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Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 09-11-2015, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Dang
Hard to explain chilly weather performance.

This seems to only happen when it's chilly outside when I get off work around 11:30 pm.
During the daylight and warm hrs of the day my 99 Ranger runs great. But at night when there's a chill in...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 09-10-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,084
Posted By Dang
Re: Cooling systems trouble

I'm betting on a blown head gasket.
Sounds just like what my ranger did a few years ago.
Sorry.
But I got it repaired. Runs great.

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1800 for mine. Included coolant a new pump,...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-03-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Dang
Re: replaced hd gaskets and a rod and a plug. also smog id due.

Shouldn't the check engine light come on?
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-03-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 640
Posted By Dang
replaced hd gaskets and a rod and a plug. also smog id due.

okay. so like the title says. I just replaced a blown head gasket set on my ranger 3.0. my guy also had the heads cleaned and bored and relaced a rod.
got it back last week and she runs beaifully....
Forum: General Tech 06-28-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,621
Posted By Dang
Re: Liquid additive Head Gasket fix. Yes/No?

Four years and 1800 bucks later the Ranger is up and running again. You'd think a big ol strong professional machanic wouldn't be so afraid of a few black widows. Right?
Anyway I had to get a the...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-28-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By Dang
Re: Calf won't let me rent a code reader anymore.

Meanwhile back with the OP:
I went to AutoZone and picked up the 60 bucker reader. Worked like a charm. Lead me to a dead spark plug and even let me know which one it was. Replaced all and truck...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-26-2012, 12:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By Dang
Re: Calf won't let me rent a code reader anymore.

thanks!!

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it worked>>>thanks!!

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Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-25-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,947
Posted By Dang
Calf won't let me rent a code reader anymore.

I just learned good ol Calf wont allow us to head over to Auto Zone type shops and rent the code reader gizmo's now. Actually its about a four yr old law I guess. Last time I needed to use one I'd go...
Forum: General Tech 06-16-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,621
Posted By Dang
Re: Liquid additive Head Gasket fix. Yes/No?

So it's oi? :(
F@#K!! Son of a...
Forum: General Tech 06-16-2011, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,621
Posted By Dang
Liquid additive Head Gasket fix. Yes/No?

#&@!! Well I believe I just might have a blown head gasket after all. Been doing a little work on the Ranger....New cap....new thermostat...thought I fixed the problem. Overflow tank remained at the...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-12-2011, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,634
Posted By Dang
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-11-2011, 11:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,115
Posted By Dang
Still having problems with that coolant system!

I bought a new cap....installed a new thermostat..added more fluid.....
I don't get it...things are going fine...I get the trucked smogged and a week later, things go to hell.
Since the smog...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-04-2011, 09:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,572
Posted By Dang
Re: Simple fix I hope!!

Well it seems the new t-stat has fixed the problem for now.... .. ... ... ..
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-03-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,572
Posted By Dang
Re: Simple fix I hope!!

For Sale: 1999 XLT Ranger
Has a minor coolant problem. EZ Fix!
Just kidding! New T-stat installed! Just waiting for goop to cure
Should be ready to fire up here...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-03-2011, 08:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,572
Posted By Dang
Re: Simple fix I hope!!

At that time the gauge creeped up towards normal but backed down to C.
On the way home it read normal all the way and gurgled just a little when I shut the motor off!
(Oh and I got a call from my...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-03-2011, 12:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,572
Posted By Dang
Re: Simple fix I hope!!

Back from work.....added more coolant during lunch down radiator's throat while engine idled. Reservoir stayed at half full during the process. While watching the gauge on the dashboard coolant...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-02-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,572
Posted By Dang
Re: Simple fix I hope!!

Well here's what I just did....
I added some 50/50 mix w/any color coolant directly down he radiator. Slapped on the cap and waited awhile....abiut five minutes and nothing happened. Then I got...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-02-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,572
Posted By Dang
Re: Simple fix I hope!!

Sure is!
So I did that and yes I do not see any coolant within the radiator....
but the coolant's plastic tank on the side is almost full.....
Should I add some coolant directly to the radiator...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-02-2011, 09:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,572
Posted By Dang
Simple fix I hope!!

Man I know..... It seems I only come visit the forum when I have a problem but well I been kinda busy and I promise to visit more in the future! Honest!
Anyway last night when I got off work at...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 01-08-2011, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 743
Posted By Dang
Flex fuel

Does anyone actually use the flex fuel instead of gasoline? I spotted a station that sells it near me but, even though I have the flex engine, I'm scared to use it. It it's about 35 cents cheaper too!
Forum: Interior Tech 06-28-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Dang
Re: It must be MAGIC! 1999 3.0

In the latch,huh? Of course! Now it makes sense.
Thanks....
Forum: Interior Tech 06-26-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Dang
It must be MAGIC! 1999 3.0

I cannot for the life of me figure out how the dome light and key warning know when the door is open. During my lunch hour I like to kick back with to door open. But if I want to listen to the radio...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-04-2010, 02:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,174
Posted By Dang
Gas pump keeps shutting off.

Any other guys have this problem. No matter how slow you set that pump it keeps shutting off? It happens at my local Shell station but not at Chevron up the road I discovered. I thought I filled up...
Forum: Interior Tech 02-04-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 18,285
Posted By Dang
Totally forgotten all about it myself. UPDATE:...

Totally forgotten all about it myself.
UPDATE: I have learned to live with the arm rest console. It just took awhile to get use to it!

Let this thread die now!
No more posting! Start a new...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 02-04-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,649
Posted By Dang
I picked up a complete manual for my '99 on eBay...

I picked up a complete manual for my '99 on eBay for just pennies. Even got the pouch.
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