Have a bad 3.0 looking to swap out with another, need some info.
So i have a 1999 ranger 4x4, it has a 3.0 flex fuel with a 5spd stick. The current motor the #5 cylinder that piston has a hole blown/melted through the side by the top and the oil rings are broke. I looking to just put another 3.0 in it, since i can't figure how this happened and don't want to take the chance that i replace the piston and it happens again. Now I have done a lot of research and that exact motor was only made from 1999-2001. I am wondering what is the difference between that 3.0 and the other years? I have been told if its not the exact same motor within those years it will be a lot more work to put a different year in. How much harder would it be to put another in say form 93-98? And what else in the way of work needs to be done?
Last edited by fishaton2; 05-12-2014 at 08:33 PM.