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What should I do?

Back in the day I bought a 2005 ranger edge 2wd with the 3.0. Never really did anything with it but install a better flowing exhaust and a drop in k&n air filter. Been driving it for awhile but started fighting a engine misfire at around 120,000 miles. At about 165,000 miles I changed out the driver side head from a valve seat pulled in. It has 168k on it now and it is burning 2.5 quarts of oil every month. I drive a 46 mile drive one way to work every day. The truck is still in very good condition with a couple of digs here and there. IDK if I should swap in another 3.0 with updated heads, swap in a 4.0 or fight with a swap with a 5.0. I would love to buy a new truck but then again I wouldn't mind keeping my ranger. What should I do?

Here is a picture of it after I finished doing some cleaning on it today.


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I wouldn't go from a 3.0 to a 4.0, the headache for the very little increase in power would suck. I would say go for a 5.0 if you have the know-how. Lots of info on it at therangerstation tech library.
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I have to do some more research on the 5.0 swap. I have no problem with the mechanical part of the fab part nor the wiring that will be required. I would like to find something more on what needed for the swap for my 05 model. guess i'll be searching more.
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Yeah it will be tough on the 05 since they have the electronic tach and most of the wiring is set up differently.
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