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2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

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Old 05-18-2008
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so i jsut picked up my 01 xlt. i havent had a car in quite some time. i used to be all into the tuner cars hondas and whatnot. i live close enough to work so i walk half the time until lately then i just ride my motorcycle. but i dont know if maybe its jsut me or not. but i drive this ranger every day now and if i floor it i think, is the floor mat stuck under the pedal? or is it really just a terd?
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ha ha ha, the 3.0L isn't going to be fast. What did you expect? its not a car or a motor cycle.
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hey now i love my lil 3.slow only cuz of the gas mileage
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you have the heaviest version but not the biggest motor option. 1/4 mile times are probably 17's- 18's, compared to low 16's with a 4.0 in the same style truck as yours or the same (low 16's) for a single cab 3.0 manual.
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These aren't asian rice rockets, they are built ford tough.

Of course it's going to seem slow after smashing around on a street bike.
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1/4 mile for my 4x4 3.0 was around 17.32 so not to shabby lol
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My 3.0 is not fast -- but I can do a lot with it.

You can help it a lot: intake, maf change or mods, throttle body change or mods, exhaust, headers, roller rockers, cam, flash tuner -- in various combinations.

It's an old-school, fully cast iron, pushrod engine -- what's to be expected!

On the other hand, care for it and it will last forever...or at least it will seem like forever...

Seriously though, mines not getting changed out until it dies.
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My 3.0 is not fast -- but I can do a lot with it.

You can help it a lot: intake, maf change or mods, throttle body change or mods, exhaust, headers, roller rockers, cam, flash tuner -- in various combinations.

It's an old-school, fully cast iron, pushrod engine -- what's to be expected!

On the other hand, care for it and it will last forever...or at least it will seem like forever...

Seriously though, mines not getting changed out until it dies.
Agreed.
Can't underestimate these lil 3.0's, they get r done. :)
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how much slack in the throttle cable?
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how much slack in the throttle cable?
i had alot..., i tightened her up and she had some get up and go, nothin compared to my friends 4.0 but i ran 33's and 3.73 gears and it wen pretty good then, i like it but somedays i wish i had a bigger engine
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On the other hand, care for it and it will last forever...or at least it will seem like forever...
Thats not true! I took care of mine very well and the oil pump went out at 50K miles and seized the engine.
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i think its just mostly because i havent had a vehicle for a long time. just 600 ccs between my legs and all that throttle in my right hand just begging to be opened up and on one wheel hahaha
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Thats not true! I took care of mine very well and the oil pump went out at 50K miles and seized the engine.


lol and I had cam synchronizer self grenade at 117k and I took very good care of my engine!
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