03 Taurus 3.0 Swap in my 2000 Ranger
I just finished swapping my 267,000 mile 3.0 Vulcan with an 03 Taurus Vulcan with 53,000 miles. MAJOR work as everything had to be swapped, even the head gaskets. I replaced all the gaskets and seals and so far it seems as good as new. I paid $800.00 for the engine and put another $300.00 in misc. parts in it. If I can get another 250,000 miles out of it I'll be happy.The original engine had a cracked head due to a worn water pump impeller. I considered a V8 swap but since it's my daily driver I decided to go back stock. I could not find a decent donor for this model truck so if you can find 3.0 Vulcan Taurus and don't mind swapping over everything this is as good an option as any. If you have any questions about it just ask.