil.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 01-02-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,854
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: Chg Oil/filter on 2011 4.0 Ranger at 970 miles

Test stand run by electric motor to check oil psi, cyl. psi, etc., random LPG test runs for quality assurance.


I find it odd being year specific as all my experience with filter...
Forum: Wheels and Tires 01-02-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,841
Posted By oldcarfart
Re: tire selection help!!!!!

I actually find the Kumho (sp?) and other nipponese tires to be a great value. I know the USA drill but many tires made in Mexico anymore anyway. The worse tire I have ever used was a Samson (sp?),...
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