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Old 06-02-2010
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Icon9 Bad news for black1987 :(

So after spending $80 on new parts to fixed my problem with the motor, I had my dads friend who works at a shop to ask around to a few ford pros and 3 of the 5 guys he asked sId that I have a seated valve so I guess my truck is up for sale.
It's got 125,460 miles
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oh and it's a 5 speed long bed xlt
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5.0L swap.... *cough cough*
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Sooooo, is this a For Sale ad? Not to be a dick, but you get more hits is you spell check, and use proper english. Makes you look less like an uneducated hillbilly...

AND might be better if you post it in the For Sale section...
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Sooooo, is this a For Sale ad? Not to be a dick, but you get more hits is you spell check, and use proper english. Makes you look less like an uneducated hillbilly...
AND might be better if you post it in the For Sale section...
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Old 06-03-2010
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I'm not selling it on here, but I'm on a iPod touch because my computer broke so yes it's kinda hard to type a big thing on this.

And i'm gong to do a compression test today in shop class, and if that does say I got a seated valve then I might just turbo the motor if I can find a set up cheap.
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why waste the money on it.
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Idk I don't think I'm going to turbo it. If it fails the compression test then it will b going onto craigslist
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so i did a compression test today in auto class and my numbers are cyl 1 is 125 cyl 2 is 125 cyl 3 is 105 and cyl 4 is 110. so after i got those numbers i did a wet test on cyl 3 and the number was the same so that tells me that a valve in cyl 3 is bad. now monday im doing a test to see which valve in cyl 3 is bad
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Do a leak down test. It will tell you a lot more than just a compression test
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I'm doing that Monday in class. But it's not worth fixing. Because by doing the wet test on cyl 3 that proved that I have a bad valve in that cyl. Not if I did a cylinder leakage test that will tell me which valve
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if its a bad valve go to the junkyard and get another head
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Already called around. And there are no late model single plug heads at the 5 places I called. And for all the gaskets and the new head at a discount price I could buy it for 700. So I'm going to either scrap the truck or sell it
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whats the value if you sold it? why not just put in a newer /bigger engine and have a fun daily driver
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the body is not that great, the cab corners are rusted. but yesturday i had to move it so my neighbor could pull out his trailer for the nascar race this weekend at mis im going to, and the truck started up like nothing was wrong. so today i have 3 people coming over to look at it and this one guy wants me to take it off craigslist because he wants to buy it for $750.
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im so confused with this truck, it has a mind of its own
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hope everything straightens up I hate to see a ranger get scrapped but they did make a bazillion of the damn things so just go out and buy another one.
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I no longer own the ranger I sold it on June 10th. For $700 and I'm currently saving to buy a new car when school comes around
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Sooooo, is this a For Sale ad? Not to be a dick, but you get more hits is you spell check, and use proper english. Makes you look less like an uneducated hillbilly...

AND might be better if you post it in the For Sale section...
Not to be a dick, but there is no such thing as "proper english". But there is such thing as proper grammar.
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