oil filter relocation location - 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
  #1  
Old 04-07-2008
claytonrduvall's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: florence
Posts: 115
Icon4 oil filter relocation location

just wondering where every one relocated there oil filter too, just have a little trouble finding the right spot, pictures would be great!!! thanks

Last edited by claytonrduvall; 04-07-2008 at 08:05 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-07-2008
Ace's Avatar
Ace Ace is offline
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Central, Illinois
Posts: 3,448
didnt know anyone did this
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-07-2008
claytonrduvall's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: florence
Posts: 115
has to been done when doing the 302 swap, no extra room for the filter...
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-08-2008
INT3RC3PTOR's Avatar
Veteran Status Achieved
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesooooota
Posts: 8,203
? i don't think you have to. Its only done on the older trucks and 302s i think. The oilo filter on the exploder 5.0s (atleast on my 99) is angled down in front of the motor. real easy to get at
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-08-2008
tmsoko's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Plymouth, MI
Posts: 247
Stock explorer parts on mine (1999 4x4)
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-08-2008
V8 Level II's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,831
My 99 engine has a stock 96 Ex 5.0 right angle mount, oil cooler and filter. The later Ex 5.0 filter mount without the cooler will also fit a 98 Ranger 4x4 with no mods.

Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-09-2008
claytonrduvall's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: florence
Posts: 115
oh well, i already went and had one put on so i just mounted it to the frame wall , my next question is, i was looking at the exhaust on the driver side and man isit going to be very tight, very tight, can i use the stick explorer y-pipe and if so where is a good place to find one, have done a brief search and nothing?
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-09-2008
V8 Level II's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 7,831
To make it fit the 95~2001 Ex engine bay, Ford modified the Ex 5.0L with many unique parts not found on other 302's. These include things like the oil pan, engine plates, oil filter adapter, front accessory drive, exhaust manifolds, etc.

The good news for you is that the front suspension and engine bay in a 98+ Ranger is almost EXACTLY the same as the 95~01 Ex. That's the benefit of choosing the Ex version of the engine and related underhood parts - you don't have to change ANYTHING in the engine bay to physically bolt it in. The 5.0 Ex manifolds and Y-pipe (actually 2 separate downpipes w/light off cats on the Ex) will fit perfectly.

To the rear of the transmission crossmember, you will need some custom exhaust work because the frame width and wheelbase is different between the Ranger vs Explorer. The stock Ex underbody cats and muffler will not fit as-is.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-09-2008
claytonrduvall's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: florence
Posts: 115
well i have the motor all ready installed and its not from a explorer but from a older 302 based model, i have an oil pan( dual hump) and i saw a explorer parked out at work and looked under it and i noticed the oil pan has a cut out for more space for the exhuast, i hoping that i will have enough room wit the pan i have, if not i will be knocking in the side of my pan for a bit more clearnce, i hope the max i will need is( at max) 1/2 just for safetys sake!! but i dont want to run all that cat crap that comes along with the y-pipe since i have no need for them, do you think i should take it to a shop and have them bend me some peices of pipe instead of make the y-pipe work!! i just need them to get the pipe down and heading towards the rear, and i am completly capable of doing the rest!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-09-2008
INT3RC3PTOR's Avatar
Veteran Status Achieved
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Minnesooooota
Posts: 8,203
well i would stay away from denting in the side of the oil pan if you can lol...

I guess if you need to just try a shop and see what they want for a custom y-pipe. I used a stock replacement manifold to last cat kit from napa. crappy exhaust i know. but its just there till i get headers and custom y-pipe and hiflow cats. It fit fine though
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 04-09-2008
claytonrduvall's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: florence
Posts: 115
well i took it off and cut out a tiny part and welded it back and i belive there is plenty of room now, but i think it would have been alright to hit it in considering the amount i cut off and rewelded, thanks
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Oil Pressure Port Location for adding an aftermarket oil pressure sending unit FRXLT 2.9L & 3.0L V6 Tech 29 01-31-2012 11:05 AM
For Sale: TransDapt Oil Filter Relocation Kit(Custom) Explorer Engine & Drivetrain 0 11-14-2010 02:26 PM
oil filter relocation kit? Noble Steed 2.3L & 2.5L I4 Tech 3 06-02-2008 08:03 PM
Oil Filter Relocation? WowMike2001 General Ford Ranger Discussion 26 04-22-2008 10:42 AM
The best oil and oil filter bmxrider379 4.0L OHV & SOHC V6 Tech 29 08-20-2006 02:10 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 04:45 AM.


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.