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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 07-16-2010
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Originally Posted by fourliter dan View Post
ive seen too many ohv's fail in day to day conditons. ive seen sohc's fail in day to day conditions. but i know that the ohv couldnt be pushed as hard as a sohc and still drive away. they may suck fuel and and not be the most smooth running thing, but i know its not gonna leave me hainging...only real complaint it changing the plugs on my sohc
Are you kidding? I beat the **** out of my ranger every day and it ran like a champ when I sold it at 145k miles. Most of it's like was with 33s, 3.73s and plenty of weight in the back. WOT all the time on road and off. It was noisy at all (marbles in a can) but it ran awesome.
When I worked at the Ford dealership, I saw a lot of old 4.0L OHV rangers come in with well over 200k miles still running strong with no rebuilds, only minimal work like intake gaskets or sensors.
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Old 07-16-2010
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yup thats for sure the spark plugs are a pain but its the extra fuel its pumping in since the motor is cold to get it up to operating temp.
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