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Old 05-18-2011
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A few Technical 3.0 questions

Hey everyone, I may be doing a swap for my current car for a 2005 ford ranger edge 3.0 2wd. It seems like a good deal so i thought I'd give it a go.

Do the edges come with trac-loc? or is that an option?

what's the reliability generally like for a 3.0?

i generally get about 500kms (312miles) for about 70 liters of fuel (18.5 gallons) with my current car with about 65% city and 35% highway. How does this compare to a 3.0 2wd?

any help would be appreciated! thanks!
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My 03 came with an L/S rear. Check or take a pic of the door jam sticker and post it here and we can tell you what you have.
They are a tough little engine but have little gain in power over the 4 cyl , and the fuel consumption of a 4.0.
I used to get about 25 mpg highway until ethanol was added to the fuel. Now down to 17.5.
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i did a little research on axle codes for the ranger, i wrote down the codes for lsds of both 7.5 and 8.8 rear ends because i don't know which one it comes with. i have R5 R6 R7 AND F4 F6 AND F7. That's kinda strange power to fuel economy spread, no wonder they discontinued that engine! Not much of a gain over my 2v 4.6 now. Thanks alot!
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So it looks like a may go for it pending an inspection, the truck has 173,000km on it, what's that like for a 3.0l? what do they usually run around before they crap out?
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