Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts!

Go Back   Ford Ranger Forum - Forums for Ford Ranger enthusiasts! >
Forgot Password? Join Us!

Welcome to Ford Ranger Forum

Showing results 1 to 25 of 102
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Tommy2
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 08-19-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,976
Posted By Tommy2
Re: 3.0 cold start problem

Well, I disconnected the battery before I took off this morning. Didn't notice any cold bog! One test isn't quite enough to confirm it..but it'd be nice if that took care of it.

I knew the...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 08-19-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,976
Posted By Tommy2
Re: 3.0 cold start problem

I'll give it a shot..
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 08-18-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,976
Posted By Tommy2
Re: 3.0 cold start problem

My truck does something similar - but it's not as bad, so I live with it. Mine is fully tuned up, no ck engine light etc..

When you first start it - it runs and idles fine. But when you first get...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 08-18-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,932
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Oil leak on back of motor. Oil press sending unit?

I know on old cars with distributors - theres just an o-ring seal sealing that area. It's not under and pressure other than crankcase breathing pressure. So any leak from that would be pretty minor....
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-17-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,932
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Oil leak on back of motor. Oil press sending unit?

It seems like it could be leaking there - and my cam sensor does rattle at certain times.
But I have trouble imagining that much oil leaking from there either - being that it's not a source of...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-15-2011, 07:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,932
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Oil leak on back of motor. Oil press sending unit?

Hmm.. I took a closer look at it with a mirror, and it looks like it could be coming from the back of the lower intake manifold. I can't imagine that much leaking from there though..Can't imagine...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-14-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,932
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Oil leak on back of motor. Oil press sending unit?

Thanks..I appreciate it.

I've been losing a lot of oil since I changed the oil pan and had the motor out. New front and rear seals..New intake/head gaskets etc.. It just recently started puddling...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 07-14-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,932
Posted By Tommy2
Oil leak on back of motor. Oil press sending unit?

I've had a real tough to find oil leak for a while now. It's appeared ever since I reinstalled the motor.

I'm now pretty sure its coming from the white round sensor that plugs into the back of the...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 06-09-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,624
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Got rearended today at a light, should I be worried?

Sounds like you were very nice and forgiving. I'd be the same with my old Ranger, but I don't know about a brand new one.. It sounds like your truck is totally fine and you're just a bit paranoid....
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-08-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,128
Posted By Tommy2
Re: 2003 3.0 v6 pan gasket

Wow. You got lucky! That's for sure. Should be a real easy job in that case. Good luck with the project.
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-08-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,128
Posted By Tommy2
Re: 2003 3.0 v6 pan gasket

Unless your '03 Ranger is significantly different - It sounds like you need to do some research. Just do some searches on 3.0 oil pan on the forum and you'll find plenty of threads about it.

You...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-08-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,128
Posted By Tommy2
Re: 2003 3.0 v6 pan gasket

I'd check all the pan bolts and make sure they're all tight and none are missing. And also make sure the gasket isn't pushing or being squeezed out/in.

To change it you more or less have to pull...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 06-08-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,128
Posted By Tommy2
Re: How do you pull the 3.0 liter engine

Just did mine to replace the oil pan.


http://i403.photobucket.com/albums/pp116/carbd86stang/DSCF3173.jpg




To put it back in I had to remove the load leveler though..It was just in the...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 05-06-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,839
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Oil Pan Drain Plug dumb question

Yea, it still looks good. I'd reuse it.

I usually put a dab of black RTV Ultra on the bottom of threads/gasket on my cars if the gasket looks a little rough. Never leaks.

You can replace the...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 05-05-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By Tommy2
Re: P0340 code

Sorry, but my knowledge is pretty limited on the topic of cam sensors. What brand cam sensor did you install? Some aftermarket parts can trigger check engine codes. Does the truck otherwise run well,...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 05-05-2011, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,609
Posted By Tommy2
Re: P0340 code

I've never replaced mine (I do hear it rattling from time to time, so I probably will in the future) - So I'm not an expert on them. But I would make sure you did the install right, and make sure the...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 05-05-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 58,003
Posted By Tommy2
Re: 3.0 Liter V6 MPG?

I have a '95 3.0l with auto trans, 3.45 gears. New head gaskets, full tune up, etc.. I get 21-22 at best. 19 has been my lowest recorded. However, I haven't done any real highway driving and checking...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 05-03-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,595
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Shift Hard Jerk

You're shifting at 5K RPM? And it has a shift kit? Yea, that's going to be a hard shift. I doubt anything is wrong with it. Just go easier on your transmission and let it shift sooner than that.
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 04-27-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,028
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Oil in coolant

Yea..Thats why I'm done buying used vehicles. Just too much of a risk.
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 04-27-2011, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,028
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Oil in coolant

If you're not overheating, then don't sweat it just yet.. Just another thing to keep an eye on. If you notice the engine start to run a little warmer than it usually does, then you know theres a good...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 04-27-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,028
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Oil in coolant

The rust color is likely your water pump impeller being rusted out. Real common on these motors. Has the water pump ever been replaced?
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 04-27-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,018
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Better fuel miles??

BTW Tires DO in FACT make motors rich, just like stickers add HP. It's a fact!!!!!!!!!!1~~~ :eek:
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 04-27-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,028
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Oil in coolant

Then yea, you're radiator should have nothing to do with the problem.

It's probably just a small intake/head or possible timing cover leak(outside chance).. If it's just a real small amount..I...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 04-27-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,028
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Oil in coolant

Again, how could it be a crack in the radiator? I'm assuming the op can tell the difference between tranny fluid and engine oil. Are there enging oil cooler lines that go into the radiator on some...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 04-26-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 6,028
Posted By Tommy2
Re: Oil in coolant

Not sure why he would say your radiator is bad.. That would have nothing to do with oil in the coolant. (except for red tranny fluid).

If ther was only that much oil in it..Yea, I would probably...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 102