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Get your ponies back in 15 mins

iv had my ranger for a week now
99 diesel 2.5 none turbo rearwheel drive super cab and noticed now and then it feels sluggish on the motorway, 3000 rmp would get me anywhere between 60-80 mph
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after asking my question on 3 ranger forums, i pretty much got no info which is a shame as i thought that the 3 forums i chose to use were high traffic forums..

any how i feel this should be made a sticky on all 3 forums as its cured my problem as well as around 20 other rangers with the same symptoms according to the site i found it on

If this has already been done on this forum then i apologise for not being able to find it

SO, if your ranger feels sluggish and has poor MPG please read

Basically there is a small filter no bigger than your little finger nail that gets clogged up, mine was full of gunk and what looked like hair :/
clean this out and all should be fine :)

The filter comes just after the fuel filter, follow your fuel filter towards the fuel pump and you will see a banjo bolt, the filter is under this bolt (what happens is the fuel fed to her passes through the small filter to the injectors, if the filter i slightly blocked the fuel wont flow to the injectors correctly causing them to pour fuel through instead of spraying the fuel like it should...

This should take no more than 15-30 mins to do

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Wide mouth pliers
long nose pliers
13mm socket
wrench
extension bar
long philips screw driver

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The banjo bolt is located near to the fuel filter on the side of the engine
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To get to the bolt i had to remove a radiator pipe, undo the bolt and be careful to collect/watch where the washers fall.
It should go bolt head, washer, spacer, washer, spring then filter
the spring will be flush to the engine block so you will have to get long nose pliers to get it out

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To remove the filter lightly push the screw driver in to the hole until it stops, when you pull it out it should be on tip of the driver
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This is what you should have out


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i cleaned my filter out with contact cleaner, ran it under the hose and used a cotton bud to remove the rest of the gunk

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refit as reversal of this guide

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when you take the truk for a drive you should feel a difference in top / 5th gear

ENJOY

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Seem to me you have a diesel?
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I wonder why you got no responses, might have had something to do with your lack of information.

Good job telling everyone what year and engine you have.
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I wonder why you got no responses, might have had something to do with your lack of information.

Good job telling everyone what year and engine you have.
Calm down man, he is trying to be helpful. Your sarcasm is no way to greet a new member.

To the OP, with a little added information looks like it could be a good write up for those with a similar setup!
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Calm down man, he is trying to be helpful. Your sarcasm is no way to greet a new member.
No kidding!

I for one would love to see more tech and info on the diesel Rangers.
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Found from the OP's very first post:


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It's a 99 super cab 2.5 none turbo 2 WD diesel




The REAL reason why you didn't get any help is because diesel Rangers are not common here in the US. For all I know, we can't even get the diesel option... IDK.



Either way, looks like a useless thread for most of the members on the board. What a shame... wouldv'e been great if it worked on our Rangers. :(
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I wonder why you got no responses, might have had something to do with your lack of information.

Good job telling everyone what year and engine you have.
And you're just full of good information.
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Specs updated
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Yeah, some people don't understand what they don't read...I clicked on to the thread because I read... "get your ponies back in 15 minutes". We all want that......when I read furture that its about your 99 diesel 2.5 non turbo I stopped reading more till I seen a picture of the engine bay and thought I'd take a few more seconds to see just what a diesel engine bay look liked. Thanks for the info and sorry for the "shoot first and ask questions later" guys always seem to be everywhere... Good luck with your 99 diesel 2.5 non-turbo..What is the mpg on that any way? Is it a better buy verses a gasoline engine? Where did you purchased it? I've never seen one....

Thanks for the thread...
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I wonder why you got no responses, might have had something to do with your lack of information.

Good job telling everyone what year and engine you have.
Yet again so helpful......
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I live in the uk you can only really get Derv rangers over here never seen a petrol one,
To 50 ltr Derv I get 400-450 miles I'll let youndo the math to gallons as iv not a clue lol
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Found from the OP's very first post:

The REAL reason why you didn't get any help is because diesel Rangers are not common here in the US. For all I know, we can't even get the diesel option... IDK

Either way, looks like a useless thread for most of the members on the board. What a shame... wouldv'e been great if it worked on our Rangers. :(
He edited his post after put up my reply and added that information. It wasn't in there before.

I was trying to be an a-hole, I was pointing out that his lack of information MIGHT be why he didn't get any responses. Even then the fact that he is a diesel 2.5L defiantly confirms why no one could help him.

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Yet again so helpful......
I thought I was on your ignore list. You should really do that.
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My mistake I never put my spec as itz in the sig on the other forums, just must have missed it on this site... Probably won't use this forum as much, seems be the wrong slrt of forum for helpful help lol
My mistake for not knowing that you guys run petrol truks more than diesel trucks...
My point with saying I didn't get very far on the three other forums wasn't me trying to put the forums down but was me saying this is a common problem that's not wrote up about much...

Took me a couple of days digging to find this answer, and I hope it helps any other diesel drivers out there

Just a shame that because not many of you drive diesel that you act like it doesn't exist, this forum is part of the world wide web not America only web lol

As it's a high traffic forum many other European readers will come by here and probably ask the same question, my point is mow there is a simple answer that's doesn't end in, yours is diesel?
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Good job. I wish we could get the diesel option here.
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Just a shame that because not many of you drive diesel that you act like it doesn't exist, this forum is part of the world wide web not America only web lol
We act like it doesn't exist because it doesn't exist here. I can only think of 2 active members on this board that are not from the US or Canada, and they are in Mexico. As far as UK members go I can't think of any.


Either way, us Ranger owners in North America wish we could get a diesel in our Rangers but our gov isn't going to make that feasible for us which is unfortunate.
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Just a shame that because not many of you drive diesel that you act like it doesn't exist, this forum is part of the world wide web not America only web lol
It's not that we act as if diesel Ranger's don't exist. Most just don't have any real world experience with one so most have nothing to add. Thanks for posting the information though.

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Me too.
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I know we have a couple diesel Rangers on this site and im sure that they will value this thread a bit. I do with we could get a diesel Ranger in the states but instead they are discontinuing the Ranger.

But 50L is 13.208603 Gal(US) So you get upwards of 30-34 MPG which is pretty dang good for a truck. I wish I got that. I only get 15-17MPG :(
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You should have saw my diesel golf/mk4 150bhp with 550 miles to a 50L tank
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He edited his post after put up my reply and added that information. It wasn't in there before.

I was trying to be an a-hole, I was pointing out that his lack of information MIGHT be why he didn't get any responses. Even then the fact that he is a diesel 2.5L defiantly confirms why no one could help him.



I thought I was on your ignore list. You should really do that.
Oh.. I know he edited his post. I meant his FIRST first post here on the forum. lol
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I had a 2.3l turbo diesel Ranger, got anywhere from 22-28mpg.
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What's epa
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Oh.. I know he edited his post. I meant his FIRST first post here on the forum. lol
OH Haha. I didn't see his intro thread.

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What's epa
It's Nixon's love child that killed the big block and created emission's laws in the US. If the EPA wasn't around we would all have Ford F-100 Rangers with 451s that got 2 miles to the gallon and weighed more than a modern F-250. No cats, no engine lights, no sensors. Just powertrain and body and tires. Good stuff.

And we wouldn't have so many CEL questions lol
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Seems to me the big blocks survived well into the 90s
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