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Old 09-17-2008
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Would the swap be worth it?

I currently have a 2.3 in my 85 ranger. It is leaking more oil than I can afford to put in it. Would swapping the motor out for a 2.8 be worth it, or should I just rebuild the 2.3? Also, will the 2.8 jutst drop into the same motor mounts, and will the tranny bolt right up?
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Old 09-18-2008
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I say go for 2.3L Turbo.
No the motor mounts are not the same, and
the tranny no
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