This is a project thread to follow tjtheman007's black 3.0 Ranger.
First up - The Engine replacement:
So, the time has come. I am replacing the engine in the Ranger.
Last weekend I was driving down the highway and lost all oil pressure. I went to accelerate and I hear a loud scratching coming from the engine. Long story short- I toasted my engine also. I new it was burning oil and It may have gotten a little to low. (The wife was driving it mostly. Her Lumina blew a head gasket - My driveway is turning into a junk yard)
It just so happened the the wife and I just
moved from an apartment(with no garage and only street/alley parking) to a (huge) house with a 2 1/2 heated garage (For $80 more a month!!!!)
...So begins my project...
My existing engine is a 3.0 and has 165,000 miles. I debated what to to. I really wanted to do a V8 swap... but being that the wife and I are now car-pooling in a 1990 GMC Sierra that was gifted to us (It need a lot of work, but runs), we kinda need a 2nd vehicle asap. being that we just moved, money is kinda tight.
Anyway, onto the project: I have a 3.0 from 2000 Ranger sitting in my garage. I picked it up for $450 locally. I dont have to turn in my old engine, nor did I have to pull it myself. It also came with a 90 day warranty.
here are some questions:
Besides the intake manifold, what else needs to switched over from my 95 3.0 to the 2000 3.0??
-Thanks for any help and advice.
I am also doing a time lapse video that I will post at the completion of the project to see what was done.
Now on to pictures:
The new engine: