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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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Broke 40k on the 87 the other day.
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just past 184K still going strong and uses no oil.
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139xxx on 2005 XLT. Fuel pump change at about 95xxx. Since, not a problem.
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2002 Ford Ranger XL Regular Cab 4x2, Bought Brand New
2.3L DOHC / 5-speed Manual Tranny / Stock 3.73 Gears

I only ever run standard regular unleaded, without Ethanol when possible. Engine burns about 3/4 of a quart of oil after 3000 miles. Never blows any smoke though, even on start-up, and possesses no loss of power I can feel. All listed mileages are based on a full tank of fuel and not cherry-picked from some partial tankfulls.

Up to 33._ MPG, mostly highway miles, numerous times when driving it like a little old lady:)

Once I hit 36.7 MPG on a mostly highway drive all in one day but all conditions were perfect on mostly level ground with a stiff wind helping to push me along. Cruise set at 75 MPH. Another time recently (few weeks ago) babying it on the highway I got 34.6 MPG.

Much much earlier in this thread someone mentioned seeming to get better fuel economy at 75 MPH than at 65 MPH. I think he might be onto something there and will be testing it out during this next year if the truck keeps going that long.

In 80% or more regular city driving without babying it mileage falls to 22-24 MPG. If I really baby it in town I can still get 26 MPG.

Regular mixed city/highway driving without babying it is 26-28 MPG.

For a while I had 5.13 gears with 31" tires and it dropped fuel economy in all respects 2-3 MPG. LOL, I could hop the front end off the ground with those gears. Not by much, but the front tires would clear the ground.

One time I way overloaded the truck on a +200 mile drive helping someone move in mountain country. The rear leaf springs were bent the wrong way and I know there was at least 3000 lbs in the trailer I was pulling from the rear bumper. Yeah, I know, stupid! But, I was younger and dumber back then:) I had it floored in 2nd gear at +5250 RPM just to keep going +50MPH over numerous mountain hills. Anyway, blah blah blah, I had filled up the tank before I left with the load, had to fill up before I even reached the destination, and checked the fuel economy which ended up being 11.7 MPG. Honestly I was baffled the truck was even capable of feeding that much fuel to the engine.
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291,000 Miles on 2004 Ranger 5-speed Manual. Purrs like a kitten still.
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96 manual. 220K and just replaced the original clutch
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178k and counting.
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170,000 today. (2002)
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Just passed 158k. On a 97 thats not bad at all!
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147,000 2003 2.3 5speed. Only changed fluids, brake pads, plugs etc. Still starts on first crank and going strong!
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just passed 77,777 miles few days ago!
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New member, but my 96 XLT turn 400K 2 weeks ago! Still Running strong! Purchased a 2000 Trailhead in Jan for my 16 year old but he perfers to drive old trusty! 2.3 w/5 spd. Has only left me stranded once at 330K (org. clutch let loose) and conventional oil its entire life.
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245,000 and I just put a head on it first real engine work I've ever done on it.
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105,000 on my 2008 2.3l still runs like a champ!
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149k and threw a rod, water doesn't compress well.
dont worry my 2.5 ranger number 2 piston blew up in the cylinder
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105,000 on my 2008 2.3l still runs like a champ!
dang thats alot of miles for 2008
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96 manual. 220K and just replaced the original clutch
doing pertty good then my 98 as been thur 4 clutchs at 224000
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yeah it was my grandpas and it was more of a work truck so those are some hard miles too
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