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Old 05-25-2009
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Figured I would ask the experts.

What is the difference between a 2001 3.0L and a 2001 3.0L flex fuel. I know that the flex fuel engine allows you to run ethanol mixture but what was changed to allow it to do so.

The reason I'm asking is I have the flex fuel engine and I am getting ready to do some work on the engine as far as getting more performance. Adding under drive unit, Screamin Demon coil pack, K&N intake with larger MAF, Roller rockers, flowmaster cat back system and looking at performance chips also and I wanted to make sure I get the right stuff and some of it does not specify whether it will work with flex fuel engines or not.
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Old 05-26-2009
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All of the parts you listed work with the flex fuel engine. The engine tune, injectors, and fuel lines are all that is different from a non-flex fuel 3.0. Internally they are the same. Instead of getting a chip, you should look into a tuner. I doubt most of the chips are compatible with the flex fuel. Try Bama or Rouge tunes for your Ranger. You can get an SCT X3 for around $400 I think.
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Tuners are much better than chips anyway. With a tuner you can change differnet settings like tire size, gear ratio and other things like that. You can have 3 different tunes instead of just one like a chip. So a towing tune, performance tune, economy tune, etc, etc
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I knew someone here would know. Thats great! I will look into a tuner instead. I have only owned this ranger for bout 6 months and enjoyed it but now it's time to start some mods. Thank for the info.
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