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Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 04-01-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By xDARKGUITARISTx
Re: Engine rattle

It's your timing chain tensioner. Mine was doing the same exact thing for about 2 months til I brought it in to get fixed. Poor mileage, loud clanking noise, and reduced power. Depending on who you...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 04-01-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,746
Posted By xDARKGUITARISTx
Re: Could new plugs and wires improve gas mileage?

Well just calculated my mileage and I'm getting about 13.5 mpg. This is just ridiculous. Hopefully it'll get better as the temperatures warm up.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-23-2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,746
Posted By xDARKGUITARISTx
Re: Could new plugs and wires improve gas mileage?

Ok so as it turns out I don't have 31's on my truck. I have actually smaller tires than stock. I lost about 10mm in height but I gained 10mm in width on them. I don't know what that means but from...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-03-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,746
Posted By xDARKGUITARISTx
Re: Could new plugs and wires improve gas mileage?

Well I work for Oreilly Auto Parts and we have a gentleman come in fairly often that said he could update my PCM to the newest update through Ford, tweak it to give me better mileage and power. All...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 03-02-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,746
Posted By xDARKGUITARISTx
Re: Could new plugs and wires improve gas mileage?

Well right now I'm at 235 miles on the odometer and I'm sitting at about just above the empty mark so that's already an improvement over my previous mileage.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-28-2011, 09:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,746
Posted By xDARKGUITARISTx
Re: Could new plugs and wires improve gas mileage?

As a matter of fact I haven't had it recalibrated. I was told by the dealer that that size tires were the new stock size for that model year and that I wouldn't need to recalibrate the speedo/tach....
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-27-2011, 09:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,746
Posted By xDARKGUITARISTx
Could new plugs and wires improve gas mileage?

I know I know I post alot of stuff about gas mileage and the like but its just bugging me. I am getting to the point where if this doesn't start improving I am gonna have to sell the truck. I just...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-25-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,370
Posted By xDARKGUITARISTx
Re: Bad timing chain cassette/tensioner cause bad gas mileage?

About 112xxx, I guess it's a pretty common issue.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-23-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,370
Posted By xDARKGUITARISTx
Re: Bad timing chain cassette/tensioner cause bad gas mileage?

It cost me about $585 to replace the tensioner alone. Only thing is is that mine was rattling all the time and I'm pretty sure that eventually the timing being off as much as it was would eventually...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-19-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,370
Posted By xDARKGUITARISTx
Re: Bad timing chain cassette/tensioner cause bad gas mileage?

Well as it turns out the timing chain tensioner was completely shredded. The plastic on the outside was completely worn through causing the chain to slap against the metal throwing my timing off and...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-16-2011, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,370
Posted By xDARKGUITARISTx
Post Bad timing chain cassette/tensioner cause bad gas mileage?

I just got my truck in to the dealer because I have been noticing some issues. Mainly with my gas mileage and a pretty loud clanking noise. I just brought it into the dealer because I couldn't...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 02-10-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 254
Posted By xDARKGUITARISTx
New from MN.

Hey guys,

New to the forums here looking forward to getting to know the community. Unfortunately I am having some issues with my truck and I'm lookign to see if some of you maybe can help me...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 02-10-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,885
Posted By xDARKGUITARISTx
Exclamation 2001 Ranger 4.0L SOHC Issues

Hey guys,

Lately I have been noticing some issues and I'm looking for some feedback on what it could be. Here are a few things I have noticed. Since I have owned the truck at about 2600 RPM's...
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