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4.0l DOHC??

Why dont rangers have these motors in them? I heard they better gas mileage and have more power then the sohc? Just curious why ford never put one in the ranger.
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i dont know why they didnt but it might be because it needs a bigger block to fit the four cams
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Most new motors have gone into cars with fwd which is a different tranny mounting configuration. They have also been to small for our application (which has to work in heavier Sport Tracs and Explorers). Until this year a 3.0 was the biggest they had. They just introduced the 3.5 this year.

I expect the 3.5 DOHC soon with 265 HP vs 205 for the 4.0 SOHC we have now. Soon is 2-3 years in auto lingo. if it's not on the Ranger, it will be in the Rangers replacement. Kind of like the s-10/Colorado.
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I thought 4.0l dohc been out for awhile. If i remember some cars have had them for awhile now. I think the taurus had them. Just seems weird though.
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well for one its a FORD Australia block and it also has less HP then the SOHC it only has 206 the 4.0L sohc is one of the best running motors that ford has as a stock motor great TQ and hp and reliable as hell i wouldnt be complaining at all...
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Most new motors have gone into cars with fwd which is a different tranny mounting configuration. They have also been to small for our application (which has to work in heavier Sport Tracs and Explorers). Until this year a 3.0 was the biggest they had. They just introduced the 3.5 this year.

I expect the 3.5 DOHC soon with 265 HP vs 205 for the 4.0 SOHC we have now. Soon is 2-3 years in auto lingo. if it's not on the Ranger, it will be in the Rangers replacement. Kind of like the s-10/Colorado.
the 3.5 sucks.. dad has been testing it for a while. the water bump is in the crank case and guess what its PLASTIC, the motor isn't reliable he still is shaking his head at how much the techs hate this motor. and yes the 4.0L SOHC is going AWAY completely and the 3.5L is taking its place and the 3.0L is also getting dropped its expected that it will just be the 3.5L and 4cyl in the ranger. and like hell i would own one with that motor. also with the new ford edge to replace this water pump that WILL blow up just like the lovely contour motor that was plastic around 65k-70k you have to basically pull the whole motor to replace it.. another one of Fords most WONDERFUL idea's no wonder there going in the ****ter...
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I thought 4.0l dohc been out for awhile. If i remember some cars have had them for awhile now. I think the taurus had them. Just seems weird though.
I think 3.8 was the biggest in the taurus and i don't think it was a DOHC. 3.0 was the biggest v6 dohc until this year. I specified V6 cause i have a 4.6 DOHC in my garage.
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the 3.5 sucks.. dad has been testing it for a while. the water bump is in the crank case and guess what its PLASTIC, the motor isn't reliable he still is shaking his head at how much the techs hate this motor. and yes the 4.0L SOHC is going AWAY completely and the 3.5L is taking its place and the 3.0L is also getting dropped its expected that it will just be the 3.5L and 4cyl in the ranger. and like hell i would own one with that motor. also with the new ford edge to replace this water pump that WILL blow up just like the lovely contour motor that was plastic around 65k-70k you have to basically pull the whole motor to replace it.. another one of Fords most WONDERFUL idea's no wonder there going in the ****ter...
try using paragraphs .. it is impossible to try and read what you type sometimes
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Zach,

if we want DOHC technology for added rpms, hp, mileage, and torque it comes with a price. I had the front engine cover off my truck last weekend and figured with 80,000 miles on it I would swap timing chains (since I had it off). Those days are gone. it used to be a timing cover and you used to be able to access it from there. Now you have to pull the engine out to do it.

it's the sacrifice we make for technology. How many carb guys poo pooed the whole EFI thing 30 years ago? a bunch! some still do. Looks like the new battle is gonna be pushrod engines vs dohcs. i've seen and felt the DOHC advantage. I want it.

the Ford edge will set you back in the seat a little. Sub 16 seconds in a 4000 pound boat with a 3.5 motor? I'll take two.
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dude its a short blurb if you cant figure it out become a English major and fix it...
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the Ford edge will set you back in the seat a little. Sub 16 seconds in a 4000 pound boat with a 3.5 motor? I'll take two.
go ahead and take two let me know how fun it will be replacing your plastic water bump thats in the crankcase...
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dude its a short blurb if you cant figure it out become a English major and fix it...
or you can figure out when to use the 'enter' button
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go ahead and take two let me know how fun it will be replacing your plastic water bump thats in the crankcase...
lol. It's a definate. I understand your concerns. You have insite we guys don't have. This vehicle has been a long wait for me. Supposed to hit dealers in November, which turned into December, which turned to after Christmas.

God willing, I am gonna get a Lincoln MKX towards the end of the year. My only hold back is waiting to see the 2008 specs. they don't have a blue one currently.
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Why dont rangers have a 4.6l in them then. I mean if your paying 25k for a truck you should get atleast some power with right??? Anyways thanks for the replies guys but still understand why we dont have dohc motors in rangers.
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you know what why dont all ranger have the 8.8 and 4.10's??? who knows for god sakes it is ridiculos i almost regret buying a ranger.and why is it i hear rumors that ford is gonna go out a business? b/c they dont giver the public what they want and if they did it would be cheap *** plasic. a plasic engine parts are stupid just like on the 302's with the nylon on thae gears F'in stupid and cheap period
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Our rangers would be beast with a 4.6, I wouldnt complain......It would haul a** The 4.0's arent bad.....Imagine a 4.6
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Anyways thanks for the replies guys but still understand why we dont have dohc motors in rangers.

Because Ford is not investing more $$'s into the platform until it does a completely new redesign from ground up, that will probably not be called a Ranger. Until then it's bandaids- new tail lights, fender flares, grills, etc.
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How many carb guys poo pooed the whole EFI thing 30 years ago?
LMAO

Yeah the taurus never had a 4.0L; it was the ever so lovely 3.8L OHV V6 ..

So if the 3.5L has a "plastic" waterpump, as did the 2.5L in the contour.. then the 3.0L DOHC has it as well, right (being in the same family)? Why am I not hearing of problems with it?
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Yeah my dad has a 3.0l in his ranger (i know father like son) and he loves it. All the power he needs in a 2wd truck. Funny that everything is going plastic....
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