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Old 12-03-2008
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well guys, after 230,000 miles and 9 very hard years of life, my 1999 ford ranger has finally died. she passed away at 1:48pm on monday, december 1st due to a major blown head. she will be missed, at least till i can find heads for her.
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sad news :( mine will last 30 years at the rate i put miles on it lol
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that stiks find some heads quick or put a 5.0 in it
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R.i.p.
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i vote 5.0
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5.0 is the best way to go.
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it CAN be reborn ya know and youll prolly get another 230K on it
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From one 99 owner to another......may she RIP
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From one 99 owner to another......may she RIP
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you got to think of the body, chassis and suspension with 230,000 miles on it probably isn't in good enough shape to even think about swaping a 5.0 in it. I say heads or R.I.P
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r.i.p
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im sorry!!
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sorry to hear the bad news.

As mine sits in the driveway right now, I have 399 764km or just about 250k miles.

6 years of easy highway miles has been good to her,but now she's in for a little work and abuse after she hits 400k,but she's broken in and knows how to use it when the time comes.

Ford doesn't lie when they say Built Ford Tough.
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Ford doesn't lie when they say Built Ford Tough.

LOL You drive a Mazda LOL
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bring her back to life!
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Sad.... I smell a rebuild thread??
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yes yes and yes. i will be bringing her back to life. i have decided not to go with a 5.0. the 4.0ohv that she has, has done me well. there will be a rebuild thread on her for sure, and i will post lots of pictures. the heads are blown so bad that she has actually locked up from the amount of coolant in her. in the meantime i am the proud new owner of a 1997 ford explorer with a 5.0
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you can't kill a 99, just temporary setbacks.. of all people i should know


sorry to hear about the destruction man, best of luck.
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I just put new heads on my "99 4.0, had a hairline crack btween valves on cyl 3. Put new complete heads, pushrods, lifters, gaskets, etc on it and runs better than ever now. Just be sure if you rebuild a 4.0 to go back in her to get the newer designed heads for her (thicker castings around the coolant passages). Personally I would rather have a 4.6 like my Lincoln has than a 5.0 if I were going to upgrade... but I know it would be more of a b****h to work on.
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You can rebuild her. Make her faster... stronger...

No vehicle is dead until it has been though the crusher.
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i think its time to live up to your name and toss some twins on that bia
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See if Chip Foose needs a Ranger to overhaul soon.
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indeed all very good ideas and i really like the chip foose one. :)
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