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4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech General discussion of 4.0L OHV and SOHC V6 Ford Ranger engines.

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Old 07-17-2009
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My truck hasn't let me down engine wise. 129K and still running strong. It doesn't burn oil but it sure leaks it from the front crank seal. The slave cylinder has gone out 3 times in the 4 years I have owned it. Its all this nickel and dime crap that it needs all the time that really bugs me.
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timing chains are always a bit noisy, its pretty typical. now the 01-02s were really bad, IMO, and they broke!
Aaaaaand that would be why I'm putting an '06 in mine next week....
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I'd say yes since its an FX4.
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That Fx4 DOESNT have the torsen, it has the trac-loc. Only the LII's have the Torsen.
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Well I'm looking at new ranger, and I'm looking at 05ish rangers. They will have the 4.0L SOHC engine and be 4x4. My only concern is weather or not its automatic or manual. I have one lined up that's manual but after looking it doesn't have any of the creature comforts. I WANT these, but not at the cost of a good reliable truck. I have a 96 ranger that's 5 speed and I love it, its nice and strong and even runs for a few days without fluid . I planned to pretty much do a shift kit as my first mod if I get an automatic. I don't like them but if they are strong and won't screw up on me I'll consider it. (My fear is that I'll have to deal with this just like I am with my GTP now, trading it in to get rid of it lol). I will be using it, I will be having fun with it and won't always be grandpaing it. Any concerns and things I should look for in these trucks?
poor gtp lol
i beat the **** outta mine and the tranny is still like new. has 106k miles too

but i have no problems with the auto in my 07. with a tune, it shifts nice and firm too.
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yeah and my GTP only has 80,000 on it.

Alright as long as its not an open diff I'm good with the FX4. The only thing is that it has 40,000 on it instead of 20,000. Is that a big difference?
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Alright as long as its not an open diff I'm good with the FX4. The only thing is that it has 40,000 on it instead of 20,000. Is that a big difference?
40,000 is nothin.
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Well I hate to end this tread but its done, they want $500/month for 5 years. I'm sorry but thats way to rich for me considering its not new and for that money I can build both my GTP and Ranger to what I want in less than a year for that. So I'll be sticking with the GTP and just bringing it to the shop and see what we can do there. Then I'll be working on the rangers front end and the GTP's modifications will be put on hold until I get that thin up to snuff. I've neglected it for far to long, including this forum.
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500 for 5 years? thats 30k for a 15k truck!!

theyre trying to stick it to you.....
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mines an 01 and its had the rattle since i got it with 10,000 miles on it. ive since changed oil types and its almost completely gone away. it only did it between a certain RPM range. i love my SOHC though, i would take it any day over the OHV 4.0.
2200-2500 RPM?
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