Finished the Installation
Overall installation including cleanup took 3 hours.
Installation as follows:
First I removed the K&N FIPK air tube and the factory fan belt.
Using a rubber strap wrench to hold the waterpump pulley I used a 1.5" wrench on the clutch fan hex shaft and tapped on the wrench lightly with a ballpean hammer.... VVVWHALA the shaft was loose. The hex shaft unscrews CCW off of the waterpump hub.
Removed the shroud and clutch fan at the same time.
Next came the crankshaft pulley... the bolts that came in the ASP kit for removal were TOO long..... Needed to locate (2) 8x1.25x100mm bolts, screwed them into the crankshaft pulley and used a harmonic balancer puller and it too was removed.
Removed oil seal from the factory pulley, installed the factory oil seal on the ASP pulley, applied a small dab of RTV to the hub key, warmed up the ASP pulley hub and put a little synthetic grease on the crank hub, pressed the ASP pulley on half way with the provided ASP bolt and the remainder of the way with the factory bolt. Torqued the bolt to 80ft lbs.
Reinstalled the shroud and clutch fan.
Installed a new Gatorback POLY-V belt 6PK2195 (4606865) which is exactly 1.9" shorter than the factory belt.
There is quite a noticable difference in acceleration..... Time will tell if there is any increase in MPG.
2000 Ranger 4.0L 4dr 5 spd 4x4 w/ ORP
Modifications: 265/75R16 BFG AT KO, Detroit TruTrac l/s, K&N FIPK, 66mm BBK TB, Gibson 2.5" catback exhaust, BAMA SCT Tuner, Underdog Performance 25% underdrive pulley, James Duff Traction Bars, Taylor 8mm sparkplug wires
Future Mods: JBA Headers
Last edited by OffRoad 4x4; 12-26-2005 at 12:15 AM.