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Old 12-15-2010
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I won the epic fail lottery

My Ranger's transmission pretty much spontaneously combusted pulling into my driveway last night. If it's running and I let out the clutch it makes a horrific grinding noise and stalls...in neutral.

Fluid was full of metallic particles. I'm pretty sure the clutch fork snapped off and went to the place where it would cause the most damage. I also get 1st or 4th gear, even when the truck isn't running.

Now, this is where I hit the epic fail lottery. I don't have the money to rebuild the transmission right now, so thankfully I have a spare '90 Ranger I can drive. The problem is that there is still a gaping hole in the floor from the T5 swap, it has no heat, and Maryland is already experiencing one of the coldest winters in years.
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Time to patch the hole and fix the heater.
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Power inverter and a space heater yo.
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Time to patch the hole and fix the heater.
You know where the heater on your truck is? There's a turbocharger there on mine.

When you do a turbo swap in a Ranger there is no way to keep heat or A/C because the turbo and stock intercooler occupy the same space.
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Power inverter and a space heater yo.
Thats the first thing I thought of... Thats a thought for my moms Taurus
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Thats the first thing I thought of... Thats a thought for my moms Taurus
This is his moms summer vehicle. She be pimpin..






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i saw a van that had one of those sticking out the passenger side door. i was like "WTF!!??!??" i didn't get the chance to get pics. it was on the go.
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That sucks, man... duct tape that hole and layer up when you drive the truck. Hopefully you won't have to defrost the windows.
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x2 or rivet some tin to it
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drive the 1990 with the windows down,(so they won't get fogged up) wear gloves, a hat, coat and think: "I'm sure glad i put a Turbocharger on this truck"
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drive the 1990 with the windows down,(so they won't get fogged up) wear gloves, a hat, coat and think: "I'm sure glad i put a Turbocharger on this truck"
says the jackass that put 32's on his and doesnt take it off road
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says the jackass that put 32's on his and doesnt take it off road
LOL :)


Just patch that hole quick and get a electric heater with a power inverter :)
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jst do it the redneck way power inverter and then a heater in the back window held in with duck tape and just put some duck tape with cardboard to patch up the hole in the floor, then for the summer replace the heater with an air conditioner and your good to go
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Power inverter and a space heater yo.
put a coal stove in it.
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haha ther you go just load it up in the bed and hire someone to stand up on top of the coal and load it into the furnace when it gets low just like and old time train,
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Carhartt..lol.
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strap a propane heater to the floor... that will warm you up in a hurry!
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Carhartt..lol.
best $70 i ever spent on clothing
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That sucks man. Hopefully you can scrape something together to get you through this cold winter.
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take out the passenger seat and strap down a kerosene heater
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I vote for a corn stove.



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i second that motion
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"Corn stove" is hereby signed into law and must be performed on said truck within 30 days. Otherwise stiff fines and penalties will apply.



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haha there you go
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So the transmission shop called today and told me the transmission is fooked. They said they might be able to rebuild it, but otherwise I'm getting a used one.

And silly neanderthals with your space heaters. I'm putting a fusion powered laser in the turbo truck to keep it warm until summer gets here!
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