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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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Old 07-22-2007
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Hello, this is my first time posting here. I have a motor and tranny out of a 2001 ranger and I was wondering what years this motor would fit into? Thanks for all of your knowledge that you can share.
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Ford changed over from the 2.5L lima to the 2.3 Duratec during the 2nd half of that year. That said, which motor is it? -Mike-
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It is a 2.3
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as far as my knowledge goes, if you find a good deal on a 2001+ Ranger with a blown engine, swap the motor into that, should be a direct fit. As far as other Fords from 2000 and before, not sure if the 2.3 duratec will fit without modification. In otherwords, if you find a 99 Ranger say with a blown engine, then you try and swap the motor into that, I'm saying I'm not sure what all you need to do to make it fit.

Or you can have some fun with it, hop up the motor, intake, header, port & polish the head, programmer or whatever you want to do with it and build a street legal dune buggy lol! -Mike-
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Thank you
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That 2.3 is a great engine (I should know, I have one). More power and better fuel economy.

Yeah, I think swapping into an older truck would take work, but would be an interesting project. Especially into an older 4x4 w/ a manual tranfer case and hubs.
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I was wondering if I could put the motor in a mazada b series reletively well? Thanks
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should just drop in id think. theyre basically the same exact truck.
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Kind of off topic, but could I put ford emblums on a mazda? This is if i swap motors.
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Ford IS Mazda, and Mercury. It's all the same, minus some body panel differences. The Ranger and Mazda B-series share more parts than not.
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I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find a ranger with a bad motor. W/2.3 thanks. (know this probably goes in the classifieds but i figured it goes with the question.)
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I was wondering, if i found an 00 ranger w/2.5 could i just drop in the 2.3 or what would i have to change? Thanks.
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I have a 2.5 Lima for sale. It has 15K on the forged pistons and rings, less than 100 miles on the new gaskets (head-up), and I'll even throw the 4-speed auto tranny in there to make it a package deal.
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I would like a truck with a blown engine
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I waswondering did they make rangers with 2.3 before2001? Thanks
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could you put a 2.3 duratec in a 2.3 lima? Thansk and sorry about all of the questions.
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