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Got truck back!!!!!

Yes!

New reconditioned engine, 65k miles. Got the pulleys put on as well and the ranger is back on the streets!

I'll try and stay away from puddles this time lol
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Working on it :)
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What happened? I think I missed the thread. But post some pics cause I love your truck. LOL
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no offense man but another 3.0? Figured you woulda at least done a 4.0 swap.
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no offense man but another 3.0? Figured you woulda at least done a 4.0 swap.
$$$ is the issue... I wasn't planning on replacing my motor right after xmas.... xmas made me broke.

3.0's aren't bad engines.
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well rob...i'm glad to hear you're back on the mean streets of cali! lol. glad to hear she's back up and running and better than before!!

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well rob...i'm glad to hear you're back on the mean streets of cali! lol. glad to hear she's back up and running and better than before!!

shane
Thank you Shane.
I'm loving these pullies.
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Underdrive pullies?

Do you mind sharing how much the entire thing ran you, getting the engine and having it installed?
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Pulleys = http://www.stuffforyourranger.com/st...0991a03c4b7ade

Very nice to have I like mine very much.
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Underdrive pullies?

Do you mind sharing how much the entire thing ran you, getting the engine and having it installed?
Hey Trent,

The engine was $700, free shipping. Install with pullies was $650.

Got the engine from www.karking.com
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So is this engine noticeably stronger with the pulleys and not having as many miles on the engine?
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So is this engine noticeably stronger with the pulleys and not having as many miles on the engine?
Yes sir, feels a lot stronger, although, I haven't been able to step on it really until I break it in.
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Hmm. Now I'm confused. So it was a used engine that karking bought, then rebuilt, then sold to you? Because in the original post it says 65k on it.

But do you think it's the pulleys that help that much or just that fact that it's not "tired"?
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I think it's mainly the pullies. They make a pretty good difference. I like it. Doesn't take much to speed up and merge lanes.

Kar King got the engine from someone and reconditioned the whole thing. Then sold it to me and delivered it. There was no mount for the Knock Sensor though on the engine, but they ended up making a mount for it. I think these engines might be from Japan cus they don't have smog and there was no where to mount a knock sensor.
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I don't think its a Jap motor. I think it may have come out of something else that uses the same engine.
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Taurus?
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Probably. The heads are different on the car engines, though.

Is it composite intake or metal?
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Not sure.

Composite? That's my guess... It's K&N.
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Not sure.

Composite? That's my guess... It's K&N.
lol your intake manifold not the intake itself..
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my mechanic did the same thing !! big kid at heart :P lol. but he had a new motor in within a weekend
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Good to hear you got her running again! X2 for the 4.0 swap, oh well...

anyway, did you have a KN intake when you sucked in all that water?
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Yeah I think he did
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