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how long would a 2003 ford ranger 4.0 v6 last?

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how long would a 2003 ford ranger 4.0 v6 last?

i have 202,000 miles on my ranger and im wondering how many miles has anyone heard it will normally last?
 
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the 03 4.0 is a solid motor. treat her nice, change the oil every 3k, dont beat on it, and keep up on the "little things", and it will last forever. lol. awesome video response. i bout pissed myself
 
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I've got 203,xxx on my '02 4.0 and the thing starts and runs like its brand new. I have every maintenance record for every little thing done to it. I am the second owner and have put 50,000 miles on it in three years. Damn good trucks, these 4.0 SOHC Rangers are.
 
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got a friend at 400,000.
 
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i dont know too much about the v6s but thats a crapload of miles. my 98 has half of that
 
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If the maintenance was kept up on it and you don't beat on it.
It'll last you a long time.
 
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a guy I work with has an '03 Mazda B4000 (same engine) with 350k on it. He is a traveling salesman, so they are all highway miles, but he is just now starting to have a little transmission trouble. He's never had any big engine trouble.
 
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lawl at video
 
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One month if you beat on it like what Bobby Brown did to Houston.


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Tough as nails

Almost 239,000 miles and runs great. Makes a little noise when I first start it up but not all the time and goes away within a minute or two.
 
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Was the timing chain tensioner issues ("4.0 Death Rattle") resolved by 2003? Kinda curious because I have a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer with that engine. Runs fine at 70k miles, but I wonder about keeping it because I hear about the timing chain issues. Apparently whole engine has to be pulled and torn down to fix it.
 
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Was the timing chain tensioner issues ("4.0 Death Rattle") resolved by 2003? Kinda curious because I have a 1998 Mercury Mountaineer with that engine. Runs fine at 70k miles, but I wonder about keeping it because I hear about the timing chain issues. Apparently whole engine has to be pulled and torn down to fix it.
Nope, 2005 was the year it was sorted out.
 
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