My 5.0L swap attempt :) - Page 19 - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


8-Cylinder Tech If you are one of the few with a V8 engine in your Ranger, or if you dream of a Ranger with a V8 engine, this is the sub-forum for you.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #451  
Old 09-13-2009
MudSlanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,462
just keep an eye on your temp gauge and I think you will be ok! And ya Ill probably thro in a switch in line with the wire going to the "on/run" position so i can turn it off i need to!
Reply With Quote
  #452  
Old 09-13-2009
Ranger_Envy's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Newton, Ks
Posts: 845
Quote:
Originally Posted by 05prerunner View Post
A mech is 100% possible. The explorers use a mech stock, and it will go right on there with no issues if you use the explorer fan shroud.
Thats what I was assuming but I see everyone with a 5.0 mentioning an e-fan so I was just wondering what the explorer had and if it would fit. When it comes to cooling I usually lean towards the side of safety which is a mechanical fan.
Reply With Quote
  #453  
Old 09-13-2009
INT3RC3PTOR's Avatar
Veteran Status Achieved
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesooooota
Posts: 8,203
I was doing my oil change today and I totally forgot, I only have the two main cats too hah. I remember now cutting off the last two because they were after the 02s and I needed the space to add my Y-pipe.
Reply With Quote
  #454  
Old 09-13-2009
MudSlanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,462
how big is your y-pipe? send me a pic of this
Reply With Quote
  #455  
Old 09-13-2009
INT3RC3PTOR's Avatar
Veteran Status Achieved
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesooooota
Posts: 8,203
you and your pictures! haha its a magnaflow 2.5" in and out

here ya go, not on my truck but it looks just like this

Reply With Quote
  #456  
Old 09-13-2009
MudSlanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,462
whats it measure from inlet to outlet?
Reply With Quote
  #457  
Old 09-13-2009
INT3RC3PTOR's Avatar
Veteran Status Achieved
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesooooota
Posts: 8,203
its 10" long. I fit it up under the transfer case skid.

Name:  cat001.jpg
Views: 0
Size:  101.7 KB
Reply With Quote
  #458  
Old 09-13-2009
MudSlanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,462
hmmm, welllllll looks pretty good!
Reply With Quote
  #459  
Old 09-13-2009
INT3RC3PTOR's Avatar
Veteran Status Achieved
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesooooota
Posts: 8,203
yeah just somthing to ponder
Reply With Quote
  #460  
Old 09-13-2009
MudSlanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,462
Well im gonna keep all 4 cats so its gonna have to be a biggggg squeeze in there
Reply With Quote
  #461  
Old 09-13-2009
V8 Level II's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,833
Quote:
Originally Posted by MudSlanger View Post
Well im gonna keep all 4 cats so its gonna have to be a biggggg squeeze in there
Yup. It's tight because of the narrower frame on the Ranger vs Explorer. I managed to get all 4 stock 5.0 Ex converters in there with the larger 4406 transfer case so you should be OK.
Reply With Quote
  #462  
Old 09-14-2009
MudSlanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,462
Goin to the exhaust shop either wednesday or thursday for it's final treatment of the swap!
Reply With Quote
  #463  
Old 09-14-2009
ford rules's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: pinckney,MI
Posts: 391
Why keep all four do you really need em all
Reply With Quote
  #464  
Old 09-14-2009
whippersnapper02's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Earth, Milky Way Galaxy
Posts: 7,415
Quote:
Originally Posted by ford rules View Post
Why keep all four do you really need em all
You do for emissions.
Reply With Quote
  #465  
Old 09-14-2009
mlw20lu's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Loxahatchee, FL
Posts: 1,825
so just doin a little more of my research.. how many electric sensors are there that connect to the harness. tps, egr, dpfe, engine temp, oil presure, fuel injectors, cam position sensor. what am i missing?
Reply With Quote
  #466  
Old 09-14-2009
V8 Level II's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,833
There are a few more sensors on the engine harness: MAF sensor, Intake Air Temp sensor, 2 coolant temp sensors (one for the PCM, one for the gauge), Crank Position Sensor. Besides sensors, there are connections for the Idle Air Control valve, 2 coilpacks, radio noise capacitor, alternator, A/C compressor clutch plus the large connectors to the PCM and the transmission subharness.
Reply With Quote
  #467  
Old 09-14-2009
MudSlanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by ford rules View Post
Why keep all four do you really need em all
Because Im trying to keep this truck as legal as possible as far as emissions are concerned. Im due for an emissions test by the end of this month so Im trying to pass haha And I SHOULD do so with the four cats given the fact that this motor has nothing wrong with it internally.
Reply With Quote
  #468  
Old 09-14-2009
Ranger_Envy's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Newton, Ks
Posts: 845
Quote:
Originally Posted by MudSlanger View Post
Because Im trying to keep this truck as legal as possible as far as emissions are concerned. Im due for an emissions test by the end of this month so Im trying to pass haha And I SHOULD do so with the four cats given the fact that this motor has nothing wrong with it internally.
I live in a free state so I don't know how emissions is going to work in this case. Will it have to meet Explorer V8 standards? or V6 Ranger standards?
Reply With Quote
  #469  
Old 09-14-2009
MudSlanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,462
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ranger_Envy View Post
I live in a free state so I don't know how emissions is going to work in this case. Will it have to meet Explorer V8 standards? or V6 Ranger standards?
If i remember correctly, Its all the same between gas engines. This is why this V8 motor has 4 cats instead of the 2 cats the V6 had. This is my understanding anyway.
Reply With Quote
  #470  
Old 09-14-2009
mlw20lu's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Loxahatchee, FL
Posts: 1,825
thanks Bob
Reply With Quote
  #471  
Old 09-14-2009
MudSlanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,462
I was just doing some research on emissions in the Phoenix area and this is what I found! I dont think they do a "SNIFF" test with my year truck BUT they DO check the OBD 2 computer to see if anything needs attention. Here's a direct quote from thier website:

