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Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 01-12-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: Timing cover gasket leak, please help!!

Thank you for the advice :)
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 01-11-2013, 09:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,224
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: Timing cover gasket leak, please help!!

I mean what you say makes sense about the stop leak. And even though the mechanic I went to isn't my normal one he swears by those acdelco pellets that are made out of almond shells. Like I said I'd...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 01-11-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,224
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: Timing cover gasket leak, please help!!

Awesome! That helps a lot. Thank you very much, I figure ill at least give it a shot
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 01-11-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,224
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: Timing cover gasket leak, please help!!

I also just wanted to know if tightening the bolts and adding the pellets would prolong the time before the leak becomes an actual problem? And which bolts are the ones that hold the timing cover in...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 01-10-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,224
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: Timing cover gasket leak, please help!!

So the problem is I really can't answer that question :/. My truck got hydro locked around 75000 miles and I had a used Taurus 3.0 engine put in it. Same engine, but unfortunately there is no way to...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 01-10-2013, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 18,224
Posted By bassplyer92517
Timing cover gasket leak, please help!!

So I made a 600 mile drove up to northern California and it has been much colder up here than down in SAn Diego. I have noticed a small leak of coolant under my truck, but I wanted to get it checked...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-29-2011, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,526
Posted By bassplyer92517
How to Remove/Clean EGR Valve

So I'm going through my truck checking for vacuum leaks and trying to cancel out any reasons for my rough idle. Its slight, but it threw a P0136 code. Replaced the O2 sensors, now I'm realizing I...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-29-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: need some help plzzz

One of my least favorite things to deal with is vacuum leaks
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-28-2011, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: need some help plzzz

Well, my grandfather always taught me to look at the simple stuff first. So go ahead and check your fuse box in the engine compartment, pull out the fuse for Powertrain Control Module. If this fuse...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-28-2011, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: 3.0 Missfiring bad need help

Hmmm, well, that's interesting, I agree with doing a simple tune-up first and see where that takes you.
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-28-2011, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: need some help plzzz

Np man, good luck with it
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-27-2011, 09:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: need some help plzzz

Honestly there have been so many changes recently its going to be really hard to isolate what could be causing it, I'd say your best bet is to run your truck through a couple driving cycles so your...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-27-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: need some help plzzz

Was the rough idle there before you had the cracked wires? Or did it just appear one day and you noticed the wires?
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 12-27-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,019
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: 3.0 vs 4.0

I have the 3.0 so I'll give you the feedback on that:

Pros:
Reliability
Gas mileage is ok (18-23)
(Honestly that's about all I can think of)

Cons:
Underpowered (Lacks acceleration and power...
Forum: Introduce Yourself 12-27-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: New member Hello!

Welcome to FRF!
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-27-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,100
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: automatic transmission problem :'(

that's probably your best bet. if you're like me it will drive you crazy until you get a definitive answer. Best of luck to you!
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-27-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: need some help plzzz

Unfortunately you'll just be throwing parts at the problem if the truck doesn't throw a code or you don't have any way to narrow down your search. You're off to a good start though, just go through...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-27-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,100
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: automatic transmission problem :'(

Bright pink? Doesn't smell burnt?
http://www.mthealthyautorepair.com/Trans-flushing.html
there's a good pic at the bottom of the page. Sorry if this seems simple, just want to cancel out as many...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 12-27-2011, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,793
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: Tune up: PCV and EGR valves

And you probably also thought, damn, that was <$5 and took <5 minutes for something that I didn't even know about. That's what I thought when I first did mine.
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-27-2011, 03:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,100
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: automatic transmission problem :'(

After reading your signature more carefully I realized you have the same engine/tranny. I went out and ran my truck around to the store and got it warmed up. I don't have a tach, but according to my...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-27-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,210
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: 3.0 Missfiring bad need help

Its only on the startup? I just dealt with a rough idling gremlin myself. Turned out to be O2 sensors after it finally threw a code. Idk how many miles you have, but just another possible thing to...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-27-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: 3.0 V6 1999 Ranger. To keep or to sell...

Just a bit of advice from personal experience and reading these forums enough. Storing a car is one of the worst things for it. These engines are meant to have fluid running through them lubricating...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-27-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,100
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: automatic transmission problem :'(

Does it only do it when its warmed up? I know my truck started shifting weird, then after checking some things out also noticed the transmission fluid looked original after 70,000. Changed the fluid...
Forum: 3.0 Vulcan Tech 12-27-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,296
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: weird ticking noise

Have you noticed any difference in the noise when the temperature outside is cold/hot? Or when the truck is cold/operating temp.?
Forum: Vehicle Snapshots 12-26-2011, 11:51 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 25,142
Posted By bassplyer92517
Re: Let's see your toolboxes!

o, well.... that may explain the difference in search results. i'm just going to keep searching. I got $200 as a gift for x-mas so it looks like i have some extra cash to work with now.
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