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Old 01-07-2006
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Newb question: Vulcan?

How do I know if my engine is a Vulcan or not?
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99 percent sure your 02 3.0 is the vulcan. I think its just the old rangers that may not have the vulcan. And theres also that alternative fuel 3.0 that can also use E85.
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yea you have one, but its just a name for the 3.0
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Sounds tuff though!
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sure beats just saying 3.0 :)
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It's all cast iron: block, heads, etc. Kind of rare these days. It's a tough, long lasting, but uninspiring engine. I have one as well. I have a friend at work has over a 1/4 of a million miles on a '97 Ranger with the 3.0. He uses only Amsoil, and always has, and it runs strong -- well, as strong as a 3.0 ever runs, lol.
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All 3.0l Ranger motors are "vulcan".

Ford does make another 3.0l "Duratec" motor, found in the Escape and probably other models, but no rangers.

The 4.0l has the name "cologne" I believe for the city in Germany that produces them. Could be wrong here though.
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Ah cool..never thought to try Wiki...Many a times Wiki got me through term papers in college
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