No engine light. I'm thinking it's the oil on the plug causing the issue since the symptoms went away for a while after changing plugs. I'll probably have to take it to a mechanic since these newer motors have all the crap all over them. I'm guessing a simple valve cover gasket change isn't as easy as it used to be back in the day. :)
I have had 3 4 banger rangers and have replaced almost everything on these engines
Well, that is not inspiring. I was under the impression these trucks lasted a long time.
The only trouble I had before this was the thermostat went out. It was a big surprise to find out it wasn't a simple $6 thermostat replacement, but a $120 thermostat housing unit replacement. When I got it out, the plastic L brackets holding the metal thermostat in place were gone - never did find them.