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#278 of 302 1993 Ford Ranger engine modifications question
Aug 19, 2010 (5:32 pm)
i have a 1993 ford ranger 4X4 can I change the engine from 4L OHV to a 302 if so what modifications do I have to do and will the transmission be the same and line up? Will the airbox have to be moved and do I have to put a body lift to make room for the airbox if yes how high? Is it better to go carbrated or does the computer have to be changed? Thank you
#279 of 302 excessive oil consumption
Oct 04, 2010 (5:17 am)
burn about 1qt every 250 miles. suggested to me to replace pcv valve; where is it located?
91 Ford Ranger, 2.3L, I think, 4cyl engine with 8 spark plugs.
#280 of 302 4.0 L V6 Just quit while going 55 mph. Won't start
Oct 20, 2010 (9:34 pm)
My son was driving his ranger at about 50 MPH when it just quit and left him at the side of the road. I checked the fuse box relays under the hood and none were (fuel) blown. Now the truck won't start. The truck has the large V6 engine with about 140,000 miles (2 wheel drive). Could this be a timing chain or crankshaft sensor?
#281 of 302 Re: 4.0 L V6 Just quit while going 55 mph. Won't start [baseballdawg]
Oct 21, 2010 (7:40 pm)
what do you mean by it won't? Will it turn over at all? Does it have fire? Try taking off valve cap on fuel rail and see if there is any fuel in there as there should. Also check the fuel pump if no fuel is there.
#282 of 302 Re: 4.0 L V6 Just quit while going 55 mph. Won't start [airborne3006]
Oct 21, 2010 (10:25 pm)
1)There are relays on/under/beside the fuse box under the hood. One of the relays is for the fuel pump. If relay is bad, fuel pump doesn't work.
2)Inside, on the right side of the 'hump', at the top, just under the edge of the carpet is a 'rollover' relay. (If truck rolls over, this will stop the fuel pump.) It has a button on it for reset. If the truck hit a huge bump in the road, it might have triggered this switch. It's wiring could also be bad.
3)Fuel pump died. It's inside the fuel tank.
4)Dozens of other things.
#283 of 302 Re: 1993 Ford Ranger engine modifications question [airborne3006]
Nov 05, 2010 (7:20 am)
i have a 1993 ford ranger 4X4 can I change the engine from 4L OHV to another more recent engine. I am looking for the easiest solution. Will the airbox have to be moved. I have a 4" lift. Thank you
#284 of 302 Re: hard starting and rough idle 2002 3.0l [rbd008]
Nov 07, 2010 (11:17 am)
What did you have to do to get this fixed?
#285 of 302 engine swap 1983 ranger 4x4 2.8 v-6 manual trans
Dec 05, 2010 (6:34 pm)
Does anyone know what other carberated or throttle body type early v-6 engines will bolt up to the existing bell housing on this 2.8 v-6 truck? I want to get rid of the 2.8 v-6 i have and rebuild another v-6 to put in. any info on motors for this swap will be greatly appreciated.
#286 of 302 Re: exhaust [bolivar]
Feb 06, 2011 (10:17 am)
Just because it's a four banger doesn't mean its a good as it gets, any truck can get better mileage with tuning. Less restrictive intake and exhaust,kept in tune ,synthetic oil and even tire pressure can change mileage.I have a 1991 2.3 L that has K&N filter, port matched intake and exhaust, 2.5 inch exhaust, Amsoil synthetic oil and BFG radial TAs, It started at 18-20 mpg now it runs at 38 mpg with a substantial power gain.
No factory vehicle is as good as it gets, its as good as they can make quickly and cheaply.
#287 of 302 1994 Ranger 2.3L 8 plug head
Sep 18, 2011 (8:05 pm)