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Old 02-08-2009
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here goes nothin!!!

Well today i have officially started my engine swap. My dad and I just towed my truck down to the garage at our farm and i started tearing things down. All I've done so far id take the hood off and pull the intake hose off. I don't have any pics yet because of my lack of camera but I'm at home now so i can git a camera and lunch and then it's back down there to get back to work. I'll keep ya updated...
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what are you swapping in??
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another 3.0 and im uploadin pics to the computer right now soo they'll be up in a minute
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I wish my dad would help me with my truck

put something like a towel to protect your fenders!
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haha my dad has to be in on like everything i do...im afraid hes gunna do somethin that i dont know about or put a part somewhere on me n i wont find it or sumthin....and i will i havent really done much leanin on the fenders yet
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Nice 2wd grille on a 4x4 truck. lol
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If your taking an engine out may as well put something bigger in.
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yea why not upgrade to a 5.0 v8 or at least a 4.0
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yea why not upgrade to a 5.0 v8 or at least a 4.0
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lol have you heard what gas prices are going to be in the summer?
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no...but i could imagine that it would be at least six or seven bucks a gallon.

its going to be terrible. cause i already get bad mileage in my 3.0
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6 or 7. where do you guys get this stuff from????
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im into diesels and i sold mine for a ranger cause over five bucks a gallon on 44 inch swampers is not fun. i read a story in dieselpower magazine about diesel being 9 bucks a gallon in germany last summer. gas where i live went over 4 bucks a gallon and its only going to get worst...so its just my prediction from what ive seen everywhere else in the world.
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Nice 2wd grille on a 4x4 truck. lol
nice 4x4 grill on a 2wd truck hahaha
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i dont have the money or time to swap in a bigger engine...i wanted to do the 4bt cummins swap but i cant find an engine around here...then i wanted to swap in a 302 but my father isnt any fun so i cant do that either....but i plan on trading this ranger in on an o6' fx4 Level II 5spd 4x4 after i finish payin off the 4000 i owe my parents on it
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good work so far. labeling the connections might help ya out a lot, make it easy to remember.
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yea i kinda forgot to do that lol ohh well live and learn...i made a mistake that i wont make again haha...i made sure to label the plug wires tho haha and where they plug into on the coil pack or w/e it is
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well if you are going to keep a 3.0L...at least make it better while you have the new engine out of the truck....like more aggressive cam, roller rockers, UD pulley set, e-fan, EGR delete, screamin demon coil pack, etc.

maybe even a supercharger or turbocharger or bore and stroke kit.....the possibilities are endless!!!



actually the possibilities are quite limited, but still lots of cool stuff to do
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How do you do a EGR delete? What all does it do?
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I wish my dad would help me with my truck

put something like a towel to protect your fenders!
When we changed my clutch my dad tried to do it for me until I let him know that just because I never worked as a mechanic doesn't mean I'm not mechanically inclined.

But hey, he dropped the transmission by hand, against my recommendation of using the motorcycle jack. Thus, he was the one that got gear lube ALL OVER himself. Then he got pissed at me for not taping a ziplock bag over the end of the tranny.
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well if you are going to keep a 3.0L...at least make it better while you have the new engine out of the truck....like more aggressive cam, roller rockers, UD pulley set, e-fan, EGR delete, screamin demon coil pack, etc.

maybe even a supercharger or turbocharger or bore and stroke kit.....the possibilities are endless!!!



actually the possibilities are quite limited, but still lots of cool stuff to do
do you want to pay for all this because i sure as heck can't...i owe my parents 4 g's and i have other bills that need to be paid off...if i could afford it i definitely would but i can't afford it right now
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How do you do a EGR delete? What all does it do?
The 01+ Rangers do not have EGR systems, so using one of their ECU and harness will allow you to remove the entire EGR system and you won't have any computer conflicts. Also, removing the EGR allows the engine to breathe easier netting 10 HP at the flywheel.....I'm not 100% sure about that, I think I read that in another thread a few months ago.

OP: I know all that stuff I listed isn't cheap, but there are definitely some things you can do now. Roller rockers $279, UD pulley set $199, stroker kit $way to expensive, but for a couple hundred bucks you can unleash some of the HP in 3.0L. I did a 3.0L swap in mine a little over a year ago. Where did you buy the new engine from?
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The 01+ Rangers do not have EGR systems, so using one of their ECU and harness will allow you to remove the entire EGR system and you won't have any computer conflicts. Also, removing the EGR allows the engine to breathe easier netting 10 HP at the flywheel.....I'm not 100% sure about that, I think I read that in another thread a few months ago.

OP: I know all that stuff I listed isn't cheap, but there are definitely some things you can do now. Roller rockers $279, UD pulley set $199, stroker kit $way to expensive, but for a couple hundred bucks you can unleash some of the HP in 3.0L. I did a 3.0L swap in mine a little over a year ago. Where did you buy the new engine from?
werd.

If I were going to swap a 3.0 back into my truck, instead of adding another 2l, it'd be bored and stroked with roller rockers and a custom intake manifold and mustang throttle body.

You'll still only get like 240hp though. lol
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