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Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 10-28-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,651
Posted By wesmertz
Plus I call this a win. Ha-ha the truck was...

Plus I call this a win. Ha-ha the truck was getting about 14 to 15. I plan on buying another ranger cash in a year or two. Just an old cheap one for going hunting. It will end up good.
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 10-28-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,651
Posted By wesmertz
We don't want to have to switch cars. With both...

We don't want to have to switch cars. With both working we will have to switch pretty frequently. Plus the ranger was showing early signs of timing chain problems. Can't afford that fix ha-ha
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 10-27-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,651
Posted By wesmertz
Well hopefully it does me good. Ha-ha

Well hopefully it does me good. Ha-ha
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 10-27-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,651
Posted By wesmertz
It is ha-ha I drove it hard and soft and this one...

It is ha-ha I drove it hard and soft and this one works great for now. If problems come up it is under warranty. From reading ive found that by now they have most of the kinks worked out and the...
Forum: General Ford Ranger Discussion 10-27-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,651
Posted By wesmertz
'tis a sad day..

Today I am praying with my ranger. I'm excited yet super bummed. Gotta start planning ahead. I just got married and we want to have kids in 4 to 5 years. And we want a paid off vehicle that can tote...
Forum: General Tech 10-22-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,216
Posted By wesmertz
Alright so what could be the rhythmic ticking I...

Alright so what could be the rhythmic ticking I hear? It almost blends in with normal ticking from fuel being injected or spark plugs igniting or something. Not sure what it's called. Doesn't sound...
Forum: General Tech 10-22-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,216
Posted By wesmertz
Will this let me see the main chain? The one that...

Will this let me see the main chain? The one that has no exterior tensioners? I believe it goes from the jack to the crank.
Forum: General Tech 10-22-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,216
Posted By wesmertz
Thank you very much! ---------- Okay so...

Thank you very much!

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Okay so I'm going to check my vacuum lines for leaks. If they seem to be fine then I'm going to find a backup vehicle while I disassemble the top of my motor. I...
Forum: General Tech 10-21-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,216
Posted By wesmertz
One of my concerns is in fact vacuum lines. Does...

One of my concerns is in fact vacuum lines. Does anybody have access or can post a diagram of the vacuum lines in the 4.0?

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Better not be. In fact I just replaced my slave...
Forum: General Tech 10-21-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,216
Posted By wesmertz
Is this the most common tensioner/timing chain to...

Is this the most common tensioner/timing chain to go? I have replaced both exterior tensioners and I still get a cold start rattle. As well as the noise I am thinking to be spark knock..
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Forum: General Tech 10-21-2015, 08:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,216
Posted By wesmertz
Is this the chain that has no external tensioner?...

Is this the chain that has no external tensioner? The one inside with the "leaf spring" type tensioner? Going from the jack shaft to the crank?
Forum: General Tech 10-21-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,216
Posted By wesmertz
I don't want it to be my timing chain so I am...

I don't want it to be my timing chain so I am ruling out everything else first. Ha-ha I can't afford to fix the timing chain. If I don't figure it out soon I might take it to a mechanic to have them...
Forum: General Tech 10-20-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,216
Posted By wesmertz
Then what is causing my freaking apark knock?!...

Then what is causing my freaking apark knock?! I'm about to lose my shit hahahaha
Forum: General Tech 10-20-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,216
Posted By wesmertz
whats wrong sith premium?

I have always run factory recommended 87 into my motor. I have had some spark knock/detonation going on for a while now and have been looking into fixes. (New spark plugs, new egr valve, seafoam...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 10-16-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By wesmertz
Does anybody know how many feet I'll need to redo...

Does anybody know how many feet I'll need to redo all of my vacuum lines? And are there different sizes? Does my truck use different size tubing for different lines or are they all the same?
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 10-16-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By wesmertz
Alright I think I've figured it out!! I changed...

Alright I think I've figured it out!! I changed my plugs yesterday. On the passenger side I removed the fender well and the flap attached below it so I could get to it. The HVAC reservoir is screwed...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 10-15-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By wesmertz
I have not. My engine only has 53k miles on it. I...

I have not. My engine only has 53k miles on it. I would hope they're okay but I'm gonna pull them out today one by one and see what they look like. If I remember correctly, white is bad, black is...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 10-14-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By wesmertz
I did a seafoam treatment (via brake booster...

I did a seafoam treatment (via brake booster vacuum line) today and put in a new egr valve. I'll probably do another seafoam treatment in a few weeks. See if it clears out more gunk.
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 10-14-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 633
Posted By wesmertz
spark knock/detonation

So I have been hearing a rather scary noise for a little over a year. I always thought it was my timing chain rattling so I replaced the tensioners (didn't fix anything). Beyond that I am baffled and...
Forum: General Tech 10-13-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By wesmertz
I can't speak for the 3.0 or the 2.3 but the...

I can't speak for the 3.0 or the 2.3 but the 4.0sohc peaks at 3000 (at least from my research). Maybe there was some sarcasm implied that I missed. haha
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-04-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By wesmertz
The insurance wouldn't approve anything other...

The insurance wouldn't approve anything other than an original oem part and ford no longer makes that hood. The only other option was a different hood, or find an original powerdome off a ranger at a...
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-03-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By wesmertz
Here are the different hood/grille combos.. ...

Here are the different hood/grille combos.. First pic is a 2wd xl, 2nd is an edge, 3rd and 4th are mine with the edge grille and xl 2wd hood and the gap I'm between. It's not that horrible but gaos...
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-03-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By wesmertz
Actually I should have a gap. The xl grill is...

Actually I should have a gap. The xl grill is different. It has a plastic frame that goes all the way around the grille and fills the gap between the grille and the hood bulge. The powerdome hood...
Forum: Exterior Tech 10-02-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 656
Posted By wesmertz
grille compatibility

I have a 2002 edge 4.0. I got in an accident and my powerdome hood was wrecked. Does no longer manufactures said hood and the collision center needed a hood to continue repairs so I okayed the 02 2wd...
Forum: 4.0 SOHC / 4.0 OHV Tech 09-24-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By wesmertz
Well back in February my slave cylinder went out...

Well back in February my slave cylinder went out and I dropped my transmission to change it and I flushed and filled my transmission when I did so and it hasn't leaked so I should be fine on fluid. I...
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