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2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech General discussion of 2.3L and 2.5L I4 Ford Ranger engines.

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I just drove a 4 cylinder Ranger, but it didn't run on gasoline...
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Guessing game

i'v heard a few people say this..i guess the rangers with the Leaf thing on the back on the tail gate... like where you would normally have a dealership badge?? means it can run on gas and some thing else?
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That is the FFV, which can run on alcohol, but those are 6 cylinder engines.
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pure hydrogen??????????????
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Website re-naming and re-coding itself... Is it posessed??

Nope, not hydrogen.
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Are you telling us you drove a diesel ranger?
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how about just eletrcity?
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Are you telling us you drove a diesel ranger?
We have a winner! Don, tell him what he's won...
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oh geesh, sorry I still consider diesel a gas maybe cause it is........
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Well, don't keep us in suspense. How's the thing drive?
Was it one of the 4 door diesels, or a regular Ranger with a diesel in it?
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He very clearly said it didn't run on gasoline, which diesel fuel is not.

That's freakin' cool. I assume it's a turbo injected engine. Any details? Whadjah think? How long do you estimate before it's available to us pleabs? Or is this another fleet only bit?
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It was South American. I can't really talk about it much because I don't know what is prototype and what is already in production, but I will say I would probably buy one. The 4.0L is faster because the diesel needs boost to get out of its own way. Once it is on the boost though it moves just as fast as the 4.0L, the only thing I wish I knew is what the fuel economy is on the thing. If it was 20mpg I would say it isn't worth it, if it was 25mpg I would say it is.
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Hopefully, it's the Duratorq diesel that they introduced back in 02 for the Ford Transit (van).

The Argentinian Rangers use the older Power Stroke 2.8 made by International
http://www.international-engines.com...oma=2&Id=5
It's a great engine. The only specs I could find indicate a 10 Km/l mileage, which I guesstimate at around 22-23 mpg.


The Duratorq on the the other hand, kicks butt in terms of mileage.
taken from this article: http://www.automotivetimes.com/pr/ford93002.html


Ford has now introduced a Duratorq TDCi 2.0-litre turbodiesel engine into the diverse Transit powertrain range. The 125 PS (123 bhp/93 kW) engine offers commercial vehicle customers increased torque, higher power, greater refinement and lower fuel consumption - the multiple benefits of high-pressure common-rail technology.

The new Duratorq TDCi 2.0-litre engine delivers peak torque of 285 Nm (208 lb ft). Its variable nozzle turbocharger provides robust low- and mid-range torque levels that give the new Transit TDCi excellent responsiveness and in-gear acceleration. Its pulling power is calibrated especially for the needs of Transit commercial vans and chassis-cabs as well as drivers of the new Ford Tourneo minibus.

Its fuel economy is impressive. According to homologation data for 1,700-kilogram inertia weight class models, Transit TDCi fuel consumption levels are certified, in litres per 100 kilometres, at 8.8 (32 mpg) urban, 6.2 (45.5 mpg) extra urban and 7.2 (39 mpg) combined in the new European driving cycle. This gives Transit TDCi models in this class an effective range of 1,100 kilometres (680 miles) between fill-ups of its standard, 80-litre fuel tank.
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That is not the engine they use in south america, they use a 2.5 liter, and more recently the 2.8 powerstroke.
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That is not the engine they use in south america, they use a 2.5 liter, and more recently the 2.8 powerstroke.
Yup, I just finished editing my first post. The 2.8 is a great engine, but the mileage is probably low. The trade off is tons of torque, and it's supposedly a very quiet engine with low vibration.
Was it the 2.8 in the one you drove?
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could it have run on propane?
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whoa, whe did they come back....its been awhile
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yo McFly - check the original post date back in September 2004
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It's He, julie doesnt post.. and check the date

Edit:: Neil beat me to it.. ha
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