woops i have made a mistake fellas >< - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource

2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech General discussion of 2.9L and 3.0L V6 Ford Ranger engines.

woops i have made a mistake fellas ><

Reply

 
 
 
  #1  
Old 03-01-2010
98
98 is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: waldorf MD
Posts: 62
woops i have made a mistake fellas ><

well as most of you know i purchased a ranger

well i thought it was a 98 ranger but its a 95 ranger instead lol

anyhow i bought parts from a 97 4x4 ranger like larger rims (same as stock but not 14 inche but instead 15?) with larger tires on them and a new window for 375 dollars tires are brand new i love it :D

anyhow...lol i will take pics when i get it to my shop and the whole walkthrough of it..

but question...its ben sitting for two years..and i cant tow it...is it safe to drive it for about 3 miles to the shop for it to get all the repairs??

also i got a flowmaster exhuast for it :D first mod sweet!
 
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-01-2010
Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: white oak tx
Posts: 237
change the fluids and check the gas it might be okay as long as it has good gas and new fluids
 
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-01-2010
RLong31's Avatar
The Ban Hammer
iTrader: (5)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monrovia, IN
Posts: 2,629
Been sitting for 2 years? Why mod a truck you're not even sure is safe to drive? I for one would make sure it runs before worrying about how it looks. But yea, check/change ur fluids, make sure you have brakes and all your lighting works so you don't get pulled over or not be able to stop. That's about all I can think of at the moment.
 
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-01-2010
Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: white oak tx
Posts: 237
are you getting a new Turbo Encabulator you might want to change that lol
 
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-01-2010
98
98 is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: waldorf MD
Posts: 62
encabulator? wtf? lol

it runs and idles fine a bit sluggish with giving it throttle but i quess thats expected from slightly old fuel

at the shop we plan on replaceing everything and running seafoam through the system then replaceing al the spark plugs once completely.

but i was also wondering would the mods stil work fine with this engine?
 
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-01-2010
Redrocket's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (6)
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Waynesville n.c
Posts: 1,993
like said change all fluids and give it a good tune up and i would look at the susp and make sure that is in good working order
 
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-02-2010
98
98 is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: waldorf MD
Posts: 62
alright
when i test drove it it seemed to ride alright suspension wise it wasnt feeling like it was messed up.the tire could have used more tire pressure,but thats alright

alignment was perfect...today might be the day i get it to the shop :)
 
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-02-2010
03edge's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Akron, OH
Posts: 1,035
i would replace all the radiator hoses before you started driving daily.....the rubber has a tendency to dry rot and burst when you least expect it and that is not a fun situation...trust me
 
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-02-2010
Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: white oak tx
Posts: 237
the turbo encabulater is fake its on you tube watch sometime. the videos are pretty funny
 
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-02-2010
98
98 is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: waldorf MD
Posts: 62
thanks for the tip 03 :)

as far as dry rotting maybe its not a good idea for the area i live in to be kinda humid ??

i was also thinking of seafoaming and since i was going to change the spark plugs anyways should i do it before i swap them out? ..or will it not have the same effect.
 
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 03-02-2010
chainfire's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (1)
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mission B.C.
Posts: 3,126
Do it before you swap them out. The plugs will have a buildup on them when you run seafoam through it.
 
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 03-03-2010
98
98 is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: waldorf MD
Posts: 62
okay well the truck is at the shop from looking at it the radiator hoses are fine,

oil needs changing and when i switch gears its kind rough? is that normal?

the left turning signal and lights just dont seem to work but headlights do only when i leave the steering column out in the middle

new tires and windsheild will be installed this week.

ill try to take pics its kinda dirty ><
 
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 03-03-2010
RangerXL's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sequim Wa
Posts: 188
We Like Dirty Truck Pics
 
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 03-03-2010
98
98 is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: waldorf MD
Posts: 62
haha its mainly not washed for months thank god my friend is a auto detailer =]
 
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 03-03-2010
lumpy4000's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Orillia, Ontario
Posts: 379
quite the complaining, my truck didnt have brakes, exhaust and sat for almost three years when i took ownership. through in a battery, alternator and new belt, drove it home almost 15km (roughly 7 miles). just avoided sudden stops and worried about the rest when i got it home.

fluid check, fire and go...
 
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 03-03-2010
98
98 is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: waldorf MD
Posts: 62
im not complaining :( just not lots of money to go around......><
 
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 03-04-2010
98
98 is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: waldorf MD
Posts: 62
here you guys go =D what i did today

1 new oil and new radiator fluid

2 new front brake pads and the new rims and tires


3 found out i need rear wheel axle bearings (grease gets into the driver side drum brake


4 .......im sure there is something i can think of =/

let me know what you guys think as is..with no wash or.....yeah >< i really want to wash it guys!
 
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 03-04-2010
Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: white oak tx
Posts: 237
did you change the fluids in the turbo encabulator
 
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 03-04-2010
98
98 is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: waldorf MD
Posts: 62
oh jeez >< still on that? of my dark blue ranger
Name:  DSCN0819.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  116.9 KB

Name:  DSCN0820.jpg
Views: 15
Size:  110.7 KB
 
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 03-04-2010
98
98 is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: waldorf MD
Posts: 62
here it is at the end of the day at the shop ( lol i dont work here i used to but i work at a gamestop now ) ah!


now i remember number 4 a bit of seafoam!




Name:  DSCN0823.jpg
Views: 16
Size:  94.6 KB

first lifting it



and the end of the day.Name:  DSCN0825.jpg
Views: 19
Size:  99.4 KB
 
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 03-04-2010
98
98 is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: waldorf MD
Posts: 62
anyone else notice the difference in the tires :D i love it!
 
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 04-01-2010
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Frisco, CO
Posts: 80
70 sidewalls?
 
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 04-01-2010
RLong31's Avatar
The Ban Hammer
iTrader: (5)
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Monrovia, IN
Posts: 2,629
They look pretty stock to me. I must not be looking hard enough.
 
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 04-12-2010
98
98 is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: waldorf MD
Posts: 62
lol there stock but the ones i had before were smaller then these


Update new serpentine belt

air filter

windsheild replaced

uhmm...new lights out of all the blown ones

new rear seal

and it will be home to me in about a week :)

70 sidewalls?
 
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 05-03-2010
98
98 is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: waldorf MD
Posts: 62
Well the truck is home and running...decent new spark plugs and coils should be in order cylinder number 3 i beileve archs its spark into one of the header bolts and causes a misfire but did a temporary for it.

Im wondering about the 4.10 gears..where can i find them and how much do they run for? the slightly bigger rims and tires sure make it sluggish
 
Reply With Quote
 
 
 
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
VTranger
4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech
9
08-21-2015 09:13 AM
Ford Fan
General Ford Ranger Discussion
1
08-02-2014 02:59 AM
Demo1986
General Ford Ranger Discussion
62
12-12-2009 07:51 AM
Tys 4x4 FTW
General Ford Ranger Discussion
22
04-02-2009 11:23 AM
Skyjacker_44
General Ford Ranger Discussion
20
12-23-2005 10:15 AM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: woops i have made a mistake fellas ><


Contact Us Sitemap Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.