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Old 05-31-2015
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I am: Wade Martin
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97 ranger missing?

it runs fine till it warms up first opening of the thermostat then it starts smoking white with a raw fuel smell then starts missing bad then light blue smoke. This all started when I got caught in a big rain storm I hit one good puddle that turned me into a submarine and about a 1/4 mile later was missing, and smoking like a diesel at full throttle. I checked pcv valve, plugs and wires(new), and coil pack crank positioning sensor, and o2 connections. I'm lost I think I blew a valve seal or oil ring on one of the pistons. I haven't checked compression it's been raining for 3 days straight. any help is much appreciated
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Old 01-23-2016
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you have a bent connecting rod , time for a engine rebuild
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