Quote:
Test Types
The model year and engine type of your vehicle determines which type of test your vehicle will receive. Brief descriptions of the tests follow.

◦IM 147: This is the enhanced test used for most 1981 through 1995 gasoline-powered vehicles in the metro Phoenix inspection program. In this test, the vehicle is driven on rollers (called a dynamometer) at varying speeds to simulate urban driving. The exhaust is continuously measured and the results are shown in grams per mile.


◦Steady State Loaded/Idle: This test is used for most 1967 through 1995 vehicles in Tucson and 1967 through 1980 models in Phoenix. The vehicle is tested at idle and (depending on vehicle class) at approximately 25 to 30 miles per hour. The results are shown in percent or parts per million.


◦On Board Diagnostics: The newest test to be used in Arizona is the on-board diagnostic test. Used on 1996 and newer light duty vehicles only, engine operating data is accessed by connecting directly to a computer in the vehicle that continuously monitors engine emission control systems operation. The on-board diagnostic test can identify problems before they lead to engine damage and emissions system failure.


◦Diesel: Diesel vehicles are tested for opacity (smoke density). The test uses an opacity meter, which is an instrument that measures the percentage of opacity of the exhaust. Light duty diesel vehicles and all Tucson area diesel vehicles are tested under load on a dynamometer. In metro Phoenix, heavy duty diesel vehicles are tested using a procedure called "snap acceleration" or "snap idle."


◦Tampering: In addition to one of the above tests, a vehicle may undergo a visual inspection to determine the presence of certain emission control components as installed by the manufacturer. Inspection includes catalytic converter, operational air pump, positive crankcase ventilation system and evaporative control system. These inspections coupled with the evaporative system integrity (pressure) test constitute the tampering inspection.
Reply With Quote
  #472  
Old 09-14-2009
kenny_216's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 879
PM has been sent to u sir!!!!
Reply With Quote
  #473  
Old 09-14-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Yeah Chris, in Oregon when I got my tags 3 years ago, they put a sniffer at the tailpipe....this year, to my surprise, they didn't! Just plugged it in the OBDII port checked for codes and let it on it's way as a pass. I asked why they didn't put a sniffer there and they said they never put a sniffer out there on newer vehicles. so IDK why I had a sniffer last time. I was worried this year...I had no tailpipes!
Reply With Quote
  #474  
Old 09-14-2009
Fx4wannabe01's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (23)
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Boring, Oregon
Posts: 21,721
Quote:
Originally Posted by MudSlanger View Post
I was just doing some research on emissions in the Phoenix area and this is what I found! I dont think they do a "SNIFF" test with my year truck BUT they DO check the OBD 2 computer to see if anything needs attention. Here's a direct quote from thier website:
Please Please Please tell me there's gonna be a photoshoot with DWB!!
Reply With Quote
  #475  
Old 09-14-2009
MudSlanger's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,462
YES, eventually there will be!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Call me Int3rc3ptor_wannabe(project attempt to make shane's truck kinda cool, ver1.1) Fx4wannabe01 Snapshots 47 04-29-2008 01:25 AM
First bumper attempt.. 4LO 4.0 Fabrication & Tool Tech 22 11-26-2007 10:29 AM
My first attempt at wheel polishing wvcat Auto Detailing 101 11 09-11-2007 05:27 AM
My first fabrication attempt v. skidplate QWIKSNK Fabrication & Tool Tech 15 06-13-2006 02:14 PM
Spark plugs / Attempt to kill RF noise. VENTING!!! Grrrr. FireRanger 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 32 11-15-2005 06:56 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:05 PM.


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.