Last post on May 17, 2009 at 12:15 AM
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Ford Ranger, Truck
#17 of 26 Biodiesel Ranger
Jun 18, 2007 (6:14 am)
I am about to undertake the same project myself. I would like to go biodiesel but am looking for a compatable engine with minimal 'nudging' needed to fit in my 97 ranger. Also, anyone know what kind of drivetrain would be needed.
#18 of 26 Re: Biodiesel Ranger [mmazurke]
Jun 18, 2007 (9:39 pm)
You guys must have a lot of money to spend to get to a diesel.
Isn't diesel now much more per gallon than gasoline?
Go to Mexico. Or is it South America. I understand they sell a diesel Ranger there. Also sell a 4 door one.
#19 of 26 Re: 2001 3.0 ranger [curt12]
Sep 08, 2007 (6:02 pm)
it should be on the left side of the motor .. it should be just under the top lip ...Like you know where you add oil ok that whole part if unbolted lifts off so look on the side where that lip is and it will be right there ....and this is very hard for me to explain on here but im doin my best sorry for the confusion
#20 of 26 Re: 5.0L V8 [94hopes]
Oct 20, 2007 (12:34 pm)
I have done this swap and it was one of the easier V8 swaps you can do. You can check out my swap pics at www.photobucket.com/albums/y211/red85 .
#21 of 26 2.3L camshaft
Jul 22, 2008 (3:24 pm)
installed a hot camshaft in my 2.3L ranger for more horsepower. results, appears no extra power. Question: if i advanced the cam gear one tooth, would this give more power.
Dec 12, 2008 (2:14 pm)
i dont know if its beacuse im a woman or if these auto part stores just want you to buy the manual 'I would if Icould afford it ' but they said they dont have the torque specifications for rocker arm can i get some help here
#23 of 26 Re: Engine Upgrades for Late 90's Rangers [stryder3]
Feb 22, 2009 (1:51 pm)
Yes you can get more power --- You can make these 2.3 ford engines run faster then the fricken v-8's,, We do it all the time at the races....Look up "Racer Walsh" for starter...and ""Essinger"" , These guys sell everthing you could possibly want...Hell, They even sell stroker kits... Good Luck,--- V6's are JUNK....!
#24 of 26 Re: Engine Upgrades for Late 90's Rangers [stryder3]
May 17, 2009 (12:00 am)
i believe these are all very good questions, the last guys post was very true about getting power out of the 4 cylinder, its very hard to do, yes you can turbo, no i dont think there is a specific turbo for the rangers, but yes that is about the only true way to get power out of you 2.3L. good luck.
#25 of 26 Re: turbo [clintonjohn]
May 17, 2009 (12:06 am)
yes it can. i do believe that all engine parts from stang and tbird can be swapped on to a ranger.
May 17, 2009 (12:15 am)
has anyone heard of this site engineperformancechip.com if so, is it legitimate? and what do you all think of an electric supercharger?