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Old 07-25-2010
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Icon14 Well i had fun this weekend

about two and a half weeks ago my engine gave up on me. low compression in cylinder 4. so.... i found one out of a wrecked sport trac and swapped her in!!!
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old engine was a pain in the **** to pull. everything was completely covered in dry mud and very hard to pull the trans and engine apart.
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new engine stripped of wiring and ready to go in
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a few pics of the mess
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had to put the stock tires back on to clear the header panel with the cherry picker
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i dont think i have ever posted a pic of my truck on here... sorry i couldnt get it washed for you guys


and the 350 going into my buddies 86 monte carlo ss
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im so damn happy to finally get to drive my truck again!!! had zero issues to deal with during the swap other than what kind of beer we wanted to drink and where to get food from. other than that i had a great weekend!

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I hate having problems that prevent me from driving... Glad to see your back on the road!
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damn. you made that look easy!
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honestly it was stupid easy to do. straight up swap. all electrical was either color coded or wouldnt reach anything else. only thing i noticed different were a few vacuum and fuel lines were different from the sport trac engine... easy to change though.


this swap was not hard at all. just very time consuming. me and my buddy spent two 8-10 hour days working on it and i was able to drive it home saturday night. the bad part is i broke the mechanical fan taking it off so now i got to figure out how to wire up and mount an electric fan
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dang that's sweet! is it just me or is EVERYONE getting the Nomads wrapped in Goodyears? its like the new "classic II and BFGs"...lol!
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Admit it. The nomads look GREAT on dsg and the new wranglers are awesome tires!
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Nice work!
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Admit it. The nomads look GREAT on dsg and the new wranglers are awesome tires!
this is true
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congrats on getting it done so quick, i bet its nice to have it back
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happy to see it went smoothly, i remember having to do this to my first ranger several years back, unfortunately it wasnt as smooth.. :\
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did you just swap in another 4.0?
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Did you figure out what caused the low comp on number 4?
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Yup just straight swap. But now it's kinda got me wondering about the new engine. Wheni did the compression test kn my old engine I onlyhad onecylinder with low compression.... This one is from an 05 sport trac and it feels like it has more power. It really starts to pull like a mother at about 2200 rpm.




Is there any difference between the engines onthe rangers and sport trace? Different cams or something?
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Did you figure out what caused the low comp on number 4?
Not yet. I have not had time to tear into the old engine yet. I think it is a bent valve... But I'm not sure yet
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Well its good that things went smoothly. I don't know about the engines being different at all, I dont really know much about 'em. but its possible, I know the old jeep 4.0 got more power in a cherokee then in a TJ so it is possible.
and must be nice to have your truck back, I haven't driven mine in 6 days haha, has 2 flat tires, and another with a slow leak, i just don't want to bother fixing them cos I'm getting new ones tomorrow. woo!
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Good to see you got the truck back up and running! What tires you getting Andrew?
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just some stock goodyears off someone elses ranger. my tires are baldddd....I found some nice 18" rims off an explorer, but the guy hasn't gotten back to me, so I'm just going to get tires and save for my KMCs.
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are those nomads 15 x10's?
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They are 15x8 win 3.75" backspacing
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a possible bent valve after 5 years? how many kms did that one have? if it is a bent valve and nothing to do with the blok itself, fixit and keep it as a spare....
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91858km when it went tick tick! Iam going to look into possibilities for building the old engine. I don't know if there are any stroked kits or big bore kits out there. Or maybe build the bottom end stronger, rebuild the heads, and supercharge!
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i'll take it? haha its got less miles and more power then my 3.0
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Lol come pick it up
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i'll wait til ya fix it haha
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Maybe a head gasket?
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